Canning baby food

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Canning baby food

Postby Hook » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:51 am

Talk to me. Anyone done it? Peas, carrots, the usual stuff. The kids are going to need it. And I have the space in the garden to grow it.
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Re: Canning baby food

Postby CottageFarm » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:20 pm

I have done a fair bit, Hook. It's pretty straight forward really. Most stuff you can cook till soft, puree', hot pack. It is safer to hot pack chunks and puree after opening, just because you have a much lower risk of air bubbles. Some things like squash & pumpkin have to be hot packed in chunks, then puree after opening the jar, but that's pretty quick work with a small processor. I use one that attaches to my stick blender, or if your stick blender has a plastic shaft you can blend in the jar. You can water bath fruits, but I still always pressure canned for added safety.
My books are still packed right now, bit the one I use for most canning info is this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Harvest-Preserving-Down---Earth/dp/0882666509/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424797712&sr=1-1&keywords=keeping+the+harvest

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Re: Canning baby food

Postby Hook » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:39 pm

Awesome. Thanks cf!
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Re: Canning baby food

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:06 pm

Puree it and put it in an ice tray. Pop out a frozen cube and nuke it and you just saved a dollar.
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Re: Canning baby food

Postby Hook » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:58 pm

Thanks joe. Ever throng I've been reading is saying freezing is the safest.
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