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Sep 14, 2020 6:28 PM CST Food Preserves
I made my own tomato preserves with tomatoes and peppers from my garden!

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for 3 kilos of tomatoes
I added
190 ml of white wine
2 huge onions chopped
6 green peppers chopped
9 cloves of garlic
1 and half tsp of garam masala
1 and half tsp of cumin
4 tbsp. of oregano
olive oil
salt

Ended with 8x 250 g jars of sauce yay

Do you make your own preserves? Do you have any special recipes or hints?
Sep 14, 2020 6:39 PM CST Food Preserves
Sounds delicious Seleni wave I don't make my own preserves but I did learn a lot when I was a child about canning in Mason jars. We were poor and were a family of 2 grandparents, a sister, mom and dad.

My father had a huge garden with every vegetable under the sun (almost) and in the summer when not in school I had to go out to the garden to pick the vegetables and clean them so that my mother could do the canning. She sterilized the jars in a pressure cooker and if the lids didn't pop when the jars were cool we put them in the cold basement to store for the winter. BTW....if the lids popped it meant the food was contaminated.

The canned food didn't taste good but we had no choice. We were extremely poor. When I was old enough to leave home I couldn't wait to get away from Mason jars laugh I think I bought every frozen vegetable I could find laugh Now I prefer fresh veggies.
Sep 14, 2020 6:47 PM CST Food Preserves
secretagent09: Sounds delicious Seleni I don't make my own preserves but I did learn a lot when I was a child about canning in Mason jars. We were poor and were a family of 2 grandparents, a sister, mom and dad.

My father had a huge garden with every vegetable under the sun (almost) and in the summer when not in school I had to go out to the garden to pick the vegetables and clean them so that my mother could do the canning. She sterilized the jars in a pressure cooker and if the lids didn't pop when the jars were cool we put them in the cold basement to store for the winter. BTW....if the lids popped it meant the food was contaminated.

The canned food didn't taste good but we had no choice. We were extremely poor. When I was old enough to leave home I couldn't wait to get away from Mason jars I think I bought every frozen vegetable I could find Now I prefer fresh veggies.
Awwwwww! What a poignant story Secret!!! Thank you so much for sharing hug

laugh @ buying every frozen food later when you left home!!!

What do you mean if the lids did pop when the jars were cold? how will I know if mine are ok? uh oh
Sep 14, 2020 6:51 PM CST Food Preserves
LeeCharming
LeeCharmingLeeCharmingCardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales UK489 Threads 203 Polls 7,286 Posts
I think if a woman can cook good and keep a really well organised kitchen...it puts a string on here bow and puts a smile on her face...when a man is enjoying her homemade mealswink
Sep 14, 2020 6:52 PM CST Food Preserves
Selenite: Awwwwww! What a poignant story Secret!!! Thank you so much for sharing

@ buying every frozen food later when you left home!!!

What do you mean if the lids did pop when the jars were cold? how will I know if mine are ok?
It looks like you didn't use Mason jars but I not sure.

A Mason jar lid comes in two pieces. The ring and an inner insert. When my mother took the jars out of the pressure cooker and set them aside to cool IF we heard a popping sound it meant the lid wasn't sealed tight. The center piece of the lid should stay flat on the jar. When it pops it's no longer flat.


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Sep 14, 2020 7:04 PM CST Food Preserves
secretagent09: It looks like you didn't use Mason jars but I not sure.

A Mason jar lid comes in two pieces. The ring and an inner insert. When my mother took the jars out of the pressure cooker and set them aside to cool IF we heard a popping sound it meant the lid wasn't sealed tight. The center piece of the lid should stay flat on the jar. When it pops it's no longer flat.
Ohhhh! I get you!!!

here in Spain when using ordinary (sterilised) jars you turn them upside down in a huge pan of water and bring to boil... boil them for 10 min... usually it seals them … then let them cool down upside down …

We shall see!!!

Last time I didn't boil them to "seal them" … in that case they only keep up to 6 months … when they're sealed about 2 years …
Sep 14, 2020 7:07 PM CST Food Preserves
Selenite: I made my own tomato preserves with tomatoes and peppers from my garden!



for 3 kilos of tomatoes
I added
190 ml of white wine
2 huge onions chopped
6 green peppers chopped
9 cloves of garlic
1 and half tsp of garam masala
1 and half tsp of cumin
4 tbsp. of oregano
olive oil
salt

Ended with 8x 250 g jars of sauce

Do you make your own preserves? Do you have any special recipes or hints?
The waitress asked me if I wanted cumin my soup, didn't expect it to arrive full of tadpoles, the dirty bítch
Sep 14, 2020 7:10 PM CST Food Preserves
LeeCharming: I think if a woman can cook good and keep a really well organised kitchen...it puts a string on here bow and puts a smile on her face...when a man is enjoying her homemade meals
It also puts a string on his bow and a smile on her face when a woman is enjoying a homemade meal by her beau … but first they can go pick the veg from the garden, and even sometimes cook together flirty
... they can be versatile like that … and not keep scores daydream
Sep 14, 2020 7:16 PM CST Food Preserves
Bnaughty: The waitress asked me if I wanted cumin my soup, didn't expect it to arrive full of tadpoles, the dirty bítch
Must be a case of mistaken identity laugh
Waitresses don't usually have the ability to produce tadpoles … wow So not sure whose tadpoles were swimming in your soup but she can't get the blame scold

Just let us know where this place is grin some of us will want to avoid it and some make sure they don't miss it … uh oh judgning by some of the weird stuff I've read on this site … hole
Sep 14, 2020 7:20 PM CST Food Preserves
Selenite: Must be a case of mistaken identity
Waitresses don't usually have the ability to produce tadpoles … So not sure whose tadpoles were swimming in your soup but she can't get the blame

Just let us know where this place is some of us will want to avoid it and some make sure they don't miss it … judgning by some of the weird stuff I've read on this site …
Obviously the chefs did itmumbling
Sep 14, 2020 7:23 PM CST Food Preserves
Bnaughty: Obviously the chefs did it
Truly appalling!!
They obviously don't know whether they're coming or going!! grin
Sep 14, 2020 7:25 PM CST Food Preserves
Selenite: Truly appalling!!
They obviously don't know whether they're coming or going!!
It seems they knew exactly what they were doinguh oh
Sep 14, 2020 7:28 PM CST Food Preserves
LeeCharming
LeeCharmingLeeCharmingCardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales UK489 Threads 203 Polls 7,286 Posts
Selenite: It also puts a string on his bow and a smile on her face when a woman is enjoying a homemade meal by her beau … but first they can go pick the veg from the garden, and even sometimes cook together
... they can be versatile like that … and not keep scores

grin
Sep 14, 2020 7:28 PM CST Food Preserves
Bnaughty: It seems they knew exactly what they were doing
Is it me? or is this a weird conversation we're having? confused
Sep 14, 2020 7:31 PM CST Food Preserves
Selenite: Is it me? or is this a weird conversation we're having?
Yeah, it's you
Sep 14, 2020 7:34 PM CST Food Preserves
@ Lee

laugh laugh laugh I used to watch this when I lived in UK!!

Was doubly funny because we had friends who lived in Surbiton so we knew exactly what the area was like rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
Sep 14, 2020 7:35 PM CST Food Preserves
Bnaughty: Obviously the chefs did it
I’m a chef. I resent that remark laugh
Sep 14, 2020 7:36 PM CST Food Preserves
Bnaughty: Yeah, it's you
Ahhh! Right! Well I knew one of us was being weird!! laugh
Sep 14, 2020 7:40 PM CST Food Preserves
Coldheaven: I’m a chef. I resent that remark
Hey, customers always right!
Sep 14, 2020 7:47 PM CST Food Preserves
Bnaughty: Hey, customers always right!
True. Within reason though laugh
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