"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…"
"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've used the dill pickle, mine didn't turn out so dill tasting, but was my first try so may have been something I did, I do however absolutely LOVE the bread and butter mix. Will have to try the spaghetti sauce mix this year if I get…"
In canning a quick and easy way is to use Mrs. Wages mixes to your tomatoes, pickles, and jellies. They are so fast and convenient. Then just waterbath as usual. I canned pickles, made jellies, tomato sauce, catsup, salsa, sgaghetti sauce with these mixes. And they taste good too. See More
" I had over 40 active beneficial insect nests in an ordinary block of wood, last year. However, a woodpecker thought these wood make a delightful meal for himself, and his friends!...and ate them all. THIS year (2015), I am…"
"Its latest activity that is too limiting. I just added a fountain last year for my birthday and the grandkids love to play in it. Other than that, the deck is so surrounded by pots theres just enough room for chairs and a small table. I also want to…"
"Probably going to invest in a greenhouse heater and drip line for the fuchsias this year though my handy man had to move to Canada to find enough work! So i have the teenagers to install stuff. They need the money but have no expertise. We will see…"