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  1. 45nut

    45nut Active Member

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    This summer I have canned peach butter, pineapple preserves, dill pickles, jalapeno dill pickles, bread & butter pickles, b&b jalapenos & b&b vidalia onions and spiced peaches.

    Anyone else into canning?
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    Nothing quite like opening something in the middle of winter, that YOU canned.

    We used to make a production out of it every year.
    It was a family effort, and we canned a LOT of different items.
    Best pickles I ever had, I grew and canned.
    Since there is just the two of us left, we don't do it anymore.
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    My canning season is just getting started. I have to say my favorite canned veg is sweet corn, in the dead of winter it still makes me taste summer!
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    Pickles for me- bread and butter style. It's difficult to grow quality cucumbers here in the desert but the Armenian ones do grow well, so my pickles all have ridges around the edges.
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    We can pickles and snap beans mostly, occasionally we'll put up some jelly or Kumquat preserves.
  6. 76Highboy

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    That peach butter sounds terrific.
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    It all sounds great. Great variety. I like jalapeno preserves. Do you do that too?
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    We need to sit down and learn
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    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

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    I have canned a few refrigerator pickles and jellies, I want to do more. I had a cousin that would make something he called Amish relish, it was spicy and a yellowish color kind of like mustard, anyone know the recipe for that?
  10. Alpo

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    I do meat. I keep telling myself I need to try jellies, but I don't eat that much that it would be worthwhile making up 8 or 10 jars. One jar of jelly lasts me a couple of years.

    I've put up beef, pork, chicken and deer - all cold pack. Also done browned ground beef, chili, spaghetti sauce and the last batch of chicken I did I had a couple of spaces left, so put up a couple of quarts of pinto beans.

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    'Course, I did have that one jar crack, and I don't think I'm gonna eat this one.
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  11. 76Highboy

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    I'll bet that is as tender as meat gets, hu?
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    B&B pickles, dill pickles, chow chow, beets, carrots, pickled jalapeno jam (awesome with cream cheese), pickled jalapenos, spaghetti sauce, sweet and sour red cabbage, peaches.
    I want to can meat but can't get the wife to go along with it.
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    Alpo, you ever can mullet? Back in the 70's and 80's a guy I worked with canned lots of it and shared with us. I liked it better than tuna or salmon, not as strong.:)
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    I think you need a pressure canner for canning meats. we decided to get one for next year. will be looking for info on how to do meat next year.
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    Next time you're in a store that has canning supplies, look for the canning guide by Ball, all the info you need and recipes as well.
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    I do peaches, pears, blackberries, and figs. I have thought of canning meat, but with it just being the two of us, I find it just about as cheap to buy the tins of meat, and stock up! I did the pickle thing untill I got burned out on them, and I gave most of them away anyhow. Just like the fruits I can, I wind up giving away most of them.
  17. Alpo

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    Never done fish. Not a big fish-eater, and it is more difficult than meat.

    Done bacon, though.
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    I figured there were some canners amongst us.

    I bought a pressure canner last year thinking of doing meat, but so far I haven't worked up the courage. I plan on giving a good bit of the preserves as Christmas gifts and some pickles & peaches too.

    I just like the thought of doing some food storage for myself.

    http://pickyourown.org/allaboutcanning.htm has some good info for beginners

    Alpo - I am so envious of your canned meat!! :eek:
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  19. 45nut

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    I haven't yet. I'm from TEXAS and here's some jalapeno jelly is about worn out. :eek: :D Now, cactus jelly is worthy of great effort, but I live too far from the hill country to get some fresh cactus fruit.

    BTW, all of my preserves are white sugar free. For the most part I use organic Agave nectar, honey and some brown sugar. The only thing I've used white sugar in was the spiced peaches because I ran out of Agave nectar and it needed a bit more sweetness. I just use the sugar free pectin and all of my jams have set up pretty good.

    I'll post some pictures tonight.
  20. Alpo

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    Go for it, 45nut. That first time was scary. Kept kinda expecting the thing to blow up. When I had to go past the stove, to get to the bathroom, I was kinda going sideways, watching it.

    Knowing how came in real handy, a couple of months ago. Freezer decided to die, and because I knew how to can, I did NOT lose 50 pounds of meat.
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