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Old 03-06-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: NC Countryside
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Hello
I want to find a class on canning. I garden each year, but Waste so much food i could be canning. i want to know the full process. Any Advice?
Thanks,
Tomas of Mooresville
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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I can't give any advice on a class, but if you can't find one, learning to can isn't hard to do from the stuff you can find on the Internet. If you are a gardener, I recommend getting a pressure canner. It's much faster than a water bath canner, a lot of vegetables absolutely require it, and it produces a superior product. You will also want a jar puller and a jar funnel. Both of these items can be a bit of a challenge to find in Charlotte, but not as hard in the surrounding area.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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I would recommend the following book: Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving.
I saw it at my sister-in law's house a few weeks ago.She bought it for me on Amazon. Got it last week and it's like the bible of canning.

As an aside I went to Walmart in Hilton Head 2 weeks ago for jars and lids. Store clerk said they are putting out inventory on April 1.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Charlotte Girl, currently residing in Miami
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Anyone canning this summer for the upcoming winter?

I miss canning with my Mama! These are the things she cans:

Corn
vegetable soup
figs
apples
beets
peaches
sweet and sour pickles
saurkraut
pumpkin
tomatoes
tomato juice

will think of more later.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Anyone canning this summer for the upcoming winter?

I miss canning with my Mama! These are the things she cans:

Corn
vegetable soup
figs
apples
beets
peaches
sweet and sour pickles
saurkraut
pumpkin
tomatoes
tomato juice

will think of more later.
All I am planning on doing this year is tomatoes . . . but if I came upon a good deal on other veggies - especially cukes - I would do some pickles, too.

Unfortunately, I do not have a garden this year. I miss those wonderful home-canned veggies, too.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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I am going to make some pickles! I am also freezing tomatoes and tomato sauce.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I am going to make some pickles! I am also freezing tomatoes and tomato sauce.
What kind of pickles, Jayhawks? Do tell!
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:28 PM
 
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I've already canned some pickles (kosher dill slices) and getting ready to make some homemade hot sauce from the bounty of hot pepper coming in. In a couple of weeks it will be crushed tomatoes. Thinking of making some homemade ketchup this year.

Going to replant the garden this week to get some lima beans to can before the first frost sets in. Beans require a pressure canner if you think you want to do this. I also use the pressure canner for tomatoes because it is so much faster and results in a better product than water bath canning.

I'll probably go find some peaches soon, to make into jam.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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What kind of pickles, Jayhawks? Do tell!
I am going to make Red Pickles {or that is what we call them}...they taste similar to watermelon rind pickles. My grandma used to make them.

I also might make these.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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I am going to make Red Pickles {or that is what we call them}...they taste similar to watermelon rind pickles. My grandma used to make them.

I also might make these.
Very nice, Jayhawks! The Red Pickles sound quite interesting. I don't think I have had watermelon rind pickles.

Now, the other pickles are a variation of what we always called "Refrigerator Pickles." I love making those - my family really enjoys them.

TY for sharing the recipe!
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