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WHAT ARE YOU CANNING TODAY?

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by Acre of Blessings, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Jul 16, 2017
    baymule

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    The BTE is certainly helping, as the wood chips decompose and help hold in moisture. Where I planted these tomatoes, I put down cardboard last year and mulched them. This year, I put feed sacks over last year's and mulched over the feed sacks. I amended last year with Epsom salts, blood meal and bone meal. This year I amended the soil with dolomite lime and Azomite rock dust.
     
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    Working on a double-batch of blueberry syrup. I hope to finish and can it in the morning before my MIL visits. I started double-batch of blueberry-basil vinegar for xmas gifts. It will take 4 weeks to develop flavor before canning it.

    I'm perusing canning cookbooks tonight. I have approx 20-22 cups of blueberries to use up ASAP. (Dehydrator is already full.)
     
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    Beekissed

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    Pie filling? Love me a good blueberry pie!
     
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    tortoise

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    LOL! I'm afraid of clearjel! I tried it once and it was not a good experience!

    I'm cooking down a big batch of blueberry butter, still cooking on the blueberry syrup, and have pints of "blueberries for baking" in the canner now.

    I'm out of blueberries. For now! :lol:
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Wow - dat's a LOT of blueberry stuff!
     
  6. Jul 17, 2017
    treerooted

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    The berries were really starting to go, but I managed to salvage 6 jars worth :)
    So, strawberry jam complete :)
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    I'm going to make strawberry popsicles with the last of the squishy berries
     
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    baymule

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    That looks yummy!
     
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    baymule

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    @treerooted you need this recipe!

    Strawberry Pretzel Salad


    Ingredients
    • 2 cups crushed pretzels
    • 3/4 cup melted butter
    • 3 tablespoons sugar, plus 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
    • 1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping
    • 2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry gelatin dessert mix
    • 2 cups boiling water
    • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries
    • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple
    • Whipped topping or whipped cream, to garnish

    Directions


    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

    For the crust, mix the pretzels, butter, and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Press this mixture into a 9 by 13-inch pan and bake for 7 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.

    In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar. Fold in the whipped topping, and spread over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until well chilled.

    In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, and allow to cool slightly. Add the strawberries and pineapple, and pour over the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until serving time.

    To serve, cut slices and serve with a dollop of whipped topping.
     
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    treerooted

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    Mmmm...thank you @baymule ! It looks really interesting! Love the salty-sweet mix. I'll have to try this out!
     
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    Oh my goodness that strawberry pretzel salad sounds so yummy!
     
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