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Old 09-18-2013, 04:04 PM   #121
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I'm canning my housekeeper, and thus preserving my sanity.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:25 AM   #122
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Last night finished the first round of pear preserves. Did 6 pints and three 1/2 pints. I see a hot biscuit in my near future.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:35 PM   #123
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Last night finished the first round of pear preserves. Did 6 pints and three 1/2 pints. I see a hot biscuit in my near future.
And house guests...
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:43 AM   #124
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Did some biscuits yesterday for my lovely wife to take to work. She said everyone was staring at her biscuit and wanted some preserves. LOL.
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:13 PM   #125
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I do can my own beans and the tomatoes. I do this because it is much cheaper than buying the beans in the can for a quick meal. BTW it was the first time this year that I canned beans and they turned out wonderful!
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:23 PM   #126
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Got the Nesco roaster cooking down a big bunch of concord grape butter. So much "grapier" than jelly with the texture of a thinnish apple butter. It is really good. We may throw in a bit of honey and cinnamon to brighten the flavors. Check it in the morning. To see if it's ready to can and process.

I am so tired of sorting grapes, as the honey bees were really thick. Stepson got stung, but only once. Have to do it outside as we went through many bushels. But, it's worth the work.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:21 PM   #127
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Did some biscuits yesterday for my lovely wife to take to work. She said everyone was staring at her biscuit and wanted some preserves. LOL.

I hate when they stare at my biscuit.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #128
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I spent much of yesterday morning canning Habanero Chutney. I may have overdone the heat a bit, but it really came out quite tasty.



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Old 10-06-2013, 11:54 AM   #129
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I spent much of yesterday morning canning Habanero Chutney. I may have overdone the heat a bit, but it really came out quite tasty.
Looks fantastic, Steve! Love the ingredients.

I made a massive batch of apple butter in the CP (actually, 2 big CPs), and it's thickening nicely. I've been freezing previous batches and giving it away, I may can this batch. Only one more grocery bag of home grown apples left, along with a full drawer in the fridge. Yay! I'm pretty sick of apples by now, my tree was very prolific this year. I expect next year we might get 2 apples.
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Looks fantastic, Steve! Love the ingredients.

I made a massive batch of apple butter in the CP (actually, 2 big CPs), and it's thickening nicely. I've been freezing previous batches and giving it away, I may can this batch. Only one more grocery bag of home grown apples left, along with a full drawer in the fridge. Yay! I'm pretty sick of apples by now, my tree was very prolific this year. I expect next year we might get 2 apples.
Strangely enough, I can't recall having had a single apple this year. I don't know what's the matter with me. I love apples.

I think a trip to the orchard is in the cards!
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