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11/15/13 6:30 A

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Hi Michelle from Michigan !!!!
I love dehydrating in the winter...Not only do I get a wonderful bounty of dried foods, I get a nice warm kitchen !!!!

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Hi everyone ; Im Michele from Michigan.I love to garden and shop the farm markets in season to get the freshest produce. I am more interested in dehydrating foods and maybe doing jams and chutney too.

~~~~~~~WAVE THE POUNDS AWAY~~~~~~~
I BELIEVE I CAN ACHIEVE WHAT I SAY
I'LL MOVE AND EXERCISE THROUGHOUT THE DAY
I'LL BE AWARE OF WHAT I EAT
I'LL TRACK IT RIGHT AND WILL NOT CHEAT
GIVE ME STRENGTH, THIS I PRAY
LORD HELP ME WAVE THE POUNDS AWAY


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9/18/13 7:29 A

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Hi Niki You're about 40 minutes from me.
I actually live in Mantua Township (next to Aurora, by Aurora Farm Outlet Mall)
Come visit us out in the country !!!!

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9/16/13 1:09 P

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I live on the west side of Cleveland, pretty close to the Cleveland Lakewood border, I am about 5 mins from downtown.


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9/12/13 9:21 A

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Gosh We are So Close !!!!
Where in Cleveland are you?
I'm in the Mantua/ Aurora Area....about 30 miles SE of Downtown Cleveland.

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I am from Michigan, but relocated to Cleveland about 4 years ago so my husband could be closer to his family.


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8/25/13 11:14 P

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Willamette Valley, Oregon

Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.

Currently learning: Mexican cumbia, danzón, Cuban rumba

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, ballroom rumba


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7/8/13 8:26 A

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Good Morning Ladybug...Sure We are All here to help you with what ever you would like us to help you with...
There are some really seasoned canners on our team and they are always ready to help...
Do post your questions as you go on the daily chat thread...
Welcome to the Team !!!!

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7/7/13 8:05 P

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Hi Everyone: I'm new to the canning process. I tried to can tomatoes last year and I really messed them up. So on that note, if any of ya'll could guide me through that, it would be wonderful. I would also like to put up peas and corn, and tomato sauce, and anything else that would benefit me.

Thanks

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7/5/13 11:41 A

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I will!! We're planning on going to Aurora Farms towards the end of the month. Primarily as a school clothes shopping trip. I love the Nike Outlet store for shoes. My kids are hard on shoes, but Nike's seem to last. Our last trip was almost 4 years ago. My Nike shoes finally went.

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7/5/13 5:48 A

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Call Me if you are ever down this way !!!
(email me !!!)

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7/4/13 11:03 P

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I love Aurora Farms, by the way. ;)

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.

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7/4/13 11:02 P

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I'm in Madison, in Lake County. I grew up in Thompson, in Geauga County.

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.

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7/4/13 7:01 A

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Hi Jess...I live in NE Ohio also...In Mantua Township, between Aurora and Hiram.
Where do you live?
Welcome to Our Team !!!!!

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7/4/13 12:29 A

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I'm from northeast Ohio, about an hour east of Cleveland. I started canning about three years ago; however, I grew up around it. My father, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmothers all canned.

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.

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emoticon KMATHRE - You'll find lots of ideas for putting foods Up in here!

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In the sierra foothills in San Andreas CA. New to canning or trying to put food up in any form but dehydrating.

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Born in Vancouver BC ca., raised on the west coast. Though for the last 20 years have resided in Southern Interior of BC in the Okanagan Valley.

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4/18/13 7:13 A

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Hi Barb and Welcome to the Team...
Here's hoping this summer season will be more profitable than last year !!!!


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I am Barbara. I live near Mattoon Illinois which is in the eastern central part of the state I have been canning off and on ever since I can remember (that is 70) years. Due to open heart surgery and a drought, last year was a poor year for canning. I am going to start canning again and one of the things I want to try is rabbit. From the looks of the does I have there will be plenty of meat to can. I have one that is pulling fur today which means any time now. She will probably have six to eight and she is a good mama. I am also raising some meat birds and am going to see about canning some chicken and noodles and dumplings. Have not been successful in past attempts but am willing to try again.

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4/15/13 11:17 A

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Spokane, Washington

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4/4/13 7:42 A

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Right now I am living in Geneva on the Lake, Ohio. My name is Linda and as of today, March 10,2013 I am your new co leader working with Patti, to add a few more topics and if you have ideas of what you want, please say so in discussion.

Some of you might know me from the Beautiful Butterflies Team, in the 5% weight lost challenge.

An interest in Putting Up (Food Storage) Survival Storage brought me to this team.

I will be here mainly Wed-Sun 1-9PM. Hoping to get to know a little more about each of you soon.

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I have a "Split Personality". I spend 5 months in Clearwater, FL. In April, I head North and spend the other 7 in Southern Indiana on a 70 acre farm. Since we're seasonal, I don't have livestock, but we do have a garden every year, and I have several fruit trees. I'm only on the SP site while in Clearwater and have high speed internet. The other 7 months I have 2 tin cans and a string for an internet connection.

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Pennsylvania!

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I am a Jersey Girl living in New Mexico


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I'm from WI

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I am a Jersey girl living in New Mexico .

Brightest Blessings
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Am I the only member of this team from the UK? Or even Europe?

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9/22/12 6:42 A

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Well, Hi Everyone !!!!
So Nice to "Put Up" with You !!!!
Welcome !

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Greetings from Tulsa, Oklahoma! Not much canning done this year due to severe drought and horrible heat the past two summers. Happy to see this forum!

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Hi from Tucson! emoticon I am really looking forward to learning new and better ways to store my food for the long-term.

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emoticon from El Paso County, Colorado.

I am here to learn, too. I have peaches I'd like to put up.

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Hi everyone! I am not new toSparks but new to this forum. I live in rural New Brunswick,Canada. Summer is winding down here. I have been putting foods up off and on for more than 40 years. Oops, I guess that I am getting old!. Right now I am canning tomatoes. All ready have done beets, green sweet relish, Lady Asburnham pickles, and chow-chow. We have two large gardens that keep me busy.
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Hello everyone,
I'm new to Putting Foods Up. I'm from Vancouver, WA. as Dawn said, there is lots of berries here. I have done Japanese Plums this year what a job. They are really juice

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Thank you Patti.

Dawn

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Hi Dawn...Welcome..
If you have any questions, do feel free to ask. We are here for you.

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Hi,

I'm new to this group and to SparkPeople. I'm from western Washington...berry country, among other things. I'm here to learn. I haven't canned but want to. I've watched several YouTube video's and it seems pretty simple but have yet to give it a try. I do a fair amount of freezing however.

Dawn

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Grew up in NE Ohio, and in 2004 moved to NE TN.

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From the Putting Foods Up Team thread....
NASFKAB Dhaka, Bangladesh the most densely populated country in the world

REBA-L The burbs of Chicago!

RAPUNZEL53 Dallas,Pennsylvania

UNSTOPPABLE_ Alabama

ANTHEAMS I'm from Herefordshire in England

EGALITAIRE Ontario Canada, one hour south of Toronto, just across the river (border) from Buffalo.

FAIRYANNE3 I have a home near Buffalo New York. My husband could not find work after a lay off, so after a little more than a year at home he was offered a position near Boston Massachusetts. So I move between WNY and Mass.

BUELLRIDER I'm at Rockford, Illinois. Hometown of Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick.

CTTAGENT I am in Northern California, but once retirement for hubby comes around, we will be going to warmer territory, or rather warmer winters.

BLONDWUNN I live on a beautiful mountain in Great Cacapon in Morgan Country, West Virginia, where the air is fresh and the water is clean. I'd rather be here than any place in the world! It's almost Heaven.

Out here we say, "Yes, Sir," and "Yes, Ma'am." We love our families and our churches. Many of us grow our own food, and will do anything to help a neighbor. We bake our bread and do our canning along the way. We keep our guns, love the American flag, and we VALUE our FREEDOMS. We don't care what kind of truck you drive, or how fancy your house is, or whether you dress in the latest fashion. We DON'T WANT zoning, and we WANT coal production and lots of it.

Glad to be here on this team, and glad that YOU'RE here, too!

WATERFELON I am in Vancouver, Washington. We're in the SW corner of the state, just across the state line with Oregon

JET150 I'm in Madison, Wisconsin.

Gemini-Sky I'm from a small town called Mantua Township. It's between Cleveland and Akron Ohio.
We have 20 acres, about 2/3s wooded.

SHONADOG Churubusco Indiana. Northeast part of Indiana. Mary

BROCCOLIROSE I'm on Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri from April-November and Tucson, Arizona from mid-November-April







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Mantua Township, Ohio...30 minutes SE of Cleveland.

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Hello. I joined SP and some of the forums a few weeks ago. Not a total SP fan, but I love the interactive nature of their set up and it's been a great tool to keep track of my goals and nutritions.

I live in SW Washington state with my college age daughter and 5 year old Springer Spaniel. We love to walk and my dog has also lost some weight this summer from all the walking we're doing! I love plants in general and swing back and forth between being passionate about ornamentals and edibles. I'm a terrible collector, but, hey, everybody has their hobby, right? I do some canning in my spare time (what's that?!), but I mostly just have time to preserve my small harvests and freeze for short term use. As my landscape matures, I've been putting in a lot more edibles rather than ornamentals, so hopefully I'll have more fruit and veggies to can and eat going forward, that's the plan anyway!

So, I'm looking forward to plowing through the backlog of posts here. And thanks to SP for setting it all up!


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I grew up in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, IL but in the country. However, my husband and I moved to the Cincinnati, OH area about 10 years. I love it here!

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3/24/11 11:46 A

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Hello, I live in Ogden, UT - just moved from coastal Oregon in December 2009. Planted my first garden in almost 20 years last year and froze lots of veggies, soups, and peaches purchased from local growers. My garden will be three times bigger this year and I have started my tomato and pepper seeds. Planning to start more seeds in the next two weeks - can't plant directly into the ground until late May. Sold my canning equipment and dehydrators when I left Oregon, thinking I wouldn't need them here. Oops! Looking forward to this team.

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Hi, I am from Tasmania, Australia.
The summer preserving season is about to begin here, but we have had a summer so far...wet and windy...so I won't have as much to do as other years.


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Hi all. I'm from Rochester NY and I ave been canning for about 3 years and just started dehydrating this summer. I do my canning with my friend - so we are able to plan our gardens between the 2 house olds to grow most of everything we need for our end of summer canning weekends. The gardens keep growing in size - and we're getting good at canning and knowing what we'll go through and what we don't need. This year I was also learning about dehydrating - and LOVE having bags of dried tomatoes for salads and past recipies - all natureal - no preservatives or extra salts etc added. Its nice to have such healthy choices!



Made my way to single digit sizing one veggie at a time. :)


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Hope the move will be a great one for you.



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Hello!

I am currently in Kansas City, Mo. My husband just got a new job in St.Paul, MN, so we are headed back to his hometown next month. My new house and yard will not have enough garden space for much of anything, but there are some really nice farmers markets up that way that I'm planning on taking advantage of!

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Hi all,

I am from Kent in th UK. I have been growing my own fruit and vegetables for the last 2 years now and really am enjoying it. I don't have a glut of much of my produce. the ones that I do are marrow, courgette, tomato, runner beans and sprouts.

Hope to gain some good tips from you all

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9/19/10 10:22 P

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I am originally from Southeastern Massachusetts, currently live in Eastern CT, close to the RI border.

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Originally I am from Michigan. A small town called Rose City in Ogemaw county. I left there at the age of twenty and then lived all over the place as an Air Force wife for the next 20 years. Now I live in Massachusetts near Boston.

I grew up with a very large vegetable garden and plenty of tame and wild fruits to can and freeze.

Here in Massachusetts in the yard that I have, I am lucky to get a few tomatos to grow in the topsy turvy container. We have way too many trees in this small yard, so, we buy a lot of things from a local organic farm.

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I live in Clinton , right out side Knoxville, TN.been here about 18 years, before this i lived in Dayton Ohio, about 20 years. Love it in TN.
Caroline

Im starting to take control of my life today. I will take care of me, love my self., be good to my self, I am strong, i can do this.


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Hello!
I'm new to the group.
I'm from Northern Virginia. I live in the suburbs of DC in a condo but am crazy enough to want to can my own food!

~Angel~


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Tomatoes are the easiest thing to can and this year I'm going to try canning some spaghetti sauce. I want to get as close as I can to the taste of Classico's spicy red pepper sauce - any advice out there?

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Hi Everyone! I'm new too. I live in Southeastern Indiana. I do alot of freezing and canning in the summer months. Starting peaches on Monday. Reba, if you have any questions let me know. I do pressure canning and hot water bath canning. Get a copy of the book "Putting Food By". (My brother and I refer to it as PFB) It is a bible to me, as is the great "Stocking Up".

The Best Is Yet To Be....


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Greetings everybody! I just joined and figured this was a great thread to jump into! I live southwest of Chicago in the suburbs. I have a small garden, every year I seem to fit more into it.

I do a lot of freezer cooking and storing and I love it. Recently I inherited a lot of canning equipment, I can't wait to start using it but first I need to figure out how!

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I live central Va. Grow concord grapes, peaches, blackberries, red and black raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, apples, always store more than we eat, give away all that friends and neighbors want to pick (not that many will even pick their own) asparagus bed, veg garden and mellon patch. A lot of work and trying to stay organic share a lot of fruit with pests. This year no rain, still eating from garden but little to store.



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