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RE: Lazy weekend

Have you ever made pumpkin butter?  I have a wonderful recipe.

> [Original Message]
> From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 7/26/2006 1:02:50 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Lazy weekend
> Bonnie: The recipes are often included in the packages of liquid pectin
> that you can buy. No more paraffin thank goodness...the rubber seals on
> new lids are all you need. Look up stuff on your local extension service
> website...loads of great info. I canned multiple batches of cherry jam
> and cherries in June...next I'll be moving on to the plums and apples
> when they're ready. Can't wait for the apple butter I'm going to make!
> Yummy!!!
> Melody 
> Hills, IA  zone 5
> Work for the Lord:  the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of this
>  --- On Tue 07/25, Bonnie & Bill Morgan < wmorgan972@ameritech.net >
> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan [mailto: wmorgan972@ameritech.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 14:28:22 -0400
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Lazy weekend
> I used to help mother make grape jelly until about 20 years ago. She
> used<br>to use pectin and seal with paraffin, if I remember right. But I
> sure don't<br>remember the proportions. I think I have her old strainer
> in the basement,<br>too.<br><br>Cyndi if you have a current jelly recipe
> I can use for canning plum jam or<br>jelly, I'd appreciate
> it.<br><br>Blessings,<br>Bonnie (SW OH - zone
> 5)<br><br>Blessings,<br>Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) <br><br>-----Original
> Message-----<br>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf<br>Of Judy
> Browning<br>Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 12:17 AM<br>To:
> gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lazy weekend<br><br>Cyndi,
> you should send Bonnie the canning info I couldn't find for
> her<br>plums! I haven't canned jam for 20 years.<br>Judy B<br>-----
> Original Message -----<br>From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT"
> <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:
> Monday, July 24, 2006 7:57
> AM<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Lazy weekend<br><br><br>> All of those! I can
> tomato sauce, salsa, whole tomatoes, various other <br>> tomato
> products, green beans, pickles of various veggies, and then <br>>
> there's the jams & jellies; I dry tomatoes and make fruit leather; I
> <br>> freeze corn (when we grow it), peas, peppers, and melon. Keeping
> <br>> onions is a problem though, they don't preserve well. We're
> talking <br>> about buying a cheap fridge to keep in the garage.<br>>
> This year I've only managed 3 batches of jam. But I wanted to cut <br>>
> back, after all. I deliberately didn't do many green beans, and the
> <br>> tomatoes are not doing all that well (too hot too early) - so
> while I <br>> will have enough to make a few jars of this n' that, I
> don't have 90 <br>> pounds of anything to deal with.<br>><br>>
> Cyndi<br>><br>> -----Original Message-----<br>> From:
> owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On <br>>
> Behalf Of james singer<br>> Sent: Sunday, July
> 23, 2006 12:31 PM<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Subject: Re: [CHAT]
> Lazy weekend<br>><br>> Question, Cyndi--<br>><br>> How do you preserve
> your garden's bounty--can, freeze, dehydrate?<br>><br>> On Jul 23, 2006,
> at 3:18 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:<br>><br>>>
> Temperature is in the hundreds again for the weekend and I am, as <br>>>
> they say, not doing jack. I picked zucchini, okra, and tomatoes <br>>>
> yesterday morning, pulled a couple weeds, and that was it. Today I
> <br>>> went out just to see what was up and something bit me on the
> thigh - <br>>> probably an ant, since I was sitting on the ground in a
> shady spot. <br>>> My whole thigh hurts like anything, I ended up taking
> an <br>>> antihistamine hoping it would help. You'd think I'd know
> better than <br>>> to sit outside wearing shorts, but apparently
> not.<br>>> I decided not to go hiking yesterday morning and my friend
> called <br>>> last night hoping I'd go today. Don't think so, I said and
> then she
> <br>>> admitted it was over 90 when they went yesterday morning at 6 am.
> She <br>>> has this enormous Alaskan malamute and I told her it was
> insane to <br>>> take him into the hills in this kind of heat. I think
> she actually <br>>> listened.<br>>> A thunderstorm moved in yesterday
> afternoon and muttered at us for an <br>>> hour or so, but no rain. At
> least the temps dropped into the high 90s <br>>> while the cloud cover
> was there. Maybe we'll get it again today, but <br>>> so far it's
> clear.<br>>> I have a lot of preserving to get done for my fair entries
> but I just <br>>> can't bring myself to get into the kitchen. Gaah. I
> may have to take <br>>> a couple days off to get it done, my time window
> is shrinking rather <br>>> dramatically.<br>>> So in the end I'm
> managing only to read a few books and check the <br>>> computer.<br>>> I
> feel like the wicked witch..."I'm melting! I'm melting!". I LIKE <br>>>
> the heat, but this is excessive.<br>>><br>>> Cyndi<br>>><br>>>
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