Author Archives: Pete Austin & The Austin House

About Pete Austin & The Austin House

My wife, Mary Lynn and I had a very sucessful canning business for over 15 years, called The Austin House Jams & Jellies. We had to close it due to pure health. I will be writing a blog about some of the recipes, and how to use them. Also some of the interesting, funny, weird things that have happened in our traveling with the business. If you follow me, you will see that I look at things just a little different than others. If you look at the header at the top of the page, you see that I am looking at things. Making sure eveything looks as good as possible.

You want me to eat pickled what???????

Just when you thought you were up to date on pickles, this blog is going to take you where you never thought you could pickle. We are going to use items that you use in your every day cooking and … Continue reading

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Posted in Award Winning, Canning Jars, Canning Salt, Cinnamon Sticks, Cooking, Dill Seeds, Dill Weed, Dilly Beans, Family Tradition, Food Preservation, Garlic, Green Beans, Home Made, Hot Pack, Kosher Salt, No artifical ingredients, No preservatives, Okra, Old Fashioned, Pickled garlic, Pickled Green Beans, Pickled Okra, Pickled Watermelon, Preserves, Recipe, Watemelon, Watermelon, Watermelon Rind Pickles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It is A “Pear”rently time to talk about Pears

From the looks of my blog stats many of you are making Pear Preserves. I don’t want to interrupt this. But there is other things you can do with your pear harvest. Have you ever tasted Pear Relish? It is … Continue reading

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Posted in Apple, Award Winning, Best of Show, Canning Jars, Canning Salt, Cider Vinegar, Cinnamon Sticks, Cooking, Family Tradition, Food Preservation, Home Made, Honey, Hot Pack, Hot Pear Relish, Kosher Salt, No artifical ingredients, No preservatives, Old Fashioned, Pear Relish, Pears, Recipe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Spring, Time To Plan Your Garden

I know that in some places it isn’t Spring weather, but that should not stop you from planning for a garden. A garden that will produce things that you can put up, just like your grandmother did. She did not … Continue reading

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Posted in Award Winning, Family Tradition, Food Preservation, Garden, Green Tomato, Habanero Peppers, Home Made, Old Fashioned, Plum Tomato, Regional Planting Zone, Strawberry, Tomato | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strawberry Salsa and Recipe – UPDATE – Important

Originally posted on CanUCanIt:
I forgot a very special member of our Strawberry family recipes when I gave you the most popular items that we made and sold using Strawberries. I left out Strawberry Salsa. What???      You never heard of Strawberry…

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Strawberry Salsa and Recipe – UPDATE – Important

Strawberry Salsa and Recipe – UPDATE – Important.

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Extra Special holiday foods and treats

Before I start the next blog, I need to bring things up to-date. I have been in hospitals since July 1, this is my first attempt to get back in action since then. I hope that you will pass the … Continue reading

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What is Salsa???? Really, do you know?

I have already done 3 blogs on the subject of Salsa. The one on Strawberry Salsa is by far the biggest single most popular blog I have done. Almost every day I see that  the number of clicks on that … Continue reading

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Posted in Award Winning, Best of Show, Canning Jars, Canning Salt, Chipolte Peppers, Cider Vinegar, Cilantro, Cinnamon Sticks, Citrus Fruit, Clove of Garlic, Cooking, Family Tradition, Food Preservation, Garlic, Georgia National Fair, Green Tomato, Habanero Peppers, Home Made, Hot, Key Lime Juice, Kosher Salt, Native American, New Orleans, No artifical ingredients, No preservatives, Old Fashioned, Oranges, Organic, Plum Tomato, Recipe, Red Onion, Rosa Tomato, Salsa, Sauce, Serrano Peppers, Thai Peppers, Tomato, Vidalia Onions, White Vinegar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments