QOTW: Do You Can, Preserve, Freeze, etc

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Registered: 03-11-2004
QOTW: Do You Can, Preserve, Freeze, etc
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 5:09pm
Do you make jelly, jams or preserve summer's bounty in any way? Why do you take the time? Are you concerned about food safety? Your family's health? Is cost-cutting a major factor? Share your thoughts with us this week.



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Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 10:59am

I've made peach feezer jam before.

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Registered: 11-16-2001
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 7:37pm

NO, I don't can or preserve. If I freeze it's because I've bought too much, or I've bought frozen.

It's summer all year long here, so there's no need to can, preserve or freeze. Also, I don't have much of a sweet tooth, so I don't particularly like jellies, jams and marmelade. Once in a while is nice - I buy little pots of it and that'll be more than enough.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 8:19pm

I freeze some. In order to have something tasty in winter that isn't in season (we can't do locally grown around here in winter!)

I have never canned --- I'm somewhat afraid of the process.

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Registered: 11-03-2003
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 3:05pm
Nope, I don't do any of that.


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Registered: 09-12-2003
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 5:13am
While I have never canned
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Registered: 08-16-2004
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 8:59am
In the summer and fall there are always people giving away the fruit from their unwanted fruit trees or extra bounties from their gardens. I hate to waste good food so I can, dry herbs and freeze every year. We are lucky enough to have our own fruit trees this year and I'm busy freezing apple pie filling and apple cider. I canned traditional lacto fermented pickles this summer. I usually can enough tomato sauce for the whole year and freeze several gallons of berries that I picked. I wild harvest black walnuts and rose hips and whatever else I find. Random veggies can get made into veggie soup and frozen. It's a lot of work but the food is free and nutritious.