Letters to the Editor from the Summer 2017 Issue

Readers share thoughts on Capper's Farmer Memory Lane department and the rewards of home canning.


| Summer 2017


Memory Lane

I enjoyed the photographs of the old woodstoves featured in Memory Lane in the Winter issue. I’m 73 and have fond memories of the Home Comfort woodstove my mother cooked on. I still remember the warmth it provided, and the amazing smells that came from that stove.

I have the cookbook that came with the stove, and I still use it. The book has a section for preserving many fruits and vegetables. I remember a cabbage-stuffed pepper my mother made. The pepper was stuffed, and then the top was sewn on. Then it was packed in a large jar or crock, and pickled. Imagine my delight when I made this.

I thoroughly enjoy reading Capper’s Farmer.

Roger Riggins
via email




Canning Experiences

When I read your invitation in the Fall 2016 issue (Editor’s Note) to share canning experiences, I was excited to respond. When I was growing up, my mother canned the summer bounty. Unfortunately, I didn’t participate, as there was too much fun to be had outside. Fast forward many married years and a few children later, and my interest in canning was piqued.

We lived in an urban area, so using my own garden produce wasn’t an option. Then I read somewhere to find a local market that sells not-so-perfect tomatoes and other produce, purchase them, and can them! I promptly scanned my area for markets, and I also visited thrift stores and yard sales for canning jars and equipment.







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