Finishing harvest & finding a rainbow — 7 Comments

  1. “I have pressure canned cheese, but the cheese gets a too-done flavor; not burned, but like the browned cheese on top of a pizza. ”

    I LOVE that browned cheese from the top of a pizza! How long and at what pressure?

  2. Becky,

    It depends on the situation. I was lucky; I watered that corn early the morning of the hard freeze and it kind of saved the corn, even though the plants sure took a hit. To check, open an ear and pop a kernel with your thumbnail. If it is tender and the juice is clear, it’s fine to eat or can. However, if the juice is thick or there isn’t any juice, or the kernels are denting, it’s too late for sweet corn to eat or can. If it is mature, you can dry it, either for cornmeal or seed. (Remember that hybrid corn won’t come true to it’s parent corn, but it will be edible and probably good, too.)


  3. Jackie,
    Is corn still good to eat and can after a hard frost? I see in your video harvesting and I know you have had cold nights. I still have some corn in the garden but thought I would just leave it and let it dry for seed.
    Let me know.

  4. Hi Jackie,

    I have been dehydrating potatoes and some of them turned purple. I may need to blanch longer. However, I read in a dehydrating ‘canning’ book to also dip the potato slices after blanching in lemon juice or Fruit Fresh solution to keep them from turning. I haven’t tried it yet, but will with the next batch of potatoes and let you know if it worked.


  5. Hi Jackie!

    I love seeing your video blogs and I just wanted to say your orchard looks wonderful! It’s October and your grass is GREEN! Ours is brown in SW MO so I’m green with envy. Your homestead looks great and I can’t wait to see more.

    P.S. I really enjoyed reading your Starting Over book. Since I’m a new subscriber I wasn’t up to date on your adventure. I can’t wait for your new garden/canning book! Denise