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Offline 6pairsofshoes

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2019, 01:15:04 AM »
We had a salad, combined with some table water crackers and amazing cheese:  Brillat Savarin, some aged goat and some very good sheep cheese.  There must be something really primal about those fatty molecules with cheese, butter, icecream etc. that activate those pleasure centers.

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« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2019, 04:32:12 PM »
Pork shoulders were on sale today. Guess what I got in the slow cooker? With potatoes, carrots, onions, and fresh green beans. Stopped by the bakery and bought some whole wheat bread dough. There will be enough for all. Stop on by.

I'm at MedCheck. I dropped a chef's knife on my foot. LMAO! Good Lord...
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« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2019, 11:03:41 AM »
Works pizza, make me one with everything - but no weird poo like fish or carrots.

I wanted ham and Pineapple, but at the same time not, so mom got "the works" And it is just completely fantastic. I've had onion on pizza before, and liked it, but the mixes of flavor on this pizza were fantastic.

And even with Jalepenos I'm not dying of heartburn the next day. It's nice to just be happy for once, without a "but..."
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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2019, 11:58:20 AM »
Guilty pleasure for this 19th week of 2019: PB&J sarnie. OMG did I enjoy that. I knew this girl (God, almost 30 years ago) who, still to this day, made the best (blueberry) jam I have ever had. You know, I bet I could make jam. I really should look into it.

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« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2019, 12:24:16 PM »
All you need is fruit, lemon juice and sugar.  Plus patience.  Put it over medium heat and stir.  The thicker it gets the more you have to be vigilant about stirring.  You should also use a heavy pan for this.

Put a saucer in the freezer.  When the mix seems pretty thick, after about 1/2 hour, spoon a little on the plate and put back in the freezer for 5  min.  Push it with your finger.  If it wrinkles, it's done.  You can freeze it, can it or put it in the fridge and eat it.  It's unlikely to go bad soon.  Blueberry jam can be great as long as you start with good tasting fruit.

Last batch I made, did this:
9 c. scant blueberries
1 c lemon juice
3.25 c sugar
You can cut this in half if you want.  I started with 5 pints.  Get 3, eat half of one and halve the other ingredients and you are in business.  The less you have the shorter the cooking time.

That wasn't hard, was it?

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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2019, 12:57:48 PM »
I forgot your background. Duh. I could even take it to the next level and get a large pressure cooker, jars and labels. 'Schmoogsley's Blueberry Preserves' (try saying 3 times rapidly). Ooooo, would make excellent holiday gifts. Hmmm.

*fruit is VERY hit or miss around here.  :o
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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2019, 01:25:37 PM »
Nonsense.  I lived in S. IL for a year and picked gorgeous blueberries at a Pick your own farm.  I know you are still recovering, but it's an agreeable pastime that is not very demanding and the blueberry bushes don't have thorns.  You can find a list of farms local to you.  Take the family.  It's really fun.  You get to see little kids with faces stained with berry juice.

And you don't need a pressure cooker to can preserves.  They have high acidity so water bath canning is fine and not particularly demanding.  There's links on the Pick your own site and if you want to be especially safe.  This is a good primer freely available online, too.
https://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html  The one for jams/jellies is here:  https://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/usda/GUIDE07_HomeCan_rev0715.pdf

The recipes in the USDA often call for pectin, which is generally unnecessary and they like to throw lots more sugar at the recipes than is necessary.

https://www.pickyourown.org/IN.htm
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« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2019, 01:30:03 PM »
Thanks Six. I will look into this for sure.  :D