Category Archives: freezing

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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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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Na blo po mo kickoff

I’m trying to write a post a day for the month of November, for Na Blo Po Mo. It can get difficult, especially since this blog is about canning and brewing, and I’ve been easing up in the canning and … Continue reading

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Late season additions

In brewing we talk about the “late boil addition” of something.  Usually with extract brewing in which we boil a smaller part of the full amount of liquid, then add water to the carboy, recipes will require us to add … Continue reading

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Risking more wrath of the gods. Thanks, Port Colborne.

So I had intended to go to the local market yesterday to buy some stuff to “put up” (apples for sauce and corn for freezing), but got into some work work that I really went to town on.  I thought … Continue reading

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