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NJCardFan
07-19-2013, 11:25 AM
Anyone here can? If so, I'll start posting some of the canning recipes we've done so far this summer.

patriot45
07-19-2013, 11:39 AM
Anyone here can? If so, I'll start posting some of the canning recipes we've done so far this summer.

I like to do some canning. I do pickles with onions, garlic and jalapenos. I have done salsa and Bloody Mary mix too.
http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/showthread.php?36908-Productive-Pickle-day!&highlight=canning

http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/showthread.php?17449-Productive-Saturday!&highlight=bloody+mary

marv
07-19-2013, 12:19 PM
Watermelon pickles are among my favorites. Quick, simple, and I believe in getting the most out of what I buy. Soup bones from New Years standing rib roasts and an Easter ham are others.

Waste not...want not. That's my Ozark heritage.

NJCardFan
07-19-2013, 01:03 PM
I like to do some canning. I do pickles with onions, garlic and jalapenos. I have done salsa and Bloody Mary mix too.
http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/showthread.php?36908-Productive-Pickle-day!&highlight=canning

http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/showthread.php?17449-Productive-Saturday!&highlight=bloody+mary

Good deal. I'll post later tonight our recipes for blueberry jam, strawberry lemonade concentrate, raspberry lemonade concentrate, and dill pickles.

linda22003
07-22-2013, 08:23 AM
I used to help my grandmother do it, ages ago. Most of the things mentioned here are so high in sugars that they are not in my diet anyway, and I simply don't have the time.

Rockntractor
07-22-2013, 09:13 AM
I used to help my grandmother do it, ages ago. Most of the things mentioned here are so high in sugars that they are not in my diet anyway, and I simply don't have the time.

Do you make your potions in small batches every time you need them?

linda22003
07-22-2013, 10:54 AM
I make everything fresh if that's your question. We try to do portion control at the supermarket, and rarely have leftovers (unless we've had a party, hosted Thanksgiving, etc).

Rockntractor
07-22-2013, 12:02 PM
I make everything fresh if that's your question. We try to do portion control at the supermarket, and rarely have leftovers (unless we've had a party, hosted Thanksgiving, etc).

What about special potions for casting spells, do you get out the cast iron cauldron every time you need one? Wouldn't canning be more convenient in the long run?

linda22003
07-22-2013, 02:18 PM
That information is shared on a need to know basis and you couldn't possibly have the right clearance level for it. :friendly_wink:

ABC in Georgia
07-22-2013, 07:44 PM
Linda ...

Have you noticed the price of eye of newt in the grocery stores lately? :evil-grin:

Only joking ... I don't can anything either, nor do I bake cookies. My favorite things to make are hot canapes and fancy desserts for dinner parties.

PS ... re "Coke Floats", I don't like Root Beer, is strange tasting stuff, so always used Coke. What is the overwhelming flavoring in Root Beer anyway, do you know?

~ ABC

Rockntractor
07-22-2013, 07:56 PM
My favorite things to make are hot canapes.



~ ABC


I usually take the peas out of the can before I heat them, must be an English custom.http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_6657.gif (http://www.desismileys.com/)

ABC in Georgia
07-22-2013, 08:37 PM
I usually take the peas out of the can before I heat them, must be an English custom.http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_6657.gif (http://www.desismileys.com/)

Beloved Dingbat! :smile-new:

~ ABC

linda22003
07-23-2013, 10:14 AM
PS ... re "Coke Floats", I don't like Root Beer, is strange tasting stuff, so always used Coke. What is the overwhelming flavoring in Root Beer anyway, do you know?

~ ABC

Sassafras, I think....? Although I doubt they do it with the tree bark and root anymore.

NJCardFan
07-23-2013, 12:46 PM
Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

You will need:


6 cups hulled strawberries(for raspberry lemonade concentrate, just replace strawberries with raspberries. Rest of the recipe is the same)
4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice(if you have a juicer, it will save your life)
6 cups granulated sugar
Directions:


1.) PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready to use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.
2.) PURÉE strawberries in a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade, working in batches, until smooth. Transfer to a large stainless steel saucepan as completed.
3.) ADD lemon juice and sugar to strawberry puree, stirring to combine. Heat to 190° F over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
4.) LADLE hot concentrate into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.
5.) PROCESS jars in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

QUICK TIP:
To reconstitute, the book says to mix 1 part water to 1 part concentrate but this is too sweet. We've found that 1 pint makes a half gallon of juice.

NJCardFan
07-23-2013, 12:49 PM
Linda ...

Have you noticed the price of eye of newt in the grocery stores lately? :evil-grin:

Only joking ... I don't can anything either, nor do I bake cookies. My favorite things to make are hot canapes and fancy desserts for dinner parties.

PS ... re "Coke Floats", I don't like Root Beer, is strange tasting stuff, so always used Coke. What is the overwhelming flavoring in Root Beer anyway, do you know?

~ ABC
Most rootbeer is artificially flavored with the main ingredient being vanilla. But in the day, sassafras root was the flavoring but thanks to the FDA it is banned from use.

ABC in Georgia
07-23-2013, 02:43 PM
NJ, sorry, for interrupting your canning recipe thread ...

Thanks however, for the info re the ingredients in Root Beer being changed. When I was young (back in the dark ages sometime :biggrin-new:) it used to taste "medicinal" to me.

Is reason I didn't like it.

Hawkgirl
07-30-2013, 06:29 PM
My parents can their tomato sauce and usually buy bushels of tomatoes when they are in season. It's a whole weekend project and one I grew up with...but I was always the helper, so I have no idea how to do it, but they use a lot of mason jars and big pots.:smile-new:


Of course, I never have to buy tomato sauce and the jar or canned stuff in the supermarkets just isn't the same.

NJCardFan
07-31-2013, 12:39 AM
Wifey just spent the last week canning pickles. We have jars and jars of dills, garlic dills, refrigerator dills, bread and butter pickles. We got the pickles to can free from her cousin. Must have been 1,000 pickles in that box and we're not done yet.