"Dibs on your canning stuff....Mom" is what I heard last nite.

Discussion in 'Canning & Storage' started by kathrynn, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Jennifer won a box of fruits and veggies from Grow Alabama and it came to the house yesterday.


    Here is the bounty of the box spread out in my tiny kitchen.

    Some of the stuff was gifted to one of our neighbors...they like eggplant...we don't.

    The grapes went with her to work today and the kids will eat them for snack.


    We made pickles again. 2 quart jars full.


    We canned a basket of peaches....the color is gorgeous!


    Used apple juice as the liquid and some fruit fresh acid too.


    Here is some of the juice that was left over. She drank a glass of it and said some vodka would be great in this...or some 'shine!


    We also froze the corn....I cut it off the cobs since she wanted whole kernel...taught her how to do that.

    Also...there was a little bit of okra...so I taught her how to cut it...froze it on a cookie sheet and then vac sealed that too.

    She is going to take a bunch of the stuff we have been working on this summer to College in a few weeks.  She wont be a "starving college kiddo"!

    Thanks for looking!

    Kat
     
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  2. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You need to open Kat's Kulinary Kitchen and give lessons! 

    The best part for your daughter is that she is learning about real not prepackaged food.

    Disco.
     
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sure could!  She is learning that there are not the nasty chemicals and icky stuff in the foods.  Its a lot of work...but fun too.  We had a blast last night.

    Kat
     
  4. Looks fantastic and she's going to be one well fed kiddo! Others will be jealous of her!
     
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    She is my "mini me" and knows how to cook all my recipes too.

    Kat
     
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One word for her............ "Captain Morgan's Original". It'll make ya eyes cross and your toes curl! Oh, is there enough acid in peaches to bath 'em?
     
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  7. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey Kathryn If you have a pressure canner here is a great recipe for grapes. Ive also used mixed fruit and cherries.

    This is probably the easiest recipe you will find for making home canned grape juice. I LOVE how simple it is. No cooking, no squeezing, no juicing; how great is that? And the flavor is outstanding. Do give it a try!

    Grape Juice (Quarts)
    Ingredients per quart jar:
    1/3 c. sugar
    1 1/3 c. grapes (I like Scuppernongs)
    boiling water

    Wash the grapes well. Using a funnel and ladle, pour sugar and whole grapes into hot jars. Fill jars with boiling water to 1/2 in. headspace, then cover with lids and rings. Pressure can jars for 10 min. at 5 lbs. Allow to cool overnight before testing the seals on the lids. If any didn’t seal, refrigerate immediately.
     
  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mike....I have both pressure and water.  Thanks...that does sound great!

    Foam....yup....I checked it with the University of Georgia Canning site to see if Water Bath or Pressure Canner...could do either one...so I water bathed. We do have some Captain at home.

    Kat
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am shocked. I would never thing a southern lady would think of such a thing.

    Disco.
     
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Peach shine hmm never heard of that well at least not since the last Gathering [​IMG]

    It all looks great seems next growing season you need to visit down here bet I could keep ya busy a week or six putting stuff up 
     
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  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Kat, afternoon......    Apple juice ??  what kind....  The stuff in the store that is "clear"....or real squeezed type fresh juice, "cloudy with pulp"...   maybe it don't matter.....  I'm thinking Tre-Top type juice...     Dave 


    Here is some of the juice that was left over. She drank a glass of it and said some vodka would be great in this...or some 'shine!
     
  12. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Disco...A Steel Magnolia would!  Giggle....[​IMG]

    Piney...would love to come down...if only I could go to the beach for at least a day!

    DaveO....100% Apple Juice...not a cider.  And...the info said...a "syrup", grape juice or apple juice.  Since the "baby chile" is allergic to grapes...we opted for apple.

    Thanks everyone...She is learning and had a ball.

    Kat
     

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