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What are you canning now?

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

  1. Aug 24, 2016
    seedcorn

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    Why not? You could put a window there so you could watch the chickens interact in winter. Oh that's right, you don't have winter. Maybe in summer heat? Open window and gather eggs. Open window, grab stewing hen. So many uses....
     
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    Beekissed

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    Or...remove the lid, fill half way with hay, and let them use it as an extra nest. ;)
     
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    yesterday we went out after work and picked the brown crowder peas down again and the 21 crowder peas, and picked the third bed of corn..
    dw was busy canning today...... she did more sweet banana rings over the weekend...
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    yum pop a top this winter add a ham hock..cant wait
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    Beekissed

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    Beautiful food, Major!!!! :clap I'm not a bean fan but it all looks incredible!
     
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    the dw is trying to get the poppers out of the beans, guess thats why she sleeps on the other end of the house...:lol:
     
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    Beekissed

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    :lol: They say baking soda helps...
     
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    Beekissed

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    Any of y'all use a steam canner instead of a water bath canner? Once I tried the steam canner I never went back to WB canning....no broken jars, no heavy pots of water on the stove, etc.
     
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    Steam canner take as long as water bath? Why I went to canner-cuts time processing by 1/3 plus all the time heating that amount of water.
     
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    Nope....there's about 2 in. of water in the steam canner vs. a huge pot of water in the BWB, so getting hot enough for good steam, especially in the light gauge aluminum of the steam canner is a pretty quick thing compared to bringing that big pot to a roiling boil each time.

    It's as fast as a pressure canner but there are just some things you don't want to pressure can or it just turns to mush or loses color and flavor. Corn being one of them.....here's a pic of pressure canned corn next to steam canned corn. The brown stuff is out of the pressure canner....it tastes scorched and has lost any crispness it had. 100_4858.jpg 100_4864.jpg
     
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    Canned so far...still have to can chicken, chicken pot pie mix, stock, possibly deer, pumpkin and squash, and, hopefully, some apples if we can scavenge for some.

    Pints of various things~tomato soup, salsa, green beans, hot pepper jam, corn, etc.

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    Various tomato based things~salsa, tomato soup, chili base, slumgullion.

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    Corn and a few of last year's chicken, which I'll be using to make some pot pie mix as soon as I dig up what few spuds I may have out there. Oh..and a jar of squirrel from last fall. Will likely turn that into a pot pie mix too.

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