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Re: green beans


Instructions for dilly beans please!
T.

Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
> Blanch and freeze what you don't eat fresh, they're very good. You need
> to blanch them first though, don't skip that step. I like canned better,
> but that's just my preference, and it's a lot of work (not to mention
> equipment needed).
> I recommend "dilly beans". They are wonderful pickles - I don't really
> like pickles that much, but I love these - and you don't need a lot of
> equipment to process them.
>
> Cyndi
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Judy Browning
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 2:20 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] green beans
>
> We love home canned green beans, too. Have to use a pressure canner,
> though.
> Water bath doesn't get hot enough for low acid veggies. Mmm green beans
> make
> good pickles too, look really pretty in the jar. My gran cut carrot
> sticks
> the same width as the beans, & all as long as the jar is tall, included
> a
> couple of green onions per jar. Taste more like a bread & butter rather
> than
> dill or sweet pickle.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "DP" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 7:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] green beans
>
>
>   
>> Donna,
>>
>> Do you have a local food bank? Call around. Somebody needs them, I'm
>>     
> sure.
>   
>> We've had people posting on Freecycle offering to pick, not just pick
>>     
> up.
>   
>> They're hungry.
>>
>> The best way I've found is to blanch them for about 3 minutes in
>>     
> boiling
>   
>> water (time from when the water returns to a boil. Tip - use a large
>>     
> pot
>   
>> of water and a small number of beans so that they don't overcook.
>>     
> Chill in
>   
>> ice water, drain, then freeze on cookie sheets. When they're frozen,
>>     
> dump
>   
>> them into freezer bags.  When frozen on the cookie sheets, they don't
>> stick together and you can take out as many as you like.
>>
>> They're not mush this way - but tender and crisp. They can even be
>> marinated and used in a salad.
>>
>> d
>>
>>     
>>>  So who knows how to preserve them?  Can I wash and freeze?  Cook
>>>       
> first?
>   
>>> Will they be all mush when defrosted?
>>>
>>> I have never had this problem, ususally on package of seeds produces
>>> just enough for us to eat....granted, it is a daily part of the diet,
>>> but .....this year, there is no way we could eat all that is out
>>>       
> there.
>   
>>> Dont suggest I give them away. I work with single guys who eat out
>>>       
> and
>   
>>> if I have tons, so do the neighbors. The senior/community center
>>>       
> closed
>   
>>> down due to the economy, so I can't unload them there either.
>>>       
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