We had some food grade corn given to us and are wanting to store for use later as corn meal. We have gotten a few rain showers recently and are wondering if we need to dry the corn before we store it in 5 gallon buckets.
Yes, you definitely need to get that corn dry before you store it. If it is shelled corn, spread it out on a clean tarp in a dry, clean area. We are finishing drying down our sweet corn on the floor of our enclosed porch, away from rodents, dampness, and insects. I’m going to use it for cornmeal. If you don’t get it very dry, it will mold in storage. — Jackie
Canning salmon roe
I am interested in smoking and canning salmon roe, but have not come across any recipes. Any suggestions?
This is one food I have not smoked or canned. Sorry. Any readers out there who have? — Jackie
I have honey from our bees, that we put in ball canning jars. I sent you some, was wondering if you ever received it. I put raspberries in one jar of the honey, cinnamon sticks in another, lemons in another, and rosemary in one. Someone told me that with the fruit that I need to be careful of botulism. I just put the fruit in, I did not can it under pressure. What do you think? I put the lemons in so if someone gets a cold over the winter I could just dip out a spoonful of honey with the lemon already in it.
Sorry, Lori, but I never got the honey. Maybe somewhere a post office had it break in shipment? (Boo hoo.) I also called the magazine and they never got it to forward on to me, either. I really doubt that putting fruit in honey would result in botulism as fruit is highly acidic and with all the sugar in honey I can’t see that happening. You wouldn’t have to process it in a pressure canner. If you did process it you would just use a boiling water bath canner. Having said this, I probably wouldn’t add the fruit as you aren’t processing the honey and there are no guidelines for processing honey with fruit in it. Add the fruit just before you use it — just to be safe. — Jackie
While this is not a question I thought it might be helpful for some people. My sister used this for a plantars wart on her son and said it dried it up and they just pulled it out with a needle.
Anyway, this is the recipe for the plantar wart recipe: Grate a bit of peeled potato (I use the red-skinned variety) — 1 or 2 Tablespoons will be plenty. Mix in powdered ginger, about 1/4 teaspoon per Tablespoon (or whatever looks right to you). Apply mix to wart, cover with gauze, and tape it up. The next morning, the potato will be black and dry and look nasty. Discard the poultice. Replace with new. Repeat for a few days until wart disappears. Actually worked overnight on him.
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Thanks for the tip, Marshall. I’m always up for a natural remedy that works! As a child I had a plantars wart and the doctor burned it off. Not fun! — Jackie