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In Topic: Spicy Freezer Jam

23 September 2017 - 11:23 AM

Yeah the recipe is completely uncooked. The only thing I do is remove the seeds and placenta from the peppers and toss them in the blender when crushing up the berries. We used to have a liquid pectin that had a no cook recipe that called for way less sugar, but I can't find it in the stores lately. The extra sugar probably rounds out the heat a bit more though.



In Topic: Spicy Freezer Jam

23 September 2017 - 10:38 AM

Any reason you don't 'can' it? All the berries you're using are acidic enough to be BWB canned in a jelly/jam that you don't have to waste freezer/fridge space on. Makes for great holiday gifts too.

Your final product sounds good. You should try a strawberry one and add 1/4 of powdered cocoa into the sugar. You can thank me later ;)


I have considered the water bath canning lately actually. We are just learning how to do the canning with pickling and a salsa recipe from a canning book. I guess the only other reason that we haven't is just the simplicity of making it this way. I will give the cocoa a try, sounds real good.

FYI you can also upload pics using the upload function in the editor when you start a topic or More Reply Options in replies. ;)
These look good!
With added sugar it will keep many years btw. The reason it lasts a month is this ism ore of a fruit puree with pectin only.

Thanks for the tip, I hadn't looked that closely at the other buttons lol. Right now the recipe in the pectin box calls for about 5 1/4 cups of sugar, and says good for a month in the fridge. But I have opened jars in the fridge a couple months in and they seemed fine

In Topic: Attempting to root a broken branch aeroponics

13 September 2017 - 12:12 AM

The branch was basically still green on the outside and was thicker than a sharpie marker, maybe a tad bit woody on the inside. It has been 10 days now, so not quite two weeks. Nothing looks to be happening to it inside the pail. I figured maybe it would be a while with a larger branch. I just learned of a hydro shop in town, and was thinking of asking them if they had any hydro nutrients that would work better to help the process. I figure I would give it a good month and if nothing, then it wouldn't do anything.

In Topic: Oyster shells for soil amendment?

04 September 2017 - 12:45 PM

I have never heard of double digging before. I will look into it and see if that can help with my situation.

In Topic: Oyster shells for soil amendment?

02 September 2017 - 10:44 PM

I bought myself a bag of the crushed oyster shells this afternoon. Going to mix it in when I prep my garden this fall!