Preserving Vegetables to Last All Winter Long
You’ve spent months planning, planting, growing, watering, fertilizing and now your garden is producing baskets of fresh vegetables you can start preserving.
bet you agree there’s nothing like the flavor of homegrown vegetables along with the satisfaction you get every time you walk through your garden.
But now the reality has set in that you need to start preserving vegetables or all your hard work will go to waste. Canning can be a lot of work, but there’s something special about going to the pantry and opening a taste of summer in the middle of winter.
Before you start canning or freezing give some thought to how your family likes to eat vegetables.
For me, I enjoy frozen corn and peas better than canned and I like canned green beans over frozen. We enjoy pickled beets better than dill pickles and we like canned peaches over frozen. No one in my family likes canned carrots, but I do like to have them in the freezer for winter soups and stews. And lastly, we prefer jellies over jams and homemade spaghetti sauce over salsa.