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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25950 on: September 01, 2019, 06:12:13 AM »
Got 20 lbs. of navy and black beans this morning. These will be canned in various styles.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25951 on: September 01, 2019, 09:12:57 AM »
Got 20 lbs. of navy and black beans this morning. These will be canned in various styles.

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Wonder what all ingredients it would take for a black bean burger mix. Similar to Augason's

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25952 on: September 01, 2019, 09:17:16 AM »
Don't know. What about this? Maybe modified to can. Add egg and bread crumbs when ready to use.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/85452/homemade-black-bean-veggie-burgers/

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25953 on: September 01, 2019, 09:25:59 AM »
Hmmmm. Looks pretty good.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25954 on: September 02, 2019, 05:24:11 PM »
I'm gonna print that one Red.  8)

Worked up and canned 17 pints of salsa. Whew.....last of that this year, and the garden stew.
All tomatoes canned till they're gone, will be just that. Canned tomatoes.  ;D

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25955 on: September 02, 2019, 05:51:33 PM »
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I'll probably get more black beans next week then start gathering onions and stuff to cook and can all the navy and black beans. Got 30 oz. bacon left from the 40 oz I got on a "Manager's Special". That's enough for 15 lbs. navys. Got to check my dry spices to see if I have enough for 10/15 lbs. blacks. Gad, I'm making myself work too hard.  :rofl:

Then get some RABBQ going.  ::)

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25956 on: September 02, 2019, 05:54:35 PM »
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I'll probably get more black beans next week then start gathering onions and stuff to cook and can all the navy and black beans. Got 30 oz. bacon left from the 40 oz I got on a "Manager's Special". That's enough for 15 lbs. navys. Got to check my dry spices to see if I have enough for 10/15 lbs. blacks. Gad, I'm making myself work too hard.  :rofl:

Then get some RABBQ going.  ::)

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She said the other day she wants to can up some beans. I'm all for it.....

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25957 on: September 05, 2019, 10:55:59 PM »
Wife canned up 8 pints tomato juice, smoked, dried chipolata added for spice.  ???
7 pints tomato sauce
2 pints water

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25958 on: September 07, 2019, 08:53:17 AM »
Finished the curing time on a 4 1/2 pound pork loin and cut it into approx half pound pieces. Put it in vacuum zipper bags and in the freezer. 4 1/2 pounds Canadian Bacon now. Hope it's good, I've never tried this before.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25959 on: September 07, 2019, 06:50:15 PM »
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25960 on: September 08, 2019, 12:32:07 AM »
End of season is a good time to buy red peppers' seconds at a crazy price in the local farmers market, so these past weekends I am baking, skinning and freezing some, and I am also mashing and freezing somemore to can as sauce on a latter date.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25961 on: September 08, 2019, 08:44:50 AM »
End of season is a good time to buy red peppers' seconds at a crazy price in the local farmers market, so these past weekends I am baking, skinning and freezing some, and I am also mashing and freezing some more to can as sauce on a latter date.

I've been hearing that our farmers market/auctions are out of sight this year. Most peoples gardens haven't done well this year so they are resorting to the Amish markets for their makeup produce. Of course when you shop the Amish auctions, you are competing with the local store. They buy there also.
Heard yesterday that their tomatoes are bringing around 38.00 per average 25# box. Thats too high to buy and can.
Same with sweet corn. Store ear corn prices are way up.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25962 on: September 08, 2019, 09:14:32 AM »
Haven't noticed an increase where we shop but they get much of their stuff from Mexico.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25963 on: September 08, 2019, 03:09:07 PM »
Spent Saturday blacksmithing in a period forge shop at a castle. Doesn't hurt to train the skill in more primitive conditions. Made four knife blades over the afternoon.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25964 on: September 08, 2019, 05:26:08 PM »
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25965 on: September 09, 2019, 04:06:48 AM »
I've been hearing that our farmers market/auctions are out of sight this year. Most peoples gardens haven't done 
Heard yesterday that their tomatoes are bringing around 38.00 per average 25# box. Thats too high to buy and can.


Gad that makes me pucker. Also makes the $1.29/lb I see occasionally seem almost cheap. Seldom see that though and I usually will not pay over $0.59/lb. for tomatoes, $0.99 for Romas if I must have them. Don't know why Roma maters generally cost more here.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25966 on: September 09, 2019, 06:21:13 PM »
Yea pucker city on the produce prices. Just gonna get worse I think.

Jumped in and helped the wife finish up almost all of the tomatoes. Still a few left out there, maybe 20#'s

Canned 8 pints tomato juice
Canned 9 pints tomato sauce
10 pints of pickled okra.

Running out of things to do wit the okra. Keep drying them I suppose.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25967 on: September 09, 2019, 06:33:03 PM »
All the price talk has got me to thinking how I could use a box of tomatoes if the price was right, ie. ask store manager to make me an offer on a box. Not sure how I could use them all before they go south. I hate peeling tomatoes.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25968 on: September 09, 2019, 06:39:42 PM »
Blanch and they come off easily.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25969 on: September 09, 2019, 06:50:44 PM »
Yeah, I know how to do it just hate doing more than 2 or 3. Sometimes I rush it maybe.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25970 on: September 11, 2019, 07:27:52 AM »
Store ear corn prices are way up.

Was in Walmart this morning. Ear corn in shucks 2/$1. For this area that pretty high for corn gotta be shucked and silked, skinny looking ears too.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25971 on: September 11, 2019, 09:51:01 AM »
Wow. Dime a piece more than our prices were about a week? ago.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25972 on: September 11, 2019, 10:16:40 AM »
Wow. Dime a piece more than our prices were about a week? ago.

Yeah I haven't bought any this year.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25973 on: September 20, 2019, 06:31:57 AM »
We are in the midst of a huge water main break  (https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/3-rescued-after-carrick-water-main-break-floods-roads-yards/.) At least sixteen schools in our urban/near suburbs area closed due to no water.
Several houses were damaged/destroyed from the flood waters from this break - like I said, it is a huge break. The flood water has knocked down trees and power lines, and power is out to much of this part of Pittsburgh.
About 20-25 years ago, I got a 35 gallon barrel, filled it with water and stored it in a corner of our bathroom. This has been our flushing water this morning. We also have five cases of bottled water in the house (plus several loose bottles - those have handled Mrs. ChEng's coffee and rinsing her teeth.) Not a minor inconvenience, but not a disaster for us, either, thanks to prepping for if it gets bad, or even if it doesn't.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25974 on: September 20, 2019, 06:55:37 AM »
Replenished some kitchen supplies this morning.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25975 on: September 20, 2019, 08:28:52 AM »
We are in the midst of a huge water main break ...
Sorry, that was supposed to be in the "I Used My Preps..." thread.
If some mod would delete it (I can't find how to delete my own posts  :( ) I would appreciate it.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25976 on: September 21, 2019, 01:48:31 AM »
nevermind, i ddi the same fault too..

BTW, a situation like yours happens in my town one Tuesday every month, when we put the water network out for maintenance. Storing a days worth of water -like i a bath tub- is a big hassle to make regularly.
I now have some gallon jugs for the bathroom and a few gallons of potable water for human consumption.
And now, these Tuesday offs help us rotate our short term stores...

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25977 on: September 21, 2019, 06:58:38 AM »

About 20-25 years ago, I got a 35 gallon barrel, filled it with water and stored it in a corner of our bathroom. This has been our flushing water this morning. We also have five cases of bottled water in the house (plus several loose bottles - those have handled Mrs. ChEng's coffee and rinsing her teeth.) Not a minor inconvenience, but not a disaster for us, either, thanks to prepping for if it gets bad, or even if it doesn't.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25978 on: September 22, 2019, 09:53:50 AM »
Went to the woods with my wife, originally to get familiar with our new area. We came back with an awesome amount of mushrooms, mainly the delicious and valued (therefore hard to find, because other people pick it) Boletus edulis. Cutting thin slices and drying it since yesterday, already filled several batches in the dehydrator. Great stuff for soups and sauces. Will "trade" some with my family, which is currently knee-deep in plums and processnig them - drying, canning, of course also roasting to make "povidla" (which you may know as powidl).
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25979 on: September 24, 2019, 05:26:07 PM »
Practicing leatherworking...made a knife sheath and a pair of canadian "souliers de boeuf" shoes for a customer. Started collecting information and gathering/making tools for modern shoemaking, like 18th century and later.