I have never canned anything, going to can farmer's market tomatoes, and sweet relish, this summer for the first time. Will probably make homemade chicken soup at some point. I need to stop by Walmart and buy a canner. The one you use for meat and non-acidic veggies.
On Tuesday I'm going to pick blueberries and thornless blackberries at pick-your-own local place, they are $2.39 per pound. I hope I don't get chiggers.
I'm going to look in the team threads and see if there's a recipe thread that anyone's posted their sweet relish recipe on. I use sweet relish all year long in tuna salad, have started buying organic, so want to make my own to reduce the bill. I have the Ball book so I'm sure there's one in there if there's not one posted here.
Welcome to the team! We have no garden, but spend most of our food dollars at the farmers market, and go to you pick places when we are able. We just bought a case of peaches, 25 pounds of tart cherries, there are cooked beets in the fridge to pickle, and we are going blueberry picking tomorrow. Yikes! I make a lot of low sugar jam and dill and sweet pickles. My hubby talks about making salsa, but hasn't tried it yet...
I am a backyard gardener (currently with tons of heirloom tomatoes, herbs, cuc's, zucchini, kale, hot peppers, lettuce and squash) and farmers market addict, and started canning/preserving last year. I make soups, salsas, tomato sauces, jams and jellies... and am hoping to preserve lots of fruits and veg this year as well...
I would love to hear what you guys are canning, and how you do it, as im sure I will find out by checking this team out further :)
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