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Pickling/Canning Salt - HELP

by WildSwede 15 years ago

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, but I have been going CRAZY looking for this special type of salt. I have called TJs, Gelsons, Bristol Farms, Ralphs, Albertson's, Hows, Wild Oats, et...

last minute question on canning/preserving:equipment

by coll 15 years ago

So I have my strawberries macerating, I'm going to finish after dinner (or maybe tomorrow AM). I went to Agway this morning and bought the official jars and the Blue Ball book. Then, while browsin...

Recipe Suggestions for Canning With Mangos

by Mamab 15 years ago

I have quite possibly the world's largest mango tree in my yard. I'm looking for good recipes to can mangos. I lost an entire freezerful of mango chunks and puree last year because of the hurric...

Canning/Preserving Question

by Ms.Paris 15 years ago

For Christmas presents this year, I've decided to make an assortment of canned/prserved fruits and vegetables. I'm also consideringmaking more decadent items like hot fudge sauce, butterscotch sauc...

Need sort-of canning advice by tomorrow night

by Wendy Lai 15 years ago

I have a big bag of cranberries that I bought at Costco. I'd like to make some sort of compot to give to friends. I bought some of those glass jars with the rubber rings in the opening and would ...

Canning Question

by Prumandy 15 years ago

I'm new to canning, but a friend who has canned for years said you don't have to do the full hot water bath to can. She said if you fill your sterilized hot jars with the hot food, it will seal it...

Canning Question/Fig Preserves

by ciaogina 16 years ago

A recipe that I started for fig preserves on Tuesday instructed that figs simply need to be quartered, placed in a bowl and then for every cup of figs you'll need a cup of sugar--more or less depen...

Jams/Jellies Canning Supplies in Bay Area?

by ciaogina 16 years ago

Maybe I'm not thinking this through in a logical manner. I'm determined to do some jam and jelly making this summer. Where would I purchase the mason jars and lids alond with the rack that sits ...

home-canning apple pie filling?

by divstudent 16 years ago

So I have a rather large number of apples (thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions on good apple varieties, by the way!) and want to make some apple pie filling and can it. The only problem is ...


by StephenB 17 years ago

Well, it is the time of year in Wisconin to tend to the kitchen garden and make a batch of pickles. The one's I make are crock pickles, meant to be eaten 'fresh'. Does anyone have a favorite fami...

Home canning of the Northwest's summer bounty

by Olympia Jane 18 years ago

Tis that time of year again, time to haul out the canning supplies and fire up the imagination. I am looking for unusual canning recipes that go beyond my standard favorites. Most years I put up qu...

I-80 Fruits & Vegetable Markets - Canning Season is on!

by Cathy2 18 years ago

Hi! I am driving home to Chicago from NJ on Monday August 19th. I preserve food as a hobby and like to obtain local produce at peak flavor for future consumption. I want to buy peaches - and a...

Canning, Drying, Freezing, Preserving tips?

by Staneley Stephan 18 years ago

The first cherries of the season arrived at my farmer’s market last week and it is time for me to start thinking about squirreling away the best of the summer’s produce. Any good canning books ...

canning supplies in nyc

by ruth arcone 18 years ago

I just saw Seville Oranges at Gourmet Garage, and I want to make marmalade. I have a canning pot, but does anyone know a source for canning jars in NYC (Ball or Kerr jars, not the fancy, expensive...

Home Canning Advice

by Lindsay B. 18 years ago

During the canned soup discussion, grouchychef suggested that I can my own soups. What a great idea. I'm embarrassed not to have thought of this earlier. Now, I need some advice on home cannin...

Canning Jars, actually "GINGER"

by Peter B. Wolf 19 years ago

I CAME ACROSS THE POSTING OF CANNING JARS IN THE GENERAL BOARD, and Pat's answer posted 1 Nov. about the Ginger kick. My humble addition to the Ginger habit: Buy a bottle of "Allen's" Ginger Brandy...

canning jars

by adriana 19 years ago

I've made these ambitious plans to can some pear chutney for holiday presents, but I can't find any jars! I have a feeling they're everywhere, but I just never see them (kind of like when you're ...

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