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Canning tip #3

Steam is hot.  It will burn you. Says she who got a 3 inch scald a week ago and just for good measure, did it again this week to remind herself…

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How to make Radish Pod pickles

I tell ‘ya, radishes are the plant that just keeps giving.  You can eat the root, the leaf, AND the seed pod.  I let my radishes bolt, because I save seeds.  The first year I did this, I left too … Continue reading

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Steig Tattler jar lids

If you’ve never seen these, they are a re-usable jar lid that takes approximately 3 uses in order to break even.  In other words, if you used 3 metal, non-reusable lids, you’d pay for one of these.  I jumped into … Continue reading

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How to make tomato paste

This recipe came about because I read a lot of recipes for it and came to the conclusion, thru experimentation, that none of them worked well, so I should do all of them.  So I combined them all, and it worked well. Here’s … Continue reading

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How to make ketchup

For years I’ve been making catsup.  It’s a great condiment for adults.  Unfortunately, my kids don’t like it.  So, last year, I decided to go on a quest to make a ketchup that my kids *would* eat.  Over the winter, … Continue reading

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The basement, 1.5 years later

It occurs to me that I’ve not posted more basement pics lately. So, I’m going to walk you thru what I’ve got now, comparing it with the pictures from THIS earlier post.  So, without further adieu, here we go! In the … Continue reading

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Canning 101: How to waterbath can

I’ve been writing this blog as an experienced canner speaking to other experienced canners.  It’s come to my attention that I’ve nothing on here talking about the basics.  So lets do! The first thing I’m going to tell you is … Continue reading

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How to can dried beans

Why bother you ask?  Well, I can get dried beans for usually .10 or .25 per pound, and that’s a dry weight.  When you add in water, and store pricing it becomes approximately a dollar for about a 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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How to can crushed tomatoes

I didn’t think I was going to can tomatoes this year.  I *thought* I had enough to last, but when I went down cellar to move some things around, I did a count and discovered that I only had 18 … Continue reading

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How to can peaches

Get the peaches.  I use seconds for a lot of my canning – if you are canning, it doesn’t matter that the fruit isn’t perfect.   Peaches, at the place I bought from, were running $3.75/pound.  The seconds?  .75 cents/pound.  This … Continue reading

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