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    The Cook Guest

    Default Here it comes

    This morning I picked 3.5 pounds of rhubarb and DH picked 7 pounds of
    strawberries. He just went out to pick some more. Got to find my
    strawberry jam recipe and figure out what to do with the rest.
    Probably freeze them. I may also cut up the rhubarb and freeze it
    too. I have a feeling that the beets will be ready very soon.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Here it comes

    On 5/2/2012 10:03 AM, The Cook wrote:
    > This morning I picked 3.5 pounds of rhubarb and DH picked 7 pounds of
    > strawberries. He just went out to pick some more. Got to find my
    > strawberry jam recipe and figure out what to do with the rest.
    > Probably freeze them. I may also cut up the rhubarb and freeze it
    > too. I have a feeling that the beets will be ready very soon.

    Beets are all gone here, winter crop for us, as is lettuce and chard.

    I don't eat strawberries so we don't grow them anymore, DW buys the ones
    she wants to eat and we've never grown rhubarb, don't know if it will
    grow this far south.

    Yesterday I made contact with a friend who has let us pick pears at his
    place since ours was frozen a couple of years ago. Asked if he had a fig
    tree as we lost 90% of our a year ago to frost, says he has six trees,
    come help yourself when ready. Offered him fig jam in return, he and
    wife both are diabetic and only eat a few figs at a time, raw. We're now
    looking forward to replenishing our supply of fig jam as we and all of
    our descendants and friends love the stuff.

    It's good to hear someone else is putting up the good stuff Susan, keep
    it up.

    George, sealing grout in a ceramic tile floor this day

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    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Here it comes

    On Wed, 02 May 2012 12:43:27 -0500, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 5/2/2012 10:03 AM, The Cook wrote:
    >> This morning I picked 3.5 pounds of rhubarb and DH picked 7 pounds of
    >> strawberries. He just went out to pick some more. Got to find my
    >> strawberry jam recipe and figure out what to do with the rest.
    >> Probably freeze them. I may also cut up the rhubarb and freeze it
    >> too. I have a feeling that the beets will be ready very soon.

    >Beets are all gone here, winter crop for us, as is lettuce and chard.
    >
    >I don't eat strawberries so we don't grow them anymore, DW buys the ones
    >she wants to eat and we've never grown rhubarb, don't know if it will
    >grow this far south.
    >
    >Yesterday I made contact with a friend who has let us pick pears at his
    >place since ours was frozen a couple of years ago. Asked if he had a fig
    >tree as we lost 90% of our a year ago to frost, says he has six trees,
    >come help yourself when ready. Offered him fig jam in return, he and
    >wife both are diabetic and only eat a few figs at a time, raw. We're now
    >looking forward to replenishing our supply of fig jam as we and all of
    >our descendants and friends love the stuff.
    >
    >It's good to hear someone else is putting up the good stuff Susan, keep
    >it up.
    >
    >George, sealing grout in a ceramic tile floor this day


    I'm going to have to. DH picked another colander full of strawberries
    and a very large colander about 1/2 full of asparagus. I chopped all
    of the rhubarb and put it in food saver bags and it is now in the
    freezer. I have 4 cups of strawberries ready for jam as soon as the
    dishwasher gets finished. In the mean time I used my last Jiffy cake
    mix so we can have strawberry shortcake tonight. In the mean time I
    am resting my legs and back.

    I may try fig jam if I am not too swamped with other stuff this year
    and the neighbor's tree produces. Of course they will get part of
    whatever I come up with. Think I will look for a recipe for Fig
    Newtons.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Here it comes

    On 5/2/2012 1:10 PM, The Cook wrote:
    > On Wed, 02 May 2012 12:43:27 -0500, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 5/2/2012 10:03 AM, The Cook wrote:
    >>> This morning I picked 3.5 pounds of rhubarb and DH picked 7 pounds of
    >>> strawberries. He just went out to pick some more. Got to find my
    >>> strawberry jam recipe and figure out what to do with the rest.
    >>> Probably freeze them. I may also cut up the rhubarb and freeze it
    >>> too. I have a feeling that the beets will be ready very soon.

    >> Beets are all gone here, winter crop for us, as is lettuce and chard.
    >>
    >> I don't eat strawberries so we don't grow them anymore, DW buys the ones
    >> she wants to eat and we've never grown rhubarb, don't know if it will
    >> grow this far south.
    >>
    >> Yesterday I made contact with a friend who has let us pick pears at his
    >> place since ours was frozen a couple of years ago. Asked if he had a fig
    >> tree as we lost 90% of our a year ago to frost, says he has six trees,
    >> come help yourself when ready. Offered him fig jam in return, he and
    >> wife both are diabetic and only eat a few figs at a time, raw. We're now
    >> looking forward to replenishing our supply of fig jam as we and all of
    >> our descendants and friends love the stuff.
    >>
    >> It's good to hear someone else is putting up the good stuff Susan, keep
    >> it up.
    >>
    >> George, sealing grout in a ceramic tile floor this day

    >
    > I'm going to have to. DH picked another colander full of strawberries
    > and a very large colander about 1/2 full of asparagus. I chopped all
    > of the rhubarb and put it in food saver bags and it is now in the
    > freezer. I have 4 cups of strawberries ready for jam as soon as the
    > dishwasher gets finished. In the mean time I used my last Jiffy cake
    > mix so we can have strawberry shortcake tonight. In the mean time I
    > am resting my legs and back.
    >
    > I may try fig jam if I am not too swamped with other stuff this year
    > and the neighbor's tree produces. Of course they will get part of
    > whatever I come up with. Think I will look for a recipe for Fig
    > Newtons.

    There are several Fig Newton recipes out there. DW likes them so I make
    them fairly often, always have to look the recipe up. We make a lot of
    fig jam and change varieties by adding sliced lemon or lime to one
    batch, use cherry or raspberry sugar free jello in others. It's amazing
    the different tastes you can get out of figs depending upon what you
    add. The recipe using the jello comes from the Texas A&M extension
    service back in the mid-sixties, Miz Anne was a member of one of the
    several "homemaker" groups the extension service sponsored back then. If
    I remember correctly she was the youngest member of her group by about
    twenty years. She learned a lot from the ladies who were established
    cooks and preservers, so did I. I worked shift at the time and if home
    and awake I went to the meetings with her. We both started putting food
    up when we were wee kiddies at our mother's knees. I'm the only one of
    three sibs that kept it up and she was the only sib of five that even
    canned at all, the rest just buy what they want at the store and none of
    them even garden. Guess they got tired of it when they were kids.

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Here it comes

    In article <[email protected]>,
    The Cook <su[email protected]> wrote:

    > This morning I picked 3.5 pounds of rhubarb and DH picked 7 pounds of
    > strawberries. He just went out to pick some more. Got to find my
    > strawberry jam recipe and figure out what to do with the rest.
    > Probably freeze them. I may also cut up the rhubarb and freeze it
    > too. I have a feeling that the beets will be ready very soon.


    I slice fresh berries and freeze them in jam-recipe size portions --
    four or five cups, IIR.
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

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