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Old 26-09-2015, 16:44   #61
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Yes, that's what the Newfies call it. The first time I heard that I had no idea what they're talking about, cuz out west here we would have called it canned moose.

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Out west can't they see that the moose is in a bottle, not a can?

But seriously, "bottling" is a common term for home preserving food in what many Yanks call "canning jars" or Ball Jars.

A fair number of cruisers we have known do supplement their stores with home "canned" meats or fish when cheaply available. Really helps with the budget, and often tastes far better than the commercial stuff... and you know for sure what additives are in there!

Here in New Caledonia those fancy canned duck type meals are commonly available in supermarkets, even not-so-fancy editions in small towns. They are still pricey, but not quite so astonishingly so as the examples above. We've never tried one, but have tried several of the lower priced "meals in a tin" things such as cassoulet and choucroute garnie. They are pretty awful compared to the real things... very salty, and the sausages in the choucroute are horrible.

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Yes, that's what the Newfies call it. The first time I heard that I had no idea what they're talking about, cuz out west here we would have called it canned moose.
OTOH, it took me a while to work out that you guys were actually talking about bottling when you talk about canning.

There's no "can" involved!

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Old 26-09-2015, 22:00   #63
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OTOH, it took me a while to work out that you guys were actually talking about bottling when you talk about canning.

There's no "can" involved!

(Two countries divided by a common language as GBS may have said)
Lol... in our case, one country divided by a common language. Mind you most would think that Newfies have a way with the English language that is all their own.

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But seriously, "bottling" is a common term for home preserving food in what many Yanks call "canning jars" or Ball Jars.
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OTOH, it took me a while to work out that you guys were actually talking about bottling when you talk about canning.

There's no "can" involved!

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In the US, people say they are preserving food by "canning" but they almost always are using glass jars. Balls and Mason are the main brands of jars in my area. At one time, people in the US DID use cans for canning but since the glass jars could be reused and were easier to use in the first place, real cans require another tool and extra processing step, glass jars replaced real tin cans. However, the word canning stayed the same even though we were using glass jars. We really should be saying jarring.

Bottling would be a wrong term to use since we are not preserving food in bottles but in jars. However, bottles where used to preserve the first food that was first preserved in by this process. Goes back to Napoleon needing a way to preserve food to feed his armies.

Over the years, I have worked with many people from different countries who are not native English speakers. Having them ask me to explain American English terms to them is an education. I really don't understand how anyone can learn English.

Once upon a time I worked for an English company and we could understand each other most of the time. But there was this guy from Liverpool. I still don't know what language he was speaking.

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The guy from Liverpool was likely speaking a variant of Gaelic
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Screech = poorly made cheap booze mostly referring to rum now what about scrapple.
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Bottling would be a wrong term to use since we are not preserving food in bottles but in jars.
Good point, I never thought about that, but yep, we "bottle fruit", jam etc in "jars".
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spam, good for any meal of the day. we hawaiians love our spam
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Re: Best Canned Meat?

The idea of canning or jarring vegetables and fruits sounds easy. But the idea of doing meats sounds more risky to me. Is it?

And, I Wonder about jarring some fish like Dorado Mahi Mahi? Anyone done that kind of larger chunks of fish flesh?
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The idea of canning or jarring vegetables and fruits sounds easy. But the idea of doing meats sounds more risky to me. Is it?

And, I Wonder about jarring some fish like Dorado Mahi Mahi? Anyone done that kind of larger chunks of fish flesh?
We can pike. Add a bit of catch up, and you swear that it was salmon. One doesn't even have to take out the Y bones as the canning procedure softens them right up

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Thanks.

I will have to look into this more, my curiosity is aroused. I read that vinegar acid softens fish bones in fish when pickled, like pickled herring.

I like rabbit. So i would be interested in something like smoked rabbit or smoked pork but jarred for later eating.
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Re: Best Canned Meat?

Yes canning meats and fish is easy the trick is proper pressure
Here is a link to a guide for doing it safely
http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/us...Home%20Can.pdf
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Yes canning meats and fish is easy the trick is proper pressure
Here is a link to a guide for doing it safely
http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/us...Home%20Can.pdf
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Thanks for the links! I will begin to read them soon.
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Re: Best Canned Meat?

I am a long way from being a vegetarian, but we do a lot more bean and vegetarian recipes cruising than we did onshore. A couple of great cookbooks with quite a few bean or vegetarian recipes are:
'The Bean Book' - Rose Elliot
'Good and Cheap' - Leanne Brown (actually a free PDF download on her website

We do carry quite a bit of canned meat also though including:
- Canned ham
- Corned beef (great on French Bread, or in my scrambled eggs with fried onions!). The corned beef in French Polynesia was spectacular but my wife says my son and I are alone on the boat thinking any corned beef is great!
- Tuna (pasta salads, sandwiches, etc)
- Sardines (I like it as a snack on french bread, toast or crackers with cheese but know I'm probably in the minority there!)
- Pates (snacks and sundowners on other boats)
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No, the sad thing was, he was speaking English.

After working with him for a month or so I could finally understand him but then I went back to the home office and did not see him for a few months. He showed up at the office and I had could barely understand him again.

I have no idea if he ended up staying in the US or if he returned to the UK. Many of my coworkers became US citizens, but for some, the US was just another place to visit as they worked their way around the world. I wonder if the later group had the right idea after all.....

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