Preserving Food and large gardens/orchards have been a way of life for my family for generations. Rows of jars lined canning shelves and freezers were full of food by summer’s end.
Tomato products have always be a favorite of many people, including myself to can. Pizza Sauce is a must at our house. This sauce is made without sugar and chock full of veggies. I love to make pizza using sourdough crust! In fact we rarely buy pizza since we prefer this homemade version.
Spring is in the air as the days are longer, the sun is warmer, and of course time to start thinking of planting my garden. One veggie you will always find in my garden is eggplants. I love eating them in all kinds of ways.
It’s that time of year again when cranberries are harvested and are readily available to purchase at our local groceries stores. These tart red berries are a native of North America and are considered a superfood! Cranberries are high in antioxidants and a good source of vitamins.
Homemade Pickle Relish is very easy to make and best of all you can control what you put in to it. When my garden stares to produce lots of crunchy cucumbers, I get ready to preserve relish. This relish is so tasty on hot dogs, burgers, added to chicken and turkey salad, and much more.
Have you ever wished for healthy canned soups to have for a quick meal? Did you know that they are very easy to make and preserve? Over the summertime when there are a lot of veggies ready I can soups. It does take a bit of an effort but I love it when I need a quick meal. Try this Cheeseburger Soup and you won’t be disappointed!
For many years a large portion of my garden was filled with black raspberry bushes. My children well remember the days when we picked 30+ pints to sell to a local produce stand. There is nothing better than a sun warmed ripe black raspberry! Even the scratches from the thorns were forgotten when the berries were ripe. This jelly is delicious spread on soo
Green and Yellow beans are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Most bean plants are very prolific and you can expect to get a great harvest. Beans can be preserved by freezing or canning. A pressure canner is a must for canning beans. Green beans are considered a low-acid food so pressure canning helps limit the risk of botulism.
Fried Dill Pickles—who doesn’t like this southern specialty! These pickles are air fried to lessen the calorie load and they are still delicious! I used my home canned Dill Pickles Spears but you can also use bought pickles.