What have you canned or preserved today?

journey11

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I planted mine in 2009. They are about as tall as me now. There really was not much if anything in 2010. In 2011 I got some. Not sure how much. I would pick and freeze and I had enough to make the syrup for your immune system. In 2012 there was a lot more. I would say we got a gallon or 2. Then, last year maybe a gallon or 2, so in all that time we had a couple quarts of elderberry syrup, an elderberry pie and now 14 half pints of jelly. Unless there is some buried in a freezer, that is all, but I read they can get 8 feet tall some of them. I have York and Nova. York is suppose to get 6 to 8 ft tall and Nova 6 to 10 ft. They have white flowers. I am thinking of buying 2 Guincho Purple. They have purple flowers, but get taller, maybe 12 ft. I am just not sure if I really, really need them. They just started sort of kind of liking raspberry jam. :celebrate
I got York and Adams through www.jungseed.com . It sounds like they get a lot bigger than their wild cousins! I hope we don't end up moving before they bear.
 

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I have about a third of the smaller morels in the dehydrator right now. The rest went home with DS and co-picking his friend.
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I don't do morels since I nearly died from eating them 40 years ago. (Long story) But I am not above preserving them for a long cold winter day. DS loves mushroom soup.
 

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Made a radish chutney today with all the fresh spring pickings.

Chutney is as follows:

(Don't really do measuring that often)

Radish
Onion
Tomato
Chilli
Fenugreek Seed
Mustard Seed
Cumin Seed
Fennel Seed
Coriander Seed
Garlic
Red Vinegar
Sugar
Salt and Pepper

Picked, chopped, sauteed and reduced, Delish!
 

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I cut them into really short pieces. They dry in practically no time, the fastest I've ever had anything dry in my dehydrator. Be prepared, there is a real strong odor while they are drying. I run my dehydrator in a detached storeroom. With that odor I was glad I did.
 

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I canned 7 half pints of plum jelly, 6 pints of sweet pickle relish, and the other day 8 pints of dill relish, dehydrating cherry tomatoes and extra tomatoes, and herbs, freezing blackberries to make jam later and elderberries.
 
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