This year, I have carrots, radishes, potatoes, and beets going in my garden, and most of them are still growing so we will see how they turn out. Along with our own garden veggies, we have been going out to pick your own orchards, getting produce from friends, and ordering extra from our CSA in order to gather the supplies for LOTS of delicious canned goods!
This season so far I have made the following:
- Strawberry Freezer Jam
- Rhubarb Conserve (Conserve is like preserves, but with citrus and nuts)
- Pickled Radishes (various types, from our garden)
- Green Tomato Chutney
- Bread and Butter Pickles
- Gingery Pickled Beets
Here is some eye candy of all of those lovelies:
|Bread and Butter Pickles|
|Strawberry Freezer Jam|
|Green Tomato Chutney|
Hopefully, early next week we are going blueberry picking, and I'm definitely making more (dill) pickles as well as some jalapeno pepper jelly in the next week or two!
Do you do any home preserving? If so, what is your favorite thing that you make? Or what is your favorite home preserved snack that you've ever had? I definitely love a good pepper jelly with cream cheese and crackers - or some fresh dill pickles on a roast beef sandwich! =)