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Location: NE Ohio, deck chuckin' fool
Posted: Feb/17/2007 2:41 AM PST
I have a small dehydrater. I've roasted green and red peppers in the oven and then skinned and dehydrated them. They seem to not have a bitter taste without the skin. I've done carrots, apples, and kiwi. Also peppermint. The apples and peppermint are the only ones I've actually grown.
I've frozen my blackberries, roma tomatoes, green beans, and applesauce. I've also canned applesauce.
I've made grape juice and then made jelly from that.
Location: Charleston, SC
Posted: Feb/17/2007 12:05 PM PST
I've only canned salsa. I have not made any in about 4 years because our last 2 houses have had terrible growing conditions, but I am trying to fix that. My husband really likes salsa, and I plan to grow almost all of the ingredients myself. I do hate the mess the process creates in my kitchen, so I normally harvest and freeze what I'll need, then make one huge batch at the end of the summer.
I didn't realize you could freeze as much stuff as you all have done and have it taste OK.
Location: Oklahoma Zone 6b
Posted: Feb/17/2007 2:49 PM PST
I can almost everything I grow,
LOTS of Tomatoes,
Grean Beans and New Potaotes,
just about anything else.
I do freeze Corn on the Cobb.
Location: SW Georgia
Posted: Feb/18/2007 1:19 PM PST
I've frozen and canned for years also. This passed season I canned:
Salsa, banana squash, tomatoes, spaghetti, all kinds of jelly, carrots, green beans, cucumber relish, pepper sauce
Dehydrated: carrots, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, various herbs, garlic (then powdered)
Froze: broccolli, collards, rutabegas, peas, beans, corn on the cob, yellow squash, banana squash, basil, zuchinni, pecans
Theres probably more I'm not think of right now.
Location: Southern OR
Posted: Mar/05/2007 12:21 PM PST
Wow Trudy, you must have a huge kitchen! Or at least someplace really, really big to store all that stuff! lol
Our place is too durn small for my appliances, much less the fruit and veggies, then add the empty jars and don't forget the jars once I've filled them. We never have anywhere to sit!
I've decided only to make apple butter and pumpkin butter for a while.
Posted: Mar/10/2007 3:09 PM PST
last year we canned the following
pickles (3 diffrent kinds)
peppers (green and red sweet)
Will probbably freeze more this year to make baby food
Location: SW Georgia
Posted: May/08/2007 2:52 AM PST
scarezimof I haven't always had the space I do now, not that it's huge but plenty big enough for 3. I do have 3 freezers for food (outside store room), 2 for veggies an 1 for meats. Since I only have 1 DD at home now I took the extra bedroom an made it into an all purpose room where I have heavy shelves to store the home canned goods. But b4 that room came available I would store stuff in closets, under the beds, anywhere I could find a spot. After I got a full box of canned whatever I would label an date the contents an try an keep things rotated. trudy