Chicovt I only used a binder the very first time l made snack sticks , l will typically stuff 19mm , 23mm , 32mm , and 1 1/2" all in one batch using only a 12mm tube . I experiment with something different almost every time l stuff n smoke . I DO ALWAYS grind mix/season and stuff as my prep procedure then allow the stuffed products to rest in stuffed form for about 12 hours refrigerated , good luck Chico !!
2021 CANNING SEASON APPROACHING
Personally, I love canning things. My favorites are salsa, habanero dill pickles, cowboy candy and spicy/hot dilly beans. Soon the farmers markets will be open and I will be knee deep in it.
What kind of things do you like to can?
I’ve put jap.s and spices with my dill pickles but I’ll have to try your habanero style this year. mmmm. I still have have at least 25 pints of salsa left, may have to give away some and cut back this year. We had a great tomato crop last year. Garden up and doing great, got blooms on the tomato’s already. More than ready to taste a real tomato and not those hot house cardboard favored ones in the store.!!!
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I haven’t even planted my garden yet. I hope to get to work on it next week.
tarp - Habanero and a chunk of horseradish root does the trick.
I wish I could garden, I just don’t have the space. But I love the farmers market.
My cucumber plants got a late start but are looking good, so I hope to have a bunch of cucumber pickles (spicy and not).
I don’t know why, but I’m having trouble getting my peppers to work. Normally, those things grow like a weed. Topsy-turvy year. I may need to look around farmers’ markets for those to pickle.
I haven’t planted beans in a while (no good reason), but spicy dilly beans sound great. There’s another thing to look for at the farmers’ markets.
I got a killer recipe for these
One of my favorite things to pickle is asparagus. I can eat those like candy. With all the great vegetables, I typically can a few hundred quarts of different soups, enough to share and have on hand for the year. My cucumbers were so plentiful last year, I skipped it this year. Still have plenty. Tomato sauce and paste is a must. I also pickle and can bell peppers, makes a great snack. I also watch out for great deals on chicken, turkey, pork and have canned and ready for fast meals.
One of the best parts is that during hurricane season, I don’t have to worry about freezers not having electricity and loosing food.
Your killin me. It all sounds so good. Well done!
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Heck no garden yet, snow just finished melting yesterday. Our garlic is sprouting and I am trying my hand at mushroom gardening, wine caps. Last year the deer have a feast in our garden.
lkrfletcher I moved out of the fast lanes to a rural community. Got 2 acres and am so enjoying it. I’ll get to harvest fruits this year for the first time. Pears, Peaches and figs. Looking forward to that. Really looking forward to pear preserves with fresh biscuits.
But if you can’t have a garden, farmer markets are fantastic. In fact, I think it is cheaper in many ways to go to the market rather than deal with the expense of gardening. I do it more as my means of exercise, too old, fat and ugly to go to the gym. LOL
lkrfletcher so are you going to just tease us or post your recipe? LOL
They do look great. I haven’t tried beans yet.
I’m at work. Will have to do this evening.
lkrfletcher I do a lot of dill pickles (50-80 quarts a year). I make homemade sauerkraut and can it. Brandied cherry’s are good to preserve for those long winter nights. This year I want to try and can some taters out of the garden. Like YooperDog , our snow has just finally melted. Had about a 1/4 inch of new snow a few days ago, so the garden might have to wait. I don’t like to plant before June 1, historically the first week of June we have our last frost
Please share your canning recipes when you have time. Want to can more this year and try new recipes
lkrfletcher thanks looking forward to it.
Would like the Kraut Recipe also if available.
Alway want to try that myself .
I do pickles every year also .
Stella69 I will put it up tomorrow, I’m at work now and wont be home until the morning.
lkrfletcher If you can find them, get some Blue Lake beans. They hold up the best to canning and pickling. They’re the only kind I grow anymore.
Here is this easy recipe.
3 lbs green beans
2 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 cups white vinegar
4 tablespoons of pickling salt
5 gloves of garlic
5 teaspoons of dill seed (not weed)
5 teaspoons of red chili flake
Ball pickle crisp granules
prepare your water bath and 5 regular pint jars. sanitize jars, lids and seals
Prepare your brine - boil, then simmer 50/50 mix of the water and vinegar and the pickling salt.
prep your beans - i just cut off the stem end
add to bottom of jars - 1 clove of garlic, 1/8 tsp pickle crisp granules, 1 tsp dill seed, 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. cold pack jars and - leave 1/2 inch head space
pour brine over beans leaving 1/2 inch of headspace. Get air out with a knife. check headspace again and add more brine if needed.
wipe rims - apply lids and process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes full boil.
let sit 1 week before eating.
They will be nice and crisp and hot.
Tip - Use quality chili flake - I use Penzies spices.