Friday, August 18, 2017

Canning: The Basics

The basics of canning at home. Do you like preserving and canning at home? Did you know that there are two types of canning methods and that it changes depending on the food items you are working with? Watch this video to learn more. Transcript:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Canning Home Grown Peaches

Cold packing peaches success - a jar cracked but we dealt with it and moved on. The jars filled with peaches were boiled for 30 minutes.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

modular aquaponics systems

Modular aquaponics systems are making aquaponics accessible to universities, small business, and individuals who want to provide real value in the form of organic fish and vegetables to communities and their families. Plug-and-Play aquaponics systems allow people to set-up abundant food-producing aquaponics farms in their backyard or even indoors. Indoor aquaponics is a growing trend. The AquaUrban Aquaponics System is an example of a modular aquaponics system designed for configurable home use.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Canning Ground Beef and Cubed Beef

Live vanning with TheSheCheg, also starring a cameo by Afroprepper. Please observe caution and sanitation. Always always always read the directions in your ball canning book and don't forget to check your canning guide for the appropriate pressure for the altitude at which you live. Be cautious - but don't be scared! I know a LOT of you already know how to do this but some of you don't - this is just a little guide for people who are just starting like ME! utensils: pressure canner jar lifter magnetic lifter kitchen towels canning jars/lids/caps ingredients ground beef -- pre cooked beef - cubed to 1/2 inch salt pepper or red chili flake beef broth wet kitchen towels for wiping lip pints 75 minutes quarts 90 minutes start time after you hit the proper amount of pressure for your altitude. Happy Canning!

Pressure Canning Pork Chops and Hamburger Patties with Cream Soups

Ready to try something new? Some people think you can't can meats with cream soups but as long as you pressure can them for at least 90 minutes and they seal they are fine and very delicious. This is an old video that I had music too and I removed the music to meet YouTube's rules and am reposting it. The only thing we did not like was the canned ground beef by itself. The texture is very different and my family didn't like it. A lot of people do but we didn't. I won't can that again but I will can pork chops and hamburger patties in cream of mushroom soup over and over again.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Canning Raw Meat with a Pressure Cooker

We canned 10 pint jars of raw ground beef. It took 11 minutes to steam, 8 minutes to jiggle, then the standard 75 minutes. 40 minutes to cool down.

We had test-canned two jars the previous month. We opened one a couple of days and it tasted great! Very moist and tasty; way better than fresh meat fried on the stove!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pickled Beets - No Cooking Required

No cooking means more vitamins. These pickled beets are RAW and sweetened with dates and CRUNCHY. If you are used to really sweet beets double the dates or add a tablespoon of your FAV sweetener. They are ready to eat in 24 hours and keep getting better for the next 5 days.