Monday, January 17, 2011


Sometimes I feel I have so many ideas running around in my head! Too bad there isn't an occupation in which I could just provide ideas. Any-hoo, here are some questions for you in no particular order:

1. When canning vegetables and fruit, do you prefer using a pressure cooker or a boiling water process?

2. Does anyone have a nice recipe for candied grapefruit peel?

3. Is it really worth it to cut bangs in my daughter's hair, or is this something I'll regret and wish I didn't have to keep up with them?

4. Why does snowcream have to be made with freshly fallen snow? Does day-old snow not work?

5. Does anyone have tips on helping a four year old and a two year old be kind to each other? Some days are really good, and some days are really bad!

Any help or advice you could provide, dear readers, would be much appreciated!


  1. 1. I have never tried to can with a pressure cooker. I've been happy with hot water so far.

    2. Don't do it!

  2. Hi Sarah,
    I love to read your blog. You asked about canning with water or pressure canning. I hope this means you've done it and I can turn to you for advice. If not, we're on the same road. I've read enough about canning to be an expert, but that doesn't count for experience does it. I think water bath canning is less time consuming and if it were me, I'd only pressure can when it's food that has to be pressure canned. My mother canned and she only pressure canned her green beans, froze the corn, and water bath canned fruits.

  3. * I grew up canning with my mom. She always used a pressure cooker. i would LOVE to have a pressure cooker. It just is a better seal than the water bath. I have done a water bath, but only when I know I'm going to eat the stuff withing a couple of months.

    * I read the book _Siblings without Rivalry_ last summer. Got some good ideas from it. *shrug*


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