Blaine Clark wrote:We go the already prepared way with Mrs. Wage's packaged mixes. We have a couple different recipes left over from last year and I picked up a couple more a few months ago. Around here they've been hit hard and nearly cleaned out as are most other canning supplies.
Cooking them for several hours as in a slow cooker, cooking with an acidic ingredient such as vinegar or citric acid, deep freezing for at least a day, or fermenting them as sauerkraut or Kimchi are the four main ways to convert the Inulin into Fructose and get rid of the gas issue.
Blaine Clark wrote:We can most of the ones we harvest in the fall as pickles and relishes. Vinegar in the canning process + during shelf storage converts the Inulin into Fructose. I prefer them to cukes! ...!!
Kate Muller wrote:
Kate Muller wrote:I grow Upstate Oxheart tomatoes for my sauce. They are a large meaty tomato with very few seeds and a skin that I do not mind in my sauce. The skin isn't as bitter as most paste tomatoes and is thinner and softer so they don't store well. I will freeze them till I have enough to cook a large batch. The tomatoes average between 1 and 3 pounds and are a pretty rose color. They are amazing for fresh eating too.
Using this type of tomato I make sauce by chunking them up and toss them all in a pot to simmer. When they start to cook down I use an immersion blender to puree them. I simmer them till I like the thickness and the can it. Super easy and very little waste.
Emily Elizabeth wrote:I've heard that if you put seeds in plastic bags you should put a little powdered milk in the bag to keep moisture at bay---I did this with my acorn squash seeds and was going to do it with the tomato seeds, but I'm wondering if it is not a good idea to let it get on the seeds.
L Greenslade wrote:I wonder if the squirrel behaviour is inate to all squirrels, as in would a UK squirrel put nuts into pots. Or is it maybe a learned habit?
Mine just bury them all over the garden and I end up with saplings everywhere. Or half nibble nuts on the ground.
So this is my solution: