Blueberries are ONE of my favorite berries (it’s hard to pick a favorite). Making them into blueberry jam is one of the simplest ways to preserve them to enjoy the rest of the year.
All fruits and vegetables taste better straight from the garden or fresh from the farmer’s market. This is truer for tomatoes than any other produce. When it comes to flavor, tomatoes are my pick. Canning tomatoes at the peak of ripeness is a delicious way to preserve that flavor and enjoy it throughout the rest of the year.
Canning Peaches is a great way to preserve your own harvest or put up this sweet fruit from your local Farmer’s Market.
Getting Ready to Can
There are a few things you need to do when getting ready to can. After you follow these steps, the next step is to place your jars of food in a water bath canner or a pressure canner to process.
Making Syrup for Canning Fruit
Making syrup for canning fruit is a pretty simple task. You can make it as sweet or not sweet as you like. You may also choose to can fruit with unsweetened fruit juice or just plain water, if you prefer.
Introduction to Food Preservation
Not too long ago food preservation meant survival. With modern grocery stores everywhere, we seem to no longer feel the need to teach these skills, of years past, to our children.