Category Archives: canning

Let the madness begin

I’m currently on a little trip to visit some friends. I’ve been away for a week and am beginning to think of the return journey. In two weeks, classes begin again, and along with planning a syllabus, working out readings, … Continue reading

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Winter time… uncap the goodies

Until the snow flies, I feel it untimely to begin digging into the preserves.  So in some ways, I’m quite happy that it has become cold and snowy so early this year.  In many ways, of course, I’m not too … Continue reading

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And so to wrap up

It’s the end of NaBloPoMo.  I have had a month of rambling on.  Here goes the reflections, things I didn’t talk about, things I did, and things yet to come.  I’ll be off for a few days (avoiding the blogosphere) … Continue reading

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Getting gassy

So a former student of mine is married to (or at least hooked up with) a guy who works at Whirlpool, the appliance company.  Today is the annual employee friends and family sale–by invitation only no less.  I blogged about … Continue reading

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Where do I begin?

I have about nine jars of peaches in the basement.  I have probably twice that many jars of apple sauce, and far fewer jars of apple preserves, plum preserves and canned plums.  I want to begin eating my fruit, but … Continue reading

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Why my freezer is awesome

So, the problem with canning is that, unless you have a pressure canner, there are a lot of things you just can’t “put up” in jars.  Even with a pressure canner, you can’t can everything.  This is because botulism can … Continue reading

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Air miles are for staying, not flying

A few years ago I read an article in the Globe about “Loyalty Programs” (you know, Airmiles, Aeroplan, various customer points plans) in which the executives of these plans admitted that they operate on the expectation that only about 80% … Continue reading

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