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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014 02:32:26 AM »

They all look so delicious! Even better you managed to pick up the strawbs for free!
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014 07:50:56 AM »

Oh, yum! I think we all need to come over and sample......
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2014 09:27:45 AM »

Oh my word, I just tried canning this year for the first time, too! Using the same book! Sweet. It must be a sign. We got some cheap strawberries from the Bountiful Baskets co-op (bountifulbaskets.org, check it out friends!) and I made the jam twice (gave me about 9 pints) and I also made strawberry ice cream, which I think was the best way to preserve them Wink, thought it didn't really last long enough to count as preserving I don't think. I'm really glad the lemonade concentrate recipe is good. I was worried about it. Next time I get berries I'm totally making it now as per your recommendation. Thanks for the reviews!
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2014 02:18:49 PM »

Very cool, jex! Strawberry ice cream sounds lovely. Did you use one of those ice cream machines? I think I'm going to try blueberries next, then hopefully salsa.
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2014 03:00:46 PM »

We got an ice cream maker attachment for our KitchenAid stand mixer that rocks! It usually come out really soft but is really good after being in the freezer for a couple hours. I've been using the Ben and Jerry's ice cream book, too.

I ordered 16 lbs of blueberries, 18 lbs of cherries, and 25 lbs of peaches to be picked up this Saturday (I'm telling you Americans, bountifulbaskets.org is ghoulish!) so I think as long as I can find some good, cheap jars I will be set for canning the whole next week. I've been using my stock pot to can but my MIL said her g'ma's canner is up for grabs, just need a new gasket so I think that would make canning with the kids even more exciting. I seem to have abducted your thread, I'm sorry. I'll make my own post next week I promise! I'm just so excited.
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2014 03:56:09 PM »

Can't wait to read your post! I'll have to check out that Kitchen Aid ice cream attachment.
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