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AMISHPRINCESS
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8/6/08 3:22 P

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Thanks for clarifying.
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Lisa,
Deer meat-parboil
ground meat-brown
stew meat-raw
round steak-raw
The deer meat needs to get the blood & fat out or it makes your stock cloudy. Ground meats, I have never tried raw.
Good luck with it. Hope you enjoy it.

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8/6/08 11:12 A

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Kapassons-
Do you use raw meat or do you brown it first?

Abetterme-

I wish my tomatoes would ripen so I could start canning them. But I probably have close to a month before they are ready.

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I'm canning tomatoes again today. Also, will try to get some sweet peppers put in the freezer.

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8/6/08 1:00 A

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Lisa, You can cook it on low. When I worked nights, I started it on low before work. Came home added second set of veggies, left it on low. When I woke up I added leftovers or canned veggies, turned it to high, and it was ready in an hour.

Today I will be putting up snapbeans. Got 5 gallons of tomatoes, but they aren't ripe enough to can yet.

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8/5/08 11:17 A

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Thanks for the recipe. It will be great to have this winter, I work thirds and am always looking for something to throw in the crock pot to have after I wake up. I can make it while I get the kids ready for school.

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Sure Lisa. Even though it isn't exactly a receipe.
It is cooked it a crock pot and I use leftovers.
I cut the deer steak into 1" cubes and parboil it.
The rinsed meat, a quart of canned tomatoes, an onion coursely chopped, a garlic clove and salt and pepper to taste goes in first. Cook on high for about 4 hours. Add diced potatoes, carrot slices, bell pepper and mushrooms. Once the potatoes are tender, add leftover corn, snapbeans and anything else you fancy. Cook about an hour to heat veggies.
You got your meat and loads of veggies. Use a large crock pot. It freezes well. Let me know if you like it. Can also use ground venison, or any other meat.

Oh yeah, add water as needed.

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Would you be willing to share your Venison and Veggie Soup Recipe, sounds yummy. Thanks
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Well, even though I said I wasn't, I'll be picking beans again this weekend to make Dilly Beans for my husband. After that they go to whoever wants to pick them or they will be used for deer bait. I lovingly tell my husband he has a two deer requirement every year, gotta fill the freezer!!
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I did blueberries day-before yesterday, they probably need done again. Our zukes kicked in, and are doing well, and the beans are just starting to get big enough to pick. Our garden is late this year. We had many set-backs. around here, though, you are not done with any crop till the plant decides it is done, because you don't DARE waste even one bean! Not that we don't, but the goal is not to, because hubby is pretty much religeous about not wasting food. I'm going to go look out back, because he says there are elderberries out there. I have to look up what they look like first, because I don't think I will remember, even though he brought me home some once.

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Today I'm starting canning tomatoes. Got my corn all put in the freezer Saturday.

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Today I batch cooked Venison & Veggie soup. Had enough for supper & 2 bowls in the freezer. Yummy..

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Picked beans again yesterday and finishing canning this morning. No more picking, snipping or canning of beans for us!!! (This year any way) Also took my little ones to pick blueberries, they enjoyed eating them much better. Take care everyone and happy preserving.

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The beets are done, did 35 pints and 6 quarts. Haven't had much sleep as the canner was calling. I work thirds as a juvenile corrections officer so when I should be sleeping I was canning. Oh well we'll eat good come winter.

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I'm putting corn in the freezer today.

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Well, our garden finally dried out enough to do some picking. We picked the beans, now I'm canning, 69 quarts. Plus the beets are ready, I pulled them and will can them tomorrow. Raspberries are also finally starting to ripen :) YEAH!!!!

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Our garden is having a hard time this year. Nothing yet. :( beans are blossoming, corn is knee-high, zucchini is blossoming and I have one nice green pumpkin that volunteered out of my compost pile. Everything happened to my garden this year. Too much rain, wind and hail, rabbits and deer...the only thing that DIDN'T happen was too dry.

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I"ve got a busy day planned. Snap beans, squash and peas to put up. Will probably cook some for supper also.

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That is hillarious, Lisa! The can-can! What a hoot!

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Well, I wish I could say I was canning today. However, the skies opened up on Tuesday and my garden flooded, especially the cabbage. My dad picked our cabbage, I think he did it while treading water, and made sour Kraut for us. That should be ready to can in 3 weeks or so. My beets are ready, but it is one muddy mess out there. My mom was supposed to bring them to us yesterday, but couldn't get out to pick them because of all of the sinking mud. (We live 40 miles from our garden, it's at my parents) It looks like the 2nd picking of beans should be ready on Sunday, so we plan on picking them then. Hopefully the mud will have dried up and we can pull the beans also. Then I will be doing the can can (LOL)

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7/24/08 8:56 A

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canning tomatos

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It's about time I got to do something other than just freeze or blanch and freeze. Have put up peaches, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, corn, peas and beans. Now the fun begins. I was given about 3 gallons of tomatoes, so in the morning I am CANNING a small batch of tomato relish. I am soooo excited. I love to can and make jellies and jams !!!! Can't wait to get started.

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I am canning some watermelon pickles and knitting some socks as well as piecing a wall quilt together. Both the socks and wall quilt are Christmas gifts- I need to get a move on if I am to keep up!


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I'm canning beets today

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I have a pretty big garden..plus we have several fruit trees. So, it usually keeps me busy. Right now, we're in the middle of putting up hay for the cattle...so, other things have kind of been put on the back burner, so to speak. In fact, leaving soon, to go rake some more hay. Talk again later.

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I never had much luck with freezing potatoes, though I've done it. The texture is just wrong. But then, I don't like dehydrated or canned potatoes, either. Maybe it's just me. But you notice there are not a lot of frozen potatoes on the market...I know they make your fast-food and other resaraunt has browns from frozen, and the hash browns we buy and fry are ok, so you can probably do it. Maybe grate them and half-fry them?

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Hi, I'm new to the team, but not to gardening. The nice part about it is when my husband retired 5 yrs ago, he got really interested in it too. So now I have lots of help and enjoy spending time in the garden together. Mary

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I never knew you could freeze potatos but I will keep my eyes open for you.

On the strawberries could you not just follow a similar recipe for regular strawberry jam?

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Hi all ,new to the team but not new to canning and freeing.I have not canned for years and decided I should give it a try again,since food is at an all time high. I'm trying to plant veggies I live in the woods no flat open areas so it has been a challenge but I am having fun seeing what will grow where.Does any one have a recipe for wild strawberry jam that they would be willing to share,also does any one freeze potato's if you do can you share how. Have a great day.




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I haven't had a garden since I left my growing up home. My parents were avid gardeners and my mom and dad spent at least an hour in the evening in the garden. It started in the winter when mom would plan her garden and look at the almanac and plant by the signs of the moon. (Never plant root crops when the moon is growing.) We got our peaches from the local nursery, and mom canned 100 quarts of peaches. She did that all summer with other things, as well. Navy beans, we planted! Then they had to be dried on top of an old sheet on the picnic table; then, stored and brought out in the winter time and while we were watching tv, we shelled those things and stored them in glass 2 gallon jars.

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Hi Martha, I am glad someone posted.

I am a newbie, to both SP and to gardening, canning, and flowers. Ok not completely new but this is only the third year I have done it. I learned how to can 2 years ago and thought, hmmmm this isn't so bad, then last summer the only thing I did was can some strawberry jam. This year however, I am planning on doing some more jam because it turned out soooooo goood.. I am very proud of it.

We also put in a garden this year after skipping last year. I have onions, beans, squash, Zuccini, peppers(hot and mild) and loads of tomatos, and corn. I plan on trying my hand at some salsa, if not I will bill be canning whole tomatos to do something with later. I guess I will be freezing some zuccini, not sure about the rest.. On top of that I have 2 online courses to get through, so I will be busy busy..

I hope all is ok in your neck of the woods, and it is nice to see someone does exist on this board!

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It's been pretty quiet around here. So what is everybody doing this year? Are you canning/freezing/drying more or less? Are you buying or growing? Any new techniques you plan to try? New recipes? Where are you in the process now? What are you up to?

I have a lot on my plate this year, and so I told my hubby last year I wasn't going to garden or can. I probably will do some of each, but he gets very carried away, and created pressing situations for me to scramble and put up TONS at a time. Everyone keeps telling me it is a terrible time to decide not to garden, but HE is gardening, and that should be enough, anyway. We also have capable kids who can do a lot of that (and should). One of my big projects is to get my house in order (it has been scrambled and re-scrambled so many times by so many thing, I feel like I am living out of a storage compartment half the time). The more I can get done there, the more I will be able to put stuff up. Hubby has a large garden spot all tilled up, and we always get food from other places to put up, too (like his farming Aunts and Uncles, and friends, flea mkts, etc). I haven't put up anything yet this year. How about you?

~Martha



 
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