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Recipes #21: Asparagus Soup

05-19-2014 08:44 AM by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

We have asparagus.. LOTS and LOTS of asparagus!! I am giving it away and using it for other than “steamed with some butter on top”. Asparagus Soup Saute in large pot: 1 large onion, chopped adding some salt, pepper, and turmeric (for the medicinal value) Asparagus: cut “lots” (1 pound+) into 1/2” pieces and add to onion (I just used whatever amount of asparagus I had) cook/steam for 5 minutes (with lid on) Add: 5 cups broth (I used chick...

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Preserving Foods #37: Pickled Beets - 2013

09-16-2013 12:03 PM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

Sept 16/13 Not many of my beets came up this year but I guess it was enough. I just let them grow and this morning before my grandson arrived I made some pickled beets. 1. cook the beets; let cool and slip the skin off. 2. bring to boil the following 5 cups vinegar 5 cups sugar 1.5 cups water 1 tsp pickling salt 3. slice up the beets and put into sterilized jars4. fill the jars with the boiling liquid5. add the lids and you are done. The above liquid does 5 quarts. ... and ...

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Preserving Foods #36: Pepper Jelly

09-15-2013 03:46 PM by MsDebbieP | 0 comments »

Sept 15/13 After making my pickled peppers and coleslaw I still had some peppers left. So I got to do some pepper jelly. Last spring I attended a house party and got to taste test some hot pepper jelly that was delicious—not too hot and plenty of yummy. I couldn’t wait to see if I could make something similar. So … the recipeCombine 4 large peppers chopped (I should have chopped them finer) 1/2 c jalapeno peppers (or, I used 3 of my “little blue” pep...

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Preserving Foods #35: Coleslaw and Peppers

09-15-2013 03:26 PM by MsDebbieP | 0 comments »

Sept 15/13 When I got the peppers for my “pickled peppers” (see yesterday's blog) I also picked up a couple very large cabbages so I could make some canned coleslaw. I’d never tried this before nor had my mom or aunt. So this was new to me! Today was canning day. After canning them I had some left over for a taste test. Oh my, yummy. Not sure if I’ll try draining it and adding the mayonnaise as suggested. It’s pretty delicious “as is” –...

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Preserving Foods #34: Pickled Peppers

09-14-2013 03:27 PM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

Sept 14/13 ”Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” and MsDebbieP canned them .. all 7 quarts of them. I’ve never canned up peppers before; I’ve always put them in the freezer (which is so easy).I have also never really eaten pickled peppers before other than whatever they got tossed into. This spring, however, one of the farmers gave Rick a jar of his pickled peppers and I gave them a try. They were nice, not hot and not too pickle-y. And I used them i...

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Preserving Foods #33: Peaches

09-02-2013 01:19 PM by MsDebbieP | 5 comments »

Sept 2/13 My daughter lucked out at the farmer’s market on Saturday and got the “one day special” on some peaches. Today we canned them up. $15 + sweetener + electricity = 42 pints of peaches ready for winter. For the first batch we used honey as the sweetener and for the rest of the batches we used sugar. The syrup was 4 cups water to 1.5 cups honey or 2 cups sugar. Process1. dunked the peaches 5 at a time into a pot of boiling water for two minutes and then int...

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Preserving Foods #31: Pears

08-21-2013 01:09 PM by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

Aug 21 / 13 The other day, Rick and I harvested about 90 pounds of pears from our pear tree. Today I started canning them. The peeling part, which I thought was going to be the hardest part, was actually quite easy and relaxing. (Peel them with vegetable peeler; cut in half; use melon-ball tool to scoop out core and the stem and blossom end). The not-so-nice part was getting the jars sterilized, the syrup ready, and the pressure canner set up all at the same time … all requiring t...

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Preserving Foods #30: Apple Pie Jam

08-19-2013 11:08 AM by MsDebbieP | 3 comments »

Aug 19/13 I wanted to can up some apple pie filling this year. I had made some a couple years ago and it was great having “at the ready” but since then I’ve read that you shouldn’t can stuff that has flour in it. I was sure that I had seen a recipe for pie filling without the flour and you add the flour when you make the pie. While trying to track it down I came across the recipe for the jam. Now I don’t really like pie and Rick’s sweet-tooth days ...

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Recipes - From The Canning Cupboard #7: Zucchini (Mock Pineapple) Dessert

08-08-2013 04:59 PM by MsDebbieP | 5 comments »

August 8/13 After canning up my Mock Pineapple (LINK) I found a yummy dessert recipe that used crushed pineapple … hmm So, I opened up one of my jars of zucchini “pineapple” and whipped it together. 1 can cherry pie filling1 can crushed pineapple (using my canned zucchini instead)1 can sweetened condensed milk (can’t go wrong with this super sweet ingredient!)1 container cool whipMix and chill. It was yummy!! We ate a little for supper and I put the rest in...

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Preserving Foods #28: Canned Mock Pineapple (Zucchini)

07-29-2013 10:24 AM by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

July 29/13 What to do with all that zucchini??!! I have shredded and froze it, storing it in batch sizes for zucchini bread; I have made zucchini bread, three times; I have made zucchini brownies, twice; I have fried it; and I have, now, canned it. Someone on Facebook asked for zucchini recipes and one response was for the mock pineapple. What? Let me think about this …. soak the zucchini in pineapple juice, can it, and then when you need some pineapple for a recipe you use zucchi...

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