Imagine your pantry shelves filled with colorful jars bursting with color and flavor - fiery red salsa, succulent peaches, purple beets, zesty tomato sauce, and golden sweet applesauce.
With home canning you can enjoy your own organic produce all year round!
Canning food is an art that is enjoying a comeback. The joy of canning your own food is appealing for so many reasons. Being able to seal in the flavor of fruits and veggies at the peak of their season is one.
When you see the glistening jars of organic foods that you have created yourself, you can't help but feel a sense of pride. And to know that you are providing healthy vitamin filled nutritious food for yourself and your family is something to be proud of.
Another benefit of canning food is saving money! By purchasing organic produce in season when it is inexpensive and preserving it, you can enjoy it in the winter months at a much lower cost than if it was imported from a warmer climate.
We've all been there! You have carefully tended to your own organic garden and with fall approaching there is simply too much food for your family to eat! You share with neighbors, family and friends but your wholesome garden veggies are at risk of going to waste.
Rather than stressing out trying to think of yet another unique way to cook zuchinni, try home canning instead.
Take advantage of the abundance of fresh organic fruits and vegetables offered up at the peak of their season. By canning your own food, you can savor these delicious tastes all year round.Best Canning Buys At Farmers Markets For Home Canning
In addition to the above main ingredients, you can also find organic herbs and spices such as oregano, corriander, and dill. Or grow your own!
Imagine opeing up a can of spicy home made salsa to serve at a TexMex party, or enjoying a slice of wholegrain toast with home made organic blueberry jam. How about some savory flavorful marinara tomato sauce on your pasta made using canned tomatoes from the farmers market.
You do need a few speciality cooking items to can your own food, but consider these as investments because they are sturdy and last a long time.
For most home canning adventures you will need a pressure canner, a pressure cooker (for jams and jellies), mason jars of various sizes, canning lids, and some metal tongs to lift the jars from the water when they are hot.
Be sure to follow the instructions that come with your pressure cooker or canner exactly as the intense heat, steam and pressure can be a hazard if you do not. As long as you follow the directions, home canning is an excellent way to enjoy your own organic produce all year round and its fun & easy to do.
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