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The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast 7

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Join Joey and Holly as they talk all about canning. They cover some great topics as to what you cannot can, new segment – Tell Me What You Really Think. Our guest is Master Food Preserver of Wisconsin, Christina Ward. They also talk about home canned item’s shelf life (http://www.freshpreserving.com/tools/faqs/how-long-does-canned-food-last & http://extension.usu.edu/foodstorage/htm/canned-goods)

What you cannot can: Fats – Oil, Mayonnaise Dairy – butter,  milk,  cheese, sour cream, cream (whipping or heavy), yogurt (greek or other), buttermilk, goat or any other animal milk, tofu, soy Veggies – broccoli, brussel sprouts (pickled ok), cabbage(pickled ok, Sauerkraut) cauliflower (pickle ok), eggplant (pickled ok), summer squash (pickled ok), olives (pickled ok), lettuce, artichokes, mashed parsnips, mashed squash, mash potatoes, mashed pumpkin  Do not add: Oats, wheat, barley, grains, rice, bread, noodles or pasta, hominy, crackers,  biscuits,  pie dough, eggs Do not use thickeners:Cornstarch, tapioca, arrowroot, flour, Wondra flour, cornmeal,  soup bases, package mixes like taco mix or ranch dressing Food recipes: pumpkin butter, pudding, cream soups or cream veggies, refried beans,  peanut butter,  Pesto, chocolate made from milk solids, quickbreads Fruits: mashed bananas, avocados, coconut milk Meats: avoid high fat , pate, liver and giblets, hot dogs, meats with fillers Candy: caramels, peppermints, marshmallow

Brown Sugar Peach Jam (Low Sugar) – Canning What You Grow

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4 1/2 cups chopped peaches, fresh or frozen
1 cup unsweetened apple juice
5 tablespoons Ball® RealFruit™ Low or No-Sugar Needed Pectin
1 ½ cups of brown sugar
3 tablespoons bottled lemon juice
Yields 6 half-pint jars
Prepare hot water bath, jars, rings and lids.
Combine peaches with apple juice and lemon juice in a non-reactive pot. Gradually stir in Ball® RealFruit™ Pectin.  Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
Add brown sugar. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.
Test and check set.
Ladle hot jam into hot jars, one at a time, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars. Apply bands and adjust to fingertip tight.
Place filled jars in canner, ensuring jars are covered by 1 to 2 inches of water. Place lid on canner. Bring water to gentle, steady boil.
Process jars for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat, remove lid and let jars stand for 5 minutes.