Tag: canning

14
Jul
2012

How to pack okra for pickles

After you’ve trimmed off a bit of the stem end, and a bit of the pointy end, pack your one pint sterilized jars with okra, first filling the bottom with the enough okra to fill the bottom of the jar,…

28
Aug
2008

Making Marinara

Well, I’ve spent the afternoon making marinara sauce with whats left of the huge batch of tomatoes I bought the other day. Some of the tomatoes have gotten a little tender in spots, but I’ve only had to throw away…

28
Aug
2008

Pickling in the News

“[P]ickles are kind of show-offy, even more so than bread. If you make your own, for some reason, it really knocks people out.” The Washington Post has a longish article on a local woman who is starting a small business…

27
Aug
2008

A Tale of Two Recipes : Homemade Ketchup

Lesson learned : When you see a recipe that looks good on a cooking show, write it down, because the corresponding recipe on the program’s website may be very different. Yesterday, I tried making a batch of Jamie Oliver’s homemade…

23
Aug
2008

“California Cold Process” – Real or Swindle?

This is an actual advertisement in the May 1904 issue of Women’s Home Journal, recently published on the Get Rich Slowly blog. I was intrigued by the “California Cold Process” for canning, so I did a google search. I came…

11
Aug
2008

In Season Now : Plum Tomatoes

Roasted Balsamic Tomato Sauce will reward you with a delicious aroma while it cooks in the oven. Every August, I end up making a couple of batches of this sauce, when the prices for plum tomatoes hits the floor, but…

23
Jul
2008

In Season Now : Peaches

Stores are selling peaches at a cut-rate price now. Sweet and juicy, now’s the time to think about canning some so you can have that flavor all autumn and winter, too. Look for the best you can find … firm,…