Canning and Preserving Vegetables

home canningYou will soon learn, a garden will almost always produce more than you can eat at a given time. The next step is to learn how to preserve all the overflows while your garden is producing, so that when winter arrives you can still enjoy good food bursting with the summer flavor. Just like gardening, this too will take a little practice. It is important to plan what you would like to can and planting the vegetables accordingly. We have recipes for using the preserved fruit and vegetables. You will find out, a small home garden can provide much of the food a family need. Another important thing to remember is preserve the vegetables when they are at the peak of their freshness, do not wait until the end of the season to can.

home canned tomato sauce

Tomatoes: Canning Tomato Sauce:

Summer time is tomato time, it is also time to preserve the vine riped tomatoes into delicious tomato sauce. You will thank yourself for doing so when you winter comes. This method lets the slow cooker do most of the work so you don't have to. It is great for homemade pizza, pasta or for your other cooking needs..... Read more
blanched green beans

Green Beans: Freezing Green Beans:

Green beans should be picked every other day when they are in full production. A good way to preserve the excess green beans is to freeze them. Herbs can be added when blanching the beans to give them a little extra flavor..... Read more
blanched green beans

Dehydrated Tomatoes & Divine Olive Oil Dip:

Green beans should be picked every other day when they are in full production. A good way to preserve the excess green beans is to freeze them. Herbs can be added when blanching the beans to give them a little extra flavor..... Read more