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Red Chilli Powder

09-30-2010 03:48 AM by sharad | 11 comments »

Chilli or pepper is one of the most important items used in our kitchen and is needed in constant supply in one form or the other. For a year round supply it has to be preserved. One of the best ways of preserving chillies is to dry them to remove the moisture and then grind them to make a dry powder. Once in two years I cultivate chilli peppers in several containers to obtain a substantial harvest to preserve them by sun drying in the summer months. The green chillies are allowed t...

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Preserving Lemons

09-30-2010 12:55 AM by sharad | 20 comments »

When one gets a good harvest of lemons one faces the problem of how to preserve them. Here are two recipes I have used for preserving the lemons from my T. garden.If the number of lemons harvested is less take the other ingredients shown in the recipe below, proportionately. LEMON-GINGER JUICE Ingredients: Lemons (medium to big size): 25Sugar: 1½ KgGinger: 100 to 125g or as per tastePreservative: ...

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Blue on Blue

09-29-2010 12:45 PM by Weedwacker | 6 comments »

Remember the old Disney movie, “Sleeping Beauty” where the seven dwarves marched off to the mines singing, “Hi Ho, Hi Ho”; that is the theme song for picking blueberries. Day One. Picking a quantum amount of berries requires an early start each day. If children are to be involved, then you have to establish a few ground rules. 1. Most berries need to be blue. 2. Most of the berries that are blue need to go into the bucket. 3. Berries that are eaten that are ...

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Preserving My Tomatoes #1: Sept 29/10

09-29-2010 09:04 AM by Bon | 13 comments »

My tomatoes grew so well this year that I even had enough to do a few bags to freeze.I will use them this winter in soups,chili and stews and any other dish I make that I put tomatoes in.I had 8 different kinds this year and I mixed them in the bags for a different flavour.I had black cherry,black plum,black brandywine,orange/banana,super snow white,amish paste ,yellow marble and red pear.I put them on cookie sheets and placed them in the freezer for a few hours and then I took them and put t...

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Easy Mild Salsa

09-26-2010 07:58 PM by Iris43 | 9 comments »

Here’s my blog to enter my efforts in preserving my tomatoes in ‘Preserving the Harvest Challege’. I’ll just repeat the recipe and show a picture of the end product to make the entry. For more complete information, please refer to my project, ‘Preserving Our Tomatoes—Making Salsa’. Salsa 8 cups chopped tomatoes2 cups chopped onions4 cups mixed, green yellow & red peppers3 chopped jalapeno peppers ( or however many you like)(seeds may b...

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Preserving peaches for pies, crisps etc

09-26-2010 05:12 PM by jroot | 5 comments »

My friend bought us a bushel of peaches at a “bargain” price. Unfortunately they were “seconds”, and SO HARD, that we could not can them. I could not even get the skins off of them with boiling water. So …. I had to be creative … and it worked very well. What I did was scald them in boiling water for a minute, and then let them cool slightly. I tried to peel them, but it was impossible. I think they were picked too green. I chopped them up, sk...

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Preserving peppers.

09-26-2010 04:58 PM by jroot | 6 comments »

How my wife and I preserved our green and yellow peppers this year: When I eat something with peppers in them, particularly the green ones, I have an aftertaste that lasts for days. Interestingly enough, my neighbour wanted to make us a red pepper soup, and I was dreading the experience. However, she discovered a unique way to solve my problem. The good news is that I was not bothered at all. Apparently, it is the oil just under the skin that bothers people, and when the skin is removed ...

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Growing My Way to Freedom #22: Watermelon Rind Pickles

09-11-2010 07:48 PM by Radicalfarmergal | 9 comments »

We have had a wonderful summer for growing watermelons. Almost a dozen watermelons are still growing on the vines, some small like softballs and some huge ones that I estimate are around twenty pounds. With a little help from a neighbor, we decided one of the big watermelons was ripe. We harvested it at its peak and enjoyed sweet, juicy melon as a special end of the summer treat. Here is a photo of my youngest son, proudly bringing his harvest into the kitchen: And here is a bit of...

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2008-11 Edibles #69: Preserving Tomatoes

09-09-2010 12:33 PM by MsDebbieP | 8 comments »

My Methods of Preserving Tomatoes pop cherry tomatoes, whole, into the freezer (I freeze them on cookie sheets and then put them into ziploc bags) can them – stewed, juice, sauces, dehydrate them – this year I “semi-dehydrated” them and stored them in the freezer (freezing them as mentioned above). This reduces the space needed in the freezer and I hope they will be tasty added directly to salads and to the top of dishes rather than having to re-hydrate them....

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