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RE: Lazy weekend


I used to help mother make grape jelly until about 20 years ago.  She used
to use pectin and seal with paraffin, if I remember right.  But I sure don't
remember the proportions.  I think I have her old strainer in the basement,
too.

Cyndi if you have a current jelly recipe I can use for canning plum jam or
jelly, I'd appreciate it.

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Judy Browning
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 12:17 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lazy weekend

Cyndi, you should send Bonnie the canning info I couldn't find for her
plums! I haven't canned jam for 20 years.
Judy B
----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 7:57 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Lazy weekend


> All of those! I can tomato sauce, salsa, whole tomatoes, various other 
> tomato products, green beans, pickles of various veggies, and then 
> there's the jams & jellies; I dry tomatoes and make fruit leather; I 
> freeze corn (when we grow it), peas, peppers, and melon. Keeping 
> onions is a problem though, they don't preserve well. We're talking 
> about buying a cheap fridge to keep in the garage.
> This year I've only managed 3 batches of jam. But I wanted to cut 
> back, after all. I deliberately didn't do many green beans, and the 
> tomatoes are not doing all that well (too hot too early) - so while I 
> will have enough to make a few jars of this n' that, I don't have 90 
> pounds of anything to deal with.
>
> Cyndi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> Behalf Of james singer
> Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 12:31 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lazy weekend
>
> Question, Cyndi--
>
> How do you preserve your garden's bounty--can, freeze, dehydrate?
>
> On Jul 23, 2006, at 3:18 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
>
>> Temperature is in the hundreds again for the weekend and I am, as 
>> they say, not doing jack. I picked zucchini, okra, and tomatoes 
>> yesterday morning, pulled a couple weeds, and that was it. Today I 
>> went out just to see what was up and something bit me on the thigh - 
>> probably an ant, since I was sitting on the ground in a shady spot. 
>> My whole thigh hurts like anything, I ended up taking an 
>> antihistamine hoping it would help. You'd think I'd know better than 
>> to sit outside wearing shorts, but apparently not.
>> I decided not to go hiking yesterday morning and my friend called 
>> last night hoping I'd go today. Don't think so, I said and then she 
>> admitted it was over 90 when they went yesterday morning at 6 am. She 
>> has this enormous Alaskan malamute and I told her it was insane to 
>> take him into the hills in this kind of heat. I think she actually 
>> listened.
>> A thunderstorm moved in yesterday afternoon and muttered at us for an 
>> hour or so, but no rain. At least the temps dropped into the high 90s 
>> while the cloud cover was there. Maybe we'll get it again today, but 
>> so far it's clear.
>> I have a lot of preserving to get done for my fair entries but I just 
>> can't bring myself to get into the kitchen. Gaah. I may have to take 
>> a couple days off to get it done, my time window is shrinking rather 
>> dramatically.
>> So in the end I'm managing only to read a few books and check the 
>> computer.
>> I feel like the wicked witch..."I'm melting! I'm melting!". I LIKE 
>> the heat, but this is excessive.
>>
>> Cyndi
>>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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