animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook


I’ve canned a number of items so far this season. I always hope to do more, but summer is a real time crunch for me and canning is pretty time consuming. I’ll probably squeeze in a few more things before I run out of vegetables, but here’s what I’ve done so far:

  • Strawberries on Top Preserves
  • Sweet Pickle Relish
  • Dill Sandwich Slices
  • Fiesta Salsa
  • Pickled Cherry Peppers
  • Pickled Cherry Tomatoes
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Giardiniera
I do small batch canning, so I get maybe 6-12 jars of each item. I wish I had more tomatoes because I could use a lot of those during the winter.
I’ve also frozen a number of veggies and I have some more in the fridge that are awaiting freezer treatment. I’m planning on doing a fall/winter garden again this year so hopefully I can get through part of the winter before having to buy crappy veggies at the grocery store.