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11/2/12 12:58 P

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about the only jelly I make is guava

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Thanks, I did not know you could not can pumpkin puree!

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9/28/12 12:01 P

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thanks useful info

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9/27/12 6:35 A

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Hi Nasreen. Here is how to make your own pectin and powderd pectin...
www.ehow.com/how_5106059_make-pectin
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www.ehow.com/how_6550822_make-own-pe
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9/26/12 10:24 P

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no meant is there a substitute for pectin?

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9/24/12 5:25 A

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Good Morning Nasreen.
Do you mean how much dutch gel do you use per batch?
It's 1/3rd cup Dutch Gel = 1 box of Sure-Gel.

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is there a way to substitute it?

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9/20/12 7:20 A

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Good question...Is there a use by date or sell by date on the box?
I use bulk pectin called Dutch Gel from a local Amish Pantry. I get a bag that is enough for 9 batches for $4.00.
No date on the bag but I use it so fast that it doesn't matter...LOL.

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9/19/12 10:42 P

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never used fruit pectin

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This is great to start with. I've canned before, but it's been awhile. Need to get equipment together again.

How long does fruit pectin last? (shelf life) I just threw many packets out that have been in my cupboard for at least 2 years.

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what are green bean crackers

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9/12/12 10:31 P

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Never heard of them but I do like my dehydrated green beans for soups and stews.

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9/12/12 10:07 P

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Has anyone dehydrated any green bean crackers? Do you think they are the same as regular dehydrated green beans?

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great thread. and lots to study.
Thank you


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7/29/12 10:22 A

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thanks

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I'll post it in the recipe box and on the Dehydrating Thread...

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Will you send me the info on how to dry the greenbeans, i bought the dehydrater last year or maybe even the year before after we talked about it but I still have not used it. How do you store the beans after dehydrating them? Do they sit on the shelf or go in the freezer?
Thanks for all the good info you share.
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7/16/12 8:02 P

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I froze somepumpkin it turned to mush not good at all

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I learned a lot of this from my mom, but it is still good to have a reminder and the hints that i forgot the first time i canned on my own.

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I learned from watching my parents. Canning season has hit home already this year. The rest of my week will be canning beets, pickles and relish.

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7/12/12 2:23 P

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Thanks guys for the heads-up on the pumpkin. It sounds like it would be hard to can it. I'm going to freeze it.

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I freeze my pumpkin puree. But this year, I'm in the drying mode...I'm going to try to dry some and see how it works...
My first attempt was drying green beans and after drying them, I made a pot of soup and put the dried beans in it. They rehydrated wonderfully. Just like canned green beans !
I'm Sold !!!!

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get pumpkins all year

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Sorry Buellrider, but it's not recommended to can pumpkin puree. You can can pumpkin chunks, though.

http://nchfp.uga.edu/tips/fall/pumpkins.
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Although I have been canning for 40 yrs....I figure I can always learn something new. emoticon

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The only thing I have canned is tomatoes. I've tried making ketchup but it didn't turn out. I am hoping to get several pumpkins growing in my garden to puree and can.

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thanks Patti

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Thanks for doing this. I believe there are more of us on here that we realize that needs to be educated on the basics.

And to those of you who don't....please be patient w/us. We may prove to catch up and contribute some good ideas even to you more "seasoned" (pun intended :) canners.

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Thanks for posting this, I have limited experience in canning. We are in the process of buying our "forever home". Once we move in, that's when we're really going to start growing and preserving.
I can't wait to get going!


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Here we go...Week 1
I've entered some info to help understand the Basics of Canning.
What you will need and How to Start...
Click on the links below, read and comment, suggest, ask questions and discuss here on this thread...

Ball's Getting Started Guide...Some GREAT info here...
I found this to be one of the best basic guides while doing my research.
Instead of typing out all of the info, It's all right on this pdf.

www.freshpreserving.com/guides/Intro
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Canning.pdf


You can save this and all links to a file on your computer for future reference...

My Best Tip for You....
I find if I have everything I need for a project out and Ready before I start, it makes the process much easier.
Read all of the instructions at least once before you start anything.
I've been canning for 50+ years and I still read ithe directions and recipe before I start...
Sometimes I think I know what to do but then I find out I forgot something !!! (age related !!!) LOL

Let's see how this goes. If we get a good response, I'll keep the classes going.






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