Preserving season is in full swing! I've taken a brief break from it myself the past couple of weeks, after a busy bout of preserving in July. Now it's time to jump back in with both feet, as I get set to tackle pears, peaches, tomatoes, pickles, herbs, apples and probably more.
Wanting to provide you with a very extensive resource for all your real food, summer preserving, I scoured the web so that you don't have to. These recipes are made with whole foods, natural/wholesome sweeteners, and give you a wide variety of different ways to put up local and seasonal foods to feed your family throughout the rest of the year.
With that, I give you...
The Real Food Preserve-Till-You-Drop Resource Roundup:
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Go Bananas Preserving (freezing bananas)
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Jams, Jellies, Syrups and Butters
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Lacto-Fermentation and Other Traditional Methods
Heavenly Homemaker's Guide to Gardening and Preserving-- A wonderful, affordable ebook ($7.95) to get you started, full of helpful photo tutorials.
Putting Food By -- An excellent, basic guide to canning safety, times, headroom, acidity, etc. I reference this multiple times every year for all the important details that I forget, like how long I need to process a quart of peaches, or a pint of diced tomatoes
Putting It Up With Honey: A Natural Foods Canning and Preserving Cookbook-- Perfect for those who prefer to use honey as a natural sweetener.