Are you looking for canning recipes to preserve your garden bounty? There are so many reasons to can your own delicious foods, we’ve put together a list of canning recipes we know you will love!
Harvest time will be here before you know it!
The Farmer’s Market, grocery stores and our own garden are bursting with fresh, nutritious foods! Since all these delicious foods are seasonally available and my family wants to eat them year round I’m taking the time to do some canning for winter.
25 Canning Recipes You’ll Love this Summer
Do you love fresh picked corn on the cob? What about strawberry jam smeared on buttery, fresh baked biscuits in the middle of winter? Hate how winter strawberries are hollow? Have you noticed that it takes spending more and more on your food bill to feed your family?
Canning your own fruits and veggies gets rid of all those issues! And, it is easy and very affordable to do especially when that money can go to buying things you don’t have the space to grow like wheat, rice, coffee and most important; wine.
Benefits to Canning Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
You’ll have fresh tasting strawberry jam bursting with summer flavor and the corn will be tender and perfect. Plus you won’t have to worry about expensive, out of season produce that simply doesn’t have the flavor or nutrition you want to feed your family.
There are a few more benefits too. No more wasted food and quicker meals. Since canned food is precooked by the canning process, you really only heat things up at dinner time. You choose the jar sizes and can in jars sized right to feed your family.
But, the one thing I really enjoy is knowing that when those winter storms hit you’ll not have to worry about power outages from the electric or even from low cloud cover for days that drains your solar batteries.
You won’t have to worry about your freezers thawing and food thrown to the animals since it will all be safely canned and on your shelves through even the darkest of storms.
Don’t forget to get your canning supplies ready! Last year we had a really hard time finding lids when it was time to can. And I still haven’t seen many of the lids at the big box stores where I’m used to buying them! I recommend buying them now incase they become hard to find again:
Ready to get your canning list ready? Make sure to save this post so you can easily find the recipes you want to try when your produce is ready for canning!
Canning Recipes To Preserve The Summer Harvest
These delicious recipes will help you put your garden bounty by - so you can enjoy it all year long. Many of the recipes are family secrets! We hope you enjoy this list of canning ideas!
I love zucchini but the amazing thing about it is you only need 1 or 2 plants. Sometimes even one is too much and you're wondering what else you can make with it. This Zucchini Relish recipe just might be the thing for you! Zucchini Relish is perfect for topping sausages and hot dogs or even adding to beans and corn bread.
Have you started making your own yogurt, cereal mixes or ice cream? This Strawberry Blueberry jam is perfect for a little toast in the morning, drizzled on top of ice cream on a hot day, or slathering over pancakes or waffles. Save some for December and January when snow covers the garden and all you can think of is fresh berries.
I love strawberries but sometimes you just can't eat them all before they go bad, so read about my strawberry syrup recipe to store them for later use and remember...it's ok to hide a few pints from the kids for your own secret stash.
Looking for a way to preserve your garden's bounty? My easy to can homemade salsa might just be what you need. It is wonderfully fresh come winter and spring so try it with the easy step by step tutorial.
Thinking of saving a little more pocket money and canning up some holiday gifts? This Lemon Marmalade is a good gift and just a lovely breakfast topping to a nice snack, try it out with this easy step by step guide.
Apricots are perfect for topping breakfast oats, lunch nutbutter and apricot jelly sandwiches or glazing chicken with for dinner. Only think that would make it better would be topping home churned ice cream with it too. Thankfully you can and with this tutorial you'll have all those delicious options year round.
Asparagus can be enjoyed year round if canned. You can enjoy that fresh picked spring flavor in the middle of the coldest, winter storm without paying expensive grocery prices for produce that isn't in season.
Learn how to preserve food in other ways and also what else you can do with your harvest this year. Not only will these skills save you money but they'll help stock your pantry which provides a level of comfort and practicality you never realized was missing.
What fruit and veggies do you enjoy canning for winter? Or, is this the first time you will can your summer harvest?
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