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Old 07-12-2008, 12:38 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Nice harvest Benny!
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thats a pretty pic benny!
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Thanks for your complements Cassie, Mskitty and Richard.
Richard: Do you put pectin to your jam preserves?
If so, where can you buy them?
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benny if you want pectin you can get it at the grocery store. go to the baking isle and its in a box called sure jell. i posted how i do it on the other thread.....i harvested 4 and 1/2 pints of strawberry jam last nite. fixing to harvest peach jam. lol.
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Thanks for your complements Cassie, Mskitty and Richard.
Richard: Do you put pectin to your jam preserves?
If so, where can you buy them?
Here's how my family (father's side) has looked at it for generations:

A preserve is just preserved fruit -- nothing added except some lemon juice as a preservative and perhaps some tapioca or arrowroot powder if you don't want to stir for an extra half-hour to thicken the mixture.

A jam is a sugar-laden treat.

My recipe for preserves is here: Preserving the harvest: heat pasteurization
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Thank you Richard for letting us know your family secret.
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Aww shucks, twas nothin you won't find in Joy of Cooking.
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Sam - you bring the steaks for the dogs and I'll bring the shovel !! 50/50 split on the spoils!! Start your wish list now girl!

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Sam - you bring the steaks for the dogs and I'll bring the shovel !! 50/50 split on the spoils!! Start your wish list now girl!

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Hmm, time to start training my Kei Apple (Dovyalis caffra) along the top of the fence ...

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wahoo im game! i do get a discount at the clarion inns.....we could stay there and hord our prizes!
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Ha-HA-Ha ......................!!!!!
You guys are hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Just when Sam and Cassie need less encouragement ... This morning I picked 5 gallons of plums and another 5 gallons of peaches!

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Sam - thick gloves too - have you seen Richards kei apple? The next dark moon seems to be about the 15/16th August!! Hope they still have something unharvested! At the rate they are going, it will be a close call!!

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yeah and hear i told benny to open a booth at the farmers market....geesh what was i thinking. LOL! my mom got 2 bushels of peaches off her tree. the ones i was gonna make jam with are going in the freezer for cobblers and when i get back from va im gonna go rob her tree again. and dads blackberry bushes. lol. cassie i have some cowhide gloves, that should do it. rotflmao!!!
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... cassie i have some cowhide gloves, that should do it. rotflmao!!!
Cowhide won't help with Kei Apple. Elephans, Boars, and Tigers all give it a wide berth. It is used as a living fence throughout Africa. The fruit is also very tasty. I'm growing mine (male & female) intertwined on a tall and wide flat wire mesh to make the fruit more accessible.


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Hey Sam - there must be something we can do to get over Richard's fence - trampoline???
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Inspecting the vegetables, I picked one 8-ball zucchini, 4 enormous summer (peter pan) squash, 1 pound of stringless green beans, and one 16-inch diameter pumpkin. See the recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes - Bananas.org
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picked 5 banana peppers!
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picked santa Rosa plums and green gage plums
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Picked the last 6 Saturn peaches
Picked two ripe Babacos, the plant has gone into year-round production
Still picking Sequoia strawberries - 1 pint
Still picking Bababerry raspberries - 3 pints
Still picking Green Gage Plums - 5 gallons
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