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Post by slooroo » 3 months ago

In dedication to my task today how many can foods? I make jellies, jams, salsas, pickles, and just can stuff like tomatoes. It's really nice to have for the winter months.

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Post by Juneberry » 3 months ago

We never can on our own, though my dad's been saving the fat that comes off his beef when he cooks it to make beef stock recently. That's in Tupperware, though.

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Post by slooroo » 3 months ago

I don't make soups enough to warrant keeping my own stock although it's a good idea.

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Post by Juneberry » 3 months ago

Dad uses soup stock instead of the sauce packets in things like noodle bowls and such since they're full of corn syrup and such.

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Post by slooroo » 3 months ago

I usually buy stock which is probably a waste of money but oh well.

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Post by Princess MeowsePad » 3 months ago

slooroo wrote:
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I usually buy stock which is probably a waste of money but oh well.
It doesn't seem much more expensive than buying bouillon to make your own stock.
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Post by slooroo » 3 months ago

It's not I guess but it'd probably be cheaper to make my own. Today I made peach jam and cherry-blackberry jam. Both taste really good. Made pineapple jam a few weeks back.

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Post by Princess MeowsePad » 3 months ago

How do you make jelly? :O
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Post by slooroo » 3 months ago

Fruit or soda of choice + pectin + sugar + heat. I'm over simplifying it but that's the general idea. Basically you get your juice, add the pectin, boil it really good, pour in sugar, boil some more, then test it by putting it on a frozen plate. If it sets good then you can ladle it into jars and can it.

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Post by Juneberry » 3 months ago

slooroo wrote:
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I usually buy stock which is probably a waste of money but oh well.
We buy it too- this is dad's first attempt at making it, because he only ever really buys chicken stock. xD
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It doesn't seem much more expensive than buying bouillon to make your own stock.
I don't think dad intends to use bouillon as part of it...Unless we secretly already have some. o.o; Now that I think of it, what IS his plan...?

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