RootsToTable

A place I will document our journey in living off the land

Food Preservation April 5, 2013

Last year, I taught myself how to can. I did not do any pressure canning, but will be venturing into that this year. I did tomatoes, along with spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce. I also pickled peppers, green beans and made lots of pickles, that did not last as long as I had hoped! I was able to get fruit from local orchards, so had some apricots, peaches and apples as well. I had a great time, and learned a lot! These are a few of the websites I referred to, and the pickle recipe I used, that everyone LOVED! I hope these are helpful!

Simply Canning: http://www.simplycanning.com/

Food In Jars: http://www.foodinjars.com/
the beloved pickle recipe: http://www.foodinjars.com/2009/08/garlic-dill-pickles/

This one is awesome not only for canning, but freezing as well.
Pick Your Own: http://pickyourown.org/

And of course, the USDA site:
http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html

There are a lot of others that I have saved on Pinterest, and will be going through them this year, as I need to put up probably 2-3x what I did last year. Here is my Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/rvdavis/canning-and-food-preservation/

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