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What are you canning now?

Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by Beekissed, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Jul 10, 2016
    majorcatfish

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    with all the diplomat melons coming on all at once dw sliced and dried 7 of them in the Excalibur.. little jewels all dried up...tastes just like a pear..
    picked out another 7 melons for drying ..... between the 4 of us this mess will not last long...yummmm
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    Nyboy

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    I just paid $3.99 for honeydew, one taste :rantHarvey the rabbit is enjoying
     
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    seedcorn

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    Explain to me drying melons. Usage.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Eating.
     
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    seedcorn

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    Comedians, surrounded by comedians....

    Leave the comedy to us professionals..... ;)
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Trying to be a professional like you.
     
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    seedcorn

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    Would not recommend it as all I get are tips ........to go away.
     
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    ducks4you

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    Everybody finds their own way. Personally, I find blanching easier than cutting off the skins, and there is more of the peach when you are done. It's a matter of time with me. Consider making bread. It's very easy and theraputic, like pounding down the dough, but you have to set aside the time to do it. When I blanch vegetables or fruit, I give myself extra time because the vegetables and fruit retain their heat and you need to let them cool down before deskinning them. Tomatoes are the worst for heat retention! I don't like to waste ice cooling them down, either. So, I use a slotted spoon, then put the fruit in bowls and let them cool down. I've even started draining my corn by pouring the pot water through a colander into a plastic paint bucket, and then watering with that after the corn water cools down. I have to pay for my water and it seems a waste to pour it down the drain.
     
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    ninnymary

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    Ducks, I too save my water whenever I boil corn, potatoes, eggs, etc and water my plants on the deck with it.

    Mary
     
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    majorcatfish

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