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End of Growing Season Canning

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Toward the end of the growing season as production is slowing down, I begin canning a concoction I call Vegetable Medley. There won't be enough of the Red Ripper cowpeas, for example, to fill the canner, so whatever a day's harvest brings in gets combined - some kernels of corn, slices of okra, diced tomatoes, small chucks of squash, onion, celery, beans, peas - just whatever is out there and without regard to ingredient proportions.

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For my single-person household, I can in pints. For guest meals, I can always open more jars. These V-M portions are so handy. With a bit of leftover ham or a can of tuna, I can put pot pies together quickly. With chicken or turkey stock a tasty soup is ready to be enjoyed.

The same idea can be used with a dehydrator. I recently invested in an Excalibur and plan to create some dried V-M as well.

By Yuska from San Antonio, TX

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October 13, 20070 found this helpful

What a cool idea!
I have an ExCal DeHyd. too.
You can bet I'll be using this tip in the near future!
Mind if I present this to my MG group?
TIA-
Cheryl

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March 6, 20120 found this helpful

I know some people who just throw their sparse remainder of vegetables out because there's not enough left to do anything with. I put mine into freezer bags and just freeze until I need them.

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Why pay for mixed vegetables for soups, stews, casseroles, or pot pies when you can get them for free. I've had some of the best meals this way. And I like the fact that each bag varies.

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