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Bootsie Battle
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  • Louisa, VA
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marie bittner commented on Bootsie Battle's blog post 'Oven Canning'
"Thank you so much Linda I'm so happy to hear this and we do use stevia as our sweetner so I'm going to use the stevia I coppied and pasted your little note so I won't forget what you wrote I was told if I didn't use sugar my…"
Mar 22, 2012
Linda J Lehman commented on Bootsie Battle's blog post 'Oven Canning'
"Marie, I saw your question about canning fruit.  You do not have to add sugar and you can can it with a boiling water bath so you don't need to use the presssure canner which is scary.  I don't use stevia in my canning but I know…"
Mar 22, 2012
marie bittner commented on Bootsie Battle's blog post 'Oven Canning'
"Hi Bootsie Would you give me your thoughts on this I am wondering if I could do coffie"
Mar 14, 2012
marie bittner commented on Bootsie Battle's blog post 'Oven Canning'
"Hi Bootsie Would you give me your thoughts on this I am wondering if I could do coffie"
Mar 14, 2012
marie bittner commented on Bootsie Battle's blog post 'Oven Canning'
"Hi Bootsie Would you give me your thoughts on this I am wondering if I could do coffie"
Mar 14, 2012
marie bittner left a comment for Bootsie Battle
"I wish we were closer to I'm afraid to use the canner by myself but if someone was with me and showed me I would be a little bit braver as for the apples honey would work for me I'm thinking if honey would work then maple syrup should work…"
Feb 29, 2012
marie bittner commented on Bootsie Battle's blog post 'Oven Canning'
"I was thinking of apples I get big bags of seconds out at the farm where I go to get my eggs"
Feb 29, 2012
Bootsie Battle commented on Bootsie Battle's blog post 'Oven Canning'
"Drying fruits, has several different procedures.  I have found some wonderful web sites which I use for references.  I am new to this site and I do not know if I should mention them.  Which fruits would you be drying?"
Feb 29, 2012
marie bittner commented on Bootsie Battle's blog post 'Oven Canning'
"I'm not sure just know that i came out with 15 quarts my daughter came home   yesterday with a really large  bag of Jassman Rice when we make rice pudding we use that rice so now I am doing the same with that ==Would you…"
Feb 29, 2012
Bootsie Battle commented on Bootsie Battle's blog post 'Oven Canning'
"I am doing some research and I have not had good results.  I do not can fruit so I have no experience in this area.  I dry most of my fruit.   So you have 15 quarts of rice grains.   I see why you wanted to can it.  How many…"
Feb 28, 2012
Bootsie Battle posted a status
"I want to be sure when you did the rice you did the dry grains. I am so concerned for you."
Feb 28, 2012
Bootsie Battle posted a status
"I did a little research this morning and the only thing I found was if you do not use the sugar the fruit may not keep."
Feb 28, 2012
marie bittner commented on Bootsie Battle's blog post 'Oven Canning'
"I want to do fresh fruit I do have a canner that was giving to me but I havn't  any idea how to work it and am afraid of it I  am going to try doing it on top of the stove I have a large pot"
Feb 28, 2012
Bootsie Battle commented on Bootsie Battle's blog post 'Oven Canning'
"Are  you canning fresh or dried fruit?  If fresh, do you have a pressure canner?"
Feb 28, 2012
Bootsie Battle posted a status
"Marie, What kind of fruit are you doing? Is it dried or fresh?"
Feb 28, 2012
marie bittner commented on Bootsie Battle's blog post 'Oven Canning'
"Bottsie  did 15 quart jars in all and I just checked every one of them this morning and every one is sealed I have another question for you if I can fruit do i have to add sugar to keep the fruit from going bad my sister inlaw says yes I have…"
Feb 28, 2012

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
100% Homegrown
A bit about me:
I grew up in the country and moved to the city. I was able to feed my family fresh veggies from my inter-city garden. Mr. Bootsie and I purchased woods in the country which we ware turning into a small farm. We have about 1/3 acre garden, with strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. The girls are keeping us in Fresh Eggs.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Prime Rib, Yummy according to Mr. Bootsie.
Currently reading:
Mother Earth News, Countryside, Grit, Hobby Farms
Currently listening to:
I enjoy any kind of good music. Could listen to Mr. Bootsie play his guitar in the old country style forever.
My latest DIY project:
Writing my blog Happy Hallow. Sharing the memories of growing up in the country and now returning. Has it changed, is it easier or just as rewarding?
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Face Book
Web site I recommend:
http://happyhallow.blogspot,com/

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Oven Canning

I was looking for a way to store the tomatoes I had dried.  My instructions said stored at 60 degrees they would be best for 3 to 4 months.  I started  my search and found this process called oven canning.  Oven canning is a wonderful way to store grains, flour, cereal, dried beans and all the foods which are dehydrated.  

I know you are thinking why should I can cereal?  In these times, there are lots of people stockpiling and this is a great way to be sure your investment…

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Posted on February 24, 2012 at 12:09pm — 20 Comments

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At 12:32pm on February 24, 2012, HOMEGROWN.org said…

Thanks so much for writing the post about oven canning!!

At 2:33pm on February 29, 2012, marie bittner said…

I wish we were closer to I'm afraid to use the canner by myself but if someone was with me and showed me I would be a little bit braver as for the apples honey would work for me I'm thinking if honey would work then maple syrup should work to

just started to have a garden  last year   I did up some tomatoes that is the only other thing I have done I'm so afraid of doing something wrong and making my family sick==I live in a small town in Tillsonburg but I have  a very large yard last year I was able to plant enough potatoes to last us 5 months it was such a good feeling to eat them and no their was no spray on them == forgive my bad spelling I'm not very good at it

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