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Old 09-02-2013, 08:33 AM   #13201
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I've been taking advantage of the extended weekend to get some canning done. Friday and Saturday, I canned jam and jelly. Including a dozen half pint jars of Jalapeno and Cubanelle jelly (my favorite). Yesterday I canned pickles. I'll probably make more next weekend. I also need to get some sauerkraut started. Today I'm bottling wine. Tonight I'll probably be drinking some of it.

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Old 09-02-2013, 11:02 AM   #13202
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I've been taking advantage of the extended weekend to get some canning done. Friday and Saturday, I canned jam and jelly. Including a dozen half pint jars of Jalapeno and Cubanelle jelly (my favorite). Yesterday I canned pickles. I'll probably make more next weekend. I also need to get some sauerkraut started. Today I'm bottling wine. Tonight I'll probably be drinking some of it.

Wow, a lot of work, but well worth it.

I see the date on those labels, so I guess you printed them. Did you design them yourself or get a template?
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:35 AM   #13203
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Wow, a lot of work, but well worth it.

I see the date on those labels, so I guess you printed them. Did you design them yourself or get a template?
Yes and no. I make all my own labels. But I'm no artist, so I grab clip art where I can. The "pickle sweethearts" image on these labels comes from a piece of old sheet music that I scanned in.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:53 AM   #13204
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Nice pickles, Steve! Cute labels!

We're finally getting to the apples. One crock pot has apples with maple syrup, and we're filling up another CP that I think will be more traditional, with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg for apple butter. I'm really glad I gave the other bag away, kinda sick of peeling, even with the corer/peeler/slicer thingy.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #13205
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Yes and no. I make all my own labels. But I'm no artist, so I grab clip art where I can. The "pickle sweethearts" image on these labels comes from a piece of old sheet music that I scanned in.
I think those labels are very cool. I would consider that designing, but not drawing, them.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #13206
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Just got home from a long weekend at mom's. We got the van unloaded, the bags unpacked. Now I need to jump in the shower & start laundry so I can get up at 6 am to go back to work tomorrow morning. Good to get home. It was nice to see everyone, so many seemed so aged. It has been years since I have seen a lot of old teachers & classmates from 1979. Puts things into perspective that none of us will be here forever.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:44 PM   #13207
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I'm sitting here wishing I had some chocolate.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #13208
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I'm sitting here wishing I had some chocolate.
Got any cocoa or baker's chocolate? You could make hot chocolate or chocolate cake.

BTW, I have a recipe for very easy chocolate cake that doesn't even need eggs.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:47 AM   #13209
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Got any cocoa or baker's chocolate? You could make hot chocolate or chocolate cake.

BTW, I have a recipe for very easy chocolate cake that doesn't even need eggs.
Darn, I just remembered I have that cake in a mug recipe. That would have worked for my chocolate fix.
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I have to get up & get the dishes done, they are piled up!
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