Feed your family healthier food all year round by preserving the flavors of the season. These tried and true recipes and methods for saving fruits and vegetables are perfect for beginners.
In our opinion? Absolutely! When you can, freeze, or otherwise preserve fruits and vegetables, you’re doing so when they are in season. This means:
Freezing is one of the simplest ways to get started with food preservation. There’s no worrying about whether a jar lid sealed, or making sure your ingredient ratios are just right.
And you don’t necessarily need a lot of space! Frozen herbs take up about as much room as a tray of ice cubes. Frozen corn can be frozen flat in freezer bags, making it easy to slide them in to small spaces.
Start with whatever you are the most likely to eat! Instant pot applesauce is super simple, and is way more interesting than what you’d buy in a store. Our method for storing winter squash is perfect if you got a little overenthusiastic in your garden planting. And homemade pumpkin puree will give your favorite fall baked goods more flavor.
For all water bath canning recipes, there are a few things you MUST have:
There are a few other items that make your canning experience easier, but these are what you absolutely need.
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