Canning

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  1. Krissttina Isobe

    Krissttina Isobe Very Well-Known Member
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    Living in an apt. doesn't leave you much for canning of any kind, lol, but we do simple pickling of turnips like red radishes adding them to umeboshi juice to pickle overnight. They will turn red and is so good with rice. Now there is no umeboshi juice any longer; I don't know why there isn't no juice but when I was little there was a lot of umeboshi juice. Umeboshi is pickled plums good and salty to the max.
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    We pickle other radishes like the long daikon with putting cider vinegar and salt. Let stand. Rinse off the salt and it's ready to add soy sauce to eat with rice.
    Recipes here http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2349.html.
     
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  2. Ken Anderson

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    I did, but my mom did that.
     
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  3. Sheldon Scott

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    You've got part of it dangerously backwards , Frank. Fruits are acidic and can be canned in a boiling water canner. Pickled vegetables, which contain a lot of vinegar, can also be canned in boiling water. Other vegetables as well as meats absolutely must be canned in a pressure canner.
     
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    @Sheldon Scott Yeah, I think I flubbed it, using the word "vegetables" when I meant fruits. Frank
     
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    I canned 7 more pints of sweet pickles today, .
     
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    Frank, maybe you could freeze dry your car, to make it last another 30 years?!?!:);):D
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  7. Frank Sanoica

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    I seem to have taken to "canning" most of my fruits in the form of around 15% Ethanol, keep the stuff in plain bottles. :p Frank
     
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    Only got 2 quarts of tomatoes for the freezer. I didn't plant many tomatoes this year and we've been eating most of them. I think I'll use one of those quarts in a pot of soup.
     
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  9. Cody Fousnaugh

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    When my SIL told me she was canning some vegi's at the home in a mountain area of PA., I was sort of stunned. I really didn't think anyone done "canning" anymore. I remember, back in the mid-later 60's, my step-mom did it and used Mason jars. Our garden was somewhat small, so she couldn't do much.
    Some things done today I relate as only (should I say the word???) "old" people do and one of them is canning. Of course, a person mentions the word "canning" to some folks today and they say "what the heck is that", while others would say "yea, I remember my grandparents doing that".

    Not to change the topic, but I do remember my step-dad making Taffy on our back porch using shelf holders to lay the pie-pan of Taffy mixture over and then pull it. He could make it hard or soft. Don't know of anyone today that makes Taffy that way, but have seen Taffy made at Fairs with automated equipment.
     
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    There are still a lot of people growing gardens and canning, people of all ages. Twice lately I've sold excess canning jars and it was young ladies in their twenties that bought them.
     
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    Well, "canning" sure isn't popular, or even heard of, in any area we've lived in!
    Many older folks don't even want a garden b/c it can be so much work. Neither of us would find enjoyment in taking care of a garden. Our outside activities include boating and going to local shooting range.
    For us, the veggies at our local Farmer's Market are fresh enough for us.
     
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    But Cody, the farmer's market is only there during the growing season. When you can things you will have them all year.
    I have a lake and a boat and a canoe in my backyard. A shooting range too.

    Gardening is not for everyone but it is a good form of exercise that is also productive. Most of my neighbors have gardens. I think there is a new generation of gardeners coming along, at least in this area.

    All the product recalls and food poisoning scares in recent years makes gardening even more attractive.

    There are several members of this forum who have gardens.
     
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  13. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Not saying canning isn't a cool thing to do, it's just that a lot of folks, young and older, are like us and live in apartments or condo's wth no area to have a garden.
    In the modern world of today, it just sounds so "old fashion". And, depending on the age bracket a person talks to, some folks have never even heard of canning.
    I remember when Cracker Barrel Restaurant used to serve iced tea in Mason jars. Seeing that jar really reminded me of canning. Don't know if all the Cracker Barrel Restaurants have stopped using Mason jars for iced tea, but ours has.
    Yes, there are a number of people on this forum that still do canning, but then again, look at the age bracket of this forum.
     
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