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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. Aug 11, 2019
    Mini Horses

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    It's a TOUGH job -- someone has to do it!!!! :lol:

    Those are sure some pretty bottles of wine! Love the gold caps...


    Lots of butter on my grits!! Little sugar & cream on cream of wheat. Yum. Lovely breakfast on cold winter morn.

    Oh, yeah! I swear, can't understand how they can use SO MUCH sugar. For me, it ruins the tea but, I like a little sugar...just a little. Everyone has their own tastebuds.
     
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    Ok - I will admit it. It was how I was raised - so I can't help it. We were poor back in the day and we had grits for breakfast many times. If we had grits as a breakfast meal we put sugar and butter and milk in 'em. Lots of breakfast cereal is made from corn - ok? Ya put sugar on that corn too, lol.

    If we had them as a side dish with scrambled eggs or such - no sugar. We used butter and cheese in that instance.

    Don't eat a lot of them now a days - but barbeque shrimp and grits is an absolute fave!

    Grits are versatile - they can go both ways, lol!

    And - totally agree - NO INSTANT GRITS!
     
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    I've been serving up iced tea every Sunday morning at church. I've fallen in love with Bigelow French Vanilla Decaf. Makes a great iced tea, with very little... if any... need for sugar. Must get some for my home use.
     
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    First canning of green beans today. 8 pints almost done, 8 more pints in the jars, waiting for their turn in the canner. I'm adding 1/4 tsp salt/pint this year. Have not added salt in the past.
     
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    My buddy at the home brew store told me a easy way to put on shrink wrap bottle toppers.

    Heat a pan of water to boiling, slip the topper on and hold it in place with a fork as you dunk it in the boiling water.
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    As soon as the topper hits the boiling water it shrinks and the fork is no longer needed.
    Then just make sure the topper is completely under the boiling water and turn the bottle until all the wrinkles are out of the topper. Doesn't take anymore than 2 seconds to shrink a topper to the bottle.
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    Easy Smeasy and beats a hairdryer all day long.
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    Now that the wine bottle have been stored upright to dry the corks. I can now store them on there sides to keep the corks wet and keep out nasties floating around in the air, that's looking to turn my wine into vinegar.
     
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    Aha -- now pink on these bottles. :clap


    Today I canned 6 pints of elderberry juice. I now have a total of 2 gal canned, 2 qts frozen berries, 1 qt dried berries. I think I'm done with that. Plus, the season is pretty much done for this year, few stragglers here & there.

    Have found 3 great stands of wild ones, have 3 young patches growing ON the farm, just not enough from "on farm" yet.

    Have put 8 qts of ricotta cheese in freezer this week, & dehydrated 16 trays of figs, also. I've really been eating those figs!! May need to work up some more at this rate. It's like candy :lol:
     
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    Wife's crock pot BBQ pulled pork butt.

    I made a deal with her, that if she made a huge BBQ pulled pork butt when it went on sale, that I would pressure can it. So that's what I'm doing. I don't know what she did different this time, but her butt is just right, very tender, juicy and delicious.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    I prefer to freeze smoked meats.

    I do need to can up some cubed meat for soups.
     

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