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Donna Byron
  • Petersham, MA
  • United States
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Pat Johnson replied to Donna Byron's discussion 'Canning salt: do different brands vary in flavor/strength?' in the group Food Preservation
"I only buy the green box and have never experiened any off flavors or variation sin strength."
May 31, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest replied to Donna Byron's discussion 'Canning salt: do different brands vary in flavor/strength?' in the group Food Preservation
"Hey Donna,   I do know that certain salts have a stronger or weaker strength by weight (not measurement) then others.  In other words, using a tablespoon of kosher salt is not the same as a tablespoon of non-iodized (very important that is…"
May 31, 2011
Donna Byron added a discussion to the group Food Preservation
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Canning salt: do different brands vary in flavor/strength?

Has anyone else had trouble with different brands of canning salt having different strengths?  My husband was complaining that the cucumber/dill pickles were too salty, so I thought maybe I goofed a batch and added the salt twice. Then he also thought a batch of dilly beans was too salty, and it seems unlikely that I'd make the same mistake on two different days.  I remember having to buy salt mid-summer last year, when I had used up my jar of Ball (or Kerr?) brand canning salt. I purchased…See More
May 31, 2011
Donna Byron replied to Christene's discussion 'Jars' in the group Food Preservation
"I personally wouldn't do any heat processing in them, but when I receive those wire-bail jars I use them for storing dried mint, dried fruit, dried mushrooms, or pantry staples. It gives me a way to store my food in glass instead of plastic,…"
Apr 17, 2011
Donna Byron joined Torry's group
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Food Preservation

How-To's on putting food aside: canning, freezing, drying, much more...See More
Apr 17, 2011
Donna Byron commented on Aliza Ess's blog post 'What to do with all these eggs?!'
"I make quiche to freeze sometimes when I have a surplus of eggs.  You can also make tortilla espanola (eggs and potatoes), which honestly I could eat almost every day. Popovers use eggs. Also, we make homemade pudding, which requires a bunch of…"
Apr 9, 2011
Donna Byron replied to Laetitia Grandval Won's discussion 'Anyone tried low-temp yogurt?'
"I cracked open a new jar of yogurt this morning for breakfast and thought I'd try to snap a pic of the texture. This was heated to about 150. Can you tell from the photo how much body it has? Totally stands up on its own. Not soft at all. But…"
Apr 4, 2011
Donna Byron replied to Laetitia Grandval Won's discussion 'Anyone tried low-temp yogurt?'
"I also use raw milk, so I've experimented with finding the right temp. My yogurt is slightly less firm using a lower temp, but I found a happy medium that I like if I heat it to something around 145 - 150."
Mar 30, 2011
Donna Byron joined jonmesser's group
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BREAD!

Home baking of bread deserves its own group!
Mar 22, 2011
Donna Byron joined Fostermamas's group
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Cheesemakers!

A group for people interested in or already making their own cheese. Share recipes, tips, stories and more.See More
Nov 30, 2010
Donna Byron commented on Christine's blog post 'cornish pasty with butternut squash, parmesan and sage'
"Looks terrific! It's always nice to learn new Butternut squash recipes, since they grow so prolifically here. And there's still sage in the garden. Might make this tonight :)"
Nov 16, 2010
Donna Byron replied to Lizz's discussion 'Coffe bean Bags and Mulch?'
"We use burlap bags for weed suppression in our garden paths. They work pretty well but they decay quickly and have to be refreshed every year. Don't put them down anywhere you will have to mow, because the grass eventually grows through them,…"
Oct 12, 2010
Donna Byron and Jazzmine are now friends
Oct 1, 2010
Donna Byron commented on Jazzmine's blog post 'Looking for some advice...'
"Hey Jazzmine. I totally applaud your desire to follow this instinct to learn more self-sufficiency. You will meet some fascinating and ALIVE people when you hook up with the homesteading crowd. How to find them? You could look for skillshares or…"
Sep 29, 2010
Cornelia left a comment for Donna Byron
"Hi Donna - home grown pork -wow! You must have incredible stories to share! Looking forward to hearing from you!"
Jan 29, 2010
Donna Byron joined Cornelia's group
Jan 29, 2010

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
100% Homegrown
A bit about me:
Recently moved from the burbs to a rural homestead. Long-time canner, gardener, soap-maker, cook.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Homemade breakfast sausage from my own home-grown pork. Tamworths rock!
Currently reading:
The River Cottage Cookbook
Currently listening to:
Rick Steves
My latest DIY project:
Nettles Ale
Web site I recommend:
http://www.foodblogsearch.com

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At 3:17pm on January 29, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Donna - home grown pork -wow! You must have incredible stories to share! Looking forward to hearing from you!
 
 
 

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