I don’t know what it is about cold weather — it makes me want...

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Not only am I canning up more beef and tomorrow the two "extra" turkeys in our freezer but I'm digging into my recipe book and baking some good whole wheat bread and my Half-time...

I’m canning nearly every day now

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Our beans are in! And so are our peppers. This year I'm making batch after batch of Cowboy Candy, a candied jalapeño. Wow, are they ever good and really not all that hot. Especially...

Q and A: canning chicken broth, drying garlic, and apple cider vinegar

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Canning chicken broth I recently canned up some chicken broth, and now I'm "second guessing" myself. I decided to see if you could make the issue clear for me. If there is meat in the...

Q and A: cooling with no fridge, growing winter squash, and measuring flavored oil

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Cooling with no fridge Yesterday I arrived at our hunting trailer to prepare for a family canning bee only to discover that the fridge is dead. We do have one six-pack sized fridge that is...

So far we’ve had an on-and-off-again winter

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Our temps started out real cold; down to -25 and windy. Brrr. But lately we've been having much more moderate temps and we're maybe going to hit 40 above this weekend. Translated, that means...