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The Best Bread & Butter Pickles – Ever

Posted by Hallee on Aug 1, 2013 in Hallee's Galley, Preserving, Snacks

Bread and butter pickles are an absolute favorite of mine. They’re kind of a savory/sweet combination that only a pickle can achieve. This recipe is straight from the Ball Book of Home Preserving. I consider Ball the the foremost expert on all things preserving and will almost always refer to them to answer any questions pertaining to preserving.

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Honey Spiced Pears

Posted by Hallee on Aug 24, 2012 in Gardening, Hallee's Galley, Preserving

Some friends of ours have a pear tree that just overwhelms them with abundance on an annual basis. I am always happy to take as many pears off their hands as they’ll give me. This year, that turned into two laundry baskets full of pears. I am always on the search for real food canning recipes – that cut out the processed sugar that is used as a preservative in anything using fruit. I was thrilled to find this recipe.

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It’s That Time of Year

Posted by Hallee on Aug 22, 2012 in Life, Preserving

Apples and pears and volleyball ,oh my.

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Homemade Catsup

Posted by Hallee on Sep 7, 2011 in Hallee's Galley, Preserving, Recipes, sauces & spreads

When I get to working fast in the kitchen, I forget that often I should be taking pictures for posts for recipes. This is one of those occasions. I had a lot going on in my kitchen the day that I made this catsup, and I was finishing it up when I realized I should have been documenting the process. Consequently, I apologize, but I will tell you that this is an incredibly flavorful condiment. I will forever use it for our homemade catsup (or ketchup, as my spell check prefers!)

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Cold Packed Cucumber Dill Pickles

Posted by Hallee on Jul 27, 2011 in Hallee's Galley, Preserving, Recipes

I love this pickle recipe, because I can make a jar as I pick cucumbers instead of saving cucumbers until I have a lot and doing a mass canning. I also love this because it’s relatively effortless.

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Honey Sweetened Grape Jelly with Homemade Apple Pectin

Pectin is found in under ripe food and is a substance that will jell fruit juice when combined with sweeteners. I’m not all that crazy about growing my own fruit, being careful about the source of the food I buy, carefully preparing to preserve such fruit — then having to preserve it with a box of some Sure-Jel that came off of the Wal-Mart shelf. So, I researched into how to make my own pectin.

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Wordless Wednesday: It’s That Time of Year

Posted by Hallee on Jul 21, 2010 in Hallee's Galley, Life, Preserving

Canning and Preserving the harvest

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Tasty Turkey Broth

Posted by Hallee on Nov 27, 2009 in American Quisine, entrees, Hallee's Galley, Recipes, Soups

Homemade broth is the best. You’ll be amazed at just how astonishing the taste difference is using homemade broth versus mass produced store bought.

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Perfectly Preserved Peach Pie Filling

Posted by Hallee on Oct 1, 2009 in Desserts, Hallee's Galley, Preserving, Recipes

I spent the day canning pears and peaches. The peaches were for my sister. She had a peach tree last year that would not quit, and when I was visiting this past weekend, she sent me home with seven gallons of frozen chopped peaches, with the only request that some of the preserves made be jelly because she doesn’t like chunks on her toast.

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Preserving the Harvest

Posted by Hallee on Sep 2, 2009 in Hallee's Galley, Preserving

I shredded, chopped, diced, seeded, sliced, mixed, froze, canned until I could do no more.

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