Thanks, Vicki! That's great you can grow stuff year-round! Somwtimes people think there is no reason to put stuff up if you have it growing, but everything is never is season at once. Thanks for joining!!!
Time to get you folks revved up for summer again! I've been canning for many years, but recently renewed my interest when I grew a big garden. I love to dehydrate foods, can, and EAT all of it. A summer garden is the best. I live in California and get mild winters so often can grow year round. We are enjoying cauliflower,broccoli, chard, etc. in our winter garden. Hope to share some canning hints from you! Thanks. Vicki
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Hi, Deb! We put up some corn last week, and there's only one way that *I* know of to do it-kettle blanch and cool. We always cut the corn off the cob, but I know some people freeze the whole ear. I've never canned corn, we always freeze it.
I don't think the microwave would be suitable for that, because it's not even heat. Microwaves heat some spots hotter than others. Also, I probably wouldn't use it anyway, because of the research my daughter told me about with microwaves. The micowaves alter the food in unhealthy ways. SHe won't even use a microwave anymore! SHe'd rather dirty a pan or eat her leftovers cold. I don't go that far, but I don't think I'll be looking for new ways to use it. I never found actually cooking with it to be very convenent, anyway. In any case, I don't think it would be suitable for putting food up. :)
I love to put the fresh vegetables from our garden up for the winter. There is nothing better and satisfying. I would like to know easier ways however. I only know how my mom taught me and with the microwave these days, I just wonder if you could use that as well. Any information would be helpful. Deb
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