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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Apr 01 2023 :  04:35:38 AM  Show Profile
Karen, i have been using the recipes in my ball canning book. I think they turn out pretty darn good.
Sara how you feeling? Better I hope.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - Apr 01 2023 :  05:48:53 AM  Show Profile
My shoulder is the same but will be better. I injured it several years ago or should I say Annie did it. I was walking her on a leash when she saw a squirrel and started to chase it so she yanked my shoulder. She gave it a really good yank and it has bothered me off and on ever since.

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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1497 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1497 Posts

Posted - Apr 01 2023 :  6:22:57 PM  Show Profile
Thanks, Michele!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2023 :  2:40:48 PM  Show Profile
Each time I can or cook dried beans I put a couple of Tbsp of the beans in a jar. Over the course of a year, I have collected enough beans to put up seven 24oz jars of mix-bean soup. I made the broth yesterday with 3 smoked ham hocks, garlic, onion, bay leaf, basil, and chicken bouillon. I added the chicken bouillon to temper the smokey flavor of the ham hocks. I like smoked ham hocks but the smokey flavor can be overpowering.

Today when I canned the soup I added the meat from the ham hock, 3 slices of ham, and 1 Eckrich sausage link. All the jars sealed but one, so I had a bowl of the soup for my early supper. The soup was very good and I will finish it tomorrow.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2868 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2868 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2023 :  3:58:32 PM  Show Profile
Bean Queen Diversity!
Sounds yummy Sara!
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2023 :  4:32:35 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Lisa, wish you were here to share a bowl.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Apr 08 2023 :  03:00:33 AM  Show Profile
Enjoy the fruits of your labor Sara. You are an amazing canner!!

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2023 :  06:46:26 AM  Show Profile
Thanks Michelle, Canning is something I enjoy and I am always learning something new.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2868 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2868 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2023 :  5:15:09 PM  Show Profile
I haven't jumped on the electric canner bandwagon, but right now, Amazon has the Carey canner on sale for $97. I may bite the bullet.
Looks nice for smaller batches
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2023 :  03:12:47 AM  Show Profile
I enjoy my presto, it is the 12 quart size I believe. The bigger one anyways. Takes longer for the whole process, but once the regulator is on, no more baby sitting it.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2023 :  11:43:50 AM  Show Profile
Lisa, go for it. A small canner comes in handy. I miss mine now and then when I just want to do four pints instead of seven. I have thought about bringing mine in from my Yellow Rose Cottage since I now have a gas stove and not the electric glass top one. But I would want to keep it my kitchen and there's just no room for another canner. The days of me carrying things up and down the deck stairs are over. I have a great niece that may want the small pressure canner. I also have a Ball electric water bath canner that she may want.

Today I canned seven pints of dried beans. 3 great northern beans and 4 Whipple beans. The trick to canning two different dried beans at the same time is to have contrasting colors or sizes. Today the beans were red and white.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2023 :  03:09:02 AM  Show Profile
I just made some baked beans with a jar of great northern. Turned out just fine, I think anyways, and very easy. Nice to have them for an easy grab and fix.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2023 :  05:26:34 AM  Show Profile
Michelle, Canned beans in the pantry do come in handy. I like to add great northern beans with kale. May add potatoes too to make a one pot meal.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2023 :  12:46:41 PM  Show Profile
Canned 7 pints of sweet & sour chicken today. Happy to say they all sealed.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2023 :  05:52:39 AM  Show Profile
great job Sara. I can picture you doing the happy canning dance when the final one sealed. lol

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2023 :  1:22:00 PM  Show Profile
Today I canned 7 pints black eyed peas and happy to say they all sealed.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2023 :  03:27:29 AM  Show Profile
Wow Sara you are on a roll. All sealing that is great.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3053 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3053 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2023 :  1:06:37 PM  Show Profile
I tried something new this year:

Dandelion jelly and wild violet jelly. The dandelion jelly is actually dandelion syrup LOL! I used up some old pectin and it didn't set. I figured there would be plenty of dandelions to try again if it didn't work. The recipe says it's tastes like honey and it does. The wild violet jelly set up nicely and it tastes like berries. I'll be trying lilac jelly next - have to wait for them to open. It' supposed to taste like grape jelly. We'll see :)

Congrats on all the sealed jars Sara! It's always wonderful when that happens.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2023 :  1:20:51 PM  Show Profile
Heather your jellies are beautiful. Dandelion syrup will be great on French toast and pancakes.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - Apr 29 2023 :  03:22:16 AM  Show Profile
Nice jellies Heather. So pretty too. I bet they take alot of flowers to make.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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Nancy Joplin
True Blue Farmgirl

187 Posts

Nancy
Ontario California
USA
187 Posts

Posted - Apr 29 2023 :  10:26:05 AM  Show Profile
Beautiful Jellies, Heather! Homemade jelly is absolutely the best! The syrup will be tasty on ice cream, too!

Nancy 8352
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - May 05 2023 :  07:06:00 AM  Show Profile
Have 8 corncobs boiling away on the stove to can corncob broth tomorrow. Corncob broth is good in veg soups, stews, potato soup, and I have used it in creamed potatoes.

Fresh corn was on sale this week, so it was a good time for me to buy it for canning. I no longer can eat corn, so I cut the kernels off and give it to my sister.
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3053 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3053 Posts

Posted - May 08 2023 :  6:11:49 PM  Show Profile
The dandelion syrup was fantastic on french toast! I was skeptical of how it would taste - I always thought dandelions were bitter - but it's really just like honey! Next time I make some homemade icecream I'll have to try it, Nancy.

Michelle - it only takes 2 cups of flowers to make the tea so it wasn't so bad. The wild violets are small, but there's a bunch of them in our woods. The dandelions have to have all the green part removed from the flowers and only the yellow petals used so they were more work but it still wasn't too bad. I'd do it again.

Sara - I've never heard of making corn cob broth before. I bet it would be great for veggie soup! You come up with amazing things to can and dehydrate :)

My lilacs are opening up so I should be getting to that jelly in a day or two!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4161 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4161 Posts

Posted - May 09 2023 :  03:31:10 AM  Show Profile
Heather your jellies amaze me. Sara hope your broth turned out good. You can also make corn cob jelly.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - Jun 15 2023 :  1:07:04 PM  Show Profile
Canned 7 pints vegetable broth today and happy to say they all sealed.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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