Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bountiful Oranges

Oranges are 10 cents a pound at the grocery store. Time to make juice!

I'll be canning this evening.

ETA: We got 1 1/2 gallons fresh juice, 7 quarts canned and the Lambies ate all they could. We may go get a couple more boxes tomorrow.

*ETA: The canned juice didn't taste very good when we used it. I won't bother canning OJ again.


  1. I am putting a couple of gallons in the fridge for drinking now, too.

  2. How many quarts will you can? And when do you choose to pull it out? How long will it last? Does canning juice make it taste 'cooked'?


  3. Taniqua, thanks for visiting! I usually don't plan an amount to can when a windfall like this comes along. I simply can as much as I can. :)

    I much prefer to use oranges fresh, so canning the juice isn't a high priority, however, the juice will be welcome when oranges are not in season. Canned juice, like all canned food, is good as long as the seal on the jar holds. Years and years, in other words.

    Canned juice does not have the nutritional benefits as fresh, not does it taste the same. Freezing is a better option, but my freezer is loaded right now, so I haven't the room.

    I added 1/2 Tbsp of sugar to each jar to help the flavor. I may mix the juice with something seasonal when we open them. I may not. Depends on my mood.


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