John Todd wrote: I know what I want: to efficiently preserve all that garden produce.
Now question 1: I am getting in my harvest of elderberries. They are not sweet, they have a grassy flavor no one really wants to dwell on. I can turn them into wine, freeze for winter jamming, or dry them. Maybe I should do all three?
Patrick Dillman wrote:
SOLAR CANNING: I don't know if this is an original idea, probably not, but I like to solar can things from time to time. I have an "S.O.S." solar cooker, and I put all kinds of things in mason jars, with the lids and bands. Cook the food in the jar, once it cools it seals itself and you're good to go! Just be careful with things that expand, like rice and such...you can do it just make sure to read how much cooked product it produces
Just things I do...
John F Dean wrote:Part of the answer to controlling the harvest is in planning the planting. Make selections that help to ensure that everything does not have to be processed at the same time.