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What did you can (freeze, dehydrate, preserve) today?

Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by Mosquito, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Oct 7, 2008
    FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Garden Ornament

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    I made Chili sauce and Salsa. Today I'm cooking down tomatoes for tomato paste.
    By the way I puree my tomatoes whole in the blender and then add them to the pot to make sauce or paste. Just wash, cut up into pieces small enough for the blender to handle, puree and pour into the pot.
    No boiling, burning your fingers peeling, chopping slippery tomatoes and all that. For sauce I also put the peppers and onions into the blender. Works like a charm and the sauce comes out great.
    Small tomatoes are great for this. I just leave the blender running on puree and drop the little tomatoes into the small opening.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2008
    unclejoe

    unclejoe Attractive To Bees

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    Got a bushel of "blemished" tomatoes at the growers market on Sunday for $9.00. This week I am turning it all into sauce. Also a bushel of Macintosh apples for $12.00. They are turning into dried apple rings this week. If I get it all done I'll get another bushel of apples this weekend and start on the applesauce next week.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2008
    sparks

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    I dehydrated 2- five gallon buckets of apples given to me. Delicious! I like them crispy like chips. Also froze enough apples for a half dozen pies. Not much left after a good freeze. Only swiss chard, kale, brussels sprouts and rutabagas and green onions. Whew! I guess I have more to do!:tools
     
  4. Nov 2, 2008
    mirime

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    wow you all have been busy!

    I'm gonna do some pickled beets today!

    Edit: I DID do them...though by the picture, they look more like pickled onions with beet juice!
    I used Alton Brown's refrigerator beet recipe...hope they turn out okay.

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  5. Nov 10, 2008
    DDRanch

    DDRanch Garden Ornament

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    Leeks. Will take the leeks from the garden and make potato-leek soup. First year I have grown them.
     
  6. Nov 10, 2008
    patandchickens

    patandchickens Deeply Rooted

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    Just finished doing 6 quarts of actually not very good Northern Spy apples. I still have about 10-15 lbs left and I don't know whether i'm going to bother to can them as the quality was unimpressive, may just cook n freeze or make applesauce. Dunno why they're so lousy this eyar.

    Pat
     
  7. Dec 15, 2008
    thedeacon

    thedeacon Leafing Out

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    You guys make me sick. When I got up today is was 7 below zero with a wind chill of -28.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2008
    beavis

    beavis Deeply Rooted

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    Well, this was a couple of months ago, but me and my daughters made Mulberry Jam...Yum!

    My tree is so prolific!
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    The harvest
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    Teaching my 10-yr-old to use a colander (She KNOWS where food comes from)
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  9. Dec 19, 2008
    rockytopsis

    rockytopsis Garden Ornament

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    I really like your labels, do you make them yourself? If so what program do you use? OH and that jam looks good too.
    Nancy
     
  10. Dec 19, 2008
    beavis

    beavis Deeply Rooted

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    I found some free wine labels online and I can't seem to find them now:(

    I got them off the internet for free though.

    Try searching free wine labels or similar. I'll keep trying and if I find them, I will post up the link.
     

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