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Kelly...I'm going to post a blog on the step by step instructions tomorrow or Saturday, depending on how long it takes this purée to dehydrate !
Come to think of it, I may have already done one ! I'll have to check my sparkpage !

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I've never made pumpkin powder before. I've always frozen or canned my pumpkins. I'm picking up some pie pumpkins tomorrow, and I might try making some of the powder too.

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Didn't get to Pumpkin Powder yesterday ! On It Now !!! :}
Here are my 5 Pie Pumpkins ! I Will Post a picture of the powder when I'm done !


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I bought 5 pie pumpkins the other day. Now to roast them, puree them and then put into the dehydrator so I can make pumpkin powder !

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Chili in the freezer !

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Linda...You got a good head start on your fruit cakes ! emoticon

Kelly...Do let me know how your dried watermelon works out !

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I hadn't heard of it either until I started trying to figure out what to do with 2 big watermelons. I had already sent the third one home with my son for his family. There is no way I will have it all eaten before it goes bad, so I had to find a way to preserve at least part of it. I'll cut one up and put part of it in a bowl in the fridge, then dehydrate the rest. It will probably be a couple of days before I get started on it. Too many other things need done first since the watermelon will probably take the longest to dry. From what I understand, it is supposed be sweet, and the texture is about like that of taffy. If so, it should satisfy any cravings for sweets.

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Today Mom and I started our Christmas cakes. We chopped up, weighed, and put to soak, the dried fruit for 2 styles of Christmas cakes.


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Hi Kelly !!!!

Yikes... emoticon You are one Busy Gal !!!
Good for you for trying something new ! I've never heard of Watermelon jerky but Why Not ??? Do let us know how it goes and tastes !

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I have never tried fermenting. I used to freeze just about everything but eventually I filled up the last of the freezer space and had to start doing things differently. This month I have frozen only a few things, and either ate, canned, or dehydrated the rest. I have 12 pints of ground beef ready to pop open for a quick meal. I don't have much experience with canning it, but 10 pound bags were on sale for about half what I normally pay per pound. I canned a few batches of cabbage soup, and some tomatoes. I ran out of jars and didn't have money to buy anymore right now, so switched over to the dehydrator. So far I did about 30 pounds of onions, about 5 or 6 pounds of carrots, 3 cabbages, and several cucumbers. I still have a few more carrots, 3 more cabbages, some spaghetti squash and butternut squash, at least 20 pounds of potatoes, and 2 big watermelons to dehydrate. I've never made watermelon jerky before but I was told that it was a good snack so I'm going to give it a try. I still have a bunch of tomatoes and a few peppers in the garden that need picked very soon, so I'm trying to get through what is already sitting in my kitchen and on my porch!

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I've been reading about the benefits of fermenting ! Good For You for trying this process !

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I've been working on lacto-fermenting things this late summer/early fall. Have tried several kinds of pickles, even lacto-fermented green tomato pickles. I just finished them up and have to say that I'm kind of enjoying them. Hubby thinks they are too sour and too salty but that was about a week ago and they've progressed a lot since then.

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You are welcome. I forgot to mention that the nuts should be chopped, so I edited it. You may want to edit the saved recipe, to mention that the nuts are chopped.
Also... if you do not have or like pecans or almonds, you can easily use walnuts or chopped filberts instead...


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This Is emoticon Linda ! I may have to try it...
I will post this in our Misc. Recipe Box for you !

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Make this at least a month before you want it, for the best texture and taste.

Easy light fruit cake

4 pounds mixed dried or candied fruit ( it can include a mix of candied red and green cherries, candied pineapple rings (cut up), golden raisins, cut mixed peel, cut up dried apricot, dried currents, cut up dried peaches, sultana raisins... whatever you like... as long as the mix adds up to 4 pounds,)

We soak the fruit in a big jar, with 2 cups sherry (or your favourite alcohol) for at least a week. 2 weeks is better. Turn or mix the fruit twice a day, every day.

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When ready to make the cakes...


Preheat the oven to 275'F or 140'C
Line 3 8X5X3 inch pans with 2 layers of tinfoil. Grease well both sides of parchment paper or brown paper, and line the pans also with that, over the tinfoil. Set it aside.

Place a bunch of cheese cloth in a bowl, and soak it with sherry or your favourite alcohol. Cover and set it aside.

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The fruit you soaked (plus the liquid).
1 cup pecans or almonds (chopped)
1 cup all purpose flour

Mix this together well in a bowl and set aside.

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With a mixer, mix:

1 pound butter, softened
2 cups sugar
6 eggs
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp almond extract *optional

Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in orange juice, lemon extract, almond extract and vanilla.
Set aside.

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In a large bowl:

5+1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger



Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and spices. Mix well.

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Add the dry flour and spice mix to the creamed butter, sugar, egg mix, and stir well. Add the floured fruit mixture and stir to mix.
Spoon into prepared pans. Level the batter nicely with a spoon or spatula,

Bake in the preheated oven, for 3 hours or until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean. Check partway through, and cover with foil, if the cake looks to be getting too dark while baking.

When finished baking, let the cake cool for 15 minutes in the pan. Pull the cake with the tinfoil and paper out, and leaving the paper and foil on, put it on a cooling rack until completely cool. Once it is completely cool, take the paper and tinfoil off.

To finish and store the cake:

Take cheese cloth, and soak it in sherry. Wrap the cakes with the soaked cheese cloth. Wrap plastic wrap over the cheese cloth, And then wrap the cakes with tinfoil.

Prepared this way, the cakes will last for ages... over a year...





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Oh !!! Do post your Christmas Cake Recipe !!! emoticon

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About the only thing that we plan now, to maybe put up soon, is our Christmas cakes. We need to start making them soon...
Aside from that, I will be making bread from scratch. The weather is good for that now... not so hot in the house... It is ideal temperatures, for having sourdough starter active, on the counter...




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Thanks...I'll be sure to take you up on that!

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Linda...That's emoticon !!!

Backtobasics...You did an emoticon job !!!

I LOVE my pressure canner...It's like riding a bike...it takes time to learn but then it becomes second nature ! If you have any questions as you go, do contact me ! I pressure can all the time and would love to help you !

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Today we put up 3 liter size jars,, and 3 quart size jars of turkey stock. 3 days ago, we put up 4 quarts of tomatoes. That is about all we were able to do...

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I've always been anxious about using a pressure canner...but...I'm putting my big girl panties on, and I ordered one from amazon....
Please tell me...is it hard to use...and...is it safe?

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Dutch apples
Lemon/ apple preserves
Apple caramel jam
spice apple sauce

Sorry the pic is sideways..

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drying the last of the herbs from the garden

Today is starting to sew 2 rag lap quilts for our nephew and his bride to be as Wedding gifts...
I, also, made their Wedding plate with their invitation...


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It sure is Chili weather these days !!! BRRRR

Clams and clam broth pressure canned

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I made home made chilli. i will use some for lunches this week, but i will freeze some of it for later this month. i count it as putting upm because i used the tomatoes and peppers from my garden. no store bought canned stuff.

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Clam Broth

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Well, I had a disaster with my chicken stock !!! When I went to can it, there was this thick layer of foam on the top. It looked like when you proof yeast ! I had it on the porch as the pot didn't fit in my garage frig... I always put it there when it's cool and I never had this happen before. I smelled it and it wasn't going bad...We all know what a bad chicken smell is like...So I tasted it and it tasted like it was fermenting !!!???
Well, I had to throw out the whole of it down the drain ! (about 2 1/2 gallons of chicken stock...So disappointing ! I wonder why that happened ?

The Good News is...I got 15 quarts of dog food put up ! Sammy and the Cats will be happy !


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Yesterday, I bought 10 lbs of ground chuck for 2.99/ lb...Now in the freezer in 1 lb packages.
And 30 lbs. of chicken legs and thighs... .49/ lb in 10 lb. bags
I put 4 of each in the freezer and made stock with the rest of it. Looks like about 2+ gallons of stock.
Today, I will pressure can it all in pints...I should be set for a loooong while on chicken stock !
I froze 2 bags of chicken pieces for future use...croquettes, pot pies, etc.
And the rest of the schnibbles and veggies will be pressure canned for Sammy (our dog) and the 4 kitty fur babies...not babies for a while now !
Sounds like we are All set on chicken !!!!!



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planning on making chicken soup and stock...Marc's has leg quarters for .49/lb. in 10 lb. bags. And ground beef for 2.99/lb. I'll get some for the freezer ...

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Yesterday, I Put Up my Italian plums...I made a light syrup, cut the plums in half...well, I followed the recipe in the Ball Book...and got 8 half pints from 3.5 lbs of plums.
It will be hard to save them to eat in the winter !!! emoticon




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Happy 1st Day of Autumn !!! emoticon emoticon

Well, I got some laundry done and the sauerkraut processed ! Plums are still waiting !
I just couldn't get motivated to do what was on my List !!! emoticon
Today IS Plums, cutting back the grape vines (need to replace the posts so I have to clear it up for Jimmy to do his thing) and make a few phone calls for our clam bake on 10-1...


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9/21/17 9:36 A

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Happy Last Day of Summer !!! emoticon

Picked the last of my grapes and sorted them this time ! I got rid of the ones that were not fully ripened and I got a much richer juice...
From 3/4 bushel of grapes, I got 6 quart, 1 pint and a half pint of nice thick juice !

Today is canning Italian plums and my sauerkraut...



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9/20/17 8:35 A

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more grape juice...

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9/18/17 10:53 A

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Here's to Another GREAT Week !!! :} emoticon

I had so much fun yesterday...I defrosted a Huge 10lb pork shoulder roast and cooked it with 2 qts. of my canned sauerkraut, my garlic and onions and a diced apple.
After we had dinner, I made up 10 single serve lunches for the freezer. Well, I ate one for breakfast !

2 bunches of 3 each Leeks...

I, also, ground up the leek heads and made powder

and cut up the green part, dehydrated them and made leek green chips ! OH MY !!! Are they Yummmy !!!!
They are crunch like a chip and have a mild onion flavor. I'm Sold ! No more throwing away the greens from my leeks !
before...

after...



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9/17/17 8:14 A

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Tammy...When I do diced tomatoes, I skin and seed them (boiling water method), then dice and put into a hot jar (it's called Raw Pack)...then add boiling water, wipe rims, put on lids and water bath can.
This was they don't get mushy !

While Amish Shopping Friday, I bought a peck of sweet red peppers and 3 large bunches of Leeks !
Peppers will be diced and frozen (some cut in half an frozen for stuffed peppers) and the leeks, the bottoms will be made into powder and the tops made into chips and probably some powder as there are a ton of them !
I posted a thread on what to do with Leek Greens (recipe for chips included) !



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attempting to do diced tomatoes. i did 1 batch last year i attempted 1 batch this year. i cooked it down to much. it ended up being more like crushed. oh well i can still use it to make homemade chili or homemade soup. i think i need to research it more.

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9/15/17 6:09 A

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Here is My Blog on Making Grape Juice !
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I got 15 quarts of juice BUT...........................
I think the grapes could have been a bit riper ! The juice is still Wonderful but not as rich as I would like ! I had to pick them as it is so dry here that they were drying out and getting hard !
No rain scheduled until next week !



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Time to pick Grapes and make Juice to Can ! They Smell AWESOME !


I went to check on my grapes, yesterday, and you can smell them...My yard smells like a Welches Grape Juice Plant !!! That's when you know when to pick them. I will juice them in my steam juicer and bottle it in Quarts ! Good project on this rainy day ! (other than picking them through the rain drops !)



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Finally, got my onions from the garden diced and dried...Now to freeze apples !



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9/11/17 8:31 A

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From the 2 heads of cabbage (5 lbs each) I got 6 quarts of Sauerkraut !



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9/10/17 7:45 A

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Are you making your own rigatoni ? I'd love to make my own pasta !

Today, for me, is sauerkraut in a jar and some apples...

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Rigatoni

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butternut squash soup !

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I did go and get a bit over a half a peck of roma Tomatoes from my friend to make roasted tomatoes (56 tomatoes) Well, I found out all Romas are NOT the same !!!
I peeled and seeded them all, tossed them in olive oil, garlic powder, oregano and basil and put them on a foil lined cookie sheet, as I always do with the Romas I had done in the past !
What ever kind these were, they turned into mush...So I got more of a roasted tomato spread. To that end, I got 2 half pints of spread. One for me and one for Barb.



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3 pints of fresh tomatoes

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9/4/17 7:37 A

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I Love Lasagnas ! How Creative you Are !

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I just made and froze a tomato/lentil/mushroom lasagna for later in the semester.

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One of my friends called and asked if I wanted some tomatoes, zucchini and butternut squash ! OF COURSE !!!




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