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Maria Costanzo commented on Alison F's blog post Late Blight Comes Early: Tomatoes and Potatoes are affected
"An article on how to avoid propagating late blight from season to season: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/April10/LateBlight.html"
Apr 18, 2010
Maria Costanzo replied to Valerie McMartin's discussion tomato blight in the group Veggie Gardens
"I was wondering how to treat my raised bed after I lost my tomatoes to late blight (I can't exactly rotate my crops in one bed!) and have been doing some web surfing. The question was raised in this discussion, but there wasn't a clear…"
Sep 6, 2009
Maria Costanzo joined Katie Quinn-Jacobs's group
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Veggie Gardens

Planning, planting, harvesting domestic edibles, aka veggies, goes here.
Sep 6, 2009
Katie Quinn-Jacobs replied to Maria Costanzo's discussion canning peaches? in the group Canning
"The sugar keeps the fruit plump in water bath canning. I use a light syrup to maintain firmness in the fruit. Using fruit juice instead of sugar swaps glucose for fructose, both are simple sugars (monosaccharides) and break down in the body the same…"
Aug 27, 2009
Maria Costanzo replied to Maria Costanzo's discussion canning peaches? in the group Canning
"Thanks Krys, that's very helpful! I'll try very light syrup."
Aug 26, 2009
Krys Cail replied to Maria Costanzo's discussion canning peaches? in the group Canning
"Well, yeah.... and I didn't like it, and went back to using some sugar. Have also used red wine, and pear juice, both of which are interesting.... but, have not ever had canned peaches taste like fresh ones-- they are different, but, good in…"
Aug 26, 2009
Maria Costanzo added a discussion to the group Canning
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canning peaches?

Hi all,I'd like to can some peaches and would like them to be as close as possible in taste to fresh peaches when I eat them next winter - I don't like heavy syrups. I took the canning workshop at Cooperative Extension and learned that sugar is not an essential ingredient. Has anybody tried canning peaches with no added sugar?See More
Aug 26, 2009
Maria Costanzo replied to Maria Costanzo's discussion brandied fruit in the group Fruits n' Nuts
"And sorry, just thought of another question - do you add sugar if the cherries are sweet on their own?"
Jul 22, 2009
Maria Costanzo replied to Maria Costanzo's discussion brandied fruit in the group Fruits n' Nuts
"So, do you pit the cherries first?"
Jul 22, 2009
Krys Cail replied to Maria Costanzo's discussion brandied fruit in the group Fruits n' Nuts
"Yep. Easy and tasty. Can also use vodka or Grappa. Best, IMHO, are sweet cherries. Keep the fruit flies off them and the alcohol in them with good lids."
Jul 22, 2009
Maria Costanzo added a discussion to the group Fruits n' Nuts
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brandied fruit

Has anyone tried making brandied fruit? It sounds yummy. I've found some recipes on the web, just wondering whether anyone has personal experience and tips to share?Thanks,MariaSee More
Jul 22, 2009
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Fruits n' Nuts

Orchardists and nut growers gather here.
Jul 22, 2009
crowjoy replied to Maria Costanzo's discussion what to can? in the group Canning
"Having decided not to let it all go to the end of the summer when we'll be crazy busy, I started canning this weekend! Strawberry jam, plus lemon balm jelly and mint jelly. Can't tell you how they taste yet, but I'll be making an…"
Jun 15, 2009
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Cheesemaking

Cheesy talk here.
Jun 2, 2009
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Cellaring

Deep topics related to storing food underground can be discussed here.
Jun 2, 2009
Carlyn Buckler replied to Maria Costanzo's discussion what to can? in the group Canning
"Hello Maria! GREAT question. Jeepers, just about anything you can eat, you can can (and dance while you do it, apparently). What differs is the METHOD of canning; i.e., water bath or pressure canning. The Coop extension site has all the info on the…"
Jun 1, 2009

Profile Information

Township
Ithaca
Telephone
607-319-4346
What type of food preserving do you want to do with others?
Canning, Cellaring, Cheesemaking, Drying, Freezing, Personal Care Products
What do you hope to achieve by joining IthaCan?
learn about preserving food and living more sustainably, and meeting like-minded people
Do you have any expertise or resources that you can offer to the IthaCan community?
not really...
What is your favorite home-preserved food?
tomato sauce

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