What's everyone canning this year?

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  1. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    today its chili. I used up tomatoes that I picked last week ... for the first time this year. I have sold everything of given it away so far. but with 40* nights for the past week there isn't much to pick now. hopefully it warms up enough to get a crop of beans yet so I can can those for my pantry. I haven't canned much this year. no time. I have peppers... lots of peppers. any suggestions? I have made pepper relish in the past but I don't think I have enough bell peppers to di that. I plenty of med hots though. sigh. they just didn't grow before the end of my markets.
     
  2. marlingardener

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    Carolyn, peppers freeze well to be used in dishes later. I simply wash the peppers, remove the seeds and integument, cut in strips about 1/4" wide, and put in freezer bags. When I need peppers I just break off a clump of frozen peppers and chop if needed and either thaw or add frozen to whatever I'm cooking.
     
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    Thanks Jane.

    So, I just finished filling the jars and I ended up with 21 quart jars of chili and 7 3 cup jars. I reuse the jars from Aldi that have fruit in them. I sure wish I could find that size for retail sale. it is a perfect size for a small family or even 2 healthy eaters with nothing left over.
     
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    Ach Carolyn, too bad you don't live here, I could give you the addy the jar business we use.
    Was that chilli's or chili con carne?
     



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  5. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    S, it was chili co n carne. No beans.
     
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    You are such a great gardener...I'd say you are a gardener and more!
    You preserve food so well. I have never thought about preserving Chili con. that way, I always just freeze it in.
    Did I infer correctly that one cannot "can" chilli this way WITH beans?
     
  7. carolyn

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    no... don't infer. I don't like the beans. especially kidney beans. the rest I can tolerate I don't even mind some of them, but if the beans are already canned why waste my time opening them and recanning them? nor do I always have the thought ahead of time to soak beans and use them. so... add the beans as desired or not.
     
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    I gotcha Carolyn.
     

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