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Table Talk: Aug. 19

(article, Kim O'Donnel)

p(blue).(Editor's note: This chat is over, but the transcript is available to read here. And join Kim for another Table Talk chat, most Thursdays.)

The harvest is in, and you can barely close the fridge, what with all the very ripe produce inside. What to do?

Can it! This week, Kim invites [/articles/firstperson/valentinesdaypie "Marisa McClellan,"] founder of the popular canning blog Food in Jars, to join the discussion on Table Talk. Bring your questions about canning and preserving: Marisa is, of course, an excellent resource for information about putting up food in jars.

[%image reference-image float=right width=300 caption="Marissa McClellan"]Join Kim and Marisa, right here, on Thursday, August  19, at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT. Sign up below to receive an email reminder of the chat.

Kim, a trained chef and longtime food journalist, will soon publish 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.

p(blue). Editor's note: Table Talk will take a break on August 26 but will be back the following Thursday, September 2. See you then!

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 </div><div id="mainchat" class="mainchat"><div class="cileventholder"><div id="row83493092" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">9:50</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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83493092">Coming up in just a few minutes: A canning, preserving & pickling chat w/ Food in Jars blogger Marisa McClellan. Join us! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">9:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494062" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494062">Hey folks! A special hour is underway. Please say hello to Marisa McClellan, <a href="http://foodinjars.com" target="blank" >Food in Jars  </a>blogger and canner extraordinaire. Marisa joins us from Philadelphia where she's canning almost nightly and teaching folks in Philly how to put up food. <br /><br />Extra bonus: Jarden, the folks who make Ball and Kerr jars, have generously donated a slew of prizes to give away throughout the hour.  All you need to do is submit a canning comment or notion at the bottom of this page & you'll be entered in a random drawing for some cool stuff. Two lucky winners will receive  a Ball® Canning Discovery Kit (canning rack with an integrated jar-lifter, a set of 3 pint jars, lids and bands, a beginner’s guide to canning and a recipe booklet; retail value: $11.50) & a Ball guide, and 10 winner will receive a coupon booklet for jars.  I'll select winners at 5 pm PT today. Let's roll! <br /> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494097" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494097">Hi Kim! I'm delighted to be here today!<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494118" 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="txt83494118">I'm here! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494143" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494143">Hi Jeanne! So nice to "see" you! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494144" 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="txt83494144">That's Jeanne, my canning partner in crime from Canning Across America. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494156" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:01</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="txt83494156">Hi Marisa! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494173" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:01</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="txt83494173">Me too! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494231" 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="txt83494231">Marisa, I've been meaning to ask: It seems like when you're not sleeping you're canning. Tell me about your obsesssion, how it got started. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494261" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494261">I do can a lot, it's true.<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494270" 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 Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494270">Me too! Hello Marisa! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494285" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494285">I grew up in a family that canned.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494296" 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="txt83494296">Erin, you must show off your latest canning endeavor. Deets, please. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494338" 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 JodieS </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JodieS :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494338">Hi Kim! I can finally make it live and am so excited. Hi Marisa. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JodieS </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494352" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494352">My family moved to Portland, OR when I was 9 years old and discovered just how incredibly the blackberries grew there and so we started to make jam.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494379" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494379">Hey Erin and JodieS! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494389" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</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="txt83494389">Marisa, you've been busy this summer! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494402" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</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 Karen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Karen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494402">Looking for more uses for my tomatoes like jam or chutney.  Any advice? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Karen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494482" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494482">Jeanne, I've been incredibly busy this summer. I think I've canned something in the neighborhood of 250 jars of stuff, and I haven't even started on tomatoes yet.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494487" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</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 Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494487">Marisa, your post on small-batch canning completely changed my outlook on the entire process. Here is a public link to a picture of my pantry, from this morning: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31547583&l=b9ad5dc488&id=1427614756" target="blank" >http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31547583&l=b9ad5dc488&id=1427614756</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494520" 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="txt83494520">MARISA! 250 cans?! Blow me down. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494533" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494533">Oh my gosh, Erin! That's amazing! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494543" 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="txt83494543">Go Erin! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494553" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</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 jen maiser </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jen maiser :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494553">Hi, Marisa! What do you usually suggest for people just starting out canning? What's the simplest thing you can think of that would prove to them how awesome canning is? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jen maiser </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494556" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494556">Well, the reason I've been canning with such intensity is that I'm working on a book! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494581" 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="txt83494581">Oooh...can you share?? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494626" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494626">Just signed the contract this week! It will be called Food in Jars, will have 100 recipes and will be coming out in the spring of 2012. There's still a lot of work to do.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494674" 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="txt83494674">WOWOWOWOWOWOWO. Who's publishing? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494699" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</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 JodieS </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JodieS :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494699">What are some of the easiest things to jar for beginners? I'm intimidated from starting--thinking of lots of items to buy for canning, amount of produce I need, the heat in my already hot kitchen. What's easy, and a good bang for the buck? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JodieS </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494701" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494701">Jen, I think that pickles are a really good place to start. Something like dilly beans, because they don't lose their crunch in the hot water bath canner.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494727" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494727">Kim, I'm working with Running Press.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494745" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494745">Fantastic. Right in your neighborhood! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494765" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494765">Big congratulations. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494783" 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 Myra Kohn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Myra Kohn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494783">Hello Marisa! Good morning Kim! Hi everyone! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Myra Kohn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494793" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494793">JodieS, you and Jen had almost the same question! Pickles are also good, because you can do just a few jars at a time. You don't have to overwhelm yourself with a ton of produce.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494819" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494819">Hey Myra, what are you canning next? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494821" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494821">Thanks Kim! And hi Myra!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494875" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494875">I found that making blueberry jam was a great way for me to get my canning feet wet. Simple, straightforward, one pot, no pectin. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494926" 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="txt83494926">But I also think canning with a partner is critical when you're just getting started. Share the load. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494938" 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="txt83494938">Marisa: Oh, I am so very glad!!  I was wondering when that would happen!  Congrats! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494942" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494942">Blueberry jam is definitely a good one. Blackberries are good too, because they almost always set.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494955" 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 Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494955">Please sign me up for a copy - your blog is an excellent resource, too! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494965" 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 Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494965">All canning, or will you include dehydrating etc </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494966" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83494966">Thanks Jeanne! Erin, you got it! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83494983" 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="txt83494983">Oh, Marisa!  Am getting all tingly inside--that is gonna be on FAB book!! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495010" 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 JodieS </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JodieS :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495010">I do have a lot of cucumbers in my tiny garden this year. Do I need specific type of cucumbers, or would any work? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JodieS </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495038" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495038">it's going to be canning, both boiling water and some pressure canner, as well as some recipes for granola and bread mixes in jars.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495073" 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 Jane </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jane :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495073">I keep wimping out and doing refrigerator pickled things to avoid official canning. It's great but there's only so much fridge space. Is it easy to do small batch canning? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jane </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495105" 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 JodieS </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JodieS :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495105">Ooh, Kim, talk about blueberry jam. That sounds delicious! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JodieS </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495110" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495110">JodieS, kirby cucumbers work best for canning because they hold their crunch the best over the long term. However, you can make really good relishes with just about any cucumber.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495141" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495141">Jane, it's SO easy to do small batch canning, particularly with pickles. You can even just make one jar at a time.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495225" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495225">I missed Karen's question about tomatoes from earlier. As far as advice for jams or chutneys, I really recommend the new canning book Put 'Em Up. It has so much great information and useful recipes.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495277" 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="txt83495277">Jodie, it's really so simple.  Just made a batch a few weeks ago. 9 cups of berries, 3 cups of sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice. And I like to add a cinnamon stick while berries are cooking.  You can pulverize berries & sugar to help along the process but not necessary. Cook til 220 degrees.  Jam will have thickened, reduced.  That's the separate part from the processing. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495289" 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="txt83495289">this week? peaches! before the can-a-rama at metropolitan market ends! canning local pence peaches. with vanilla bean. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Myra Kohn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495324" 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="txt83495324">I did blackberry jam w/ vanilla bean & it is OUTTA sight. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495328" 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 Emily </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Emily :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495328">What about raspberry jam? Does that need pectin? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Emily </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495360" 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="txt83495360">I tend not to use pectin. What about you, Marisa? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495372" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495372">Myra, that sounds amazing!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495385" 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 jen maiser </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jen maiser :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495385">I've been wanting to use the book Putting Up by Stephen Palmer Dowdney but he suggests pH measuring for nearly all his recipes. Do you ever use them? Is it something I should do? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jen maiser </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495479" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495479">I actually do use pectin, because I like having the set insurance it gives. But I don't always. When I do use pectin, I always use the liquid variety, because it gives a softer set than the powdered stuff does. Although this year, the liquid pectin hasn't been working so well.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495491" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495491">Interesting question, Jen.  I don't own a pH measurement tool.  Thoughts, Marisa? I know Jeanne from Canning Across America does. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495526" 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 Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495526">Beauty of jams if they dont set solid, I just tell peeps its pancake syrup!  Giggles </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495574" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495574">Jen, I've used a few recipes in that book, but I've never followed his instructions for measuring pH. He used to sell preserves for a living, so I think that's where his pH perfectionism comes from.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495590" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495590">Absolutely Joyce -- or if a jar of jam doesn't seal, it goes straight into the fridge & perfectly good eating. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495600" 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 Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495600">Marisa: Kim and I canned a blueberry jam this summer that was to do for!  Yummy!  Kim had the idea of adding a stick of cinnamon to the jam as it cooked. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495612" 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 Emily </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Emily :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495612">Can anyone see this? I don't think my comments are coming through! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Emily </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495639" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495639">Yep, we see you, Emily! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495640" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495640">I do think that monitoring your acid levels is important though, and whenever I have a questionable fruit or vegetable, I acidifiy just to be safe.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495664" 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 Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495664">How do you develop your own recipes?  Salt and sugar so important.  Is there a "magic" ratio? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495684" 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 Myra Kohn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Myra Kohn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495684">Congratulations on the book, Marisa! That is fantastic news and Running Press is awesome! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Myra Kohn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495686" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495686">But no, I don't have a tool specifically for the job.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495757" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495757">Running Press is a cousin of Da Capo (my publisher), so I guess that makes us related now, Marisa.<img title="Laughing" src="http://www.coveritlive.com/mambots/editors/tinymcenew/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" /> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495764" 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 Jasmine </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jasmine :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495764">I'm glad that you're talking about pickles!  I've been canning for the past four years, and have done lots of jam and tomatoes and am totally comfortable with those, but am pickling for the first time this weekend -- a friend and I are sharing a load of 20 pickling cucumbers.  I'm definitely going to ice brine then pickle some, any suggestions for other ideas?  I'm not a relish fan, but I love anything garlicky or spicy. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jasmine </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495793" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495793">When it comes to developing jam recipes, I look at a bunch of recipes before I start. Then I head into the kitchen and just start to cook. I typically add about half as much sugar as fruit (by volume) and cook it down.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495827" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495827">Thanks Myra! And yay Kim, we are book relations! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495838" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495838">Remember: Add  a comment at the bottom of the chat page & you'll be entered to win canning supplies & coupons! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495862" 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 JodieS </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JodieS :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495862">Bread mixes in jars? Really? I've never heard of that; sounds exciting! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JodieS </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495905" 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 Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495905">Easy to prepare & can: applesauce, hands down. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495926" 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 Alicia </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Alicia :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495926">Are there any good ideas for canning turnips? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Alicia </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495965" 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="txt83495965">Put 'Em Up by Sherri Brooks Vinton is an awesome book.  We've been canning from it all summer! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495988" 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="txt83495988">Kim: Actually, I don't have a ph measuring tool.  They are quite expensive!  I saw Kathy Casey use one, though, in her commercial kitchen. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83495990" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83495990">As far as developing pickling recipes go, I do stick with the golden rule of vinegar, which is always start with 5% vinegar and never dilute it down by more than half. I typically add a tablespoon of salt per cup of vinegar and then add the flavor enhancers as I see fit. For sweet pickles, I add sugar to taste.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496019" 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 Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496019">If jams DO set, then how do you pour them over ice cream? wink </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496046" 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="txt83496046">That's a fine idea for unsettable jam, young lady. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496060" 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 Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496060">Marisa, your advice to re-purpose an asparagus steamer for small-batches (one pint at a time) is the best thing since sliced bread. It's how I put up pickles of all kinds - great way to start out, as a beginner. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496075" 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="txt83496075">Myra: Peaches!  Yummmm </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496079" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496079">Jasmine, there's a recipe on my site for cucumber dills that makes a good pickle. To increase the garlic flavor, just add a few more cloves.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496087" 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 Jane </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jane :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496087">Is it typical to cut vinegar with some water for more of a brine, so the spices and herbs don't get overpowered with the vinegar? I've been doing zucc pickle rounds but adjusting recipes. All call for sugar. Prefer garlicy herby. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jane </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496110" 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 JodieS </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JodieS :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496110">How many jars does 9 cups of berries produce? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JodieS </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496162" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496162">Jodie, depends on the berry, but I think I got 5 or 6 pints! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496184" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</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 jen maiser </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jen maiser :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496184">ok, thanks. i was thinking the same re the pH strips but needed permission from someone who knows better. ;) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jen maiser </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496193" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496193">Jane, I always dilute vinegar, but by no more than half.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496236" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</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="txt83496236">Marisa: so glad to see you come out on the side of pectin.  So many people are so vehemently against pectin, it's nice to see another side :). </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496254" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496254">JodieS, yield will vary a lot though, depending on how much sugar you use and how much water is in the berries.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496275" 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 Jane </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jane :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496275">Boozy: a friend has been marinating her huge fig crop in jars of vodka and bourbon. I'm planning a marionberrycello. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jane </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496318" 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="txt83496318">Jane, that sounds like great fun. Marionberrycello. Love it! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496338" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496338">Jen, you are hereby granted permission to skip the pH strips! Just make sure when canning things like white peaches, tomatoes or figs to add a bit of extra acid and you'll be fine.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496355" 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 Myra Kohn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Myra Kohn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496355">I've been canning for 17 years and have never used the PH tool. Never had a batch of anything go bad. Kathy Casey uses hers (that was a great demo, wasn't it, Jeanne?) because she sells her jars and pickles commercially. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Myra Kohn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496377" 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="txt83496377">Jen: ph strips are still considered not sensitive enough for safe canning as far as I know. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496387" 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 jen maiser </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jen maiser :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496387">So glad Jane asked that question. I get worried about not following canning directions exactly, but I usually want them less vinegary and not sweet. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jen maiser </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496412" 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 Emily </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Emily :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496412">I'm interested in making a raspberry jam, how do you typically deal with the seeds? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Emily </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496449" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496449">Jeanne, the way I look at it is that people always used pectin to help their jam, whether it was in the form of green apples or just combining low pectin fruits with high ones. And even the commercial pectins are still made from citrus fruit, so they aren't super unnatural.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496479" 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="txt83496479">Erin: yes, applesauce is easy-peasy. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496498" 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="txt83496498">I have to say, tomato sauce is my very favorite to can!  I do many quarts a summer. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496512" 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 Ott, A </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ott, A :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496512">I started canning with mother when I was young and still can today.  Just did tomato juice over the weekend to use in soups this winter.  Besides sauce, ketchup, salsa and whole and diced tomatoes do you have another other ideas for all the tomatoes I have right now??? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ott, A </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496561" 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 Tonya R </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Tonya R :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496561">Is there anything I should be wary of when searching for canning recipes online? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Tonya R </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496602" 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 Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496602">I've just finished amaretto peach butter and am marinating peaches and bourbon for jam </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496629" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496629">Emily, when it comes to raspberry jam, I always leave the seeds in. With blackberries, I deseed though. I puree the berries in a food processor or blender and then push them through a mesh sieve. Labor intensive to be sure, but worth it.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496638" 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="txt83496638">Nice going, Joyce! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496652" 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 JodieS </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JodieS :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496652">Why would someone be for or against pectin? What are the pros and cons? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JodieS </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496680" 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 Guest </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Guest :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496680">Just caught up with the thread of the conversation. Sorry to go off topic but it's my first summer canning and I have an incredibly basic question. I seem to keep sterilizing a couple more lids than I actually end up needing and am wondering if (after they've simmered) it's still okay to keep them and use them next time? Are they considered "used" once they've been sterilized? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Guest </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496751" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496751">Tonya, when you're searching for recipes online, make sure that you're getting them from a trusted source. If it's a tomato product, check the balance of additional acids to the low acid ingredients (onions are very low acid).  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496883" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496883">Tonya, post a comment at the bottom of the chat page & you'll be entered to win some groovy canning supplies, including a Ball guide to preserving. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496903" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496903">As far as those simmered lids go, I've always been told that you can resimmer them once more. But you shouldn't keep heating them up and cooling them down without using them. Just make sure that if they aren't used in one canning project that they get used first in the next one.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496919" 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 mgvs </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mgvs :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496919">Do you mind a very basic question? The lovely friend who taught me to make jam never put hers in a water bath to process.  So, I don't either.  I just pour and seal.  Is this o.k.? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mgvs </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496962" 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 Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496962">JodieS: I think some people consider it a 'crutch'--and they don't like crutches.  Others feel like the pectin adds a flavor.  Others feel like it makes the jam look cloudy. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83496998" 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 Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83496998">Tonya: I would be very cautious about canning recipes online.  As the webmaster for Canning Across America, I get asked questions about this all the time.  The more I cruise the net to answer questions, the more unsafe stuff I see.  Scary! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497040" 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 Jane </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jane :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497040">Jen: I did carrots, too. Boiled in vin/water with bay leaves, dill, garlic, onion, coriander seed, red chili flake till tender. Cool, then put in jars. Did the same with zuccs. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jane </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497058" 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 Jane </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jane :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497058">whoa, amaretto peach. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jane </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497081" 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 JodieS </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JodieS :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497081">Joyce, amaretto peach butter sounds awesome. What was your recipe? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JodieS </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497103" 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 Emily </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Emily :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497103">peach and bourbon sounds amazing joyce! trying to figure out what I'm doing with my raspberries today...vanilla, raspberries & strawberries, other ides? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Emily </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497108" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497108">Tonya, Jeanne is right there. The best resources for canning recipes are places like <a href="http://freshpreserving.com" target="blank" >freshpreserving.com</a> and <a href="http://sweetpreservation.com" target="blank" >sweetpreservation.com</a>. Or my site ;).  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497169" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497169">Or <a href="http://www.canningacrossamerica.com" target="blank" >Canning Across America</a>! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497209" 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 Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497209">MGVS: Ack!!!  Unless you are making refrigerator jam, you MUST water bath can them.  The flip and seal method (is that what you use?) is not considered safe in this country.  Too difficult to get it hot enough. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497280" 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 Alicia </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Alicia :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497280">The strawberry jam recipe I did ended up with all the strawberries floating to the top (Urrr!!)  So I tend to stick with freezer jam.  How do I keep the berries from floating up? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Alicia </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497282" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497282">mgvs, what you're doing is a process called open kettle canning. And it's really not recommended anymore. Processing the jars in a boiling water bath gives you extra insurance that any bacteria that could spoil your jam will be killed.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497341" 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="txt83497341">Alicia, what do you mean by strawberries floating to the top? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497357" 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 Tonya R </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Tonya R :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497357">Thanks! I've just bookmarked those. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Tonya R </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497369" 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 Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497369">Alicia: you didn't mash the strawberries? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497392" 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 Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497392">10 c peaches 3 1/2 c sugar 1 1/4 c amaretto  Didnt peel peaches chopped and cooked down w sugar and booze.  It is much richer than apple butter </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497527" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497527">Alicia, I've seen that floating strawberry issue. It can happen with peach jam as well. I've found that if you stir the jam off the heat for a minute or two before filling the jars, and then give the jars a couple good shakes as they're cooling, the fruit will integrate with the syrup-y part better.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497529" 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 Alicia </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Alicia :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497529">After the jars were water bath processed, and cooled, ALL the strawberries floated up.  I did mash em, so it was the pieces.  The top was pieces of berries, the bottom was jelly. Very frustrating </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Alicia </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497668" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497668">Alicia, it's a frustrating phenomenon, to be sure.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497672" 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 Amy </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Amy :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497672">How do you recommend checking the seals on jars after they've processed and cooled? I know to look for the concave top and removed the bands and check visually. Is that enough? I can be a little paranoid! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Amy </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497757" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497757">Amy, I always check my seals by removing the band from the cool jars and then picking the jar up by hold the edges of the lid. It should hold absolutely tight.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497829" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497829">That's exactly what I do, too. Good rule of thumb. Of course, jars must be absolutely cool. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497849" 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="txt83497849">Marisa: ah, the classic test!  I totally forgot about that one! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497860" 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 Myra Kohn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Myra Kohn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497860">Hey mgvs, come over to my house! we'll go to the market, buy whatever we find great for the day an can together in the lounge kitchen. Yes? Wednesdays are good. Water bath is 10 minutes and you are done. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Myra Kohn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497868" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497868">It's a good test! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497885" 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 Ashley </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ashley :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497885">I'm also a newbie to the world of canning and have only had the time and nerve to go for refrigerator pickles so far. But all the recipes I've found call for sugar in the brine and my roommate and I prefer a more sour pickle. Is sugar a prerequisite for fridge pickles? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ashley </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83497985" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83497985">Ashley, sugar is not essential for fridge pickles. In fact, just about any pickle recipe could be a fridge one, just skip the processing step.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498045" 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="txt83498045">Jeanne, what's the brine mix for the pickles we've done? No sugar at all, I believe. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498077" 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="txt83498077">I pickled some okra this year.  First time ever had noticeable liquid loss.  Followed directions to T (Ball book).  All sealed.  Should i be concerned? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498117" 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="txt83498117">Great question, Joyce. I've wondered that w/ other pickles as well. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498139" 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 Jane </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jane :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498139">ashley: I agree. I skip the sugar, add garlic, onion,red chili flake, bay leaf, other seeds + herbs </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jane </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498158" 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 JodieS </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JodieS :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498158">When you can fruit, should it be at the height of ripeness? If I have peaches that maybe need another 2 days to ripen, are they okay to can? Or, alternatively, if I have peaches that are probably getting mushy, are they okay to can? I'm just thinking that when I buy a lot, they might be in various stages of ripening. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JodieS </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498184" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498184">Joyce, don't be concerned, some liquid loss is normal with pickles. With okra, it's often gotten sucked into the okra cavity. It's not actually lost at all, it's just pickling things from the inside out.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498212" 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 Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498212">Kim: 3 TBL of sugar per pint is what our bread and butter pickles call for. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498283" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</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="txt83498283">But they don't taste sweet at all. Know what I'm sayin? Myra, your husband reports that he's eaten the rest of his B&B pickles for breakfast! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498304" 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 Carissa </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Carissa :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498304">I skip the sugar but use a mix of cider and white vinegar. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Carissa </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498319" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</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 Karen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Karen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498319">Can things like mint leaves and lemon verbena be added to jams safely? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Karen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498337" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498337">JodieS, it's actually better to can fruit that's a day or two out from perfect ripeness. It will hold up better in the jar and the canning syrup will make up for any missing sweetness.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498395" 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="txt83498395">And doesn't fruit have more pectin when it's a little less than completely ripe? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498425" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</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="txt83498425">Thx Jeanne & Marisa.  Yes, I was using the flip & seal but will do so no more! I have the equipment for the water bath (from applesauce) so will use it going forward.  Great discussion.  Being a novice canner, I have so much to learn! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Guest </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498453" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</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="txt83498453">Yes! With cheese toast and coffee. He is hooked on your bread and butter pickles. See what you did? ;) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Myra Kohn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498466" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498466">Kim, you're right, it does have more pectin when not perfectly ripe.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498498" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498498">Karen, you can add safely add herbs to jams in small amounts.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498506" 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="txt83498506">I love it. The world is one delicious pickle! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498520" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</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 Ashley </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ashley :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498520">Mmm ... thanks for the recommendations all! I will experiment. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ashley </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498539" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</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 Alicia </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Alicia :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498539">What can I do with the turnips that I'm pulling from the garden?  Do turnips make good pickles? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Alicia </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498547" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498547">Hooray for pickles!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498648" 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="txt83498648">JodieS: Also, if something is getting mushy, that's the stage where it's not the best to can--the fruit is getting old and deterioration is starting.  You don't want that process going into your cans. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498670" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498670">Alicia, I've never made pickles with turnips, but I do know that some varieties can be pickles. Another good canning book to check with questions like that is So Easy to Preserve. If it's not in there, you can't can it.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498690" 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 Terresa </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Terresa :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498690">Has anyone used the commercially available food jars with lug threads. I've wanted to use for gifting jams and jellies, but I've been a little leery. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Terresa </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498747" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</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 jen maiser </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jen maiser :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498747">marisa, have you canned fish? i get 50# of salmon a year from my dad frozen. wondering if it's possible to can it after i get it (or if it has to be done from fresh). </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jen maiser </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498754" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498754">Terresa, I've not used those jars and I'm hesitant to recommend them for home canning.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498840" 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="txt83498840">Jen, such a good question. A group of us are planning to can albacore tuna soon & I know the fish will be fresh. But is that necessary? Let's find out. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498849" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498849">Jen, I've never canned fish, but I'm dying to follow Eugenia Bone's directions and do it. I do use my pressure canner for stocks quite frequently, but would love to do more with it.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498876" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</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 Ott, A </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ott, A :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498876">How long do you suggest keeping a jar after it's been canned?  One year, or longer??? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ott, A </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498918" 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="txt83498918">I think Marisa will agree: 1 year from putting up. And label the jars! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498951" 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 Hannah </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Hannah :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498951">So I'm trying to make some of those 14 day pickles...I have a huge (clean) bucket full and its been in the brine. I checked on them and they are soft! Good? Bad? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Hannah </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498952" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83498952">I think it is best when the fish is fresh, because freezing changes the strength of the cell walls. However, if was frozen well, it should probably work.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83498997" 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="txt83498997">Hannah -- grape leaf to keep them crisp! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499015" 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 msw </span><span class="nocommentfrom">msw :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499015">Marisa & Jen, we used lab quality pH strips that had been just  calibrated hours before with a lab pH meter at UCSF when we canned tomatoes. We also tested pH strips purchased from winemaking and beer brewing kits with the same buffer solution and found them quite far off in accuracy.  So buying pH strips off the shelf from med supply or wine/beer stores might be a waste of money unless you're able to calibrate and verify accuracy. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">msw </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499046" 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="txt83499046">Terresa: Yes, we are hesistant to recommend those for home canning.  Too hard to tell if the seal has worked. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499072" 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 Jane </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jane :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499072">why is it called canning and not jarring? :  ) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jane </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499086" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499086">The USDA always recommends that you never keep home canned foods longer than a year. However, I have eaten jam that was maybe 14 months old to no ill effects. But universally, I recommend as 12 month limit.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499090" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499090">Great question! Marisa? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499112" 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 jen maiser </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jen maiser :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499112">oh ya - pressure canning stocks has changed my life. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jen maiser </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499153" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499153">Jen, I've yet to put up stock. Makes so much sense. Thinking it's time to get on the stick. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499190" 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 Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499190">I bought a new pressure canner but still in box.  I'm scared of it...and need more goggles and body armour.  LOL </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499225" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499225">Jane, I've read a number of different reasons for it being called canning and not jarring, but I'm not sure who to believe. So really, I have no idea.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499262" 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 jen maiser </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jen maiser :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499262">kim, it's SO easy if you have a pressure canner. it's easily my most beneficial use of the canner. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jen maiser </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499288" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499288">Joyce, don't be scared of the pressure canner. It will revolutionize your kitchen! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499296" 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="txt83499296">Jen, now it's your job to tell Joyce not to be scared of her pressure canner! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499329" 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 Alicia </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Alicia :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499329">Joyce- I used my pressure canner for the first time to cook the turnips for a spicy pickled turnip recipe.  I was nervous too, but it was soo easy! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Alicia </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499341" 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="txt83499341">MSW: Thank you so much for that info.  Would you, by any chance, want to write up a quick article about this for the Canning Across America site?  It would be so useful!  If yes, my email: <a href="mailto:editor@canningacrossamerica.com" target="blank" >editor@canningacrossamerica.com</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499354" 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 Hannah </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Hannah :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499354">Good to know! What do I do with the ones I have now that have already gone soft? Can they be canned or are they trash? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Hannah </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499409" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</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="txt83499409">Marisa, what do you think about Hannah's pickle conundrum? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499430" 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 Ott, A </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ott, A :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499430">Jen- I have two pressure canners and it's not to common for me to have both going at once.  No worries. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ott, A </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499490" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</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 jen maiser </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jen maiser :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499490">Joyce, modern pressure canners make it really hard for something to go wrong. It's stressful the first time or two, but you'll get the hang of it, promise. Canning tomatoes and stock will change your culinary life. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jen maiser </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499536" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</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 Terresa </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Terresa :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499536">As for the soft pickles...Could you also use Ball's pickle crisp? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Terresa </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499578" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</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 Michelle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Michelle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499578">Is there something you recommend as a first-time recipe to do in a pressure canner?  I've been using a waterbath for years, but want to try pressure canning this year. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Michelle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499603" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499603">Hannah, you should double check to make sure they're really soft. I was talking with Audra from Doris and Jilly Cook the other day and she said that she thought her pickles had gone soft, but really, it was just a pocket of brine beneath the surface of the pickle skin.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499733" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499733">Michelle, chicken or vegetable stock is a good first pressure canner experiment.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499760" 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="txt83499760">Folks, we've got 15 minutes to go. Remember: Post a comment at the bottom of this page & you'll be entered to win cool canning supplies & coupons courtesy of Jarden. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499777" 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 Jane </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jane :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499777">How about canning artichokes but in olive oil, which I prefer, rather than the watery stuff in the story. That's how my Italian grandma made them, but not for long-term canning. Things to look out for with oil? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jane </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499889" 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 Alicia </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Alicia :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499889">um, I mean beets!  not turnips. hehehe :)  i'll be doing some chicken stock soon, for the first time.  Usually I freeze it in bags, but this year we're dong Cans. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Alicia </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499961" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83499961">I don't have a whole lot of experience with canning with oil. However, whenever anyone asks me about canning artichokes, I sent them to Molly Watson's very useful tutorial: <a href="http://localfoods.about.com/od/spring/r/MarinatedArts.htm" target="blank" >http://localfoods.about.com/od/spring/r/MarinatedArts.htm</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83499980" 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="txt83499980">The piece I love about putting up stock in jars is that this can be done year-round. Brilliant. I'm on it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500021" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</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="txt83500021">Any great ideas for canning roasted peppers?  I have some pepper plants going strong in my garden.  I'm thinking about using the pickled roasted pepper recipe from Well Preserved, any other pepper tips? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jasmine </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500056" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</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 Hannah </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Hannah :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500056">hmm...what's Ball's pickle crisp? Marisa, I'll check but I'm pretty sure they or at least most of them are soft...i've only checked the ones on top.... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Hannah </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500088" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500088">Alicia, beets can absolutely be pickled. Kevin West's Saving the Season blog has a couple good recipes.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500119" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</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 Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500119">Pepper tips: WEAR GLOVES. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500143" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</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 Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500143">Any recommendations for size/brand of pressure cooker? I'd love to put up stocks to minimize what I put into my tiny freezer. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500170" 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 Michelle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Michelle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500170">Yes, I think some stock is definitely in my future.  Especially the next time I see whole chickens on sale. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Michelle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500209" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500209">Hannah, pickle crisp calcium chloride and it helps keep the pectin in the cucumber's cell walls strong. But you'd have to use it at the beginning of pickling and I don't think it's intended for a brined pickle.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500210" 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="txt83500210">So smart. And if you didn't want to buy a pressure canner by yourself, why not pool money together among canning pals? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500236" 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 Amy </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Amy :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500236">Many of the jars I've canned this year have a white-ish residue on the lids after they've cooled. Is it mineral deposits from the tap water? And is it anything to worry about? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Amy </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500260" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500260">Erin, I have the smallest Presto pressure canner and I love it.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500282" 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 Sara </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Sara :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500282">I wanted a blackberry jam without pectin and found one online, but I see you are saying it's not safe to use online recipes all the time and I am very new to this....The recipe simply calls for equal parts berries adn sugar with a few unripe berries for added pectin, would this be correct/safe? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Sara </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500310" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500310">Amy, that is mineral deposits and if you add a bit of vinegar to the processing water, that should help reduce it.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500372" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500372">Sara, equal parts sugar & berries will make for a very sweet result, in my opinion. You could do a 3 to 1 ratio & get good results. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500391" 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 Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500391">Marisa and Erin: the 23 qt Presto pressure canner (smaller one) is the one that everyone on the Canvolution Twitter stream recommends.  Seriously--unanimous every time. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500403" 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 Ott, A </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ott, A :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500403">Amy-I heard if you put a splash of vinegar in the water it will reduce residue. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ott, A </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500413" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500413">Hannah, I honestly don't have a ton of experience with brining pickles. You might want to check out the tips on <a href="http://dorisandjillycook.com" target="blank" >dorisandjillycook.com</a> and see if Audra has any answers for you.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500415" 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 Jane </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jane :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500415">dumb question: what's the diff between water bath and pressure canning? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jane </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500486" 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 JodieS </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JodieS :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500486">Are pressure canners or tools needed? If this is my first time and I want to see how it goes first, can I get by with just buying jars? Or are there other tools necessary? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JodieS </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500502" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500502">Sara, with something like blackberry jam, you should be safe to use a recipe found online. Blackberries are high enough in acid that you really can't screw up making jam with them.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500532" 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 Sara </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Sara :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500532">and the unripe berries are okay to use, do they actually add pectin? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Sara </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500548" 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 Alicia </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Alicia :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500548">My hubby went overboard and got the biggest pressure cooker he could find.  And we raised our own chickens this past year, so I'm set for chicken stock and chicken soup!  Can I can the soup, with noodles and such already in it?? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Alicia </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500679" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</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 jen maiser </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jen maiser :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500679">Has anyone tried the new BPA-free, reusable lids? I'm skeptical. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jen maiser </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500723" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500723">Jane, water bath canning is when you boil the submerged jars in a large pot of water for a prescribed amount of time. Pressure canning is when you put jars in a pressure canner with a smaller amount of water and then increase the pressure inside the pot. It will cook to around 240 degrees, which kills off the botulism spores and makes low acid things safe for home canning.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500754" 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">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500754">Jen, a bunch of us have been wondering the same. We got a puny sample to try but have yet to do it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500772" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500772">Sara, it's okay to use a few unripe berries, but too many will make for very tart jam.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500801" 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 jen maiser </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jen maiser :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500801">Anita from Married with Dinner made ice brined pickles this year and says they're easily her favorite pickle recipe, ever. <a href="http://marriedwithdinner.com/2010/07/23/ice-brined-garlic-dill-pickles/" target="blank" >http://marriedwithdinner.com/2010/07/23/ice-brined-garlic-dill-pickles/</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jen maiser </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500833" 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="txt83500833">Thanks for sharing, Jen. Gotta check this out. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500837" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500837">I haven't tried the Tattler lids yet either, although I bought several dozen. They make me nervous (probably totally unnecessarily).  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500842" 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 Hannah </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Hannah :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500842">thanks for everything....i'll have to add some next time i try some (all the cucumber plants have wilted away here so next year it'll be!) I'll check out that info, i'm a little worried my cucs were too big. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Hannah </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500868" 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 Hannah </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Hannah :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500868">ps- LOVE your blog Marisa! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Hannah </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500874" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500874">Jen, I thought Anita's ice-brined pickles looked amazing! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500892" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500892">Thanks Hannah! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500893" 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 Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500893">PSA: there is a difference between pressure cookers and pressure canners.  If you want to pressure can in then, please know you must use a pressure canner--not a pressure cooker. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500911" 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 Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500911">JodieS a jar lifter really makes it easier...and one of those wands with the magnet saves burnt fingers fishing out hot lids </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500925" 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 jen maiser </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jen maiser :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500925">kim, please report back. i've only read info from strangers buried on message boards. would like some confirmation from folks i know. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jen maiser </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500945" 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="txt83500945">So far, all reports in about the Tattler lids, the BPA-free lids, are positive.  They are plastic, though.  They use a re-usable plastic lid with a rubber ring underneath for sealing. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500952" 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 Jasmine </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jasmine :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500952">Those ice brined pickles from Married With Dinner are the ones I'm planning on making this weekend! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jasmine </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500972" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83500972">Jeanne, thanks for that tip! And it's true, you can't can in a pressure cooker, only a pressure canner.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83500990" 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="txt83500990">That's a good way to end the chat -- who's canning what this weekend or in near future?? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501047" 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="txt83501047">Bread & butter pickles on the to-do list. As are Dilly beans. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501056" 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 Dwan </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Dwan :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501056">beets and peaches </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Dwan </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501065" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501065">Alicia, as far as canning chicken soup. You can do it, but you should get a book and follow their instructions the first time out, because there are steps you need to take to ensure that your soup doesn't end up horribly overcooked.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501073" 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 Jane </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jane :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501073">re: canning vs pressure: so you need to know which method to use depending on your contents? You can't use water bath for everything? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jane </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501099" 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 Carissa </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Carissa :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501099">I'm making blueberry peach jalapeno jam this weekend and some pickled okra from my garden. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Carissa </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501113" 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="txt83501113">Well done, Carissa! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501125" 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 Tammy </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Tammy :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501125">I'll be doing blackberries! jam & Marisa's syrup </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Tammy </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501128" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501128">I'm going crazy with peaches and nectarines this weekend! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501131" 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 Alicia </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Alicia :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501131">turnips, beets, greens, and making some applesauce (it never makes it into into being canned, the 3 boys eat it too fast!) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Alicia </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501145" 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 Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501145">Me..tomatoes and pepper jelly on the horizon </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501163" 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 Hannah </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Hannah :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501163">another batch of ginger cantaloupe jam! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Hannah </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501183" 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="txt83501183">Wow, so inspiring! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501199" 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 Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501199">I think that Gravenstein applesauce is on the agenda this weekend, or early next week. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501210" 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 Ott, A </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ott, A :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501210">I will be canning tomatoes and am hosting a Canning Week Blog Party on my blog next week with lots of tips and recipes on how to can.  It is our hope to encourage and education others on canning.  Feel free to stop by and join in the fun!   <a href="http://www.alattewithotta.blogspot.com" target="blank" >www.alattewithotta.blogspot.com</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ott, A </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501260" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501260">Jane, that's right, you cannot water bath everything. It is only good for high acid foods like jams and pickles.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501263" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</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="txt83501263">And Ott, A, you should talk to me or Jeanne -- maybe we can get you on the CAA site w/ a lil something to promote that... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501278" 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 Alicia </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Alicia :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501278">Thanks Marisa, over cooked mushy soup is no fun! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Alicia </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501299" 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 Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501299">I still (unfortunately) use BPA lids but keep thinking that because I am at least eating more fresh or preserved food that I've watched the whole way through, that I will be protected. Want to can in the Italian or French glass jars with rubber rings but no one I know has done it. Has anyone out there?? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501308" 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 Michelle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Michelle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501308">spaghetti sauce & more applesauce since my 1 year old is going through it like crazy. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Michelle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501313" 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 Ashley </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ashley :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501313">So why is it that you can't use lids again after they've been canned? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ashley </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501330" 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 Terresa </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Terresa :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501330">Mint jelly... to trim down my runaway plant. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Terresa </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501359" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</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 Alicia </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Alicia :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501359">Ott, I'll check out your blog!  I love all the blogs with tips and hints!  And Marisa, your Blog Rocks! :) I see a canning party in Northern NV in my future! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Alicia </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501380" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501380">Ashley, you can't reuse the lids because the sealing compound doesn't have the ability to create a firm seal more than once.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501394" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</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 Sara </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Sara :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501394">I wanted to try Marisa's pickled cherries, but only have enough cherries for a jar or two...would I make the brine the same and just use what I need? Can I do that for most recipes with a brine? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Sara </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501427" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</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="txt83501427">Jane: that is correct.  You need to get a good beginner book--like the Ball Blue book.  Water bath canning is only for high-acid things like fruits and pickles. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501445" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</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 jen maiser </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jen maiser :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501445">Jill, I think the same, and I write about BPA issues professionally. Not super worried about the lids compared to some things. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jen maiser </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501460" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501460">Sara, you can always reduce the brine to work with the amount of fruit/veg you have. Go for it. Just make sure your proportions are right.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501472" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</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="txt83501472">I am hosting an ice cream social for a few friends at home. I plan to do a lot of micro batch canning just for the occasion. Compotes galore to all the home made ice creams we'll be enjoying. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Myra Kohn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501493" 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 Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501493">Or so they say about the lids. I don't do it but use the lids for storage with my jars in the refrigerator. I love to store in glass. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501509" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501509">Myra, that sounds like an amazing party! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501555" 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 Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501555">Myra, I wish that you were closer, and also had vegan ice creams. I'd be there. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501595" 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 Michelle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Michelle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501595">Jill:  Ball also makes plastic storage lids for their jars.  Have you seen them?  They're great for storage, and for using after you've opened a jar of canned goods. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Michelle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501616" 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 Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501616">For tonight/tomorrow: I'm making tomato sauces via large batch water bath. Our area's tomatoes are just fine (no blight this year!!), and a friend gave me a large box full of 'maters yesterday. P.S. Thanks for the correction: pressure CANNER, not pressure cooker. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501652" 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 Sara </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Sara :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501652">so if I had half the cherries, would I halve the other ingredients in the brine? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Sara </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501673" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501673">Yep, that should work.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501695" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501695">Thanks for having me on the chat today, Kim! I had a great time! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501725" 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="txt83501725">What an informative & inspiring hour.  To Marisa,  a huge round of virtual applause & a big show of cans! You're the best! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501750" 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="txt83501750">Also, on the current lids: the amount of BPA that gets into the food is probably very low--the food isn't resting against the lid during storage </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501762" 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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501762">Aww, thanks! You're pretty terrific yourself! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501813" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</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="txt83501813">Maybe we'll have you back in the fall? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501836" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501836">I'd love to come back! Just name the day! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501880" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</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="txt83501880">Okay, we'll get Marisa back for fall canning/putting up. That'd be swell. Stay tuned, folks. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501893" 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 JodieS </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JodieS :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501893">Thanks Kim and Marisa!! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JodieS </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501903" 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="txt83501903">Thank you so much Marisa!! And congrats on the book deal!  Wahooo! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501913" 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 Sara </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Sara :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501913">Thank you! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Sara </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501918" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</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">Marisa:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501918">Also, thanks to everyone for all the good canning questions! You kept my fingers flying.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Marisa</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501926" 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 Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Joyce @friendsdriftinn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501926">Thanks y'all! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Joyce @friendsdriftinn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501945" 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 Ashley </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ashley :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501945">Thanks a ton! Happy canning! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ashley </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501950" 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 Alicia </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Alicia :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501950">Thankx guys!  Loved it! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Alicia </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83501978" 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 Tammy </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Tammy :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83501978">Great! so glad to find this blog today, I will bookmark you :) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Tammy </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83502067" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:03</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 Tricia </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Tricia :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83502067">Thanks for all the good info! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Tricia </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83502082" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:03</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 Carissa </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Carissa :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83502082">Thanks for the tips! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Carissa </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83502124" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:03</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 Amy </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Amy :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt83502124">Thanks ladies! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Amy </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row83502170" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcaster_text "><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="txt83502170">There's still time to post a comment at bottom of this page -- enter to win canning supplies & coupons -- woo hoo!<br />Off next week, Aug 26 - but back in 2 weeks, Sept. 2.   Keep on canning! Til then. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday August 19, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>

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