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We have been doing so much canning lately, that our kitchen and other spaces, were drowning in canned items. Today I set up a shelf unit in our basement, and moved all our recently canned items onto it. What a job! Especially in this heat that we have been having. I must have went up and down the stairs to our basement, at least a dozen times. LOL
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Done with 20 Qts. of Sauce from my 6 gallons of juice, 1 pt tomato paste, 3 qts. of stewed tomatoes, garlic, onions, oregano, parsley and basil, all from my garden...and diced sweet red peppers...not mine, but were in the freezer...

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OK I went thru my pantry and I have 12 half gallon jars of juice !!! = 6 gallons...
I just put it all in a pot to boil down to sauce.

One of the ladies on a facebook page talked about an Electric Canning Burner ???!!!
I've never heard of it so I checked it out and bought one.
It has a ring that raises the burner so you don't scorch your stove top.




And I get to use my Grandmother's Canning Spoon that I only use for canning tomatoes !




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Oh My !!! That's a lot of raspberries !!!

I'm going to the Amish Farm Market to check out Roma Tomatoes to can !
(after I check out my pantry to see how much of juice, sauce, stewed and diced I have left over from last year !!!)
I Put Up way to much last year !

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I am drowning in raspberries, last week I made a couple of batches of strawberry freezer jam, I love the taste of the freezer jam, one was low sugar and one regular for my parents, This week has been raspberries and more raspberries, I have 10 gallons in the freezer plus two batches of freezer jam, I also made two raspberry pies. The blueberries are ripening, but there are still tons of raspberries out there. I took a batch of strawberry shortcake biscuits to work the other night with 2 1/2 quarts of raspberries, they sure disappeared quick!

Apricots sure sound good, I have tried and tried to grow them up here but they just don't survive

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Yesterday, I dehydrated celery and sweet red peppers...
1 1/2 Huge celery stalks made 1/2 pint dried
And 6 Large red peppers made 1/2 pint dried !


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Dehydrating Celery today !

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I put up: 22 pints Apricot Nectar, 9 pints Apricot Juice and 1 1/2 sheet pand frozen apricots.

3 Raspberry Quick Bread, 3 Blueberry Quick Bread, 12 loaves Bread and 3 pints and 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce.

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YUMMM to Both of You Rodger and Linda !!!!!!!!!!

Rodger, how did you jam made with Stevia come out...I've never tried to make anything with Stevia...Is there that awful after taste ?

You're going to LOVE those dried tomatoes !!! I like roasting a few cut in half and tossed with olive oil (good fat), basil, oregano, a titch of salt and garlic ! Roast at 350 for 1 hour or so on a cooling rack on a cookie sheet...until they char a bit ! My mouth is watering !!!!

Peaches are coming in now and I need to get to a You Pick It farm soon so I can can some for winter pies and to eat with my cottage cheese !!!

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Just put 8 trays of tomatoes in the dehydrator

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The strawberry jam and kiwi jam will be made on Thursday (tomorrow) I ended up going to an appointment today, and then went up town. I did not get back until after 3:00 PM, and we were too tired to start making jam...
Uptown, I scored a bunch of nice plums, for plum jam, some yellow plums for canned plums, and a bunch of field cucumbers for icicle pickles. I also bought 2 cases of mangos, for canning. We are going to be busy over the next week.
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Will be putting up about 24 half pints of Blackberry jam made with Stevia on Friday or Saturday.

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Will be putting up about 24 half pints of Blackberry jam made with Stevia on Friday or Saturday.

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Onion Dill Bread !

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We will be making strawberry jam and some Kiwi jam today. emoticon

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Chicken, stuffing and gravy meals for the freezer !

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Today we made 9 half pints of plum jam. It turned out yummy! emoticon

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Thanks Tammy !!! I did the boiling thing ONCE and vowed to never do that again !!!!!!!!!
I guess I will be pricking them in the future !

Linda, Yesterday must have been a radish day as I, too, canned radishes. I made Radish Relish ! I haven't tried it yet, but it looks good ! Like Pink Horseradish !
Linda, this is from your recipe you posted on 9-29-14 and is in our Canning Recipe Box !




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Our pantry is looking good. :)

Today we canned 19 pints of cherries, 8 pints of plums, and 4 pints of pickled radishes.
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Yes, I have a small skewer I got with my turkey baster. I skewer each and every berry. I tried blanching them one time, but some ended up popping in the dehydrator and sagging around the bars. A nasty mess.

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Linda and Tammy...Your pantries must be getting full !! How Wonderful !

Tammy, do you just prick each blueberry and then dry them? Do you use lemon juice ?

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Today we made 9 pints of salmon, 12 pints of stewed rhubarb and strawberries, 8 half pints of cherry jam, and 4 pints of icicle pickles. Busy, busy, busy.

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I ended up with almost 1 qts dehydrated blueberries. I still have 10 lbs blueberries in the frig, a few pints of raspberries and a pint of blackberries. The temperature picked up again yesterday. I had planned on baking some quick bread, but after 5 1/2 hrs sleep, I really didn't want to do anything, and kitchen was a mess. I was nice enough to clean it and let the kids have a break. Which I have been doing alot of these past 2 weeks. I think I am going to take a break from the Farmer's Market next week. Hubby is planning on taking a long weekend soon. Then the end of the month I head back to where I grew up to teach a Frugal Frozen Dinner Class. I have to work on my menu, and wages this weekend, and get those sent out.

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Made 2 batches of Seedless Raspberry Jan yesterday...




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Mom got busy again, and after I picked the rhubarb for her, she made 7 half pints of rhubarb marmalade, and 5 pints of stewed rhubarb.
Tomorrow, we plan to pressure can some salmon that I scored at the store, at a very good price. Mom also said she plans to make some icicle pickles. I will likely be busy digging up more garden space. LOL


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You sure got into using your pressure canner nicely !

Made 3 pies yesterday...Gave one to BIL, one to Elena and one for us which I gave half to another BIL !!!
At least, the blueberries are out of the freezer !!!!

Tried my new toy after simmering the raspberries and it totally clogged. I cleaned out the tip of the screen after letting it cool down and dismantling and tried again...it clogged again. I guess this isn't for raspberries, so I put it all thru a sieve. I got enough juice to make 2 batches of seedless raspberry jam !


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We have been busy canning. Yesterday, I made 32 cans of cat food. We also made 12 jars of pickles, and 7 jars of jam. Today, we canned 5 quarts of chicken on the bone, using our pressure canner.


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Today, I'm for sure...Cleaning out the freezer of blueberries and red and golden raspberries...
Making blueberry pies and raspberry jam that I didn't make the other day !
I bought and electric food grinder and can't wait to try it out ! It arrived yesterday !


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I always use pectin. Just because I don't want to waste any fruit.

I was in town again, farmers market, produce store and a few other stops. Over spending again. But worth it. I bought another 20 lb Blueberries, 10 lb Blackberries, 10 lb Raspberries. My kids bought a few things at the mall, I returned the Silpat I bought for the dehydrator because it has fiber glass in it and I would have had to cut it to make it fit the dehydrator. I also returned the cover I bought for my Bradley Smoker, we are going to keep it inside when not in use. Then to Costco for whole chicken and Walmart to get the good icecream. When we were in line to checkout I seen my parents new foster kids and then my dad walking out the door. Kinda pouted, then it turns out the were in their truck not far from where I was parked. So a quick visit in the parking lot, then home to deal with the berries. I froze 8/12 pints Blackberries, 5/12 pints Raspberries, filled the dehydrator with almost 9 lbs Blueberries, what a mind numbing task. I prefer the blueberries dehydrated by pricking them instead of blanching, less broken berries to pick off the trays, they are more like raisins. I left some fresh berries for the kids.

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When you buy a box of pectin, there is a sheet inside that gives the recipes for the jams and jellies...
Also, do get the Ball Canning Book !
It's a Great Reference Book...I still have my first one and use it all the time !

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Thank you for your advice...I'll find another recipe that uses the pectin...
I don't want to ruin those blueberries!


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Terry...in my experience, I have found that using pectin works Best ! The only two that I do not use pectin is apple and grape...But you have to follow a recipe and you have to get it to a higher temperature which means boil a lot longer ! Use a candy thermometer.

Harvested my garlic yesterday ! 28 heads that range from 1.5" to 4"...most of them are 2.5"...The first picture is the 4" one !


They sure look small in this picture ! But they aren't ! Good Harvest this year !!!

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Thank you for your input....i appreciate it

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For blueberry jam, I find it is best to include lemon juice, sugar, and pectin. If you do not use pectin, you get something more like runny syrup, rather than jam... IMO


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I have a question for all of you...
I want to put up my blueberry jelly...but...do you prefer pectin or no...This will be my first try at it, and I wanted to get your opinion..
Thank all of you

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I got 6 more quarts of canned cherries and yes, mine vented, too ! They are all so sticky and I will wash them today before they head to the pantry...

I have so many raspberries in the freezer from last year and this year ! Making jam is on my list for today ! I take the seeds out so you need double or more than the recipe calls for...


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LOL I underestimated the amount I dug up. The garden bed is at least 6 X 18 feet, according to my Mom. She is very happy with it. We have the soil on it, and the fencing around. I placed the plants inside the bed, in the arrangement that we want. I plan to plant them in the evening, when it gets cooler again. At this time it is very hot here, and I needed to get cleaned up, to go to a BBQ for my horticultural society. Mom and I are going there with a friend I met at church. We are bringing a big fruit salad with us. I am looking forward to it.
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Canning more cherries ! 10lbs. !

What a nice variety of berries you are going to have !!!

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I must be a sucker for punishment.

Yesterday, I planted 2 mulberry trees, and planted 4 gooseberry shrubs.

I guess that wasn't enough pain to put my body through, so today I dug another garden bed. LOL

This one is for some berry shrubs I bought, and is 6 X 12 feet. So far, I removed the old grass turf. I just need to dump the soil onto it (tomorrow) that I bought, and put chicken wire around it all, and then I can plant my berry shrubs in it. I bought 3 black current, 3 red current, 4 honeyberry, and 4 blueberry shrubs.

I know I will not see the rewards from it this year. It will be a year or 2 before the shrubs produce fruit, but this will benefit us for years to come.
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I went to our Amish Butcher and bought a ton of meat, put it in my FoodSaver Bags and stuffed my freezer...
Made pork and Sauer Kraut and will freeze meals !
Bought peas from an Honor Amish Stand and shelled then. Will freeze them today.
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I was blessed to find and buy 2 mulberry trees, and 4 gooseberry shrubs, all for half price today. I already have planted them, in my back yard. I am so very happy.
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Gemini, I paid $3 a lb for my cherries. You got a sweet deal. I was worried I missed cherry season as a co-worker was going to get me some from her tree a month ago, but the worms got them first. I don't mind paying the price for them. I am done searching for worms in free cherries.

I paid $2.75 a pound for the blueberries. They are from a farm a couple hours away.

So far I canned 24 half pints and 8 1/2 cup jars of blueberries. Canned 16 half pints Cherries, and am dehydrating 10 lbs cherries.

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Nice Score Linda !

I'm going to get more cherries...the price went from 1.99/lb. to 1.49/lb !!!!

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Yesterday, I found and bought, 2 nice big bags of pears at the store, for 1$ each. I am thinking of making either canned pears, or pear jam, in the next couple days. emoticon

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freezing blueberries !

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freezing red raspberries

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We made 8 1/2 pints of cherry jam yesterday. Today we made a batch of stewed rhubarb, but we will be eating that tomorrow at the BBQ.

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Picked more red raspberries and a bunch of radishes !

I made 2 pints of pickled radishes and 1.5 pints of pickled radishes with carrots, celery, onions, ginger and garlic scapes !


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Got 2 pints of dried onions out of the dehydrator...
1 pint Vidalia and 1 pint yellow onions.

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Pineapple DONE !!!
4 pineapples at 1.00 each and I got 11 pints.
I did Raw Pack and Water Bathed for 15 minutes !


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I pressure canned 6 Qts of potatoes...1 blew out the bottom. So I have 5 for the pantry ! :} All with Tattler Lids and they all sealed !


I, also, got 4 pineapples from the clearance rack for 1.00 each. I will Put those Up on this rainy day. today.

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I was going to pressure can potatoes today but I think they are russets...They will get mushy and not hold their shape.
Now, what to do with 10lbs. of potatoes...????
Dry them ?

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WTG Patti, I spotted your post on facebook as well

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They ALL Sealed !!!! emoticon

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Canning Cherries...

Washed, De-Stemmed and Pitted !!!

My Mason Jar Pitter from Amazon !

Close Up of Pitter !

7 Qts. in the Water Bath Canner...I used my Tattler Lids ! I've only used them in the pressure canner so this will be interesting !

7 Qts. Cooling and Looking Pretty !


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Well Said Linda !!!

Bought 10 pounds of Huge Bing Cherries for 1.99/lb...Will be canning those today !


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Today, Mom and I made 4 pint jars of Sunrise Marmalade. It sure involved a lot of shredding and slicing. LOL I am glad it is made tho. I love marmalade.
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I finished the strawberries ! emoticon
Froze enough for 3 pies. And made a pie. While it was in the oven, a friend of ours stopped by. He's older and ill so he cannot get out of the car so I went out to talk to him and totally forgot my pie was in the oven...Needless to say, it is totally burned !
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Had fish and chips for dinner tonight and I opened a couple of bottles of my Sweet Gherkins I made a while back. Boy are they lovely, if you like sweet Gherkins they are really lovely. The recipe is in the recipe section here.

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Well, we went through our freezer, and took out some raspberries and cranberries that we had frozen last fall / winter. With the berries, mom made 4 + 1/2 pints of raspberry-cranberry jam. Tomorrow, mom is going to make some sunrise marmalade. I think it uses oranges, lemons, limes, a grapefruit, shredded carrots, crushed pineapple, a bit of shredded coconut, and a tiny bit of whiskey. It sounds yummy, anyway. LOL


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Well, I got my 8 qts of strawberries yesterday. Boy were they ripe so I had to do something with them right away !
I made 2 batches of jam and the rest I will freeze whole for cooked strawberry pies this morning.
I didn't get the cherries as they are so small...by the time I got the pit out, there wouldn't be much cherry left...So not worth the time for the price.


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OOOO !!! That sounds Interesting !
Do post the recipe...Please ! emoticon

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Can't wait for our Blueberries to come in, I've got a great recipe for a Blueberry Ketchup I want to try

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Today is Strawberry and Cherry Day !

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Those sound Yummy Mom !!!

Today, I'm drying basil and oregano...
Put Up 4 containers of sliced strawberries with sugar for toppings. I use my berries and Elena's berries.
Making chicken livers and onions with a wine sauce and Lamb stew for my lunches.

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Yesterday mom made 5 jars of blueberry jam. Today she is going to make a batch of plum jam. Tomorrow I plan to make some more cat food for my fur-kids. I plan to make a fish based one for them, this time.


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Yesterday, I froze some of the dill and dried the rest, froze the kale for soup, made a loaf od Onion Dill Bread...Yummmy !!! Very Light and Moist.
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Says 1 loaf...NOPE ! I should have made 2 ! This loaf is HUGE !!!
The recipe is Very Very Good and a Keeper !
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In actual fact, I planted the tubers in pots so they can be brought inside if the weather goes funny. They grow well in pots


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Yep, I did the same last year Patti. It's really easy to grow and it tastes totally different to the dried stuff. Even the stuff you dry yourself tastes different.

Thanks for the article by the way.

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