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Thread: Who Likes Canning?

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    Who Likes Canning?

    I hadn't planned on doing this today but I'm canning green beans. I sent my husband to pick peaches and blackberries yesterday and he came home with blackberries, peaches, and green beans. He wanted me to cook up a large batch to keep in the refrig. However, my daughter and two grandsons are living with and now, and there is no way it would fit in the refrig, so I'm canning. I enjoy it but it makes me nervous with the little ones around. When my kids were little I did it before they got up or after they went to bed. I'm too tired at night to do it once the kids go to bed now! Our garden is producing but it's not ready to pick. I'm freezing the blackberries and peaches.

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    I don't mind canning. I do it every year. Doing green beans today also. With the heat we have had and lack of rain there isn't as much as I would like. Hopefully things get better.

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    I can tomatoes. I freeze green beans, green peppers, and jalapeno peppers.

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    I make jalepeno pepper jelly each year. Also freeze green peppers and tomato (sauce) from the garden.
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    I have not canned in years...due to getting a new smooth top stove. For many years we did not have a garden because of the fact that when it was producing was when we were so busy with our 3 kids/livestock and 4H projects. Last year we put out a garden and I blanched and froze my green beans. I used a foodsaver to do it and was quite pleased with the results. I also freeze sweet corn, zucchini, and green peppers.

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    I have a smooth top stove and use my pressure canner. I don't like the stove (I love the smooth top, it's just the finish on the smooth top I don't like) so it didn't bother me to find out if the canner would be a problem or not. So far no issue at all using it. Darn. LOL. I don't can that much but I have lots of canning done by a local church group. I buy the produce from the Farmer's Market and jars and they can it at the church kitchen, they will even shell peas. The cost goes to fund summer camp for the kids.
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    I can but I don't like it.. But I hate wasting it more.. We have an orchard so I make lots of jellies and jams and an occasional pie or two if I'm up for it...

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    I like canning, especially jelly making, but am not yet truly proficient at it. I usually blanch and freeze veggies, such as green beans, brussels sprouts, etc. I also freeze tomato products. Our freezer is huge so it's simply easier.

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    My husband used to do that and my Mother too. I never learned.

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    I love to can. A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I canned 84 jars of tomatoes with jalapenos, 7 jars of tomatoes and okra, 13 jars of pickled yellow squash, and 7 jars of zucchini pickle spears......all in one day. With two canners on her stove going at the same time, we started around 8:00 a.m. and the last canner came off around 6:15 p.m. That stove was going full blast all day long and it was awful hot in that kitchen, but it was so rewarding to have all those jars lined up on the counter at the end of the day.
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