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March 2022 Okra

Use young, tender okra. If to be added to soup, it should be sliced; otherwise can pods whole. Wash and drain okra. Remove stem and blossom ends without cutting into pod. Boil 2 minutes. Pack, hot, into hot Ball jars, leaving 1 inch head space. Add 1 teaspoon salt to each quart. If needed, add boiling water to cover, leaving 1 inch head space. Adjust caps. Process pints 25 minutes, quarts 40 minutes, at 10 pounds pressure.
okra
April 2022


Beet Pickles

2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon whole allspice
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks cinnamon
3 1/2 cups vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
2 quarts peeled, cooked small beets

To cook beets...wash and drain beets. Leave 2 inches of stems and the tap roots. Cover with boiling water and cook until tender. Combine all ingredients, except beets; simmer 15 minutes. Pack beets into hot Ball jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space. (Cut larger beets in half. if necessary.) Remove cinnimon. Bring liquid to boiling. Pour. boiling hot over beets, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Adjust caps. Process pints and quarts 30 minutes in boiling-water bath. Yield: about 6 pints.

beets
May 2022
Syrup for Canning Fruit

  • Fruits - Syrup (5 cups -> 3-4 qts. fruit
  • Heat only until sugar melts
Type
Sugar to 1 qt. water/juice
Yield
Light
2 cups
5 cups
Medium
4 cups
5 1/2 cups
Heavy
4 3/4 cups
6 1/2 cups
  • (Medium with honey: 1 cup honey to 4 cups water)
  • (Light with panela: 1 cup panela to 5 cups water -- used with mangoes)
  • For 3 pts. pineapple, 1 pt. grapefruit: 3 cups water, 1 3/4 Tblsp. xylitol, 2 grams vitamin C

syrup
June 2022

Canning  Pineapple

3 lbs. pineapple per quart

Water

Sugar

 

PREPARATION:

Scrub pineapple; drain.

Peel and core pineapple.

Cut into 1/2 inch slices.

Pineapple may also be cut lengthwise into wedges or 1 inch chunks.

Make a light syrup.

Simmer pineapple in syrup until it is tender.

Pack hot pineapple into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace.

Ladle hot syrup over pineapple leaving 1/2 inch headspace.

Process pints 15 minutes, quarts 20 minutes in a boiling water canner.

pneapple
July 2022

Canning Grapefruit

2 to 2 1/2 lbs. grapefruit per quart

Sugar

Water

 

PREPARATION:

Wash and drain grapefruit.

Peel grapefruit, cutting deep enough to remove the white pith.

Cut the membrane away from the pulp for each section.

Carefully lift out the pulp without breaking the cell structure.

Discard the seeds.

Make a light syrup; keep the syrup hot.

Pack grapefruit into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace.

Ladle syrup over grapefruit leaving 1/2 inch headspace.

Process pints and quarts 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner.

 

grapefruit
August 2022
Canning Guavas

Make light syrup.

Wash, peel and cut guavas into halves.

Remove seeds.

Heat syrup to boiling.

Pour over fruit; let stand 30 minutes.

Pack fruit into hot ball jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space.

Adjust caps.

Process pints 15 minutes, quarts 20 minutes, in boiling-water bath.


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