canning veggies from the garden

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GSDgirl
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   Posted 8/6/2010 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I have canned tomatoes for my sauce for years along with preparing and freezing just about all other veggies.  This year it is not as easy ( never easy but doable).  I did cook down my tomatoes but had to freeze them without straining them, I will do that at a later date.  Honestly I don't like this one bit!!!  I have also cut up tomatoes and just froze them to process at a later time. 
 
I also have spices ready to cut and dry but just can't make myself do it.............sounds stupid but it is something that I always do.  Bay leaves are so expensive in the store so I dry mine and save for sauces.  I also have 2 kinds of basil, oregano, parsley, chives, and more that I can't think of. 
 
I guess I am just venting about my "other" life sad  
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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KellieJo
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   Posted 8/6/2010 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I love canning.........last year I canned alot. This year ain't happening unless my garden takes off and I don't see that happening.

Do you have a garden?
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getting by
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   Posted 8/6/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Denise,
 
I use to can like crazy when I was younger.  I would do over a hundred cans of beans and tomatoes.  I even canned meat, venison.  Fruits were fun to can, peaches and pears.  We would have meals on the table that were completely out of the garden and woods.  The only thing store bought on our table was the butter and milk.  I even made my own bread.  Those sure were the days, thanks for bringing that memory back. 
 
Good luck with canning.  I use a pressure canner, goes by much faster.  Freezing tomatoes is fine, you can always come back to them.   We have a bunch of frozen strawberries that we will make freezer jam with.  Work, work work, but it is sooooo gooood.
 
Have a great day!!!
 
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 8/6/2010 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes Kellie, I told hubby that I wanted a garden.  Last year he borrowed the neighbors plow and hooked it to our John Deere tractor and plowed about 3/4 of an acre............too much but that is hubby, never anything on a small scale.  I hope you did not get the tomato fungus......Last year my girlfriend and I planted 50 tomato plants and got wiped out.  It was awful.  This year my tomatoes are to die for.
 
We (my BFF) planted 50 tomatoes, brussel sprouts, corn, green beans (too many), peas, limas, cabbage, broccoli, potatoes, turnips, lettuce, pumpkins, baby watermellons, zucchini (the chickens are eating all them), peppers (hot & sweet), eggplant, and I can't remember what else.
 
I also wipe out my dads tomatoes cause my mom quit canning.   My mom spoiled me and now she uses canned or jar sauce.....I blame her lovingly.
 
Where are you located in the country?  your garden still has a chance
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 

GSDgirl
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   Posted 8/6/2010 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen, isn't it such a good feeling to know that what you are eating is healthy???  I think it is but honestly I could not eat canned meat, just the thought.............Around here deer processing went up to 70.00 last year.  Too much money for a straight process with nothing special.  Hubby has "orders" this year to not shoot anything unless he is willing to butcher it.  I do have a grinder for ground meat but the dogs get most of the meat anyway.
 
Normally I make grape jelly but last year the chickens ate every single grape on my vines and I think a late frost killed any hopes this year..  We did split a local grass fed cow and it is in the freezer.  I do need to find a good bread recipe for the bread maker.
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 

getting by
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   Posted 8/6/2010 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Last year we went in on a beef.  Best meat I have ever eaten.  And you know it isn't getting all those chemicals in their food.  We still have a lot left, but plan on getting another one this fall.
 
Yes the home canned vegies are so much better than the store ones.  Especially the tomatoes.  I love them so much.  I don't can anymore, use to make pickles a couple of years back.  Good old bread and butter pickles.  They were so good. 
 
There is nothing better than hearing those jars seal on a hot day.  I really miss it, but just can't do it anymore.  Too much work for me.  But I did plant some beans this year and we are enjoying them, plus summer squash.  The tomatoes are starting to get ripe.  Been eating the cherry ones though. 
 
I wish you great success with your canning.  It is such a good feeling when you are done.
 
Hugs, Karen
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TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 8/6/2010 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey GSDgirl - I have a silver lining for you about the chickens eating some of your crops ---- their eggs will be extremely nutritious! (You know I'll always back a chicken every time - lol)
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!

GSDgirl
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   Posted 8/6/2010 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Princess...........the darn chickies are hiding their eggs once again.......I think they are on top of the hay that hubby baled and I just can't get up there to look. Chickies are gonna have a surprise this fall when their new fenced in coop is built for them hahahha
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 

Sherrine
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   Posted 8/6/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't even grow tomatoes, let alone can them.  Don't bother with spices, either.  This is why I get my spices at CVS!  smilewinkgrin
 
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 8/6/2010 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I've always wanted to learn how to can and make things like freezer jam
 
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 8/6/2010 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Sherrine, spices are so easy...........rosemary potatoes that we had for dinner were great!!!  I have rosemary and basil in the dehydrator right now and really need to clean the oregano that has been hanging and is dry. 
 
Smurph.........jams are so easy but I honestly don't like the freezer jams, tried those first.  Actually I don't like anything with seeds so I strain everything thru a stocking before making my jelly.
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 
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