"Kathy, There are some things you don't want to pressure can. I use it to can homemade soups, green beans, tuna, and used to use it for meats before I quit eating it. If you put the food in the jars raw, then process it for the required time, I…"
"I found this recipe for Kosher Dill pickels if anyone would like it. It came from a internet friend.
30-36 cukes (3-4 inches long)
3 cups vinegar
3 cups water
6 Tbsp. coarse salt
1-2 cloves garlic, sliced in half
"Gladys, I do that every year only I dry the tomatoes in the dehydrator. Sun dried tomatoes are so very expensive! I get a case of roma's every year halve them scoop out the seeds and dry them. I put them on pizza, in sauces, soups etc. And they…"
"You know ...I never really took that into consideration. I just wanted an easy solution I guess. Your right Anne. SO now I am with Anut B..I need to get some wholesome recipes. In processing them...does that tend to make the product mushy for you?
"Last summer I had a local grower that sells at our Farmer's Market give me more tomatoes than I knew what to do with, They were cracked and could not be sold as "perfect" at the market. I made jars and jars of tomato sauce. I cut the…"
"The onions, garlic, peppers and herbs are known as aromatics. Sauteing them in oil allows them to release their flavorful oils into the olive or veggie oil. When you add that to the rest of the sauce, it helps flavor things. The water bath is for…"
"For spaghetti sauce, I use a recipe from the old Tightwad Gazette. Makes about a dozen quarts of sauce. I don't eat meat so this has no meat in it, but with the problems associated with canning meat products, it's better to make it without…"
"My Bread and Butter pickle recipe is from the Joy of Cooking. It makes five 1 pint jars.
2 1/2 lbs pickling cukes cut into 1/4" slices.
1lb onions (2 - 2 1/2") cut into same width slices
3Tbs pickling or canning salt.
Combine the cukes,…"
"Anne, would you care to share some of your canning mix recipes? I don't plan to do dill pickles anymore as DH doesn't eat them, I would be more interested in a good spaghetti sauce recipe and bread and butter pickles.
"The whole reason I can my own food instead of buying the stuff in the grocery store is to avoid the types of chemicals that are used in these mixes. Mrs. Wages mixes are full of additives and preservatives. She uses maltodextrin which is a form of…"
"I hear you, Lynda, regarding getting out in the garden whenever you can. Sorry to hear you are dealing with some health issues but it looks like you don't let that get in the way of creating beauty in your garden."
"Charlotte, I do feel blessed that my husband shares my passion for gardening. Your harsh climate in Oklahoma does make it especially challenging for you, but I'm guessing it also makes gardening even more rewarding when your efforts pay off."
"Well, you are lucky that your husband enjoys gardening with you. My husband keeps telling me that I'm never finished and he's right; I will continue to add beds because I enjoy lush landscapes. Living in Oklahoma is tough…"