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Old 05-12-2008, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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I do a lot of canning, Peaches, Pears, Tomatos ( all with peppers & onion), Appple sauce, Apple butter, jellys, Apple Pie in a Jar,

this year I am also gonna do Corn, Salsa and some other things.

What do you Cann?

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Old 05-12-2008, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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I haven't canned in years! when my oldest son was about a year old(he's 19 now) I canned a ton of tomatoes. Had a great recipe for this chili sauce. It turned out great, but what a lot of work. It made me appreciate those prairie women and I know why they all died in their 40's.
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Yes I do lots of Tomatoes,and use them for Chili and stuff.

I love to cann, and have the time to do it. And this year with the Prices spiking up I will have too do more.

I also startet my garden so hopefully I have enough peppers and corn and so on.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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I can tomatoes, green beans, pickles, peaches, apples, jellies, apple butter, applesauce, zuke relish, salsa, potatoes from my garden and fruit trees. Well I have to buy my peaches but usually do up a bushel.

Lately I have been canning meats like chicken, hamburger, pork, beef chunks to have on hand to make quick meals out of. I can up dried beans too like kidney, pinto and navy.

I would love to own a steam juicier to be able to can up fruit juices with.
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I freeze more than I can, anymore. I used to can a lot of tomatoes. I'm afraid of canning beans and such at this altitude (5400 feet). I really don't want to "experience" botulism! I am hoping to plant a lot of tomatoes this year as we have enlarged our garden, then I may can some.
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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I got to apprentice with my friend who had a huge garden harvest that about killed her. We were canning and canning and I finally said... do you have a food dehydrator? We cut the canning in half, dehydrated 1/4 of the harvest on low settings in the oven, and kept the rest fresh for her extended family. Canning is better when you can pace yourself better was the lesson I learned.
so, those women on the prarie had written on their headstones... died of too many tomatoes lmao
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Wow I am not the only one????? I swear some women look at me like Ive Lost it or something lol

I have to do more peaches and pears too this year...... But I enjoy canning
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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Wow I am not the only one????? I swear some women look at me like Ive Lost it or something lol

I have to do more peaches and pears too this year...... But I enjoy canning
Our grocery store carries a large selection of cannng equipment. I guess a lot of people do it.
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Ours does too, but nobody here really does it..... one Lady asked me

Wow, I didnt know old fashioned People who cann still existet !


lmao ! I told her well yes we do, MY MIL , SIL< and some friends do some canning
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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I think other than saving money knowing what is in our foods is important. Plus the learned skill of just knowing you could survive if needed is a bonus. I don't want to rely on my freezer in case there is a power outage we would still have canned foods to eat.
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