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  1. #1
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Peaches and Tomatoes

    I finally finished canning the 40 pounds of tomatoes yesterday, started on
    the 40 pounds of peaches last night and finished them this morning. Hubby
    has had to make room for the jars on the food storage shelves in the garage.

    I remember why I stopped canning peaches for awhile. My kitchen is sticky!
    All that peeling and pitting and slicing. I told my daughters I look
    forward to the green beans being ready to pick because those are so nice.
    You can sit on the couch and watch TV while you snap them. No sticky mess,
    no syrup to make. And the water doesn't go splashing out of the pressure
    canner the way it does the water bath one. Why if you have to fill the
    canner one to two inches above the jars with water don't the manufacturers
    make the canner tall enough to do that so it doesn't go splashing out when
    boiling?

    But it's done and the most of the jars have been moved to the garage, save
    for the ones I did this morning that need to sit for 24 hours, at which
    point, I'll test the seals, remove the bands and wipe the stickiness off the
    jars and then they can get put away.

    -Marilyn



  2. #2
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Peaches and Tomatoes

    In article <h5i9p7$g9o$[email protected]>,
    "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I remember why I stopped canning peaches for awhile. My kitchen is sticky!


    Oh, Marilyn, how I can relate! After 3 batches of peach jams of one
    sort or another, my feet were sticking to the floor and I *swear* I'd
    been wiping up spills and sploops along the way. I hired a neighboring
    teen to wash my floor (I can get down there, but getting up is a bitch)
    and she does a great job!
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Yes, I Can! blog - check it out
    Lots of new stuff in the last couple days.

  3. #3
    Marilyn Guest

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    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <h5i9p7$g9o$[email protected]>,
    > "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> I remember why I stopped canning peaches for awhile. My kitchen is
    >> sticky!

    >
    > Oh, Marilyn, how I can relate! After 3 batches of peach jams of one
    > sort or another, my feet were sticking to the floor and I *swear* I'd
    > been wiping up spills and sploops along the way. I hired a neighboring
    > teen to wash my floor (I can get down there, but getting up is a bitch)
    > and she does a great job!
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Yes, I Can! blog - check it out
    > Lots of new stuff in the last couple days.


    Took two moppings this morning to get it clean and it really could have used
    a third one. But hey, that's why I chose a grey-colored vinyl flooring for
    my kitchen. It doesn't show the dirt and as long as the floor isn't sticky,
    I'm happy :-)

    This week the co-op has Santa Rosa plums, 25# for $14.00. Do I really want
    to deal with them? At least I won't have to do any peeling. Mostly these
    would be just for eating and some jam. But then I'm thinking how full my
    jam section is on the food-storage shelves. Plus, I'll have Italian prune
    plums ripe in the next week or so on my own tree. Yes, Santa Rosas are
    different colored and taste different. I'll have to decide if I can handle
    it with my schedule this week.

    -Marilyn




  4. #4
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Peaches and Tomatoes

    Marilyn wrote:
    > "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> In article <h5i9p7$g9o$[email protected]>,
    >> "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> I remember why I stopped canning peaches for awhile. My kitchen is
    >>> sticky!

    >> Oh, Marilyn, how I can relate! After 3 batches of peach jams of one
    >> sort or another, my feet were sticking to the floor and I *swear* I'd
    >> been wiping up spills and sploops along the way. I hired a neighboring
    >> teen to wash my floor (I can get down there, but getting up is a bitch)
    >> and she does a great job!
    >> --
    >> -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    >> http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Yes, I Can! blog - check it out
    >> Lots of new stuff in the last couple days.

    >
    > Took two moppings this morning to get it clean and it really could have used
    > a third one. But hey, that's why I chose a grey-colored vinyl flooring for
    > my kitchen. It doesn't show the dirt and as long as the floor isn't sticky,
    > I'm happy :-)
    >
    > This week the co-op has Santa Rosa plums, 25# for $14.00. Do I really want
    > to deal with them? At least I won't have to do any peeling. Mostly these
    > would be just for eating and some jam. But then I'm thinking how full my
    > jam section is on the food-storage shelves. Plus, I'll have Italian prune
    > plums ripe in the next week or so on my own tree. Yes, Santa Rosas are
    > different colored and taste different. I'll have to decide if I can handle
    > it with my schedule this week.
    >
    > -Marilyn
    >
    >
    >

    I've got a four-year old Santa Rosa plum tree that had its first plum on
    it this year. A !@#$%^ squirrel got it while it was still green. Bad
    year for fruit trees in our backyard.

  5. #5
    Mark A.Meggs Guest

    Default Re: Peaches and Tomatoes

    On Fri, 7 Aug 2009 15:28:07 -0700, "Marilyn"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I finally finished canning the 40 pounds of tomatoes yesterday, started on
    >the 40 pounds of peaches last night and finished them this morning. Hubby
    >has had to make room for the jars on the food storage shelves in the garage.
    >
    >I remember why I stopped canning peaches for awhile. My kitchen is sticky!
    >All that peeling and pitting and slicing. I told my daughters I look
    >forward to the green beans being ready to pick because those are so nice.
    >You can sit on the couch and watch TV while you snap them. No sticky mess,
    >no syrup to make. And the water doesn't go splashing out of the pressure
    >canner the way it does the water bath one. Why if you have to fill the
    >canner one to two inches above the jars with water don't the manufacturers
    >make the canner tall enough to do that so it doesn't go splashing out when
    >boiling?
    >
    >But it's done and the most of the jars have been moved to the garage, save
    >for the ones I did this morning that need to sit for 24 hours, at which
    >point, I'll test the seals, remove the bands and wipe the stickiness off the
    >jars and then they can get put away.
    >
    >-Marilyn
    >


    I'm envious of you - even with a sticky kitchen. I wasn't able to get
    a garden in or put up my peaches due to surgery. I did manage to put
    up a few jars of strawberry and cherry jam using store-bought fruit.

    - Mark

  6. #6
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Re: Peaches and Tomatoes

    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Marilyn wrote:
    >> "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> In article <h5i9p7$g9o$[email protected]>,
    >>> "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>> I remember why I stopped canning peaches for awhile. My kitchen is
    >>>> sticky!
    >>> Oh, Marilyn, how I can relate! After 3 batches of peach jams of one
    >>> sort or another, my feet were sticking to the floor and I *swear* I'd
    >>> been wiping up spills and sploops along the way. I hired a neighboring
    >>> teen to wash my floor (I can get down there, but getting up is a bitch)
    >>> and she does a great job!
    >>> --
    >>> -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    >>> http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Yes, I Can! blog - check it out
    >>> Lots of new stuff in the last couple days.

    >>
    >> Took two moppings this morning to get it clean and it really could have
    >> used a third one. But hey, that's why I chose a grey-colored vinyl
    >> flooring for my kitchen. It doesn't show the dirt and as long as the
    >> floor isn't sticky, I'm happy :-)
    >>
    >> This week the co-op has Santa Rosa plums, 25# for $14.00. Do I really
    >> want to deal with them? At least I won't have to do any peeling. Mostly
    >> these would be just for eating and some jam. But then I'm thinking how
    >> full my jam section is on the food-storage shelves. Plus, I'll have
    >> Italian prune plums ripe in the next week or so on my own tree. Yes,
    >> Santa Rosas are different colored and taste different. I'll have to
    >> decide if I can handle it with my schedule this week.
    >>
    >> -Marilyn
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > I've got a four-year old Santa Rosa plum tree that had its first plum on
    > it this year. A !@#$%^ squirrel got it while it was still green. Bad year
    > for fruit trees in our backyard.


    Oh, darn. I'm sorry, George. If it's any consolation, the prunes aren't
    doing very well this year on our tree. Seems to be one year we have more
    than we know what to do with and the next, nothing.




  7. #7
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Re: Peaches and Tomatoes

    "Mark A.Meggs" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 7 Aug 2009 15:28:07 -0700, "Marilyn"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I finally finished canning the 40 pounds of tomatoes yesterday, started on
    >>the 40 pounds of peaches last night and finished them this morning. Hubby
    >>has had to make room for the jars on the food storage shelves in the
    >>garage.
    >>
    >>I remember why I stopped canning peaches for awhile. My kitchen is
    >>sticky!
    >>All that peeling and pitting and slicing. I told my daughters I look
    >>forward to the green beans being ready to pick because those are so nice.
    >>You can sit on the couch and watch TV while you snap them. No sticky
    >>mess,
    >>no syrup to make. And the water doesn't go splashing out of the pressure
    >>canner the way it does the water bath one. Why if you have to fill the
    >>canner one to two inches above the jars with water don't the manufacturers
    >>make the canner tall enough to do that so it doesn't go splashing out when
    >>boiling?
    >>
    >>But it's done and the most of the jars have been moved to the garage, save
    >>for the ones I did this morning that need to sit for 24 hours, at which
    >>point, I'll test the seals, remove the bands and wipe the stickiness off
    >>the
    >>jars and then they can get put away.
    >>
    >>-Marilyn
    >>

    >
    > I'm envious of you - even with a sticky kitchen. I wasn't able to get
    > a garden in or put up my peaches due to surgery. I did manage to put
    > up a few jars of strawberry and cherry jam using store-bought fruit.
    >
    > - Mark


    I'm doing more this year than I've done in quite a few years now that I
    belong to a coop that goes over and buys the produce in bulk for us from the
    other side of the state where it's grown.




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