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Garden Bounties

by Dunkem » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:34 pm

I know this isnt outdoors stuff,but just finished 1st bushel of bottled tomatoes.How many do home canning here?I actually find it quite fullfilling, planting,harvest, bottle,then wait for my family to start asking :did you do any canning this year:,meaning we want some tomatoes,pickles,chili sauce,peaches,etc. I enjoy it. :)
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Re: Garden Bounties

by DallanC » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:45 pm

Dunkem wrote:I know this isnt outdoors stuff,but just finished 1st bushel of bottled tomatoes.How many do home canning here?I actually find it quite fullfilling, planting,harvest, bottle,then wait for my family to start asking :did you do any canning this year:,meaning we want some tomatoes,pickles,chili sauce,peaches,etc. I enjoy it. :)


We do, but I don't know what my wife's plans are this year with canning. She will do some but so far, all shes done is grind up zucchini for zucchini bread and freeze it. We have Tomatoes just coming on, grapes are almost ready too (if I can keep the stupid deer from eating them... and the chickens). My wife also freezes green onions for later use. We have a small garden, maybe 20x35ft but we get a ton of food out of it. We keep growing about 10x15 worth of corn. I think we'll stop the corn next year and do something else with the space (more lettuce) and just buy corn locally.

We have a couple wild chokecherry trees that we will pick berrys off of and make jam... its fantastic, even like it more than apricot jam (we mix in some pineapple) which is usually the family favorite. Love home grown food! Wish I had more than a 1/4acre lot to work with.


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Re: Garden Bounties

by bwhntr » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:34 pm

We garden as well. We typically do tomatoes and peppers for salsa. I also have a bloody Mary recipe that I bottle. It's that time of year again.
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Re: Garden Bounties

by Dunkem » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:48 pm

bwhntr wrote:We garden as well. We typically do tomatoes and peppers for salsa. I also have a bloody Mary recipe that I bottle. It's that time of year again.



bwhntr, mind sharing your bloody Mary recipe with us? :evil:
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Re: Garden Bounties

by DallanC » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:22 pm

Bah! I just chased a doe and two cute fawns out of the garden. I have a fence around it but its still not high enough. Dug out some old wire and raised it up even higher. I love deer but not in the tomatoes!


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Re: Garden Bounties

by bwhntr » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:00 am

Well... It is my world famous, super top secret recipe.. But, I can make an exception for you. Do you want the 8oz recipe or the 12 quart batch?
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Re: Garden Bounties

by Dunkem » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:57 pm

12 Quart please :mrgreen:
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Re: Garden Bounties

by bwhntr » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:52 pm

It seems I have misplaced my recipe with the ingredients multiplied for a full 12 quart batch. However, I will figure it out since I will need it in the couple of weeks for myself.

The following is my super duper, world famous bloody Mary mix...

8oz tomato juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1/2 once lime juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon beef bouillon
1/8 teaspoon celery salt

Careful with the cayenne pepper as it is very easy to over due. I also tend to adjust the celery salt up a little to taste. Garnish with celery, olives, asparagus, etc. Quality vodka, or virgin are both delicious. Enjoy!

I will post up for a full batch of you enjoy this recipe.
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Re: Garden Bounties

by Dunkem » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:27 pm

Thanks 8-) will give it a try this weekend.
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Re: Garden Bounties

by bwhntr » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:14 am

Ok, I bottled my first batch of the year. Did you try my recipe? I would love to hear a review. I also figured out the multiplied recipe.
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