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9/15/14 10:48 P

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I think I am going to try the Vinegar fly trap you posted Patti, I just can't seem to get rid of them no matter what. I take out all the peelings and scraps from the apples and pears to the hens as soon as I am done but they have been around all summer.

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I came home after work, and after some debating, I made 6 loaves of bread. I seriously considered going to the store and buying some. I just wish I had it in me to make some soup. I need some lunches. But after all that canning the cold I had felt all day hit me full force. I couldn't breath because I was so stuffed. My oldest girl made me a cup of peppermint tea.

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Yesterday I tried to take care of some of the excess fruit around here, I canned 12 pints of pears, then dried 8 trays of Alexander apples, they are so beautiful this year, also two trays of sungold tomatoes and a few plums. Made applesauce, about 3 gallons, left it to cool in the fridge overnight and will freeze it in quarts today.Still need to do something with a half bushel of small red plums and go check the purple plum tree, they are starting to get ripe. I have had to resort to coolers to hold all the fruit while processing it this year. My neighbor dried some pears and gave me some they are outstanding like a bite of candy, so I think I will do a bunch of them, just waiting for some to ripen a little more.

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Busy, Busy, Busy You Are !!!!
Here's a link for a DIY Fruit Fly Trap !
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I may have to start a thread with this as it is SO Easy and Useful !

Update... I just Did !!!

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9/14/14 10:11 P

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The fruit flies are taking over my house. So I had to work hard today to get rid their food.

Starting off with the nectarines. I made bread and dehydrated them. Then on to the jalapeńos, I canned them in half cup jars. Then basil, I made Pesto. Then onto the apples, I made jam ans applesauce. When I finished I had:

4 loaves Nectarine Pecan Bread
4 trays Nectarines in the dehydrator
10 half cup jars Pickled Jalapeńos
10 half cup jars and 1 ice cube tray Pesto, these went to the freezer
2 pints and 1 half pint jars Apple Pie Jam, with some leftover
16 half cup jars Applesauce
17 half cup jars Apple Pie Spice (aka Spiced Applesauce)

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Thx...I can't wait for it to get here ! I just tracked it and it says Wednesday !!!!

The only thing I'm putting up is a trellis today. And planting mums and clematis around it !
And I got a half peck of small sweet peppers that I will do with the Pickled Hot Peppers recipe from Mary Jane's farm (in our Canning Recipe Box posted on 8-4-14)
The first batch came out so good, I thought I'd make some more.

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9/13/14 10:35 A

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I wanted to can some in 1/2 cup jars, but I don't have enough jars. I am debating on picking up some more jars today. I do have 5 quart jars empty but it isn't worth canning in them because we tend to forget to eat them. I gave the kids the go ahead to eat them when they want, since we aren't eating them as a family.

Gemini-sky, congrats on your new Excalibur.

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Ain't that the truth Debbie !!!
Fresh Put Up Foods are SOOOOO Good !

Well, I broke down and bought an Excalibur Dehydrator...My Early Christmas Gift !
It should be here tomorrow or Monday ...

I posted a blog on My Italian Roasted Red Peppers... A Step by Step Guide...

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9/12/14 9:07 P

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Crazy, I cnned peeled chopped and boiled in sugar water nectarines like peaches. I love them on my cottage cheese. My peaches and nectarines i did are going fast.



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9/12/14 8:18 P

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Yesterday, after trying to decide what to do with the nectarines, I made a Nectarine/Apple Crisp to put I to the freezer, and dehydrated a batch of nectarines. I have plans on making some quick bread and some squares.

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What a Crazy day you had !!!! emoticon

Yesterday, I cleaned out my herb gardens and dried them and stored them...Done !!!!

Today is more Italian roasted red peppers. Got them for 3 large for 1.00...I bought 9.

And 1 egg plant which I will lightly bread, fry and freeze.


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Yesterday after work, and many, many adult only words. First I realized hubby took my bbq lighter, then deciding I better not can until after dinner, because I need the oven or burners to feed my family. Then realizing my bbq lighter is out of fuel, so off to the gas station to get a new lighter and to fill the 2nd propane tank. Well the gas station had no bbq lighters, so after cursing my hubby, and the store. I bought a regular lighter, came home, started canning tomatoes, while dinner cooked.

I worked fot 5 hours, canned all but 4 tomatoes (2 rotten, 2green), I got 24 pints Diced Tomatoes.

Just before I was ready to put the last batch in the canner my girls found a Raccoon on the porch, I ddidn't know there were raccoons around here. So I took a risk of wrecking my last big burner and did it inside.

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I put up my red peppers...
Diced some, sliced some and froze them.
Roasted the rest and made Italian Roasted Tomatoes and froze them, too !

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I made it to the farm stand this morning. I picked up 25 lb roma tomatoes, 25 lb nectarines, 2 lb jalapeńos, 1 cabbage, 20 lb gala apples, 5 L apple juice and 1 lb local honey.

Yesterday when we were shopping I bought mini sweet peppers, and cream cheese.

So far I only made Sweet Pepper Poppers and Jalapeńo Poppers.

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I'm not a cucumber person, so I'm going to leave that experiment for you to try and let us know !!! emoticon

I just added the link to the thread I started with the Update of the results of my tomato powder experiment. I hope your questions will be answered there...
Well, here's the link...
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Has anyone ever made cucumber powder? Also with the tomato powder, would it have more flavor if you added the seeds? Don't have enough tomatoes yet to make salsa yet, was wondering if it would work to make powder out of the seeds and skins.

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I Finally, finished my 4 bushels of tomatoes...Juice, thick sauce, diced, roasted and salsa.
I experimented with the skins and seeds from the straining process with my Victorio Strainer. I dehydrated them and made a wonderful tomato powder. I only did it with one bushel of tomatoes...I sure wish I had done all of it. It worked Perfectly !
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Today is a half bushel of Sweet Red Peppers for the freezer.

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Made Hot Salsa and some thick juice for chili etc. yesterday.
I have 2 more bushels of tomatoes left to make juice with.


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FOLLOW-UP !!!
Tomato skins vs. Cherry Tomatoes...
The skins really didn't have that much flavor tho a tiny bit.
The Cherry Tomatoes made Excellent Powder.

So don't waste your time with just the skins.

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I wish I would have read this sooner...I just put up 10 pints of tomatoes and the skin went in the composter....
I'll have to try that with the next batch!

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Hm...Not sure as this is my first attempt at tomato powder...
I just peeled 3/4 bushel of roma tomatoes for diced tomatoes and got 13 pints and 7 qts. I know I need to do more but I'll make sauce and salsa first. Any left over, I will dice.
I'm drying the skins to make powder out of them. The seeds I tossed.
I love experimenting !

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How much Tomato Powder would I use to replace Tomato Paste? When I make Pasta Sauce I use a half can of Tomato Paste, but I had lots of leftover dehydrated tomatoes from last year, so I ground them into powder to help replace tomato paste. It would be way cheaper. Since the dehydrated tomatoes are from my garden. Plus the tomatoes in my garden are just starting to ripen, I have cherry tomatoes, a try called Juliet (it is bigger than a cherry but smaller than plum), and another kind (that just sprung up in my garden), it is a small round tomato.

Plus I was planning on going to Costco to buy a case of paste to get me through the next bit, instead of buying individual cans from the grocery store. I thought of making my own paste but even if I canned it in 1/2 cup jars I would still have leftovers.

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Man, am I ever slacking compared to Gemini. LOL But then I don't pressure can, so I am stuck with canning jam, fruit and tomatoes. If I did pressure can I would probably do salmon, meat and some veggies.

I am kinda waiting on apples and pears to come into season. I have plans on doing another 2 dozen jars of diced tomatoes too (I just need to empty 4 more jars), we already started using up what I canned a couple weeks ago. I had to tell hubby "No" a couple days ago because he wanted Lasagna again. We have had Lasagna AND Pasta and Sauce both weeks since I canned tomatoes and made Lasagnas. I am kinda getting tired of pasta, plus it was our lunch yesterday at the school.

I am sitting here debating on if I should head to the farm stand tonight. I kinda messed up at work and forgot to order apples for the Food Program, so I almost feel guilty enough to go buy some.

Actually maybe not, I just checked the farm stand website and this weekend is Salsa Weekend. Most of what I want will be on sale. Not so guilty feeling now. LOL

I do have a box full of empty jars, and I need to decide what I am going to fill them with, especially the quart jars, I find we haven't been eating the canned fruit from them.

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Hi Debbie...I just cut it off the cob with a knife in a bowl. It's kind of therapeutic, until my hand starts hurting during the 4th dozen !!!

Picked up my 4 bushels of roma tomatoes yesterday...Going to make diced tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, juice and salsa !

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How did you get the corn off of the cob?



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Yesterday, I Was pressure canning 5 doz ears of corn. Got 48 pint jars. Thank Goodness I have 2 large pressure canners. Filled each twice. One holds 16 jars and the other holds 8.

Today I'm picking up 5 bushels of Roma tomatoes...

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I did make my tomato powder. 1 1/2 qts of cherry tomatoes made 3/4 cup of powder.
Gave some to my step daughter and her MIL while they were here.

Today is canning corn. 5 doz

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Tuesday I pickup 5 bushels of Roma tomatoes. Today or maybe tomorrow will be 5 dozen corn to pressure can.
The Grands are leaving this morning, so all is going to get back to normal...
I will surely miss them !

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I canned 2 pints of cut up pinepple



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cut up a qt and a half of cherry tomatoes to make tomato powder. They seem to take a long time to dry while cut in half. I know it will be worth it !

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Sunday, I really had to finish up the peaches, as I bought them a week ago. Also we had been without bread all week. I got a very late start to my day. Was 3 or 4 when I started the bread, only 6 loaves, made 2 Peach Upside Down Cakes (1 went into the freezer, 1 became dessert), I also made Raw Peach Chia Seed Jam, and diced and froze the last of the peaches. I really wanted to make Fresh Peach Quick Bread, but it was after 9 pm, and next day was my first day back to work.

On top of it all the hot water tank broke down on Friday.

And unfortunatly tonight when I was digging in the frig, I noticed the Raw Peach Chia Seed Jam is turning off colors, so it will be dumped, it was worth the try. I added twice the honey too.

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bread and butter pickles from pickles from my garden.

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Roasted Red Peppers...Got 3 half pints and 2 quarter pints...
Recipe in the Canning Recipe Box..
But here's the link...
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There's nothing like Fresh, Sweet Tomato Paste !!!!

Got HUGE Red Peppers from the farmers market yesterday...Half bushel for 5.00.
I'll be dicing and slicing them for the freezer...Just in time as I just ran out.
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Today I made:

--sun-dried tomatoes (in the oven)
--cucumber-tomato salsa (12 half-pints)
--cucumber relish (12 half-pints)

My tiny garden didn't have enough space to grow cucumbers this year (it is only 12' x 12') so I had to BUY them at the farmers' market. The shame! I grew all of the tomatoes myself though.

I also made estratto a couple of days ago--Sicilian tomato paste. 8 pounds of tomatoes made about a cup of AMAZING paste. I didn't feel safe canning it, so I froze it in 2T lumps.

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Gemini: Thanks. I am very impressed with the the mustard you have made. You must have quite the canning set up.

EOCROSSFIT MOM: Congrats on your new dehydrator. I so envy you. I really wanted an Excalibur, but couldn't justify the cost, or order one online. I ended up buying a 6 tray Weston instead.

Friday I was bugging the girls to get the dishes done, because I was a bonehead and shredded all the zucchini I brought in from the garden. I wanted to do some baking with it, but by the time they were done, I was too lazy. It took me until late afternoon to finally get into the kitchen.

Actually what happened is when the girls started the dishes they were complaining there wasn't enough hot water to fill the sinks. I wondered what they were talking about because it had been a couple hours since hubby had a shower and went to work. I checked another tap and realized yeah there was none. I phoned hubby and then talked to Housing about it and they sent the Maintenance Men over. Well they walked downstairs and said they have never seen that kind of hot water tank before and were stumped. I laughed and said that is what the last Maintenance Man said about our last hot water tank 5-6 years ago. So they left and came back with their boss and cut power to it, and read the manual that came with it. Turns out it does need fixing, but probably can't get someone out until Monday. Well I can say at least the water is coming out of the taps. I have been packing my canner up and down the stairs heating water so we can have a bath. So it is a good thing I got all the canning done when I did.

I did bake a double batch of Zucchini Muffins and just didn't want to do anything else. So I froze what was left (10 cups).

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Tammy...I'm Impressed. You sure get a lot done when you're POOPED !!! emoticon

Ground up most of the banana peppers (2 - 8 cup bags in the freezer) and did 2 quarts of pepper rings for the ladies. Will probably get one more bag for the freezer of ground peppers. Total of ground peppers, enough o make 3 batches of pepper mustard and for FREE !!!!



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I was pooped out today. I couldn't get moving until 11. I got up at 6:45, to wake up hubby, checked the peaches in the dehydrator, had a coffee and went to the couch, I only got up because I was starving, had breakfast and then took a nap. After 11 I took all the peaches out of the dehydrator. Grabbed some biscuits from the freezer and made "soup" out of ramen noodles, I added cooked chicken and frozen veggies, for our lunch. After the kids got some of the dishes done I started peeling and dicing the last of the tomatoes. I had 7 liters, I put them in the roaster oven with 7 cans tomato paste and let them cook as I went to the garden, to pick some zucchini, and a few Swiss Chard leaves. I cleaned out the frig of all pasta sauce friendly veggies (5 mushrooms, 4 celery sticks, 3 onions, 1 lb carrots, 2 lb zucchini, the chard leaves, 3 small purple peppers), shredded the carrots and zucchini, diced everything else small, added Clubhouse Italiano, some powdred beef bouillion, and 2 1/2 lb cooked hamburger. Then used it to make Lasagnas. I made 1 cake pan (9x13), and 11 foil pans (5x9). I cooked up the hig one for dinner, the rest went to the freezer. I don't top my frozen lasagnas with cheese because I was frustated with losing so much of it to the lid. Since I bake them from frozen for 1 1/2hours I add the cheese during the last 20 mins. I always keep frozen shredded mozza and cheddar in my freezer.

I also made a batch of Peach Freezer Jam and filled the dehydrator with more peaches. My gallon jar should be filled after this batch.

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Can't wait to hear how much it makes :)

Yesterday DH surprised me with an Excaliber dehydrated to replace the one I have :) I'm so excited!

Yesterday, preservation wise I only blended up a bunch of ripe bananas and froze them in little ice cube trays (the ones with silicon bottoms) and peeled near on 10 gallons of pears. They were too ripe to use my handy dandy peeler/corer/slicer so I had todo it by hand lol Then my corer broke about 2/3's of the way through so I had to cut it all off the core. What an evening!

Today I am planning on picking all the ripe tomatoes and beans. De-skinning and coring the tomatoes. Adding in the frozen tomatoes to make stewed tomatoes and canning them. Dehydrating the skins, of course.
Then I need to peel 10 more gallons on pears and make one batch of pear relish and then either do a compote or a caramelized recipe with the rest and can it all.
On the side I need to cut up a bunch of peppers and get them dehydrating.

And seriously this needs to get done today.

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Thank You...I'll try making powder from my skins and seeds from my tomatoes that I'm making juice and sauce from. I'll let you know how it goes.
4 bushels of Roma Tomatoes are scheduled for pick up on Sept 2nd from a local Amish Farm.

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Gemini I do the seeds, too, especially when I do whole cherry tomatoes :) I don't deseeding my stewed tomatoes so I haven't dealt with those ones!

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Today, I'm putting up paint on the bathroom and bar walls...
My bar is, also, a sort of pantry for extra dishes, my Kitchenaid, glasses, slow cooker, bread machines, etc.

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Busy all week canning and freezing.

Monday: after going to 2 stores I finally found ice for cooling down the corn after blanching it. I saved 10 for dinners, 7 I froze as niblets, the rest were frozen on the cob. That night I filled the dehydrator with peaches.

Tuesday: another late start because another 2 store trip it find Fruit Fresh, for making Peach Pies. Before lunch I was able to make 5 pies, 4 went to the freezer, 1 became dessert. I also canned 32 1/2 cup jars Peaches in Light Syrup, and 2 batches Salsa (6 pints & 2 half pints), most of the salsa I put through the food grinder, instead of having all chunky salsa.

Wednesday: 12 pints diced tomatoes, 1 batch Pizza Sauce (4 half pints & 2 pints).

I have enough tomatoes to make Pasta Sauce to make Lasagnas for the freezer. I also have 25 lbs Peaches, 8 jalapenos left.

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OK So I save the skins from the tomatoes I canned ...And Seeds, too?
I use a Victorio Strainer that removes the skins and seeds from the pulp and juice.
The tomatoes are cooked until they are mushy so the skins will be cooked.
If that's the case, I can go into business making powder !!!!
I usually do 4-5 bushels of tomatoes...Plus what I get from my garden.

So my 2 questions are...
1. can the seeds be made into powder with the skins?
2. is it ok that the skins are cooked?


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It's super easy Gemini! Dehydrate tomatoes and or tomato skins (I dehydrate my cherry tomatoes and the skins from the regular tomatoes that I can but you can also do regular tomatoes). Once crispy put small amounts into a blender and pulverize until powdered! Store in a clean jar. Wah-lah! Tomato powder :)

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Finished my peppers yesterday.
111 jars or hot and sweet pepper mustard and 2 bags of ground peppers for future batches in the freezer. 8 straight hours of canning ...
Hot Pepper Mustard...25 pints and 29 half pints
Sweet Pepper Mustard...18 pints and 39 half pints
Total 8 batches, each taking 1 hour.

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The tomato powder I have is half salt, Had to put our old cat down this morning.

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I passed up the Peach and Corn Sale. But I did make it to the Salsa Sale, and got deals on peaches and corn.

I picked to 6 dozen corn, 2 cases Peaches, 2 cases roma tomatoes and all the stuff for salsa.

I was hoping to get working on it this afternoon, but we finally got a call back for a kitten. We have been trying for the past few weeks to get hold of anyone for one.

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Thank You I Have to try it !!!!

Can you tell me how You Do It !!!!

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Ooops went to powder the last of these cherry toms and realized I forgot to tell about tomato powder!!

When you powder the tomatoes you can then take that powder and add a bit of water and spices to it to make paste, sauces, or juice! I find it so much easier than cooking down a ton of tomatoes and canning it. Saves lots of space, too :)

Oh! And you can add some to meats and soups/stews/ casseroles, etc to get a great tomato flavor as well. Powder has a very intense flavor to it :) Love the stuff!

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Great going girls! I love seeing what everyone is putting up!

I'm still going at the pears! It's taking way longer than anticipated but I kinda figured it would. I just keep telling myself that it would go even slower if I was peeling with a hand peeler then coring and slicing by hand. I can't thank DH enough for getting me that corer/slicer/peeler! Think I'm gonna switch to doing some compote today so that I can get through this faster. Plus youngest daughter loves to eat pears with her lunch so those will be mostly for her.

Problem is I still have a bunch of tomatoes to weigh, set out to ripen, and ripe ones to process! And the beans just started coming in! But I refuse to complain because this food is going to feed us through the winter!!!

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Yesterday, I did 71 jars of pickles...from 2 1/2 pecks of pickles.

Bread and Butter...12 pints and 7 half pints
Dill Chips...36 pints and 16 half pints

Today is pepper mustard...

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Yesterday I ended up with a nasty headache, it took all morning to get rid of it, so I got a late start to my day. I tried my fresh dill slices with my lunch, truely addictive, even one of my DD's is digging into them. After lunch I went to the garden and picked some beans, peas and sugar snap peas. Then sat on the couch and watched Criminal Minds, while prepping them to freeze. I was able to freeze them and the blueberries. Then I started on washing all the blueberry jars I canned the day before. Had dinner and was cleaning the pickle jars, when the power went out, a thunderstorm just blew in. But it was back on in a few minutes , thankfully. I also used the last of the cucumbers and the sweet pickle brine to make 1 qt and 1 pint Fresh Sweet Pickles. But all that wind had me worried. I have been neglecting the apricots, I was worried I would loss them all.

This morning I checked on the apricot tree, I didn't lose much, so me and the kids picked another box and a half. I washed, pitted and froze as many as my 5 cookie sheets could hold. 3 of them are restaurant size and 2 regular lg sized. Thankfully because I promised a co-worker I would give her some. I still haven't tried making the chia seed jam.

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Got a deal on Pickles and banana peppers.
2 pecks Hot peppers and 2 pecks sweet peppers 6.00 each
2 pecks pickles 4.00 each.
Yep, making dill and bread and butter pickles and sweet and hot pepper mustard.
All are selling really well at the farmers market. I can't seem to keep up with the demand.


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OMG You 2 !!!!
Busy Busy Busy !!!!

What do you do with tomato powder?

I'd go to both while you have the chance !

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GEMINI my hubby made me canning shelves for our downstairs closet that was just a catch all closet for every body in the house - especially the two girls down stairs. It's amazing and I'm having fun filling it up! If I run out of room he will build more shelves that go all the way up (the closet is under our stairs so it is more of a triangle).

Since we last talked, we have gathered in almost all of the corn, shucked it, stuck it in food saver bags, and thrown them in the freezer! I'm hoping for a lot more next year so I can de-kernel the cobs and can and dehydrate it.
I put up a bushel of peaches - they are simply cut up and put in the freezer in 3 cups portions right now until I can pull them out and actually make something and can it!
We also picked 50 gallons of pears that I am currently attempting to put up - there is no room left in the freezers so I *must* can these now.
I'm currently dehydrating the last of the cherry tomatoes for awhile. There is still one more batch that has green ones but I have a little while until they start coming in. Then I will start dehydrating watermelon, cantaloupe, and cayenne peppers.
I also have a gallon baggie full of banana peppers plus what I picked last night so I've got to find the pickled recipe so I can get them canned.
When there is a lull in the garden then I'll start pulling things out of the freezer to can! Right now, it's all about staying on top of what there is before it all rots!

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A sucker for punishment, what what I am during canning season. Yesterday I went to the farmer's market, hoping to get stuff for pickles. And I did, also there were blueberries still so I picked up some. I was able to get home in time for lunch, then I got busy canning.

6 pints Dill Slices
6 pints Sweet Pickle Slices
32 1/2 cup jars Blueberries in Light Syrup
5 Blueberry Pie Fillings, these were frozen

I still need to finish up the blueberries, I have enough cucumbers for another batch of Sweet Pickle Slices, and I need to get out to the garden and see what needs picking there, I need to pick some apricots to freeze for a co-worker, and myself. And figure out if what I picked a couple days ago is still good enough to freeze.

Then I am in a MAJOR debate with myself. This weekend in town there is a Corn and Peach Sale at a local store. But in the other direction there is a Salsa Sale at the local Farm Stand. I don't know if I should it up one, but not the other, or hit up both.

I have just over 3 dozen 1/2 cup jars waiting to be filled with peaches, and a big area in my freezer just waiting for corn.

But I also have 2 dozen plus pint jars waiting to be filled with tomatoes, salsa and other stuff from the Farm Stand.

If I buy all I want this weekend I will be swamped, but I will get all the major canning I want to do this year, before I head back to work, which is just over 1 week away.

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tHESE NECTARINES I DID WERE JSUT ADDED TO THE JARS AND THE SWEETENED SYRUP SIMMERED water on top of that. I'll strain it nd use it in cottage cheese or on ice cream. I've only made strawberr jelly so far.




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I like to make jelly, but it does take a while. I need to eat up what I have before I make more, but Crazy and Debbie are making me want to stir up a batch!

I have never had any luck getting nectarines to jell. I usually just end up with something yummy that works better on waffles than toast! I've never done anything with Apricots, except eat them dried (my favorite dried fruit.)



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I've never made Jelly just Jams...I guess I'm not the patient type to wait for it to drip.
I have made Apricot Jam and it's one of my favorites ! emoticon

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On Sunday I was kinda bored so I made the family to come pick apricots, we got 3 10 lb boxes picked, just before we were finished I got stung. I must have suprised it, I didn't swell at all. I never seen it before or after.

I was able to get 10 qts canned in light syrup. I was trying to get some juice to make Apricot jelly but I didn't get enough, so I just made juice with it, plus it sat until this morning, not just overnight. I had a Allergist appt on Monday, which was an almost 3 hour trip one way. It turned into a 9 hr trip.

The apricots that were left over from that picking I dropped off with my cousins, they live in a city I was driving by, and they have been wanting apricots and kinda struggling too. I also brought them a Cheesecake and 2 pies.

Today, I made 3 Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, 1 Blueberry Pie (using frozen berries), and 15 Bannock. I sold 2 of the bread, the pie and 5 Bannock to hubby's cousin. It is our first time seeing her in over 10 yrs. We lost touch with her when she moved, but I found her on FB, this last month and been chatting with her, she has loved seeing all I have been baking, so she asked if she could buy some.

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Sometimes Canning can be a sort of Science Project !!!!
So glad you got the canner. Now you can do bigger batches.
Did you get the Ball Canning Book !
That sure is my go to book for the basic recipes.

I've never done nectarines except I did make jam with them.

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Saturday I got an enamel Canner at target with several pieces of equipment to help mke cnnin easier and healthier. Online Target had it for $28.99 and when i went to th store it was not on the shelf and i called over a worker and she found it in the back for $34.00 ($10.00 more) she suggested i pay for the 34 and go to customer service and i got it taken off my credit card. Wee.

Yesterday I made canned nectarines. I had no trouble with the peaches on Fricy but nctarines are ahrder t work with. I covered the fruit with ice and the skins came right off. although the fruits were ripened they were like mushy. Would be great for baby food. M purpose for the peaches and nectarines is i love it on cottage chees. So rather than slices it's more like softened obs of nectar. The peaches came right off the seed the nectarines did not.



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Debbie...I'm so Glad you are with us and trying new things ! emoticon

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Oh... Your pickles must be so tastey.

The peaches are great. Course I love the sweetness. 4 large jars of them. Will alst me a while.



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Yeah Deb !!! How did it Go ?

Made a batch of dill pickle chips with pickles from my garden ! emoticon


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PEACHES, PEACHES AND MORE PEACHES



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One of my Favorites = Apricot Nectar !!!!

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My apricot tree is finally ripening. I made Apricot Juice (9 pints), and Apricot Nectar (10 pints). It is the same recipe, just the juice I put into a wire sifter to remove some pulp. Before I started canning I had 2 of 3 kids in the kitchen with me. My son said he wanted juice, my daughter said she liked the pulp in nectar. So I had to make both. I wantto make some Apricot Jelly and freeze some. Then I will put the rest of the apricots up for grabs.

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Yesterday made my Hot Pepper Mustard...
9 pints and 21 half pints.

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Hot Pepper Mustard and pickles.

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You are AWESOME !!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
You must have a HUGE Pantry !!!

So glad you came back...I love to hear what you are doing ! emoticon

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GEMINI - I powder my onions, too! Not all of them but a great bit of them!
Oh me goodness - it's been awhile since I've logged in to any of my teams!
Currently, today, I've been processing tomatoes.
Cherry tomatoes get turned into tomato powder. Regular tomatoes and green stripe tomatoes get cored, blanched, and skinned to be turned into stewed tomatoes to be canned.
This summer however, I've put up 52 pints of caramelized onions, 52 pints stewed squash, 15 pints strawberry jam, 10 pints white clover jelly, 18 quarts summer salsa, 12 quarts green beans, 10 pints ground sausage and pork tenderloin (5 each), 20 quarts pickles (5 sweet, 15 dill), 10 4-oz jars of strawberries and blueberries in simple syrup, and made 2 quarts sauerkraut (well, it's still making - will be ready next summer). I've also dehydrated some banana peppers, zucchini and squash chips, bell peppers, juice pulp, potatoes (grated and mashed), and some 32 quarts of grated zucchini on top of the tons of tomatoes! I've also frozen a couple of gallons of blueberries, 4 gallons strawberries, 1 quart blackberries, and some 20 gallons or more of squash and zucchini to be processed later when I don't have so much else coming in.
When I log off of here I'm headed down stairs to grab some corn to shuck and freeze.
As an aside, I made butter for the very first time! I hope to make cheese on Wednesday :)

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Last spring I planted Candy Onions which are those HUGE white onions. They grow to about 5" diam or larger.
I Just can't seem to grow onions as these were so small last year that I didn't pick them. I just left them in the ground. This spring they started growing again.
And again, they were so small. Well, I plucked them out last week and set them out to cure. Saturday, I cut them off of their stems and took them in the house to get the mud off and store. THEY WERE PURPLE NOT WHITE !!!! What's up with that, I thought !!!!
Well, they must have been miss marked because they are Shallots !!!!
So now I have about 20 heads of Shallots and haven't used that many in my whole lifetime !!!
So What to Do with them all ????
I decided to make Shallot Powder like I make garlic and onion powder.
I did that yesterday and now have about 3/4 of a cup of powder !!!! and boy does it smell Great !!!!!!

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Thank you! I'll do that.



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I just canned my first dilly beans of the season. Yummy!

Debbieanne1124, if you buy a ball canning book (wal-mart, tsc, etc.), you should be able to find just about any recipe you'd like to try. It's a great book with simple, easy to understand recipes.

Your extension office should have recipes and be able to help you, too.

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WHO'S GOT MY PICKLE? I'm doing bread and butter pickles this weekend.

I am new at canning. Can you tell me about canning peaches and pears, please? Adding water and sugar an so forth? Thanks!



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That's Wonderful !
You get to be in your kitchen (my favorite place) and make some extra money, too !!!

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I sell them at a local business.

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Where do you sell your Goodies ?

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What a deal on jars.

I bought 2 more cases of raspberries today. I was going to make pies and sell them but I wouldn't make a profit. So I am just going to make syrup, make some pies for home, and freeze the rest to add to other baked goods. I also bought rhubarb which I minced and froze to make muffins at a later date.

I did make 5 Cheesecake Pies to sell, I will also make some bread, cinnamon rolls and DD wants to make Banana Cocolate Chip Bars.

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Terrific deal! I may go there myself.



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Bought 10 cases of pint jars from JoAnn Fabrics. They had a special last nigh (9:00pm-2:00am) with 50% off canning jars. They sell them for 15.99 a case of 12 (which is very expensive) but for the 50% off at 7.99 and free delivery..Bonus !!!
I pay 7.99 at the dollar store for an off brand. These are Ball Jars !

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You sure are stocking up !!! Good for You !!!!

I made 2 1/2 qts of A1 Sauce !
(the recipe is in the Canning recipe box)

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The rest of the cherries went to the dehydrator. Yesterday was meat re-stocking day. The past couple weeks the family has been suggesting things for dinner and I have been saying we are out of that. So I bought a pork loin, 2 packs chicken thighs, 1 pack hamburger, 3 packs bacon, 3 packs hot dogs.

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The Blueberries became mainly pies. I sold 6 and put 1 on the freezer for us. We got 13cups mashed bananas, I made 6 banana bread, which I also sold, the rest was frozen for another baking day. Cherries, I froze an industrial sheet pan worth, made a Glazed Cherry Pie. I really need to deside what to do withe the rest of the cherries.

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Poke each and every blueberry with a skewer, I have a small one that came withe the tukey baster, it took me about 2 hours to fill my 6 tray dehydrator. I tried the blaching method and too many popped and sagged over the trays and made a mess. The raspberries I just wash and put on the trays, you really have to check them as most won't shrink. They do become smooshy when warm too, so careful when moving them.

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How do you dry your red rasp's and blueberries ?
I heard blueberries have to be poked with a pin and then boiled until the skins split.

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I went to the Farmet's Market yesterday, and a local store that specializes in local fruits wnd veggies and came home loaded. I picked up:

2 cases Raspberries, 24 pints
20 lbs Cherries
10 lb Blueberries
And almost a ton of Bananas, yeah not local but make great Banana Bread.

I put 1 case of Raspberries into the dehydrator, it only filed 3 1/2 trays so I filled the other 2 1/2 trays with Cherries, then prayed yhe power wouldn't go out as a wicked thunderstorm started.

I also made a batch of jam after the thunder stopped, put 1 1/2 pints of Raspberries into he frig to eat fresh, then froze yhe rest of the raspberries.

Today I have plans on making Blueberry Pies, maybe some syrup too. I still want to d3hydrate some more Blueberries and Cherries. I also have plans on making Banana Bread and freezing the rest of the Bananas.

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I ran out of time with the blueberries, I ended up freezing them.

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Froze Cabbage for soups. I still have 5 jars of sauer kraut left from last year...I'm the only one that eats it !

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I've already made 28 pints of blueberry jam. Today I made 8 12 oz. jars (2 batches) of peach jam. I have some leftover peaches that I'll just eat. Next time I buy peaches I'll need to buy twice as much. I'm thinking about going out and picking my own. I missed sour cherry season this year, but I'm thinking of doing something with figs in the fall, or plums.

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7/18/14 12:39 A

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I bought 20 lbs Blueberries at the Farmer's Market, some colorful potatoes, mixed lettuce, sweet onions, and carrots.

I made Blueberry Jam 5 half pints, I have blueberries dehydrating, and 2 industrial sheet pans of blueberries in the freezer, I stil have some berries to deal with.

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7/16/14 6:36 P

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Well, I have a lot in the freezer--so much so that all of my freezer space is occupied at the moment. I picked/processed 30 lbs. of fruit for my parents, so that will go to their house soon and I can get to work again when the space is freed up.

For myself, I have frozen raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and three kinds of cherries. I need to get more of all of those where possible.

My canning priorities this year are:
--tomatoes: growing more this year and want to try sundried, ketsup, paste, etc. in addition to sauce and whole
--relish
--salsas (mostly tomato based)
--maybe 25 pints of jam--still have lots left over from last year (already canned some raspberry; want to try red cherry, plus do blackberry (canned) and strawberry freezer jam)

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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7/15/14 12:33 P

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I froze the rest of the cherries yesterday. I also baked 10 loaves White Bread, 9 Pepperoni Pizza Sticks and 6 Pizza Sticks and while I was putting all the bread in the frig I found the rest of the rhubarb. I guess I better chop it up and freeze it for muffins later in the year.

We head to town tomorrow for Eye Dr. appointments, then we will hit up the farmer's market after that.

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