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Table Talk: July 8

(article, Kim O'Donnel)

If the summer harvest has inspired you to start preserving, this week's Table Talk is for you. Kim will be joined by Sherri Brooks Vinton, who's recently written Put 'em Up!, a book that features step-by-step canning instructions for everything from pickled jalapeños to drunken cherries. 

[%image reference-image float=left width=400 caption="Sherri Brooks Vinton"]Sherri and Kim will answer your questions and offer tips and suggestions about canning and other food-preservation methods.

Bring your questions, suggestions, links, and tips Thursday, July 8, 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT. Sign up below for an email reminder of the chat.

Kim, a trained chef and longtime food journalist, is writing a cookbook for people trying to eat less meat. Every week, she brings ideas, tips, and recipes to her live chats — right here at Table Talk, most Thursdays.

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 </div><div id="mainchat" class="mainchat"><div class="cileventholder"><div id="row78941863" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">9:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78941863">Who's ready to can? Sherri Brooks Vinton, author of the newly pubbed <em>Put'em Up! <br /></em>is my special guest today.  Gather 'round the canning kettle, at the top of the hour!<br /> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">9:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78943698" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">9:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78943698">Hello! I'm thrilled to have <a href="http://www.sherribrooksvinton.com" target="blank" >Sherri Brooks Vinton</a> join me today for a conversation on canning, preserving and the myriad ways to "put by" food. Sherri has just written Put'em Up!, a collection of recipes, by ingredient, that guide you through various ways of preserving food.  Welcome Sherri, and let's jam! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">9:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78943781" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78943781">Hi Kim!  Thrilled to be here with you.  <br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78943809" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From kim </span><span class="nocommentfrom">kim :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78943809">Sometimes I have had pears and applesauce smell and taste like dyer fabric sheets. Someone said it could be the pesticides not washed off properly. The cans are still sealed. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">kim </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78943889" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78943889">I'm here! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78943906" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78943906">Hmmm, perhaps your dish towels or detergent are lending some perfume? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78943999" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78943999">Hey Jeanne! Sherri, Jeanne is one of my fellow canvolutionaries at <a href="http://www.canningacrossamerica.com" target="blank" >Canning Across America</a><br />Jeanne, what are you planning to can this week? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944047" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944047">You know, when I make applesauce, it often tastes a bit like perfume--I think it's part of the variety of fruit. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944085" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944085">Sherri, how long have you been canning? Is this something you grew up with or came to later in life? Spin us a good yarn! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944102" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944102">Different apples do have different qualities </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944138" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944138">I grew up around canning folk but wasn't taught how to do it.<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944203" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944203">How did you get the bug? or rather, what inspired you to write Put'em Up! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944243" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944243">My grandmother comes from the south where they canned everything.  They did a low country confit of sorts---sauteed sausage patties that they would cover in cooking grease.  So I grew up with no fear. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944289" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944289">I came home from the market one day with a flat of strawberries that were starting to fade. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944333" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944333">And...<br /> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944341" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944341">I threw them on the backburner with a little sugar while I was cooking dinner and they turned into a sauce that I froze.   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944388" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944388">(sorry, speed typing) and that really turned me onto stopping the clock on the harvest. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944426" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944426">Then I started doing more of that kind of easy thing--fridge pickles, etc. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944462" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944462">Was it a wake-up call? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944476" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944476">and now I love the funky art meets science of fermenting--I've gone whole hog. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944501" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944501">Sherri: we get lots of questions (on the CAA website) on how to reduce sugar in canning--it seems like such a complicated topic to just give global rules to folks.  Do you have any words of wisdom on this? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944563" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944563">It really turned me onto squirreling away seasonal things. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944631" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944631">My blueberry jam didn't set.  Used liquid Certo and 1 extra cup of sugar.  Should I undo and recook...or just go with blueberry syrup? Sigh </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944642" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944642">The really important ingredient in safe canning is acid, not sugar.  It can often be eliminated from things like pickles. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944705" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944705">i've found the problem with "stopping the clock on the harvest" (love that phrase SBVinton!) is that you have to remember to go back and use it! i'm just a novice (making a sauce w/ fading fruit and freezing), but SO want to do more...and have to clear out cupboards to do so! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944753" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944753">There are a number of reasons that a jam didn't set.  I say, just enjoy it and try again.  Even the most practiced canners have this happen now and again. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944755" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944755">Alisoncsmith, you need to do an Eat Up What You Put Up party in October! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944783" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944783">I have a problem lowering the sugar content... any thoughts in that area? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944801" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944801">Alison: that's why we are having an Eat Up What You Put Up weekend in October-- </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944828" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944828">I just had a pickle party--it was a riot.  Grill up some sausages and bust those things out! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944849" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944849">but doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of putting it up? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944893" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944893">I use Pomona's Universal Pectin which allows you to use MUCH less sugar than traditional pectins </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944905" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944905">Well, if you have a party and everyone brings a jar or two of stuff, then you are eating up as well as squirreling away... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944918" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944918">Love the Pickle Party idea!  Fab </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78944965" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78944965">I use my pickle parties to use up the last of the previous season's goodies.  The 11 month old treasures.  Then I start over again. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945004" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945004">One of the things I love about canning is the community/social aspect. A pickle party, for example. sWeating together at the stove. Pooling resources. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945017" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945017">Pomonas a regional brand..available online? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945027" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945027">Also, eating stuff in October will remind you to eat it throughout the year.  I often can stuff and then kind of forget about it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945031" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945031">Yes, it's the new knitting circle. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945049" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945049">11 month parties.  Terrific idea, Sherri! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945061" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Myra Kohn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Myra Kohn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945061">Downtown Seattle canvolutionaries representing. Good morning everyone! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Myra Kohn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945083" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945083">Pomona's is available online.  I've also seen it in natural food stores.  It's all I use. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945089" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945089">Hi Myra! What have you put up lately? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945183" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945183">I just put up blueberry jam.  Two cups of sugar for 2 quarts of fruit. And that's on the heavy side of sugar for me. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945211" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945211">I'm really jonesing to make some jam this wknd. Can't stop thinking about it, actually. The cupboard is bare of jam, and it's time to replenish the larder. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945240" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945240">I've tried the Pomona....it works... it will jell..but the mouth feel suffers greatly. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945264" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945264">Joyce: Yes, Pomona pectin is available online.  Here's a link to Amazon: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nbsbssc113?url=search-alias%3Dgrocery&field-keywords=pomona+pectin&sprefix=pomona+pectin" target="blank" >http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nbsbssc113?url=search-alias%3Dgrocery&field-keywords=pomona+pectin&sprefix=pomona+pectin</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945299" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Myra Kohn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Myra Kohn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945299">Hand picked local Shuksan strawberries from Skagit Sun. I invited two friends who had never canned before to see how I do it. Small batch, sans pectin. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Myra Kohn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945329" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945329"><a href="http://www.pomonapectin.com" target="blank" >www.pomonapectin.com</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945370" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945370">I love love love the long cooked jam.  My favorite! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945397" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945397">I do cherry with black pepper </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945438" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945438">Good on toast.  Good on duck.  Very versatile.  Also, on a cheese plate. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945442" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Fran </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Fran :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945442">I've been considering buying a pressure canner.  How do home-canned peaches taste (commercial ones have no taste these days)? Also, are canned green beans worth it? I froze some (par-boiled), but when I used them, the insides were hollow! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Fran </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945481" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Myra Kohn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Myra Kohn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945481">Also made a stone fruit (peach, nectarine, plum and cherry) and strawberry jam. Beautiful color and bright flavor. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Myra Kohn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945501" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945501">I don't do a lot of pressure canning.  I prefer to freeze my veg.  <br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945548" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945548">And I don't mind going a few months on root vegetables if I have some tangy chutney on the side! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945575" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945575">Blueberry jam: one of my favorites.  My all time favorite jam to make is Concord grape jam made with honey.  The house smells amazing when you make it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945587" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945587">I did a strawberry, black pepper and balsamic a few weeks ago.... wonderful! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945613" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jasmine </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jasmine :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945613">I made a ton of jam this weekend (I bought 20 lbs of Blenheim apricots for a great price), a number of small batches.  So fun, and now I can't wait for blackberries to be ready!  I have a question about pickled beets -- I've had pickled beets that are nice and crunchy, but all of the recipes that I've seen have you cook them for a while before pickling; won't that make them too soft? Any great recipes for pickled beets? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jasmine </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945645" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945645">Those all sound great!  My kids love to separate the grape skins </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945671" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Fran </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Fran :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945671">About Pomona, I bought jam from a farm stand that makes jelly and uses Pomona. It doesn't seem to hold the jell as well as cooking jam without it to the gel temp does. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Fran </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945703" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945703">Yeah, pressure-canning veggies does give you soft veggies.  But, they are shelf-stable, which is great.  No worries when the power goes out. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945717" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945717">I cook my beets before I pickle them.  Not all the way. But by doing so, I think it takes some of the water out of the veg so it doesn't dilute the brine. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945726" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945726">Dilly beans don't need a pressure canner, tho, right? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945754" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945754">What is your favorite and least favorite to put up? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945780" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945780">No, dilly beans are a pickled bean--have enough acid </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945798" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945798">Does anyone use Pickle Crisp or the like anymore? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945800" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945800">I don't know what to say about the farm stand jam.  There are a lot of reasons that it could have been a bit soft.  May not have been the pectin </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945843" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945843">Peach, for cucumber pickles, you can add a grape leaf to the jar to help things stay crisp. Works like a charm. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945856" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945856">what I mean is, dilly beans are safe to water-bath can because they have enough acid </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945890" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Kim </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Kim :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945890">I have a juicer . You put grapes on top and water on bottom The juice is steamed and ends up  in the middle. It is so easy and then I make jellies. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945894" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945894">I don't use pickle crisp.  I use oak leaves in my crock for a crunchy fermented dill pickle.  Delicious! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945905" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945905">Tell us more, Kim </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78945984" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78945984">Kim, that juicer idea sounds great.  Is the juice clear? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946038" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946038">My canning wish-list this summer:  blueberry jam, raspberry jam, dilly beans, tomatoes, tomatillo sauce, bread and butter pickles. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946061" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946061">Just one raw leaf per jar, Kim O'D? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946139" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946139">I buy the grape leaves in a jar, rinse it off, then add 1 leaf, or even half, to each jar. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946152" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946152">Wow, an oak leaf.  Have never heard of that, Sherri!  Wow! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946163" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946163">Leaves?  Whats Extension folks say about this? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946235" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946235">KimO: terrific list!  I like it!  My list this year includes canning way more spaghetti sauce than I canned last year.  We ran out by October.  I need to make 12 times as much! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946243" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946243">The tannins in the oak leaf help keep the crisp.  And I love just going outside and plucking a few off of my tree.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946284" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946284">tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes.  I can never have enough. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946306" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946306">Sherri, do you need to sterilize those oak leaves before adding? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946330" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946330">No, I just wash them like the cukes. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946365" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946365">I'm definitely going to try the leaf option.  I hate soggy pickles.  I'll test grape leaves vs. oak leaves. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946368" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946368">The fermentation process creates enough lactic acid to keep everything happy. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946380" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946380">My motto...grow more maters!  Giggles </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946408" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Kim </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Kim :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946408">It's made by Norpro. You can buy it online-amazon. I bought mine where I live- Lancaster,pa. You put concord grapes, cherry etc.. on top. The boiling water steams out the juice and goes through a tube.. You can it. It is delicious. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946409" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946409">I never thought of using the grape leaves in a jar.  That's clever.   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946476" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946476">I learned the grape leaf trick from Eugenia Bone. It really works well. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946486" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Fran </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Fran :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946486">My favorite farmer is 86 years old and still going! She grows the best strawberries in the area. We give her a few jars of jam every year which she adores. We say she has the best berries and she says we make the best jam. I don't use added pectin which also makes it easier to scale the batch up or down.  We make strawberry, apricot (the worse to peel), and Concord grape. Haven't bought jam in years. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Fran </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946495" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946495">Kim, that sounds swell.  I would make more jelly if I had that thing. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946518" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946518">Kim: OMG, concord grape juice.  My favorite!  I may have to go get a juicer now. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946546" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946546">Concord grape juice is nectar from the gods. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946566" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From VA </span><span class="nocommentfrom">VA :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946566">I bet the leaves look beautiful, too </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">VA </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946574" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946574">Sherri: I never quite knew what helped with the crisping--so, it's the tannins in the leaves? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946585" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946585">Fran, have you tried a food mill for the apricots?   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946602" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach (@PeachyFreak) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946602">I've just been informed by my aunt that my great-grandmother used to use grape leaves in her pickles. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946697" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Kim </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Kim :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946697">Go to Amazon. It runs about $150 on line. Alot cheaper from the Amish stores. You can also use it for shell fish,etc.. I don't only for juice. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946713" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946713">That's how I understand it, Jeanne.  And yes, I use a clear glass jar for my pickle crock so I can see inside.  With the leaves, the garlic, spices and cukes, it's prettier than a bouquet on the kitchen counter. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946745" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From VA </span><span class="nocommentfrom">VA :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946745">The mennonites in South GA use a mild lye solution to remove the skins from the peaches; might work with apricots </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">VA </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946800" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946800">Yes, I had heard about grape leaves, but I didn't know you could use the canned ones.  I just use oak because I have oak trees but I don't have grape vines.  You can use either one. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946838" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946838">VA--or blanching. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78946974" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78946974">Do you cover this in the book...the leaf options? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947000" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947000">I talk about the leaves, yes. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947047" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947047">and there's a picture of an oak leaf, so you can pick the right tree! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947058" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947058">Sherri, in your experience, what are the staples in your jarred pantry? And you talk quite a bit about fermentation. Tell us a little bit about that! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947077" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach (@PeachyFreak) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947077">I blanch my peaches and use rubber dish gloves to pull off the skins whole, for the most part. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947149" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Shae </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Shae :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947149">Yes, I blanch my apricots for a minute or so. Works great. (I hope to get more Blenheims today!) Love the oak leaf talk! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Shae </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947157" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947157">I guess I'm all about the fermentation right now because I just got a call this morning from a nearby farmer that has the best kirby cukes--the ones for pickles </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947231" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947231">What do you have up your fermentation sleeve these days?! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947252" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Guest </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Guest :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947252">when i can peaches, apricots and nectarines i do it skin and all. there is no need to peel. i find the lemon keeps everything bright. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Guest </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947293" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947293">So I am ready to whip some of those up.  I love the recipes that are like little science experiments.  For fermented pickles, you make a salt solution, put it in a crock, add the cukes, spices, and oak leaves and let it ferment.  You get the best sour pickles </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947296" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Fran </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Fran :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947296">Hmm, the food mill. Well, duh, why didn't I think of that? We use it for the grapes... We have been using the blanching method on the apricots but they have to really, really ripe. Lye? I'm scared of that, but if we dared, pretzels could be in the future... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Fran </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947335" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947335">How long does those pickles last in the fridge? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947348" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947348">Sherri: you're making my mouth water.  I want to go out and pickle everything! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947399" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947399">Fran: yes, I'm trying to get up the courage to do lye dipped pretzels.  Eek! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947424" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947424">The pickles last a few months in the fridge.  You may have to skim occasionally because they are a living food and continue to ferment a bit, even in the cold temp. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947546" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947546">Some folks use the boiling water method to preserve their fermented pickles for up to a year but I don't recommend it.  The high temps kill off all of the probiotic bacteria that are created in the process. It would be like cooking yogurt--defeats the purpose. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947584" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach (@PeachyFreak) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947584">I make dairy kefir and sometimes use a couple tablespoons of whey to jumpstart my pickle crock in the cooler months..works like a charm. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947589" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947589">Same with kraut, another fermented pickle. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947612" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947612">Peach, that's brilliant </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947664" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947664">By the way, if any of you are interested, Canning Across America is hosting its 2nd annual Can-a-Rama, a coast-to-cast show of cans, the weekend of July 24-25. The gist: Host a home canning party and get in on the action. You can enter to win canning supplies, too. Go here for details: <a href="http://www.canningacrossamerica.com" target="blank" >www.canningacrossamerica.com</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947679" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947679">I remember skimming crocks of Grandmas pickles..a little gross.  But the pickles were so good! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947686" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947686">I love the food mill.  I am a fan of simple machines like that. Cherry pitters amaze me. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947697" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947697">Sherri: so, what is the difference in taste between the fermented pickles in a crock and water-bath canned pickles? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947712" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Shae </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Shae :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947712">Lots of people prefer to leave skins on apricots for  jam, but I like the flavor & texture a little better without. For me it's worth the extra work. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Shae </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947740" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach (@PeachyFreak) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947740">It works wonderfully.... can really save some time if you're in a pinch and need to bring a crock to a BBQ on short notice. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947816" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach (@PeachyFreak) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947816">I think cherry pitter is on my list for Santa this year. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947953" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947953">Sherri, you also talk a lot about drying fruit in the book.  What are you favorites -- and do you need special equipment to do this? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78947954" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78947954">Jeanne--Unlike vinegar pickles, fermented pickles create their own lactic acid. I love both--they're just different like that.  And the fermented pickles are crisper because they are not cooked </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948012" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948012">I think I have to do some fermented pickles now... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948023" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948023">I am not a big gadget girl.  So all my drying recipes use either air or the oven--most people have both of those </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948062" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948062">Nice! Love the low-tech option. Right on! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948086" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948086">I love to string chilis.  Dry them and then just clip them for the pot or grind them into a powder </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948102" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948102">You know it! Kim o' </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948182" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948182">I love dried cherries, almost more than fresh. Is it an efficient yield? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948193" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948193">Just run a needle and thread through the tops of the chilis and let them hang in the kitchen. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948202" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Guest </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Guest :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948202">Re low tech, I am always game for storing fruit in booze, too. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Guest </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948217" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948217">I have a wooden food dryer from a woman over on a farm east of Seattle.  It's amazing--and can dry tons of stuff.  Homemade raisins are to die for!  So much different than commercial raisins </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948246" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948246">Homemade raisins. LOVE IT. Me want now. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948308" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948308">I love drying things like cherries when I have an odd amount of fruit--too much to eat, too little to can. It's a good option so it doesn't go to waste. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948350" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948350">KimO: let's do some this summer.  They are easy-peasy and delish! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948405" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948405">A wooden dryer--I'd like to see that! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948431" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948431">You're so on, Jeanne.  Sherri, does the fruit leather last -- or do the kids eat it faster than you can make it? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948463" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Shae </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Shae :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948463">Found my food dehydrator at Goodwill for $4! I want to learn to do more with it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Shae </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948538" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach (@PeachyFreak) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948538">Do you do cherries in the oven or just string & hang? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948554" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948554">HA! You've got their number.  It is hard to keep them in supply of leather.  But they love to make it and their friends are always fascinated by the process.  So on those LONG summer days of "I'm bored," it's a good project.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948604" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948604">Sherri: I didn't describe it well.  It kind of looks like a natural wood beehive (the square kind), with many layers of trays.  It fits on my kitchen counter. I love it! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948626" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948626">I do my cherries in the oven (if I have any left over from preserves, cause that's my fav with the cherries </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948693" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948693">I think I must must must dry some cherries. Carpe diem cherry! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948708" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Shae </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Shae :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948708">Can you easily describe how you do the cherries? I'd love to try it! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Shae </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948712" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948712">Huh, I love that wooden dryer. I am so not into plastic these days. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948739" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948739">OK, don't get me started on drying stuff.  You can make your own fruit leather, your own sun-dried tomatoes... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948875" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948875">I blanch, pit and then dry them on cookies sheets in the oven set on low--about 170, until they shrivel. They are done when you can squeeze a handful and they don't stick together. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948954" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948954">Sherri, I'm assuming that's at least 3 hours in the oven? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948976" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948976">Sherri: it is a work of art.  She makes each one herself.  You can also buy the components and assemble it yourself.  Let me find the info on it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78948981" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78948981">Little longer, I'd say.  5-7. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949001" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949001">Ok, cool. Good to know. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949045" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949045">We are just about done with cherries here in CT </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949069" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949069">We just started peaches. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949111" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949111">Soon I will make peach salsa--a Vinton family fav </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949115" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949115">We had a very late spring in the PacNW, so everything is a bit delayed. No cukes yet, for example. And no blueberries. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949133" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Shae </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Shae :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949133">Awesome, thank you for the instructions! I'm going to the farmer's market this morning and now I know need to get more cherries! Jeanne, my aunt on Vashon has a wooden dryer like you describe -- an old one. I envy it!! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Shae </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949166" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949166">we were early.  We have been in the 100s the last few days.  Crazy weather.  Good for tomatoes, though </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949242" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949242">Also, I have a recipe in the book for Cherry Walnut Relish which I have to say, I am a little heartbroken that I didn't have the time to do this year. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949264" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949264">Sherri, for folks who have never before canned, what would you recommend they try first? Any other virgin canner tips? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949339" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949339">Good question Kim.  Most people start with jams but I don't recommend it.  The gel stage can take some time to get used to.  I say start with a pickle.  LIke Bread and Butter. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949418" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949418">They taste better than anything in the store and are pretty straightforward. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949450" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949450">Or even a refrigerator pickle.  You don't have to jump into the boiling water method right away. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949472" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949472">Bread and Butter pickles are so gratifying. My husband has been using them in all of his sandwiches & has requested a repeat batch! told him okay, as long as he learns this time. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949491" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949491">the trays in the dryer are made from a silicon mesh.  The awesome thing about the table top dryer is that you don't have your oven going for hours during the summer heat. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949615" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949615">I hear you Jeanne, It was 103 here two days ago and I did blueberry jam.  Compared to my kitchen, it felt quite cool out. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949617" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Shae </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Shae :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949617">We're delayed in N. Cal too. I'm hanging around the blackberry bushes every day, waiting for them to ripen. Off to the market now. Thanks again for the drying tips. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Shae </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949645" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach (@PeachyFreak) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949645">Has anyone tried making pickles with stevia rather than sugar? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949651" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949651">Enjoy the market! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949720" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949720">I have not tried the stevia but the sugar isn't essential in the pickle process.  You could eliminate it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949769" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From robin asbell </span><span class="nocommentfrom">robin asbell :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949769">you are inspiring me- I used to can in the swelter and have hot memories... I did put up great tomato sauces, tho </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">robin asbell </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949824" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949824">it's so worth it and makes me appreciate the cold winter days even more. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949828" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949828">Hi Robin! Robin is the author of The New Vegetarian and other great cookbooks. What are you thinking of putting up? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949855" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949855">Hi Robin! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949856" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949856">I've heard of people canning in the wee hours of the morning to avoid the heat.  Also, using propane burners outside and canning that way. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949963" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949963">Yes, I was at a canning party and we did a lot of the work outside on picnic tables.  It was really pleasant. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78949993" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78949993">No canning before coffee, though. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950032" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950032">It really is true, Sherri, what you say about how you appreciate things when the weather turns cold.  I was so thrilled to have jars of stuff this past winter -- it was my first real attempt at canning several things & I can't imagine not doing it. Teaching my mom how to can this summer! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950048" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From robin asbell </span><span class="nocommentfrom">robin asbell :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950048">I'm thinking salsa and pasta sauce I used to do Thai peanut and give it as gifts at holidays. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">robin asbell </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950065" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From viv </span><span class="nocommentfrom">viv :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950065">Shae: I don't leave the skins on stone fruits to save time. I can the slow way. Usually over three days with minimal messing around and no pectin. I just happen to find that leaving skins on fruit adds to their nutritional value. Why remove them? They are there for a reason. I guess it is one of those "chacun à son goût" sort of things. :) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">viv </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950089" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950089">For example, when you are cold packing, it's nice to just sit outside for that.  And shucking and scraping corn is definitely an outside activity! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950123" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From robin asbell </span><span class="nocommentfrom">robin asbell :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950123">do they still say to time it for the longest cooking veg- that used to frustrate me with soups, etc </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">robin asbell </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950140" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach (@PeachyFreak) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950140">I know it's not essential, just trying to keep my carb count low and use something more natural than the S-word </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950156" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950156">OK, found the info.  The woman who made my food dryer is Gen MacManiman.  She's in Fall City, WA. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950186" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950186">Jeanne, how good of you to dig up this info! Thanks. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950208" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From viv </span><span class="nocommentfrom">viv :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950208">I live in an air conditioned environment but I find canning late at night very relaxing. Like baking in the middle of the night. Try it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">viv </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950280" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950280">Thanks, Jeanne! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950288" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950288">I would probably fall asleep in a canning kettle if I did it in the middle of the night! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950353" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950353">I like to gab on the phone while I can, so no middle of night for me. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950356" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From robin asbell </span><span class="nocommentfrom">robin asbell :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950356">I just got an email that local blueberries are ready- maybe I should make jam! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">robin asbell </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950370" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950370">Yes, Robin, do IT! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950412" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950412">At least scoop them up now.  You can freeze and jam later, if you haven't the time right now. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950413" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950413">And take a photo. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950460" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950460">I love these ripe veg alerts! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950478" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From robin asbell </span><span class="nocommentfrom">robin asbell :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950478">I will have to give it a try, and some sauces. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">robin asbell </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950510" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950510">Give it a go!  It's all delicious! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950524" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach (@PeachyFreak) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950524">As in THE Gen MacManiman?!  Amazing, Jeanne </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950542" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950542">I love the fact that you can freeze fruit and jam later.  With a kid, I often don't have the time to pick something and then can it the same day. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950622" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950622">You could make jam in the fall when it is cooler, too.  Then you could give it away as holiday gifts (without extra months of temptation to eat it!). </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950623" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950623">Great point, Jeanne. I wish my freezer were big enough to freeze a whole bunch of fruit, but yes, there are many ways to put up -- just gotta find the one way that works for you, your kitchen, your schedule, your life. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950703" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950703">I also make blueberry bourbon. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950720" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950720">One of the most satisfying things I put up last year was cranberry sauce, using local crans. Made 8 half pints, gave some away, still a jar or 2 left, and it is such a treat. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950731" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From robin asbell </span><span class="nocommentfrom">robin asbell :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950731">could you put up caramelized onions in jars? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">robin asbell </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950752" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950752">Peach: yes, the Gen.  I love her!  She makes (or made) her own dryers.  I drove over there one day and chatted with her and bought the dryer.  She is great! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950811" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950811">Robin..I find you have to add so much acid to get the ph right that it doesn't taste quite right. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950865" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From robin asbell </span><span class="nocommentfrom">robin asbell :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950865">ah yes, that acid thing. It's all coming back to me. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">robin asbell </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950888" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950888">Gen wrote one of THE books on drying food: Dry It, You're Like It.  She also has instructions for making your own dryer. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950915" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950915">I freeze my caramelized onions. They're so cooked down, they take hardly any space at all.  And what a handy little trick to have up your culinary sleeve! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950957" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950957">We need to wrap thngs up. Any remaining questions/comments for the marvelous Sherri Brooks Vinton? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78950972" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78950972">I freeze in canning jars. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78951058" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78951058">Here's a link to the site for the food dryers.  With picks.  Mine is the small one. <a href="http://www.dryit.com/dehydrators.html" target="blank" >http://www.dryit.com/dehydrators.html</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78951089" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78951089">Thank you! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78951117" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78951117">Thanks, Kim!  It's been so lovely talking with you all. Please visit my website <a href="http://www.sherribrooksvinton.com" target="blank" >http://www.sherribrooksvinton.com</a> for my tour dates and come out and say hello. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78951123" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78951123">Thank you, Sherri!  It's been a pleasure!! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78951139" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78951139">thanks, jeanne </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78951150" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Peach (@PeachyFreak) :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78951150">I think that we are all so lucky to have new books on this subject.. Thanks so much! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Peach (@PeachyFreak) </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78951159" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From robin asbell </span><span class="nocommentfrom">robin asbell :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78951159">THANKS! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">robin asbell </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78951173" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">SBVinton:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78951173">Thanks, Peach, Robin </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">SBVinton</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row78951387" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt78951387">A big thank you to Sherri for taking the time out of her busy schedule! So appreciated.   Hope it was helpful, y'all.  We'll do another canning chat next month. Stay tuned, and type to you next week, 7/15.  Keep on canning! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday July  8, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>

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