With the garden in full swing, many people are looking for new ways to preserve their harvest. It’s next to impossible to use up all of the tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and green beans that our gardens produce. When I have too much garden produce, I can and preserve some of our harvest so that we can enjoy it during the winter.  In the winter, the produce prices generally go up. I would much rather take a jar of green beans out of our pantry than have to purchase them from the store at higher prices.

There are a variety of different ways you can preserve your harvest.  You can water bath can fruits and vegetables.  You can make jam, jelly, marmalade or preserves.  You can make pickles, relishes or salsas. For those that are new to canning, you can also freeze your excess fruits and vegetables.  If you have a food dehydrator, you can dry fruits, vegetables, and even herbs for use at a later time.

Canning and preserving recipes

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Must Try Canning And Preserving Recipes






I have done canning, jams and jellies, freezing, pickles, relish, and a little bit of dehydrating.  I want to try dehydrating some of our herbs this year but I need to unpack my dehydrator and look through the manual again. It’s been a few years since I have used it.

Have you tried canning and preserving your harvest? What types of canning have you tried?

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July 16, 2013

Must Try Canning And Preserving Recipes

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  1. diane

    July 16th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I dehydrate our herbs all the time! I have enough dried oregano to start my own Italian restaurant! It is really easy and cheaper than buying it in those little glass jars!

  2. Linette

    July 16th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I love dehydrating everything from herbs, to fruits and vegetables! It’s one of my favorite ways to preserve. Thank you for including my hot pepper jam recipe! It’s a favorite at our house! Pinning these recipes for later:-)

  3. Erica

    July 16th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Thanks for including one of my posts! I’ve never canned anything before, but it’s something I would like to get into.

  4. paula schuck

    July 16th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Strawberry marmalade looks amazing! I have never ever tackled preserves. Maybe this will inspire me.