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.

Peter Piper has nothing on me!!!!!

I have done a blog about pickling in the past, but that was a long time ago. Some that are new to my blog don’t go back and look at some of the older blogs. They may not be as … Continue reading

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Hurry up and do nothing, or maybe just a little

I get ask all the time if there is anything that someone can make that doesn’t take a long time and a whole big pile of equipment. I have the best answer that they could ask for, I tell them … Continue reading

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Salsa for Dessert????????

Salsa for Dessert????????. I know this sounds totally crazy and even out of limits for me, but according to Wikipedia Salsa is the Spanish term for sauce. That means a thick liquid that is eaten with or on food to … Continue reading

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Are you ready for some Chutney??? What is a Chutney?

I am sure that there are many that have no idea what a Chutney is or where it is from. Well I am one of those people so I do what I always do when I need an answer….. I … Continue reading

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Jelly or Jam from What????

When you think of jelly you usually think of grape or strawberry or even mixed fruit. But how many of you think of making jelly from Horseradish or a jam from Tomatoes and  Basil? You can make jelly or jams … Continue reading

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How about a few more ideas for Winter Cooking?

After the last blog about cooking ideas for winter time, I have had more things suggested by Mary Lynn. These are things she does. This past week she bought a Boston Butt, she put it into a large crock pot … Continue reading

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Winter cooking ideas for things to do

  I know most of my readers are snuggled up warm in their house for winter. Got plenty of time to cook but no fresh fruit to cook. No problem, here are a few things that are tried and tested … Continue reading

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