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Post  camprn on 10/10/2014, 9:58 am

@brainchasm wrote:Well, it started like this...
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(Homegrown, homemade sweet and spicy pepper jam.  My first foray into canning/preserving!  Four jars have already been given away as gifts and/or misappropriated.  I'm eating what didn't fit into jars.  Texture is perfect, flavor is indescribably good. Smile )
Awesome!! What kind of chilis are the red ones?

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Post  johnp on 10/10/2014, 11:56 am

Thanks again llama momma for a great recipe and peace keeper. We have run out of space to store frozen tomatoes, frozen sauce, canned tomatoes, canned sauce and still more tomatoes. I found several pounds hiding underneath a fallen over tomato the other day, brought them in to an icy stare from my DW. I thought we were ALL done with tomatoes she said. I took three lbs. and made a batch and asked her to try some. She does not like tomato or V8 juice but she tried it and really liked it. My tomatoes have been forgiven. Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  brainchasm on 10/10/2014, 1:44 pm

@camprn wrote:Awesome!! What kind of chilis are the red ones?
Hungarian Blacks, basically an heirloom jalapeno or sorts. Smile

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Post  camprn on 10/10/2014, 1:49 pm

@brainchasm wrote:
@camprn wrote:Awesome!! What kind of chilis are the red ones?
Hungarian Blacks, basically an heirloom jalapeno or sorts. Smile
Nice, Thanks for the info!

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Post  brainchasm on 10/10/2014, 3:21 pm

Didn't eat these yet, but I picked them last night when I was pruning my tomato forest (don't ask)...

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Post  meatburner on 10/10/2014, 3:31 pm

When the rain stops, I am going to pick some baby bok choy to steam and make a garlic soy sauce to pour over them.  I love that stuff fresh from the garden.

I will try to post a pic later.
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Post  sanderson on 10/10/2014, 7:21 pm

BC is our Pepper King!   praise  And you live in a hot, arid environment!

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Post  herblover on 10/11/2014, 12:07 pm

Made a delicious soup (Creamy Chicken, Tomato and Vegetable Soup; recipe available on eatingrules.com) last night using leeks, carrots and tomatoes from my garden.
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Post  camprn on 10/11/2014, 12:10 pm

Nice Herblover! oh,
I can hardly wait for my leeks!

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Post  FamilyGardening on 10/11/2014, 9:44 pm

Very first taste of a Dilly Beans rock on DELICIOUS!

Tonight our family enjoyed munching down  hungry green beans just as good as a pickled cucumber...who knew happy hi

Sad our green beans are finished for the year....as I only pickled 1 pint of them to try.....*sigh*.....hubby wants some for the foot ball games drooling ....and....wants me.... to make them from store bought green beans..... What a Face eeeek!.....lesson learned.... What are you eating from your garden today? 1280598131

thanks to all who introduced us to Dilly Beans carrot  

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rose....who has an after thought study .....can I make them from some of our frozen beans from the gardens?.....they were blanched first and then frozen
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Post  Marc Iverson on 10/11/2014, 10:21 pm

I've thrown everything from papaya and mangoes to daikon and cauliflower into the pickling brine left over from pickle jars and various vinegar mixes, and it always seemed to work fine. With my snap beans, the brine isn't seeming to penetrate the pods very much at all, even though I pick them youngish and tender. I don't blanche them, just stick them in raw. But haphazard isn't working as well as usual. Any recommendations on how to pickle snap beans better?
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Post  camprn on 10/12/2014, 7:11 am

@Marc Iverson wrote:I've thrown everything from papaya and mangoes to daikon and cauliflower into the pickling brine left over from pickle jars and various vinegar mixes, and it always seemed to work fine. With my snap beans, the brine isn't seeming to penetrate the pods very much at all, even though I pick them youngish and tender.  I don't blanche them, just stick them in raw.  But haphazard isn't working as well as usual.  Any recommendations on how to pickle snap beans better?
What recipe and processing are you using for pickled beans?

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Post  llama momma on 10/12/2014, 7:47 am

Those soups sound so good, Herblover!

I pulled a couple pounds of tomatoes yesterday, trying to decide if its going into roasted tomato soup, pizza sauce, or V8.  Or use the harvested broccoli from yesterday and roast it with german red garlic, onions, and carrots. Hmm.
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Post  FamilyGardening on 10/12/2014, 8:07 am

@llama momma wrote:Those soups sound so good, Herblover!

I pulled a couple pounds of tomatoes yesterday, trying to decide if its going into roasted tomato soup, pizza sauce, or V8.  Or use the harvested broccoli from yesterday and roast it with german red garlic, onions, and carrots. Hmm.
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 I hope you do too!......our son loves them so much we caught him eating right out of the pint jar in our bed while watching his cartoons Razz ....his father said *why are you not eating those on a plate?* our son thought....why dirty a dish LOL

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Post  llama momma on 10/12/2014, 8:15 am

Lol, I sure like your son's thinking! Anyone who saves me from washing another dish can eat all the Dilly Beans in bed.  Wink
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Post  Marc Iverson on 10/13/2014, 11:17 pm

Lettuce and tomato salad with a red banana pepper and a chopped up red giant mustard leaf. On the side, butternut squash soup with a squash from the school garden I volunteer at. Also, a cream cheese sandwich, but that doesn't count!
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Post  FamilyGardening on 10/14/2014, 12:24 am

Hot Beef Veggie soup that was pressure canned over the summer straight from the gardens hungry

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Post  sanderson on 10/19/2014, 2:56 am

I didn't personally eat anything, but I sent my neighbor home with a gallon Ziplock: 2 small but sweet Silver Queen, KY Wonder, tarragon, 2 small eggplants, red Russian kale and parsley. She was so happy to have "organic" produce! Made me feel kind of like a real gardener.

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Post  yolos on 10/19/2014, 8:57 am

@sanderson wrote:I didn't personally eat anything, but I sent my neighbor home with a gallon Ziplock:  2 small but sweet Silver Queen, KY Wonder, tarragon, 2 small eggplants, red Russian kale and parsley.  She was so happy to have "organic" produce!  Made me feel kind of like a real gardener.

Wait, what is the purpose of a garden if you don't eat anything.  Sometimes I do plant a few things that my friends/coworkers/family like that I don't just for the pleasure of sharing my bounty.
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Post  camprn on 10/19/2014, 9:20 am

Poblanos, tomatoes, chard.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 10/19/2014, 1:35 pm

@sanderson wrote:I didn't personally eat anything, but I sent my neighbor home with a gallon Ziplock.

That's a nice thing to do.

The only thing I had so much of I couldn't eat it all was broccoli raab, but my neighbors didn't want to try it. They're only used to eating broccoli with regular big heads and the leaves themselves weren't attractive to them, I guess. Like most people.
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Post  sanderson on 10/19/2014, 2:08 pm

@yolos wrote:
@sanderson wrote:I didn't personally eat anything, but I sent my neighbor home with a gallon Ziplock:  2 small but sweet Silver Queen, KY Wonder, tarragon, 2 small eggplants, red Russian kale and parsley.  She was so happy to have "organic" produce!  Made me feel kind of like a real gardener.

Wait, what is the purpose of a garden if you don't eat anything.  Sometimes I do plant a few things that my friends/coworkers/family like that I don't just for the pleasure of sharing my bounty.
We've been working on the rental and too pooped to cook.  I'm just letting the garden survive on it's own until the end of the month.  I felt so good to share with this neighbor.  She even ate a raw green bean while we were standing there.

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Filled the weekly lettuce box today with 5 different lettuces, spinach, 2 types of arugla, Tendergreen mustard, baby collard & Dino kale, carrot w/ greens, a Marketmore cuke, parsley, a SuperSonic tomato, a Red Bulls Horn pepper, chives... thinking ... I think that's it.

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Post  johnp on 10/19/2014, 4:29 pm

We ate the last of our fresh tomatoes two  days ago and we made the last cucumber salad for lunch and diner this morning. We put all the serrano's in the de-hydrator this morning, I roasted the last of the poblanos and pimento's for freezing and we froze the last of the other peppers. All we have left are lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, radishes and carrots.
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Post  floyd1440 on 10/19/2014, 4:38 pm

@johnp wrote:We ate the last of our fresh tomatoes two  days ago and we made the last cucumber salad for lunch and diner this morning. We put all the serrano's in the de-hydrator this morning, I roasted the last of the poblanos and pimento's for freezing and we froze the last of the other peppers. All we have left are lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, radishes and carrots.


How do you dehydrate peppers?  Whole or cut up?  I have some jalapenos and hot wax left and a dehydrator so was wondering how best to dry them
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