12 Canning Recipes for Summer’s Bounty
July 18th, 2013 posted by Vicki O'Dell
Home canning seems to be growing in popularity lately, and for good reason. Seems we’ve come full circle from our grandmother’s day. People are getting back to cooking and baking from scratch as well as growing and picking their very our own fruits and vegetables. Home canned food has many benefits.
1. You know exactly what is in the jar because you put it there.
2. Home canning is green. By re-using jars, growing produce or using produce grown locally and not contributing to green house gases by purchasing food shipped on trucks you are doing something for the environment.
3. You’ll get the freshest, healthiest food because home canning is done when the produce is in season. Also, if you are growing the food yourself you can use organic methods which make the food even better for you.
If you’ve never canned before the web is full of great information for getting started. Here are some great home canning recipes to help you get your feet wet.
Pickled Okra from Lana’s Cooking
Tomato Soup from Chiot’s Run
Homemade Blueberry Jam from The Heritage Cook
Canning Turkey from The Project Princess
Homemade Cherry Pie Filling from Amanda’s Cookin’
Canning Sweet Potatoes from The Creative Home
Hot Peppers from The Creative Goddess
Home Canned Tomatoes from Lana’s Cooking
Spiced Peach Jam from The Creative Goddess
Apple Pie Filling from Key Ingredient
Plum Jam from The Heritage Cook
While canning your own food can be a lot of work it is also a wonderful experience. I grew up in a household where canning was a regular part of life and nearly everyone in the house had a job to do to help preserve the summer’s crops. But even if you are new to canning you can start small, work safe, learn the basics and quickly become a pro. You’re wallet and your family both will benefit!