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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Thanks! I do like to use the Pomona and have it on hand.

Jul 17, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Glad to know the pickle crisp worked on the veggies. I hope it works on the rest too.

Could you post your sour cherry recipe? Thanks!

Jul 17, 2014
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Caribbean Cookbook

I like the Naparima Girls Trinidad cookbook. But it's only Trini, not "Caribbean".

The advice about going to the library is a great idea! You could look at books from all different cuisines from the Caribbean.

Jul 16, 2014
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Is there something going on with the site for iphone again?

Yay. Thanks.

Jul 15, 2014
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Is there something going on with the site for iphone again?

Oh thank you all! Sometimes I think I don't know what I'm doing with my phone. I'm glad it's not me. :-)

And thanks to the team for checking it out!

Jul 15, 2014
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Is there something going on with the site for iphone again?

Not sure it's just me or my phone. On the iphone I can see the main list of active discussions (the Chowhound button) and I can click on a thread from there and see all the replies, etc. But then when I click the board name to go to a specific board, like Manhattan or Site Talk, all I get is a blank page. I tried clicking from the main Chowhound active discussion page and I tried clicking from the My Boards list and I've tried clicking from the "return to Manhattan" when I successfully read a thread. All to no avail.

I went on my home computer to see if it was affected. But no. Seems fine.

Any thoughts anyone?
Thanks much.

Jul 15, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

What's the best recipe off a supermarket item label you have made recently?

Oatmeal Scotchies! One of my favorite cookies. The recipe is on the bag of Nestle butterscotch chips. So nice for those of us who hate raisins in our oatmeal cookies. :-)

Jul 06, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I think most "refrigerator jam" lasts a couple of weeks. Maybe someone else can say whether you could freeze it (I've never tried that). Good luck!

Jul 03, 2014
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Ad floating over text on iPhone

Thank you.

Jul 02, 2014
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Ad floating over text on iPhone

It's back again today after a long absence. I had hoped you fixed things. :-(

Jul 01, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

You're welcome! I love these canning threads - always so many good ideas.

Jun 30, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

The low sugar one made 5 1/2-pint jars. The blueberry lemon-verbena made 3 1/2-pint jars plus one tiny jar (I think they are 4 oz?).

Jun 30, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Blueberry Lemon-Verbena Compote
(This is from Better Homes & Gardens Canning but I couldn't find a link)

4c blueberries
3c sugar
1/4c water
2 tsp finely shredded lemon zest
3 TBS lemon juice
3 TBS snipped fresh lemon-verbena

Combine blueberries, sugar, water and lemon juice. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring, 25 minutes or until mixture is thickened and reduced to about 3 cups. Stir in lemon zest and lemon-verbena. Put in sterilized jars, etc. process 15 minutes.

Jun 30, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Low sugar strawberry blueberry cherry jam

1QT strawberries
2c blueberries
2c cherries (pitted)
2c sugar
3 tsp Pomona pectin
4 tsp calcium water
3 tsp lime juice

Put fruit, calcium water and lime juice in a big pot. Crush the fruit. Turn on heat. In bowl mix together sugar and pectin. Add to fruit. Bring to boil. Simmer, stirring, 20 min. Then put into sterilized jars, etc. Process 10 minutes.

I find Pomona Pectin at Whole Foods.

Jun 30, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I made a low sugar strawberry-blueberry-cherry jam that is tasty. Destined for my mom.

I also made a truly lovely blueberry lemon verbena compote. It's awesome. That will go on my list to make again. I should also remember to save a small jar for the farmer who saved me the bundle of fragrant lemon verbena.

Jun 29, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

iphone ads load slowly

This has been posted about before - the crazy jumpy nature of the loading. It's extremely annoying.

Like you, I've ended up resorting it and more recently clicking on the Breyers ad which takes up 1/2 the screen on the iPhone. It's absolutely ridiculous.

It would be great if they would fix this problem.

Jun 25, 2014
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Ad floating over text on iPhone

I think I got it. It's really annoying. And it's always Home Depot.

Jun 24, 2014
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Ad floating over text on iPhone

Not that I'm happy you're getting it ... but I'm glad it's not just me! ;-)

The powers that be here have never responded, unfortunately.

Jun 24, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Strawberry Honey was definitely lovely. Also did Strawberry Margarita jam which tastes fantastic! So glad I tried that one!

Up next Mixed Berries. I've got a little strawberries leftover plus cherries and blueberries were at the farmers market too. Yay!

Jun 21, 2014
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Ad floating over text on iPhone

Hmmm not sure. Next time it happens I'll check to see what else is running. Thanks for the tip. The curious thing is that it only happens in CH. I haven't seen it in any other web page open in safari.

Jun 20, 2014
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Ad floating over text on iPhone

Has happened twice more just in the time since I posted. Looks like I'm off CH for a few hours as I can't seem to work around it (not even to scroll past it).
:-(

Jun 20, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Ad floating over text on iPhone

Twice now a Home Depot as has appeared in the middle if my iPhone over the text if the thread that I'm reading. And it won't go away. I try hitting the little "x" on it to no avail. It blocks any access to the page too - I can't enlarge anything to be sure I hit the "x" properly.

I've never experienced an ad in the middle if my phone like this on Chowhound. Can you please get rid of this type?!!! The jumping ad at the top and the Breyers ad that takes up the top half of the phone are bad enough!

Thanks.

Jun 20, 2014
LNG212 in Site Talk

Best of the UWS, 2014 Edition

Allouette

Jun 19, 2014
LNG212 in Manhattan

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Thanks! I might give that a whirl.

Jun 12, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Definitely just follow a good book like the Ball Blue Book. Tomatoes are actually pretty easy, just a little time consuming.

One good tip I got the first time I did tomatoes was to keep a kettle of boiling water on the side. If you are water bath canning, tomatoes go for like 30 minutes (don't quote me exactly, go by the recipe). In that time a lot of water can boil off. So keeping a kettle at the ready to top off as necessary was perfect.

Good luck!

Jun 09, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

That sounds really different. Would you mind posting a recipe? Thanks.

Jun 07, 2014
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Summer Beer Rundown 2014 -- What are you drinking this year?

I had that Singlecut Hubiscus Sour for the first time last night. Wow was that good. And super refreshing.

I'm surprised there are no sours on the list linked in the OP. They seems to me to be perfect for summer quaffing. And the Sunglecut was only 3.5%, if I recall correctly.

Jun 02, 2014
LNG212 in Beer

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Please report back the results if you try it. I've only ever used it for pickles. Last year I made several batches using it which came out great. But then I made another batch and just (absent-mindedly) forgot. The difference was astonishing - and not in a good way. Good luck!

May 31, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

It was a long cold winter so I think things are slow to come out here too. This week our farmers market had strawberries for the first time. Yay and damn are they good! Next weekend will be simple Strawberry Honey jam. Then maybe Strawberry Margarita jam after that. Then I'll wait to see what looks good from the farmers which will dictate what I make.

Happy canning, everyone!

May 31, 2014
LNG212 in Home Cooking

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Have you tried Pickle Crisp, the Ball product? It really works with pickles. Maybe it'll work with vegetables too.

May 31, 2014
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