SparkPeople Put'em Up ! Team Messageboard How many of you out there love to can like I do? Well this is the team for you! So come on in, share your recipe's, tip's, and stories with us ! It is always a good thing to be prepared ! SparkPeople Put'em Up ! Team Messageboard Herbs I have been looking at all the herbs that are available and I am thinking of starting a window herb garden. Does anyone know what would be good to start with? Also, do you use clay pots instead of plastic? Sat, 2 Feb 2013 14:42:42 EST How does your garden grow? Well, it's time to start thinking about your garden. I know I am. This year I am going to start raised beds. Does anyone have raised beds for their garden? Sat, 2 Feb 2013 14:39:38 EST Why have my own garden? You Know Exactly What You Are Eating <BR> <BR> <BR> By growing your own fresh vegetables, you know exactly what took place while producing them. You were the one to fertilize, water, and nurture the plants from a small seed into a beautiful, productive plant. When buying vegetables from a supermarket or produce stand, there is really no way of knowing how, or where, they were grown. There could have been harmful pesticides and fungicides used during the raising of those vegetables. <BR> <B... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:13:45 EST The Home Town News ! Hello Friends, I thought that it would be great if we could share a little bit of news from our neck of the woods. So come on in and share with us something that is going on in your Home town ! Fri, 4 Jan 2013 17:26:11 EST What does it mean to huddle? We ask you as a team member to huddle each day. But why? To huddle" each day helps your team members and YOU. When you huddle you motivate each other, celebrate success, and earn SparkPoints! I cannot think of one reason not to huddle. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 14:16:06 EST Putting Up Food By the Old-Fashioned Way <BR> Home Canning: Putting Food By the Old-Fashioned Way <BR> <BR> We looked to our readers to find out why home canning is experiencing a modern revival. Their answer: Canning produces flavorful, high-quality food that saves money, builds self-reliance and creates lifelong memories. <BR> <BR> We’ve compiled everything you need to start canning, including a list of recommended how-to and recipe books, places to find your supplies, a list of our favorite canning products from Etsy, and even... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:54:04 EST Got a question Does anyone freeze dry? Sat, 1 Dec 2012 11:15:23 EST Canning Your Dry Goods Hello Friends ! Did you know that not only can you can in jars, you can also can all your dry goods too ! Take a look ! <BR> <BR> <BR> How to Can Flour and Dry Goods <BR> <BR> The oven needs to heat to 200 degrees before you start oven canning. Use pint, quart or half gallon glass jars. Make sure to have the right lids and bands to fit the jars. Fill the jars with flour or your desired dry goods. Place a cookie sheet in the oven and start putting your filled jars on it. The cookie sheet he... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:40:16 EST Canning Your Meat's Hello Friends ! I know that a lot of you do can but have you really thought of canning meat? If you do can meat, please post the kind of meat that you can and any tips that you can provide for others that are thinking of canning meat. Also, you can add a recipe to this thread too ! Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:44:45 EST Does anyone use a dehydrator? I am thinking about getting a dehydrator. Does anyone use one? Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:04:19 EST Has anyone made fermented foods? I know that fermented foods are good for you. So I am wondering if anyone has made fermented foods and put them up? Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:01:58 EST Have you tried this website? Just found this website and liked it: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:58:48 EST What Do you Can in the Winter Please post your answer here. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 16:35:43 EST Pomegranate Jelly POMEGRANATE JELLY: A GEM OF A RECIPE <BR> <BR> 4 c. fresh pomegranate juice <BR> 4 T. fresh lemon juice <BR> 6 c. sugar <BR> 1 3 oz. pouch Certo <BR> <BR> Note: This jelly seemed to be especially foamy so make sure you use a deep pot to prevent boil-overs. <BR> <BR> Combine the pomegranate juice, lemon juice and sugar in your pot. Bring to a boil. When it's roiling full on, add the Certo and boil hard for a minute longer. (Don't you love "boil hard"? Sounds so severe.) <BR> <BR> Ladle th... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 09:46:23 EST Did You Hear? Hello Friends, I was wondering if you listened to spark radio today? I listen to it when I am working around the house and at my computer. The radio has a way of keeping you moving ! <BR> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 09:05:51 EST What have you used from your pantry today? Hello friends, Do you all have a pantry that you (hopefully) keep stocked? If so, what have you used from it today and do you have that item on your list to replenish? Also what did you make with that item in it? Please share with us ! Fri, 9 Nov 2012 07:52:25 EST We Have A Birthday To Celebrate ! Hello All ! Today is Shar;s Birthday so let's go to her page and to her teams and give her a big WOOHOO ! Hugs, Rose Sun, 23 Sep 2012 08:33:51 EST Canning Books Are there any canning books that hold special memories for you that you would like to share with this team? Sun, 19 Aug 2012 21:23:32 EST How To Dry Pack Long-Term Food In Mason Jars Mason jars, also known as canning jars, provide a simple and inexpensive way to preserve dry foods. With the use of an oxygen-absorbing packet, the food stays fresh in the jar for up to eight years. The jars protect the food from insects and rodents and prevent it from going stale. <BR> *Preparing the Jars <BR> Sterile mason jars are imperative to preserving foods. Wash the jars to remove any dust or debris and submerge them in a pot of boiling water for five minutes to sanitize them. Allow t... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 16:15:24 EST Anniversary's Are you having a Sparkversary or a weddingversary? Well then come on in and share with us ! Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:44:52 EST Your First Canning Experience What was your first experience with canning like? Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:31:52 EST The Freezer Are these things in your freezer in case of an emergency? Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:16:08 EST The Refrigerator Do you have your refrigerator stocked in case of an emergency? Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:09:11 EST share A Tip Please share some of your tips with us ! Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:26:58 EST Jar's What kind of canning jar's do you prefer? Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:07:56 EST Favorite Recipe Antipesto Relish : <BR> <BR> You Will Need <BR> 7 whole black peppercorns <BR> 4 bay leaves <BR> 1-3/4 cups white vinegar <BR> 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar <BR> 2 Tbsp salt <BR> 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped <BR> 1 Tbsp dried oregano <BR> 6 cups coarsely chopped cored peeled tomatoes (about 6 medium) <BR> 3 bell peppers (1 each green, red and yellow), seeded and chopped <BR> 2 carrots, peeled and diced <BR> 1 stalk celery, diced <BR> 1 large onion, coarsely chopped <BR> 6 (8 oz) half ... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 12:19:45 EST Share A Recipe Please share a recipe of any kind with us ! Fri, 17 Aug 2012 12:02:08 EST What Are You Canning? What have piched from your gardens and will be canning? Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:51:56 EST Hello New Members, Please Introduce Yourselves ! Hello, please come on in and introduce yourself ! We welcome you ! Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:47:29 EST