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What are you canning today?
February 10, 2013
9:05 am
mamajoseph
Kenya
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2 pints of chili and 4 pints of spaghetti sauce with meat.

I (sorta) have a farm in Africa.
February 15, 2013
1:08 pm
razzintaz
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5 pounds pinto beans

5 pounds black beans

2 pounds garbanzo beans

2 crockpots of chicken stock

3 pounds small white beans

 

Well, that is all for today. We use the pintos and black beans to make refried beans all the time. We use the white beans by draining, rinsing, then putting back in jar and adding clean cold water to cover beans. Then I put them in my blender or food processor and blend till smooth. I store them in the jar in fridge and use in place of oil in baking. measure for measure.

March 2, 2013
11:04 pm
Miss Judy
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 School has been cancelled  everyday this week except monday and I have been canning!

Dried cranberry beans

Beets

Pork

Beef

Chicken

The chicken I canned in half pints…just the right size for chicken salad. Every thing else was pints. Wide mouth pints for the beef and pork. I love canning in the winter.happy-feet

March 9, 2013
9:48 pm
mamajhk
South Central Kansas
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7 pints of chicken (first time)

12    1/2 pints of chicken stock (with leftover still in fridge)

12   1/2 pints of vegetable stock (with almost a pint leftover and in fridge)

Since the vegetable stock just came out of the canner they have not all sealed yet but everything else has.

In addition I have french toast soaking in the fridge for breakfast tomorrow.  Dishes done and kitchen cleaned and 3 loads of laundry done and waiting to be folded.  I am exhausted.

 

March 10, 2013
9:42 am
BuckeyeGirl
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I'm exhausted just hearing about it mamajhk!! You're my hero!

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March 10, 2013
10:26 am
mamajhk
South Central Kansas
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Had 3 jars of vegetable stock not seal.  The jars of chicken look good.

March 11, 2013
9:02 am
mamajoseph
Kenya
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mamajhk,

You should take the day off after getting so much done!

I'm canning beans today. I have 16 pts. in the canner now. Black beans, chick peas and black eyed peas.

I (sorta) have a farm in Africa.
March 17, 2013
2:15 pm
mamajoseph
Kenya
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2 pints spaghetti sauce w/meat, 3 pints beef with potatoes and 3 pints cubed potatoes. Some of the potatoes in each jar look like mush. Did I cut them too small (about 1 inch dice) or is there some other reason?

I (sorta) have a farm in Africa.
March 19, 2013
1:41 pm
mamajoseph
Kenya
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9 pints and 3 quarts of green beans. A friend came from Nairobi to work with us for a few days and brought me 6 pounds of fresh green beans. (and some asparagus and strawberries!) All the pint and all the quart jars I brought from the US last year are FULL! My mom said I would "never use that many jars." Who's laughin' now?

I (sorta) have a farm in Africa.
March 24, 2013
9:25 am
ruralintheurban
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chef

Canning dried beans today. Black beans, cannelloni, pinto, garbanzo and pigeon peas.

March 24, 2013
2:09 pm
justdeborah2002
ottawa ON
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Six half pints of apple peel jelly.  It is soooo beautiful, dark blush pink. All from 90 apple cores and peels.

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April 17, 2013
1:48 pm
acraig
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I made strawberry jam with delicious fresh strawberries for the first time and it turned out delicious! Reading all the other posts makes this seem like not a very big deal, but for me it is. I have only ever done apple butter before this so it was my first jam and I am so excited it worked out! shimmy

 

April 17, 2013
9:31 pm
BuckeyeGirl
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Making jam IS a big deal!  It's one of the best places to start canning, easy and delicious, who could ask for anything more?  Good to hear that it worked out and that you'll be enjoying it soon with your morning toast.  yes

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April 19, 2013
1:56 pm
Pete
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Indeed, acraig! It IS a huge deal, and we so enjoy hearing about it!

In spite of all the other things I have tried and enjoyed, strawberry jam/preserves remains just about my favorite thing to can and eat. Yum!

Anulos qui animum ostendunt omnes gestemus!
April 21, 2013
4:11 pm
bonita
north east IL
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Caution: Jams are the gateway drug to a canning obsession.

Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.

April 22, 2013
8:11 am
justdeborah2002
ottawa ON
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This isn't about what I canned today, but what canning goods I used today.  This is a particularly lean time right now in my house….I'm sure everyone has been there.  Daughter is graduating from university (great gift needed), heading off to Europe for a 3 week trip (extra spending needed) and 22nd birthday (decent enough gift needed), Mother's birthday (good gift needed), Dad's birthday (good gift needed) and a visit from said parents for the first time in 8 years coming in a few weeks.  So yeah, things are tight.

But one must not sacrifice on life, even when broke.  Sooooooooo, into my pantry I went to my canned goods.  

Pulled barbecue beef, baked beans, salsa, and green chile relish all were put to great use last night for a Mexican inspired Sunday Night Dinner (which are legendary at my house). 

So, when times are a little less busy with gift buying, I will be canning to replace what I've used.  In the meantime, thank goodness for everyone here who helped teach me how to can.  You are keeping us together through April and May.

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April 23, 2013
12:08 pm
acraig
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Thank you for the encouragement. happy-flower I only made about 3 small jars and we have already eaten two of them. It looks like I will be making a larger batch next time. I'm excited to try something new.

April 24, 2013
12:30 pm
Miss Judy
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acraig…welcome to the canning craze! I love to can jams and jellies yes. Before you know it you will have a pantry full of canned goods.

May 5, 2013
10:52 pm
OCHousewife
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I haven't canned anything in about a million years.  I over-bought on strawberries, so decided to make some jam.  Wound up with 5 pints and the jars already pinged.  sun2 

May 6, 2013
4:42 pm
brookdale
Eastern Maine
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Has anyone here used the new Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker? It is on sale at Amazon right now. I would like to get one but don't know if I would use it enough to justify the cost. What do you folks think?

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