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.

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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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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From out of the mouth’s of Babes

While visiting with my grandson using Skype, I asked him to name some fruits that I could write a blog about. After a few minutes thinking, he started with his list. Some of the items I expected but some were … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fields Forever

With the coming of a new spring there are certain things to look for. The first Robin, the first butterfly, the first budding on the trees. Azaleas blooming, tulips in their glory, cherry blossoms, Dogwoods in bloom.    These are a few things … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Syrup!

50, I’ll bet that you can come up with at least that number of syrups to make. If not you aren’t trying. Now think a little harder. While you think about those syrups, here is something to read. After reading … Continue reading

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Too Hot? Or Not? It is up to you!

Too Hot? Or Not? It is up to you!. Check out the latest on Hot or Not Peppers

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Posted in Canning Salt, Chipolte Peppers, Clove of Garlic, Cooking, Food Preservation, Garlic, Habanero Peppers, Home Made, Hot, Hot Pack, Kosher Salt, No artifical ingredients, No preservatives, Old Fashioned, Organic, Recipe, Red Onion, Regional Planting Zone, Vidalia Onions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Too Hot? Or Not?

The idea for this blog came from the pepper plants in our front yard. Mary Lynn planted Habanero and Jalapeno plants in big flower pots. Only one plant per pot. They are on either side of our driveway. They produce … Continue reading

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