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joanna left a comment for Patrick Salvaggio
"pear butter.jpg Not sure if this will work or not. Let me know if it doesn't come through. ~ joanna"
Oct 5, 2010
joanna commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"Patrick - my very first canning experience was with pear butter and I used the Ball starter kit (for water bathing). I'll send the recipe in a message."
Oct 5, 2010
joanna replied to joanna's discussion 'Live & Learn' in the group Food Preservation
"Thank you SO much for the great suggestions. I was really bummed when I thought my indoor canning (in quarts) was over... now I have many more options. Love this forum!!"
Sep 27, 2010
Theresa Byer replied to joanna's discussion 'Live & Learn' in the group Food Preservation
"This is wonderful post about using the turkey fryer bottom to waterbath can our veggies/fruits. Thank you for the tip!!!!"
Sep 24, 2010
Pat Johnson replied to joanna's discussion 'Live & Learn' in the group Food Preservation
"I do most my canning on a fish frier propane cooker outside. That puts out a lot more heat and eliminates the problems associated with canning indoors. Of course the weather has to cooperate unless you have a space that's protected. You can buy…"
Sep 24, 2010
Christa Nelson replied to joanna's discussion 'Live & Learn' in the group Food Preservation
"there's some nice info at pickyourown.org on glass top stove canning...... http://www.pickyourown.org/cannings4glasstop.htm"
Sep 23, 2010
Torry replied to joanna's discussion 'Live & Learn' in the group Food Preservation
"Something else to consider - the outdoor kitchen. It can be as simple as a single LP gas burner. Canning outdoors can be nice, especially in the summer, as the heat can build up quick in the (indoor) kitchen. I've seen outdoor kitchens with…"
Sep 23, 2010
Terresa Marler Dipuma replied to joanna's discussion 'Live & Learn' in the group Food Preservation
"You still can use your glasstop. I do! Just remember two things: flat bottom and not to exceed the width of your burner. Ball makes a really nice canner that can be used on all surfaces including induction burners. I waterbath using my pressure…"
Sep 23, 2010
Donna Tee replied to joanna's discussion 'Live & Learn' in the group Food Preservation
"I bought one similar to this, and was getting my things together when I noticed "not suitable for glass top stoves" mentioned in rather small print ... on the bottom of the packaging! I wish the info had been more easy to find on the…"
Sep 23, 2010
joanna added a discussion to the group Food Preservation
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I wanted to share a recent canning mishap. After making pear butter and putting it in 1/2 pint jars, I wanted to move on to quart sized jars. I bought a larger canning pot (21.5 Qt. size) to accommodate the larger jars and tried to bring the water to a boil. After almost 30 minutes, it still wasn't boiling and I realized something was wrong. I read the literature that came with the pot and it said "not suitable for glass top stoves"... YIKES! After a little more research, I learned that not…See More
Sep 23, 2010
joanna commented on Christa Nelson's blog post 'Your Friendly, Neighborhood Cooperative Extension Office'
"Christa - small world! I used to work with Marco at UGA, wonder if he's still there? Yes, I'd be happy to blog my experience in the next few days."
Sep 21, 2010
joanna commented on Christa Nelson's blog post 'Your Friendly, Neighborhood Cooperative Extension Office'
"Thanks for posting Christa! I went through the Master Gardener program in Georgia in 2004 and I'm in the process of switching my certification to NC. The amount of information and education I gained through the program was phenomenal. And I…"
Sep 20, 2010
joanna commented on Christa Nelson's blog post 'making homemade apple sauce and apple butter'
"The recipe came from the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of Hobby Farm Home. http://www.hobbyfarms.com/hobby-farm-home-portal.aspx"
Sep 12, 2010
joanna replied to joanna's discussion 'another newbie question' in the group Food Preservation
"Lynda - I think you're absolutely right. I did run my cooked pears through the mill, but ended up roasting for nearly 4 hours (although the directions said 2). It turned out really well, has a nice, sweet taste and I'll definitely make it…"
Sep 12, 2010
joanna commented on Christa Nelson's blog post 'making homemade apple sauce and apple butter'
"Thank you Christa for this great post! It's just what I was looking for ... I'm new to canning and made roasted cinnamon pear butter yesterday. The roasting part took longer than I expected, and I really want to try the crock pot method.…"
Sep 12, 2010
Lynda Reynolds replied to joanna's discussion 'another newbie question' in the group Food Preservation
"I've made butters and *apple*sauce with Asian pears and I've had to run the semi- softened fruit thru a blender or a food mill in order to get it mushie enough to cook down the way I want it too...you may want to try that...also just time…"
Sep 11, 2010

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
herbed-baked Tilapia
Currently reading:
In Defense of Food
Currently listening to:
Amos Lee
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http://small-measure.blogspot.com/

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At 2:21pm on September 15, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Joanna, I'm so glad you were able to find help with your apple butter question - what fun to watch! Looking forward to getting to know you through your posts here. Let me know if you have any questions about the site.
 
 
 

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