this my canning blåg

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i would like to report for the blåg also that the canned tomatoes taste really good, i've made a few batches of pasta sauce from the crushed but haven't yet cut into the whole. just takes a little while to boil it down to desired thickness. will definitely make more next summer but may boil first, then crush, to see if that's more efficient.

forensic plumber (harbl), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 01:05 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

i have purchased another $9 turkey for stock. free range! black friday!

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:59 (two years ago) link

eight months pass...

i got a half bushel of peaches. will make peach salsa tomorrow because they are kind of hard right now and recipe calls for under-ripe peaches, then jam later this week. multiple types of peach jam. then will vacuum seal and freeze a few pies' worth. i also got 2 quarts of pickling cucumbers so i need to do pickles first.

contorted filbert (harbl), Saturday, 8 August 2020 17:16 (one year ago) link

peach salsa was quite a project. lots of cutting and my hands are burning bc i touched a habañero but it's very good, also v pretty.

contorted filbert (harbl), Sunday, 9 August 2020 21:42 (one year ago) link

Jealous!

lukas, Sunday, 9 August 2020 21:42 (one year ago) link

i made 3 pints and 2 half pints of jam. an experiment to see if the bulk pectin from the amish store is any good. tomorrow and wednesday i need to finish my peach projects! i was successful at quickly peeling them tonight, not sure what my problem with the blanching method was before but i dreaded it.

contorted filbert (harbl), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 00:35 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

i got 2 boxes of plum tomatoes, may get more next weekend depending on how much i hate this

contorted filbert (harbl), Friday, 4 September 2020 19:35 (one year ago) link

btw, the bulk pectin at the amish store doesn't work that well. it seems you need to use a lot of it.

contorted filbert (harbl), Friday, 4 September 2020 21:41 (one year ago) link

ended up getting:

  • 5 quarts of "sauce" (crushed tomatoes in grocery store language)
  • 8.75 quarts of "crushed tomatoes" (more like whole peeled tomatoes but somewhat broken up)
from two 25 lb boxes. each type is arduous in a different way: sauce doesn't need to be peeled because you run it through a strainer (kitchenaid attachment for me) but it takes all day to cook down by half; for the peeled tomatoes you have to blanch and peel each of ~95 tomatoes, which is a lot, but i guess you get a more versatile product in return. i'm gonna make some salsa now out of one of the jars that is in the fridge. i can only can 7 at a time so i left the last couple out.

contorted filbert (harbl), Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:09 (one year ago) link


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