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Preservation & Canning

Bread and Butter Pickles

I went to the French Market yesterday in Wheaton, Illinois to see what I could see.  Two rows of vendors plying their wares. I did find a farm stand that …
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Canning Chicken Stock

I’ve been looking forward to using my pressure canner for the first time. I had some frozen chicken carcasses so I simmered them for a few hours with bay leaf …
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Quick Grape Jelly

Our gracious hosts were very generous not only of letting us stay at the lake house, but they also made a gift of 2.5 pounds of concord grapes that were …
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Canned Tomato Sauce – Summer in a Jar!

I have a good pile of tomatoes that I’m never going to be able to eat while fresh so I decided to can some up for the cold winter nights. …
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Home Canning Salsa

Since I have so many tomatoes, I decided to make some canned salsa.

The recipe is based on one from a colleague of mine. His salsa is always a hit in the …
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Freezing Carrots for Winter

I’m not a huge fan of carrots, not one of my favorites to munch raw, unlike a just picked tomato, where a little salt and pepper on top and I’m …
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Homemade Beet and Ginger Relish
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Homemade Beet and Ginger Relish

On Wednesday July 28 in the Chicago Tribune Good eating section there was an article by Bill Daley. In it he published a recipe for Beet and Ginger relish. It …
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Freezing Green Beans for a rainy day

With almost 2 lbs of green beans, I need to put them up for a later date. It’s not really enough to can in a pressure canner, but I can …
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Sweet Pickles and First Canning attempt

I really like sweet pickles, and we are growing some cucumbers at the veggie plot so I of course am impatient. I reasoned that it would be good practice to …
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