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Old 06-20-2011, 02:15 AM   #141
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I refreshed my water supply yesterday. That's all I have done.

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I've noticed a lot of posters to this thread have been talking about taking up home canning. My wife and I have been home canning for years, if you are thinking about buying a pressure canner I would suggest you buy the and save yourself a lot of headaches. Most of the other canners( while cheaper initially) use a gasket that we have found to be finicky at best, frustrating at worst. The AA has a taper fit rim and uses no gasket, in addition it is built like a tank. IMO this is the best canner out there. Just my two cents.
Thanks for the tip Ron. A pressure cooker is on my list. I'll look into that brand.
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I found a really nice deal at walmart on flash lights. This gets me enough flashlights I think

Got these for $0.25 each. So I bought all they had (9 total)

They don't have batteries but I can get those cheap and should last a while.



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What he said. Share the recipe if she wouldn't object!
Please see my original post on page 14

No health claims made.
Well here goes.....
3 C peeled garlic
1 1/2 C white vinegar
1/3 -1/2 cup sugar (to taste)If diabetic use less sugar.
1 teaspoon salt (rounded)

Mix everything but garlic. Boil 5 min. or untill sugar dissolves. Taste mixture and adjust sugar. Put in garlic and boil uncovered high heat 1 minute(NO MORE THAN 1 MINUTE).
Put garlic in jar with slotted spoon. Then pour in boiling mixture and seal.

I use pints so use heaping teaspoon pickling spice for each jar.

You can add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper or 1 heaping teaspoon pickling spice per pint.

Put in boiling water bath for 10 min.
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Excellent, thanks. I will be pickling some garlic.

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MA said to taste the brine and adjust the sugar to taste. She made some last year that was way to sweet. Then she made some that wasn't sweet at all. It is a trial and error process to get it to what you like. I got hooked on the Christopher Ranch stuff but at around $5.00 a jar we decided to do our own. Of course she cans everything from the garden. She makes zucchini pickles that won a blue ribbon at the fair and a zuke relish (also a blue ribbon winner) that my dad (before he passed away) would eat straight from the jar with a big spoon. And her salsa. mmmmm The guys at the fire department (station 23) will almost fight over it.

Maybe she is the reason I'm so round. hmmmmmmmmm....

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Thanks for the garlic recipe. I'm going to give it a shot.

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my late dad would eat straight from the jar with a big spoon.
Dang! Pa had passed on and was still eating the pickled garlic! That had to be something to see!

Just kidding.

Anybody try using honey instead of sugar? I've never heard of garlic honey but my bees do like the garlic flowers. I'll have to look into that! I'm not too far from Gilroy and I do have a bunch of beehives. Garlic honey. That's an interesting thought.
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