I Did Some Canning Today...

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by IrritatedWithUS, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

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    Well, I haven't been on much these past two months. I have been going to school 5 times a day, 3 days of which I'm going 8am-8pm with a two hour break in between!

    I have had time to can a few things. I canned pickled beets last week and today I made pickled green beans in garlic and jalapenos.

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    and I had time to play in the garden today. I found this guy lounging around.

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  2. RevWC

    RevWC The Future?

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    I can carrots and jalapenos with the typical canning spices. Are the beans good? I also did some pickled radishes surprisingly tasty!
     

  3. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

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    The beans are good! I used 3 different kinds today.
     
  4. partdeux

    partdeux Senior Member

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    pickled beans are the family's fav
     
  5. Dixie

    Dixie Well-Known Member

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    Great job IrritatedWithUS, especially with your busy days!
     
  6. neldarez

    neldarez Supporting Member

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    wow irritated, you are a high energy person! Good work and the little frog is precious. I think I'd like to try pickled beans..........:D
     
  7. Meerkat

    Meerkat Seeking The Truth

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    Thanks for pictures,looks good . Soon as we get good at canning,I want to pickle too.
     
  8. ZoomZoom

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    Nice job!

    Question - when canning beans, do you add a crisper ingredient like you do with pickles?

    I too have been canning. 2-3 times each week, mainly tomato products.
     
  9. partdeux

    partdeux Senior Member

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    If the beans are fresh, you don't need to add any kind of crisper ingredient. And when I mean fresh, it means they were picked that day.

    I also do not add crisping agents to pickles, find that soaking them in ice water for several hours does a good job. Maybe not quite as "crisp" as I'd like them, but crisp enough to avoid the additional chemicals.
     
  10. Clarice

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    Thanks for sharing. Looks good enough to eat.
     
  11. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

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    Nope, I picked them and then cleaned them and canned them within 2 hours :)
     
  12. Urmomma

    Urmomma Active Member

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    3 pints of cherry jam. Bought more beans. I'm going to try canning dry beans maybe tomorrow. HEB has cherries for $2 per pound which is a great buy for south tx
     
  13. JayJay

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    Pickling anything is easier than canning.
    I pickled some B&B pickles yesterday. So easy and not time consuming AND you can't mess up B&B pickles...or pickled squash...or green tomato relish...or pickled beets......or jalapenos.
    Well, you get the point!!
     
  14. bacpacker

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    We put up ourfirst batch of b&bs of the year. Tomatos tomorrow. We did beets about a month ago.
     
  15. myrtle55

    myrtle55 Well-Known Member

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    Do u water bath your b &'s and if so how long?