Not getting it..
Hi, I'm having a difficult time with these pc recipes. For example, some vegetables say, "cover with boiling water and boil for x minutes." Do they mean to say "cover with boiling water, return to boil, and boil for x minutes." Or just pour boiling water over and, leaving the heat on, wait x minutes.
Usually the quantities are enormous for me, who lives near supermarkets, not farms. Safeway has asparagus on sale and I bought 4 lbs. The usda guide calls for using a crate. It took me 25 minutes to get 4 lbs into half pt. jars, meanwhile the asparagus is sitting in hot water, presumably still cooking. I can't imagine how long it would take someone to jar a crate. What do you guys do?
Again, the jars called for are usually twice what I need. Asparagus gave times for qts and pts, but all I want/need are half pints. I have this problem with most of these recipes. Am I safe to just reduced the time based on the difference between doing qts and pts?