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Old 08-11-2013, 02:08 PM   #71
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My best friend from high school's granny's bread and butter pickles. My BF would bring jars of them to school for me.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:52 PM   #72
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I am gonna do more pickled jalapenos today!
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:34 PM   #73
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Looking to do peaches and pears but I have a question on the pears ... I am going to use the Blue Ball Book but how do I know when the pears are ready? And how do I peel them, like an apple or ... ? Thank you for any information!
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Looking to do peaches and pears but I have a question on the pears ... I am going to use the Blue Ball Book but how do I know when the pears are ready? And how do I peel them, like an apple or ... ? Thank you for any information!
Yup, you peel pears the same way you peel apples.

If it were me, I would be making some brandied peaches and find out what kind of booze works well with pears.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:43 PM   #75
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Looking to do peaches and pears but I have a question on the pears ... I am going to use the Blue Ball Book but how do I know when the pears are ready? And how do I peel them, like an apple or ... ? Thank you for any information!
Please send them to me. I'll let you know when they're ready. There may not be any left....

I'd peel them with a vegetable peeler. If they yield slightly to pressure, they're good. Or take a bite. Or send them to me.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #76
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Thank you ladies ... Going to pull out my handy-dandy veggie peeler and start peeling this afternoon I think. They might need another day or two though. Can they be too ripe for canning?
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:28 PM   #77
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You don't want mushy brown spots, but if you can them before that stage, they'll be fine. They'll give you a lot of flavor.
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I have 5 more pints of tomato sauce in the canner!
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:07 AM   #79
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Neighbor gave me a bunch of peaches off her tree and I did 8 pints of honey spiced peaches. Look yummy, but won't know how they taste for a couple months. I wanted to do pickled spiced peaches but couldn't find a decent recipe. Any ody have one?

My stepson made 18 jars of peach jam. Great on German pancakes!
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:14 AM   #80
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Grape butter recipe needed

I have bushels of concord grapes again this year. Still have scads of jelly from last year. My stepson made aces trial jars of grape butter last year, but darned if I can find the recipe. It is thick like apple butter, very grapes and far better than plain old grape jelly. Anybody have a recipe. I made grape juice last year, but it was too sweet. Any concord grape recipes for canning would be appreciated immensely!
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