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  1. #1
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Home food preserving in the local paper

    The Lake Charles American Press had an article in their Life section
    today on home canning. I was totally shocked, they even had it all
    right, processing times, etc. They even included recipes for several
    things.

    I would post a URL for the story but couldn't find it on their web page.
    Recipes were for salsa, dill pickles and raspberry/jalapeno jam.

    Been reading this newspaper for 23 years on a daily basis and this is
    the first canning story I've seen in there. Maybe home food preserving
    is getting popular again.

    George
    Father Confessor, HOSSPOJ

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    The Cook Guest

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    On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 08:59:52 -0500, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The Lake Charles American Press had an article in their Life section
    >today on home canning. I was totally shocked, they even had it all
    >right, processing times, etc. They even included recipes for several
    >things.
    >
    >I would post a URL for the story but couldn't find it on their web page.
    >Recipes were for salsa, dill pickles and raspberry/jalapeno jam.
    >
    >Been reading this newspaper for 23 years on a daily basis and this is
    >the first canning story I've seen in there. Maybe home food preserving
    >is getting popular again.
    >
    >George
    >Father Confessor, HOSSPOJ


    When I lived in Hampton VA. the cooking and preserving recipes were at
    least a month too late for most things since it was a syndicated
    column out of Chicago. It changed when they put a local woman on the
    page. The recipes were pretty good and the ingredients matched our
    climate.

    Now that I am back in NC, the Winston Salem Journal is good. The food
    editor keeps up with what is growing around here and will have
    articles and recipes to match.
    --
    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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    Carol S Guest

    Default Re: Home food preserving in the local paper

    Our local paper has had more in it about gardening and canning...I think
    the economy has alot to do with many more people trying it for the first
    time.

    A few people have donated parcels of land as garden space and the areas
    are all kept well.

    I started canning in 2001 after being diagnosed with diabetes...I wanted
    to know exactly what was put in things I ate....now I enjoy it
    alot...Carol


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    Beti Guest

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    On Aug 24, 6:59*am, George Shirley <gmshir...@suddenlink.net> wrote:
    > The Lake Charles American Press had an article in their Life section
    > today on home canning. I was totally shocked, they even had it all
    > right, processing times, etc. They even included recipes for several
    > things.
    >
    > I would post a URL for the story but couldn't find it on their web page.
    > Recipes were for salsa, dill pickles and raspberry/jalapeno jam.
    >
    > Been reading this newspaper for 23 years on a daily basis and this is
    > the first canning story I've seen in there. Maybe home food preserving
    > is getting popular again.
    >
    > George
    > Father Confessor, HOSSPOJ


    Canning and preserving is definitely on the rise here in Portland, as
    is what's called "urban homesteading" in this part of the world
    (~20-40 year olds turning all available yard space into gardens,
    chicken coops and even goat housing). I've taken two classes here
    (pressure canning and pickles) through a local nursery and the
    Portland Farmers Markets. I'm happily watching people getting back in
    touch with their food sources, eating seasonally and suporting local
    growers. I'd been wondering if interest in that sort of thing among
    younger generations was increasing elsewhere. I'm glad to hear about
    this article.

  5. #5
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Home food preserving in the local paper

    On 8/26/2011 8:29 PM, Beti wrote:
    > On Aug 24, 6:59 am, George Shirley<gmshir...@suddenlink.net> wrote:
    >> The Lake Charles American Press had an article in their Life section
    >> today on home canning. I was totally shocked, they even had it all
    >> right, processing times, etc. They even included recipes for several
    >> things.
    >>
    >> I would post a URL for the story but couldn't find it on their web page.
    >> Recipes were for salsa, dill pickles and raspberry/jalapeno jam.
    >>
    >> Been reading this newspaper for 23 years on a daily basis and this is
    >> the first canning story I've seen in there. Maybe home food preserving
    >> is getting popular again.
    >>
    >> George
    >> Father Confessor, HOSSPOJ

    >
    > Canning and preserving is definitely on the rise here in Portland, as
    > is what's called "urban homesteading" in this part of the world
    > (~20-40 year olds turning all available yard space into gardens,
    > chicken coops and even goat housing). I've taken two classes here
    > (pressure canning and pickles) through a local nursery and the
    > Portland Farmers Markets. I'm happily watching people getting back in
    > touch with their food sources, eating seasonally and suporting local
    > growers. I'd been wondering if interest in that sort of thing among
    > younger generations was increasing elsewhere. I'm glad to hear about
    > this article.

    I've taught a few classes in home food preserving at the local senior
    center and at the local Kroger store. Very few people in their twenties
    are showing up but lots in their thirties on up have. Shall have to get
    hold of some folks and see if we can set up some extra classes soon, it
    is time to put in the fall garden. Probably plant some green beans
    tomorrow or Sunday in hopes we may get some rain soon.

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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Home food preserving in the local paper

    On 8/26/2011 7:55 PM, George Shirley wrote:

    > I've taught a few classes in home food preserving at the local senior
    > center and at the local Kroger store. Very few people in their twenties
    > are showing up but lots in their thirties on up have. Shall have to get
    > hold of some folks and see if we can set up some extra classes soon, it
    > is time to put in the fall garden. Probably plant some green beans
    > tomorrow or Sunday in hopes we may get some rain soon.



    George:

    Can you use "gray water" for the garden? We had a bad drought for a few
    years and I would put a deli bucket in the shower with me and I'd use
    the water it collected for the garden. I saved water from rinsing
    dishes, washing vegetables and the resulting cooking water, etc. It
    didn't help a lot, but any water was better than none.

    In some places it's illegal to use drain water from tubs and sinks for
    health reasons. In CO water laws are really strange. You don't own the
    water in the aquifer under your property and you are allowed only one
    use of water, not supposed to use a rain barrel, and lots of other rules
    that don't make a lot of sense. Water rights are a big issue.

    gloria p

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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Home food preserving in the local paper

    On 8/26/2011 9:08 PM, gloria.p wrote:
    > On 8/26/2011 7:55 PM, George Shirley wrote:
    >
    >> I've taught a few classes in home food preserving at the local senior
    >> center and at the local Kroger store. Very few people in their twenties
    >> are showing up but lots in their thirties on up have. Shall have to get
    >> hold of some folks and see if we can set up some extra classes soon, it
    >> is time to put in the fall garden. Probably plant some green beans
    >> tomorrow or Sunday in hopes we may get some rain soon.

    >
    >
    > George:
    >
    > Can you use "gray water" for the garden? We had a bad drought for a few
    > years and I would put a deli bucket in the shower with me and I'd use
    > the water it collected for the garden. I saved water from rinsing
    > dishes, washing vegetables and the resulting cooking water, etc. It
    > didn't help a lot, but any water was better than none.
    >
    > In some places it's illegal to use drain water from tubs and sinks for
    > health reasons. In CO water laws are really strange. You don't own the
    > water in the aquifer under your property and you are allowed only one
    > use of water, not supposed to use a rain barrel, and lots of other rules
    > that don't make a lot of sense. Water rights are a big issue.
    >
    > gloria p


    We have watering hours Gloria, our even numbered house allows us to
    water from midnight to 2 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Hand
    watering can be done at any time, Sundays are free watering time. Our
    city has deep water wells and at least three gravity towers. We do have
    idiots here that want to water all day and night but the city is now
    giving them tickets for large amounts of money and that is finally stopping.

    Water rights have always been a big issue in the West, so little of it
    is available. No one here owns the aquifers either, they belong to the
    state.

    George

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    Mimi Guest

    Default Re: Home food preserving in the local paper

    I've been using my air conditioner drain water to keep my basil alive
    through 100+ temps for the entire month of August.



  9. #9
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 9/3/2011 12:55 PM, Mimi wrote:
    > I've been using my air conditioner drain water to keep my basil alive
    > through 100+ temps for the entire month of August.
    >
    >

    So far we've gotten several inches of free water from TS Lee and we're
    currently getting nice, gentle rain that comes and goes. With a two-year
    drought under our belt we're happy to see it.

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    songbird Guest

    Default Re: Home food preserving in the local paper

    George Shirley wrote:
    > Mimi wrote:
    >> I've been using my air conditioner drain water to keep my basil alive
    >> through 100+ temps for the entire month of August.
    >>
    >>

    > So far we've gotten several inches of free water from TS Lee and we're
    > currently getting nice, gentle rain that comes and goes. With a two-year
    > drought under our belt we're happy to see it.


    i was wondering how you were faring with the
    storm. thanks for the update.


    songbird

  11. #11
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Home food preserving in the local paper

    On 9/4/2011 12:28 PM, songbird wrote:
    > George Shirley wrote:
    >> Mimi wrote:
    >>> I've been using my air conditioner drain water to keep my basil alive
    >>> through 100+ temps for the entire month of August.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> So far we've gotten several inches of free water from TS Lee and we're
    >> currently getting nice, gentle rain that comes and goes. With a two-year
    >> drought under our belt we're happy to see it.

    >
    > i was wondering how you were faring with the
    > storm. thanks for the update.
    >
    >
    > songbird

    We pretty much got off scot free, areas to the east of us got hit pretty
    hard though, lots of wind and water damage. We could still use a lot
    more rain. Texas needs it worse than we do, the whole state is pretty
    dry. Some cities are banning car washing or any watering outside at all.

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