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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    My comment is somewhat physiological. Utilizing the bounty of Summer for off season use is the aim. People preserve produce and the product is only desirable for short periods. I know a lady who has a basement with many jars of preserves that never get used. They preserve (keep) but are...
  2. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    When I was canning green beans today, I could tell just by the wonderful smell that I must have done something right. It was my 1st time canning with a pressure cooker. Anyway, the smell just brought back wonderful memories of my favorite Aunt. Her house always smelled so good and I remember...
  3. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Hi everyone, I don't know if there is a thread out there for making your own sauerkraut but I thought I'd share one I use a few times a year. Of course, you can buy sauerkraut in shops but I find commercial method is by adding vinegar which significantly alters the taste and diminishes...
  4. Kitchen Basics
    I hope that someone can help. I have a LOAD of sliced onions. What is the best way to preserve them - raw or fried? Thanks.
  5. Kitchen Basics
    That sounds almost as dreadful as I have chicken pox, doesn't it? It turns out the tree in the "tween" space (between the fences) is a mulberry tree and they are starting to drop. I've never cooked with them before and would love some ideas other than jam or pie as we don't do a lot of...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    I have a huge patch of chives growing behind the garage, just curious as to the best ways to use/preserve them so they don't go to waste....
  7. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Our Sam's Club has the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving - which is the expanded 448 page version of the Ball Blue Book, for $9.74 (reg. $22.95). There are 400 recipes..... This is a great bargain for anyone who is just learning how to can, or for anyone who has been canning for years and...
  8. General Chat
    The course is free of charge. Go to: and scroll down to the banner "Preserving Food at Home: A Self Study". Click it, and you can sign up for the course. Natalie
  9. Question and Answer
    This summer we had a small garden that produced a little bit of food, and a lot of big huge pumpkin vines. Since we're absolute beginners at gardening, we consider this to be a reasonable success and are going forward next year with more edibles. Now DH suggests that maybe we should consider...
  10. Stockpiling
    Does anyone do this? What is the estimated shelf life? I wanted to preserve some pasta sauce (which I am currently making with ground turkey) for my stockpile. I am also thinking of doing the same with chili, soup, etc. But if people haven't had good luck with preserving it, I'll resort to...
  11. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew if you could preserve green onions? My only thought was to slice and dry them, has anyone done this? I was thinking that then they could be used in making soups and stuff like that. Thanks, Kris
  12. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I came across this recipe to bake a banana bread in a wide mouth canning jar and seal it with lids as it cools. But it also stated that it should be refrigerated and lasts up to a week. Wouldn't sealing it make it shelf stable? Or just makes it air tight? Has anyone else done a recipe like...
  13. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
  14. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    It has lots of tips on how to preserve food in various ways.  Many recipes too.
  15. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Preserving the Herbal Harvest with Herb Jellies by Kathleen Gips, Pine Creek Herbs, OH Herb jellies capture the essence of fresh herbs in a delicate base of fruit juice or an herbal infusion. The glittering, colorful jars of sweet herb condiments appeal to the sight as well as to the taste...
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  17. Pumpkin
    By the middle of September you already have a pretty good idea which pumpkin is going to be your prize winner this year. The big one with the round smooth face will make a perfect jack-o- lantern come October, as will the tall skinny one that seems to call out "Pick me!" as you gaze out over...
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  19. Hobbies
    I just read this on To keep your cut pumpkins looking nicer for longer, try rubbing the cut portions with petroleum jelly. It will help the cut edges retain moisture and preserve the pumpkin. Or you can try just drawing your design on the pumpkin to keep the...
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