Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Canning Adventures Continue!



Have you ever tried peach salsa?

I think it is really good,It has that sweet hot thing going on! Imagine it on grilled chicken or on pork roast! It was really good just on chips !

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It turned out really pretty in the jar.


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The are very few ingredients :peachsalsa-01

6 cups Peaches and  2 Jalapeños chopped


1 Red onion chopped


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1 bunch cilantro chopped & 1/2 cup lime juice


2 to 3 Tblsp  honey



2 tsp cumin

Salt and pepper. I had some juice from fresh raspberries that I added about 1/4 cup. Combine everything in a medium size pot and bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Then place in prepared pint jars and water bath for 10 minutes. Yum!


I canned apples and they are so convenient to have on hand!

blog pics 166  They turned out nice and white in the jar. This year I added fruit fresh and lemon juice! Canned them in a medium syrup. They are ready to use in a pie or with pork for fried apples. I like to use them in a savory way by adding garlic and rosemary red onion ,salt and pepper. It really pairs well with chicken or pork.

One quart will make one apple pie, just make your crust (My favorite is in the prior post) drain apples and put in large bowl add about 1/3 cup flour and some cinnamon if you like and a pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla and mix all together and put in pie crust and dot with butter and then top with pie pastry and crimp and put slits in it and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake @ 425* for 40 minutes or until you see the fruit bubble.

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I wrap the outer crust with foil before baking and then take it off for the last 15 minutes so the crust does not brown too much.

You could make a apple crumble or a cobbler as well. It really cuts the work in half to make a dessert.

I also made some Black and Blue jam! It was really good! I mixed black berries and blue berries and ran them through a sieve,

blog pics 172 It was really kind of a messy job but well worth the effort! blog pics 177 Look at that color!

Black and Blue jam

9 cups of berries evenly divided(black berries/blueberries)

run through sieve and and have 3 3/4 cup pulp from berries

6  3/4 cups sugar

1/2 tsp butter

1 pouch liquid pectin

In large stock pot mix berry pulp and sugar together and cook on medium heat until sugar is melted . Add butter and melt . Bring  to boil, so that when stirred it does not stop  bubbling. Add the pectin and cook for 1 minute siring continually.  Take off heat and stir occasionally for 5 minutes. Dip into prepared jelly jars and place 2 piece lids and water bath for 10 minutes. Remove and place on counter to cool and seal. Enjoy!

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At this point I have canned 28 pints and 21 quarts of green beans!

I am sure well will get at least 2 more pickings off of the bushes.



Keep cool ! Until next time!



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