Things that 'come from the store'?

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Things that 'come from the store'?

Kkay Kkay
I just finished making my first batch of mayonnaise. I regularly make mustard and hot sauce and ketchup, and things like laundry detergent and dishwashing detergent.

How many things do you make that generally come in bottles? If you buy everything, are there any recipes you keep meaning to try?
09/11/2011
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Peggi Peggi
Mustard, Ketchup, Mayonnaise we make regularly.

Jams and jellies are all home made, as are pickles.

We typically make our own butter as well.
09/11/2011
Kkay Kkay
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Originally posted by Peggi
Mustard, Ketchup, Mayonnaise we make regularly.

Jams and jellies are all home made, as are pickles.

We typically make our own butter as well.
Where do you source your cream for the butter? I've never been able to find an affordable source.
09/11/2011
Peggi Peggi
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Originally posted by Kkay
Where do you source your cream for the butter? I've never been able to find an affordable source.
A friend of mine who actually owns a farm in Pennsylvania, so we buy it from them, but I've heard you can go to certain farmers markets and request it, I have a couple other friends who have begun to churn their own, I can find out where they buy theirs Because I know they don't have the same type of source I do
09/11/2011
married with children married with children
we make jam from our berries. and pie filling also from the berries. Most everything else that comes in a bottle, we dont have time to make. Or room to store it in the fridge. But most of the food we cook, do not call for alot of those ingredients.
09/13/2011
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
I really really want to get into this. If anyone has good recipes for mayonnaise, ketchup, peanut butter, or anything else, can you please post them here?
09/13/2011
Antipova Antipova
I actually put my recipe (well, guidelines) for homemade mayonnaise up on the club blog, go take a look at it!

I make most things myself (I guess I buy canned tomato paste + sauce to make spaghetti sauces), but the thing that always gets me hardest is bottled pancake syrup. Maple syrup is a genuine, delicious, cannot-be-duplicated product. But brown sugar syrup? It's the simplest thing to make *ever*, and the store brands have all these waxes and coat my throat in a disgusting way.

* 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup water---bring to boil, reduce to simmer, simmer til slightly thinner than desired thickness, let cool. If you want to make it while you're flipping pancakes, you don't even really have to let it cool.
09/13/2011
Antipova Antipova
Actually, if any of you would like to share your recipes on the blog---send me a message! I would love to have this club be a resource for people who are trying to add a few commonly-used skills to their repertoire, and have a few more homemade things in their fridges!
09/13/2011
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
I didn't even realize there was a blog for the club! Thanks for that

J's parents make their own maple syrup every year, but that brown sugar syrup sounds awesome. Does it come out tasting like the "maple" syrup from the grocery stores?
09/14/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
I didn't even realize there was a blog for the club! Thanks for that

J's parents make their own maple syrup every year, but that brown sugar syrup sounds awesome. Does it come out tasting like the "maple" syrup from the grocery stores?
No, it doesn't taste like maple---that sugar that maples produce is something that can't be duplicated.

It tastes very good in its own way, though---it's the flavor that bottled syrups (like Aunt Jemimah's and other brands) are trying to achieve. It's much better than bottled versions, because they honestly add waxes (as preservatives or what exactly I'm not sure---but once you taste brown sugar syrup you'll never try the bottled stuff again.)
09/14/2011
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
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Originally posted by Antipova
No, it doesn't taste like maple---that sugar that maples produce is something that can't be duplicated.

It tastes very good in its own way, though---it's the flavor that bottled syrups (like Aunt Jemimah's and other brands) are ...
That's why I said "maple"... I know what really maple syrup tastes like. But you did answer my question, so thanks.
09/15/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
That's why I said "maple"... I know what really maple syrup tastes like. But you did answer my question, so thanks.
Oh, shoot, yeah, I sort of misread your original post.

Actually, I've never tried the "maple" syrup sold in stores that isn't actually from 100% VT, MN, WI or other sugar-maple-having-sta tes' maples. (Usually I either have maple syrup my aunt made, or one of my friends from college.) So I can't give you the comparison for real. Sorry My guess is that it's different but better in terms of texture.

You should try making brown sugar syrup this weekend though, if you have pancakes or waffles on the weekend, and let me know what you think!
09/15/2011
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
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Originally posted by Antipova
Oh, shoot, yeah, I sort of misread your original post.

Actually, I've never tried the "maple" syrup sold in stores that isn't actually from 100% VT, MN, WI or other sugar-maple-having-sta tes' maples. (Usually I either ...
Lol, it's ok. Sorry if I came off as a bitch. I hadn't had my coffee yet.

I'll try making a little batch of the brown sugar syrup next time we have waffles, even though we have a whole growler of real homemade maple syrup in the fridge
09/15/2011
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Started making my own sandwich bread a few months ago, since all the all-natural bread at the store is wicked expensive.

Also, I've been making my own BBQ sauce, marinara sauce, and chicken stock.

I tried making peanut butter, but couldn't get the results I wanted with my mini food processor (the big ones are expensive!).

I made my own brown sugar for the first time the other day. Super simple! Just take sugar and molasses and mix 'em together. I'd start with a cup of sugar to 1-2 tablespoons of molasses (you can always add more if you want it darker). Then just combine them with a fork, dough cutter or mixer (hand or stand).

Now that I am getting my eggs from a local source and I know they're super fresh, I might get into making mayonnaise.
06/12/2012
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Oh! I forgot the best one! We've been brewing our own beer (and getting quite good at it, I might add)
06/12/2012
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