Can you can sliced or slivered almonds? Also can you can raw peanuts? I have canned walnuts using your recipe and was wondering about these others.
Yes, you can. Just follow the same directions. However, once you toast the peanuts, they’ll no longer be raw but they will be awfully good! — Jackie
Fly in milk pail
I have an odd question, this morning while milking my goats a fly flew into the milk pail, I hurried up and filtered it out, my question is if it is still safe to drink? It breaks my heart to throw out a whole 1/2 gallon of milk.
This isn’t all that uncommon during the summer. I just dip out the fly quickly and filter as usual. We eat and drink a whole lot worse things every single day, especially if we buy store food! They just don’t tell you. — Jackie
Hopi Pale Grey squash
My Hopi pale gray squash vines are crazy but I only have around dozen squash. How will I know when they are ripe and ready to pick? One is larger then a basketball. Do you peel, cube and then can?
Coolville , Ohio
Hopi Pale Grey squash, like other squash, set squash when the temperature is right for them. If it is too hot, no squash babies! But they are large squash so it doesn’t matter. Before your first hard frost/freeze, pick all your squash. Lay them in a warm, dry spot to further harden the skins. Then store in a dry spot in a warm location. Squash like to be stored at about 65-75 degrees (normal household temps), NOT in the cool root cellar or basement. Hopi Pale Greys will store for up to two years. That’s right, TWO years! But watch them carefully. If they show signs of getting soft can ‘em up or use them right away before they rot.
I cut these squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Be sure to save them to use next year or share with others. (You did grow only these C. maxima squash or pumpkins, didn’t you?) Then I lay the cleaned squash meat down on a cutting board and cut 1-inch slices with a heavy knife. I peel each slice and then cut them into 1-inch cubes to can. They are so good just drained and used in a casserole dish with butter and brown sugar topping. Or mash the cubes and make a “pumpkin” pie. It’s our favorite. — Jackie