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 Post subject: What have you/are you canning this year?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:58 am 
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I canned Gravenstein apple sauce, early girl and San marzano tomatoes. In a few weeks I will can pumpkin!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:02 am 
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I canned about 12 pints of heirloom tomatoes, and 12 half pints of blueberry raspberry jam. I still need to make some apple butter to can and I am going to cook down some more heirloom tomatoes to make tomato sauce to can tonight.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:05 am 
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Oh yes, my friend canned apple butter for me. She also made apricot jam and cherry conserve.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:43 am 
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I haven't done too much this year so far, but I have finished up strawberry rhubarb jam, raspberry jam, bakeapple/cloudberry (an orange berry that looks like a raspberry) jam, and rhubarb pickles/relish. Hopefully I will get to some apple butter or jelly soon.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:23 pm 
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So far i've canned about 8 jars of pickles from the heirloom cucumbers in the garden, and a few small jars of tomato sauce from the tomatoes in the garden, its a mix of the different heirloom varieities that I have.

From the dumpster i have canned about 12 jars of pickles, 6 plum jams, 20 or so tomato sauces, and mandrin oranges.

soon I want to go pick apples and can some.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:50 pm 
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So far this year, just plum and peach jams. I'll probably do something apple-y, and maybe some tomatoes.
I need a pressure canner. Then I would be unstoppable.


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I've canned a ton of tomatoes this year... Plain ol tomatoes, tomatoe sauce for pasta, and roasted tomatoes with salt and olive oil.

How do you can pumpkin, little bear??? I want that!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:56 pm 
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ameyfm wrote:
I've canned a ton of tomatoes this year... Plain ol tomatoes, tomatoe sauce for pasta, and roasted tomatoes with salt and olive oil.

How do you can pumpkin, little bear??? I want that!

I've never done it! I will let you know. My friend grew a ton of pumpkin so we decided we should can it


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:01 pm 
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I canned air.

(my garden sucked this year)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:53 pm 
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littlebear wrote:
ameyfm wrote:
I've canned a ton of tomatoes this year... Plain ol tomatoes, tomatoe sauce for pasta, and roasted tomatoes with salt and olive oil.

How do you can pumpkin, little bear??? I want that!

I've never done it! I will let you know. My friend grew a ton of pumpkin so we decided we should can it

I can't wait to hear about it!
Last year my mom put out a message on free cycle, about a week after Halloween, asking for people's pumpkins. We cooked and froze so much pumpkin, until our freezers were full. But if we could can it, we could go on forever!

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 Post subject: Re: What have you/are you canning this year?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:37 am 
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Thanks to the PPK expert assistance in my Ballymaloe Tomato Chutney thread, I've uncoded my Irish Grandmother's stack of old cookbooks/recipes (1 cup is 227 ml and not 250 ml) and a major canning adventure has begun.

So far I've made:

Cucumber/Onion Mustard Pickles
Ballymaloe Tomato Chutney (tomatoes, onions, vinegar, sultana raisins and spices)
Irish Whiskey Marmalade
Rhubarb-Fig Preserves


I'm still thinking about what to do with the explosion of apples that happened this week; gifts from neighbours and friends with very productive trees.


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 Post subject: Re: What have you/are you canning this year?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:49 am 
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How about a recipe swap, Padraigin?? I would LOVE to see your pickle and chutney recipes.... i do remember seeing the thread but not the final recipe.

I have a very generous mulberry tree in the backyard just beginning its yield, but i managed to eat most of the bowl of mulberries, so there will be no jam from that tree this year.....

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 Post subject: Re: What have you/are you canning this year?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:17 pm 
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So far this year we've done 20 pints of strawberry jam, 6 pints of blueberry jam, 10 quarts of zesty zucchini relish, 4 quarts of sweet mustard pickles, 5 pints of beets, and 5 pints of salsa.
I'm hoping to do lots more mustard pickles this week when the last of the cucumbers get a bit bigger, and loads more salsa as the tomatoes all rippen. I never thought to do apple butter.... hmmmm.... I think I might do some. Anyone have a good recipe?


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 Post subject: Re: What have you/are you canning this year?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:19 pm 
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oooo, and I found a bog not far from my house that has loads of cranberries growing all around it, so I think i'll do some cranberry chutney again this year.
I'm a big fan of canning anything I can get for free/grow myself/pick fairly cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: What have you/are you canning this year?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:32 pm 
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torque wrote:
How about a recipe swap, Padraigin?? I would LOVE to see your pickle and chutney recipes.... i do remember seeing the thread but not the final recipe.


Happy to share ....

Oops - I thought I had posted an update on the Ballymaloe Tomato Chutney. I must be PPKing in my dreams. Will post a follow-up in that original thread; the chuntney turned out fabulous - sort of like a tomato jam. The recipe may be similar to the Irish Ballymaloe Relish currently sold. I've pm'd Torque the recipe and if any one else would like it, please pm me.

Here's Grandma's cucumber-onion pickles - they are a type of mustard pickle.

MUSTARD PICKLES

1 quart chopped cucumbers + [1 extra cucumber, chopped]
1 quart onions + [1 extra onion, chopped]
2 heaping tbsp of pickling salt (rock salt)

2 tbsp dry mustard
2 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp flour
2 cups brown sugar
1 pint white vinegar

There are hand written notes in the recipe that recommend smaller cucumbers no bigger than 6 inches, so that there are not a lot of big seeds.

The night before pickling, process cucumbers and onions. Peel and trim the vegetables and chop into similar sized ½ inch pieces. Put vegetables in a large crock and sprinkle 2 heaping tbsp of pickling salt over them. Stir a few times before going to bed and leave them overnight on the counter.

In the morning, carefully rinse and drain the salted vegetables. Make sure they are well drained or the pickles will be watery.

Prepare the pickling liquid. Put dry ingredients in large cooking pot and mix well to combine. Add vinegar. Once it comes up to a gentle simmer, let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add the vegetables and simmer for another 5 minutes. Put up in sterilized pickling jars. Makes 4 pints.

1 quart = 4 cups = 0.95 litres
1 pint = 2 cups = 454 ml


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 Post subject: Re: What have you/are you canning this year?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:35 pm 
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I just made Gala applesauce. Maybe pear butter next?

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 Post subject: Re: What have you/are you canning this year?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:24 am 
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I canned 3 1/2 pints of tomato jam, 5 pints of strawberry jam that I split with my roommate, and 9 pints of crushed tomatoes. I also have some pickles that I'm fermenting in a crock and some tomato sauce and apple sauce that I'm freezing. The tomato jam is amazing! I used this recipe: http://www.foodinjars.com/2010/09/tomato-jam/


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 Post subject: Re: What have you/are you canning this year?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:10 am 
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This thread inspired me to search for different recipes that I wouldn't have thought to do. I found a pretty cool website that had lots of great ideas (dandilion jelly? I have loads of dandilions, that's for sure), and some gross ones. Canned/pickled meat? Blech.


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 Post subject: Re: What have you/are you canning this year?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:34 am 
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So far we've canned:
tomates
ketchup
pickles
potatoes
beans
apple butter

The apple butter is so good and we've been going through it quickly. I think I"m going to have to make another batch soon. This time, maybe mixing apples & pears. I want to can some more suff but haven't decided what's next.


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I'm going to freeze roasted pumpkin and butternut puré. Maybe some applesauce as well!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:45 am 
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I've done some apple butter. I'm waiting for the pumpkins to really come into season here then I'll be doing something with those.


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Thank you Padraigin, you are a rockstar!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: What have you/are you canning this year?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:09 pm 
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i have read that canning pumpkin is not recommended due to the low acid level and the density of purreed pumpkin. I wanted to do that last year but could not find a recipe, even in my pressure canner cookbook. but frozen cooked pumpkin is terrific. i highly recomend measuring it out into amounts that match your favorite recipes. i went all urban homsteader this year and canned asparagus, rhubarb, plums, peaches, pickled peaches, peach butter, green and red salsa, bread and butter pickles, dilly beans, dill pickles, applesauce and strawberry, blueberry, raspberry,currant, blackberry and grape jams. i still need to do tomatoes so i'll be picking those up this weekend. there are only two of us in the house, too. canning gets kind of obsessive once you get the hang of it.


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 Post subject: Re: What have you/are you canning this year?
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Canned:
* 6 quarts of pickles and carrots (sliced and whole)
* 12 pints of extra-spicy dilly beans
* 4 pints of roasted heirloom tomato and garlic pasta sauce
* 4 pints of roasted heirloom tomatoes
* 8 pints of halved Roma and various heirloom tomatoes
* 4 pints of pickled jalapenos/various hot peppers
* 4 pints of maple ginger Cortland applesauce

Frozen:
* probably 3-4 quarts of whole cherry tomatoes
* maybe 2 quarts of plain heirloom tomato sauce

Peach-vanilla bean preserves and peach butter will be canned tonight or tomorrow. I wish I had a pressure canner!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:05 pm 
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I canned salsa and crushed tomatoes in the middle of the summer. I wanted to can so much more but could never afford more ingredients. Every paycheck something came up but I might still try to do some apple pie fillings before the holidays start.

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