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What are you canning today?
August 28, 2011
9:53 am
justdeborah2002
ottawa ON
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6 quarts of crushed tomatoes, and 7 quarts of spicy tomato sauce.

 

I got a great deal, since I don't have much of a garden on the bf's balcony…50 lbs of roma tomatoes for $10!  woooo hoooo!

queen of make it fit
August 28, 2011
12:25 pm
pdelainey
Saskatchwan, Canada
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I'll be canning about 56 quarts of dill pickles.

Also baking more apples for apple sauce.

clover

August 28, 2011
2:54 pm
lizzie
Grass Valley
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I made 7 pints of bread and butter pickles last night.  You WOMEN put me to SHAME!  Thinking of making dilly beans today, notice how I said thinking?laugh

August 28, 2011
7:06 pm
knancy
Charleston, WV
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Here is a tribute to all of you who are canning:

 

http://www.youtube.com

 

fork

August 28, 2011
10:43 pm
gardnerh
Beavercreek, Oregon
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Today was 16 half pints of wild blackberry/boysenberry jelly, 17 half pints of fig/orange preserves, and 4 quarts of chicken soup with barley.

 

I've also got the pulp from the berry jam fermenting to make syrup with tomorrow. 

August 28, 2011
10:51 pm
VictorianGirl
Schenectady, NY
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I have a very small garden with only eight tomato plants (along with two zucchini plants and two cucumber plants) but today I did can ten pints of tomato sauce with my own homegrown basil, parsley and garlic.  It's really rewarding to look at those old-fashioned glass jars neatly labeled and lined up on the shelf.  For my next canning project I'd like to make pumpkin butter.  Does anyone have a yummy recipe?  Thank you in advance for the recipe(s).  Suzanne, thanks so much for your daily posts.  I'm a newcomer and I have to say I look forward to reading your posts every evening….and I'm totally in awe of all your accomplishments.  I wish I lived in the country!

August 29, 2011
3:44 pm
brookdale
Eastern Maine
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knancy said:

Here is a tribute to all of you who are canning:

 

http://www.youtube.com

 

fork

Loved this! Especially the pictures of the jars on the shelves. It brought back memories of my own Grammy.

Remember, if it rains on your picnic it's also raining on your garden!
August 29, 2011
6:24 pm
Bev in CA
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Nothing today and then tomorrow it is corn relish.  Thank you Knancy for the sharing the great tribute to canning.  I hope everyone gets to see this.  I really enjoyed it.  The music, all the jars empty, full and especially all the love that went into those jars!

August 29, 2011
6:59 pm
kellyb
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Nineteen pints of Dede's Wonderful Salsa today and 18 pints yesterday. Can't ever have enough.

August 29, 2011
8:51 pm
langela
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9 quarts of cherry pie filling, 3 quarts of cherry syrup, 6 half pints of cherry jam, and 3 pints of cherry jam. I also froze 14 cups of cherries for later use. Cherries are finally done! Tomorrow it's more peaches, out to pick some of our first apples, and canning my first green beans. Beans have been so slow this year and are only just now starting to produce enough to pick. I also have to put up tomatoes tomorrow. Nothing feels as good as the "tired" after a good day's work! yes

August 29, 2011
9:26 pm
cricketjett
Looneyville, WV
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12 quarts of tomato juice and 11 quarts of green beans.  My garden has also been later this year due to all the heavy rain this spring.  I also mowed the lawn this morning.  I agree langela, nothing feels better as the "tired" after a good day's work!!

August 30, 2011
5:23 am
Ruby
Upstate NY
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Finally the tomatoes are ready. Last week, 12 pints of tomatoes, 10 pints of salsa and 5 qts of pickles. Also 21 baggies of corn for freezer. Today 12 qts of tomatoes and 3 qts of pickles. I definately done with pickles, but many more tomatoes to go. Can't wait to use my new steamer juicer in a few weeks for apples and grapes.   Just 2 of us, so don't have a need for those large numbers. 3 weeks ago I did 12 pounds of refridgerator pickles for my wedding. Big hit but had tons left over.  I am still giving them away. I don't want to look at another cucumber this summer. happy-flower

August 30, 2011
11:28 am
MaryMooCow
Mi
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Made choke cherry jelly and apple juice yesterday. Today is another batch of applesauce and some apple pie! Yum.:)

August 30, 2011
1:09 pm
Sonia
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Well, not canning today but plan to can more pear honey and maybe a few more quarts of just plain ole pears for later in the year.  Then after that….must rest up for the TRIP (yipee!!) up to the retreat this week!!!!  woo-hoo!!!

August 31, 2011
9:43 am
Ruby
Upstate NY
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What is a choke cherry? I see recipes for them, but have never heard of them. Maybe it is a regional thing.

August 31, 2011
12:07 pm
kdubbs
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Just got my ClearJel in the mail!  Tomato soup, here we come!

August 31, 2011
1:52 pm
kellyb
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Grape juice.  I hadn't planned on canning any today but DH called and said the grapes were ready.  I have a little over 2 bushels of Concord grapes.  Today everything is just being made into juice.  I'll make jelly when things are less hectic.  I also want to try homemade wine.

September 8, 2011
3:04 pm
Landodixy
DeWitt,VA
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Today I will be canning deli meat chicken.  Yes, really!  My sweetheart works for a high-end deli meat manufacturer and he told me after I got home from the retreat that they were able to purchase whole maple chicken deli meat (approx 5 lbs each) for $2.50 each!  They are limiting them to 2 per day for as long as they last.  So far we have 6!  (We have bought them in the past like this but the sale price is normally $5 each.)

 

Anyway, sometimes we freeze them, but my favorite is to can them.  We pull out my grandmother's old meat slicer (not like the cheaper models made today) and slice about 1" thick and then we turn the thick slices into cubes.  Sometimes I leave in long slices but it seems to fit in the jars better if it's cubed.  I realize the meat has already been cooked, however, to be on the safe side, I still can for the time recommended for poultry.  We use it in any recipe that calls for canned chicken.  Our favorites are chicken salad, chicken casseroles, Buffalo Chicken Dip…you get the picture.  Hey, when I get a good deal like that, it's time to have both canners going on the stove!

 

-Deb

September 8, 2011
5:20 pm
Ross
Bel Air Maryland
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 If you cut them into hotdog size pieces you can treat them as such.

September 8, 2011
8:51 pm
Chickenlady62
Upstate, New York
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made plum jam  and apple plum butter with the plums from our trees. Did Peach butter also.

Hoping to have time to do more salsa this weekend along with the pears

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