I Am Looking Forward To Canning Goodies From My Garden! I Can’t Wait!

garden goodiesYou plant a garden… You tend and water the garden… Now watch it grow! I just love the anticipation of getting the first produce from our little plot of home-grown goodness. Trust me when I say that canning opens up a whole new world of fresh and tasty! As canning season approaches I will once again have the EspacularHubby and EspacularGrandchild lending a hand. Instead of spelling out every thing and step. Of course I will have Cook’n program set up on my laptop where I put the recipes and instructions. Saves me so much time and I can carry on with the prep work.

salsaI have decided to change-up one thing this year…. instead of marking with permanent markers, I am going with canning labels! I think, why not finish for our hard work with a beautiful label?

Last year we made 125 jars of Salsa, Tomatoes, and juice all done in one night! Talk about an assembly line. We had a blast! I really think this is a pretty sight and we plan to do this again for the upcoming season and labels will be perfect to top off our hard work.

I have been canning most of my life. I look at it as safe-keeping a taste of summer. You see, we put a lot of effort into harvesting our home-grown goodies and the result is worth it. We get fresh tasting food that is packed with ingredients that I know are good for my family. None of those unpronounceable preservatives.

apple pie fillingAnother thing I like about canning my own produce, is I can make things that meet certain dietary needs. With our huge love of apple pies and plenty of apple trees, canning is a must. The problem is there is diabetes in our home so by canning my own pie filling, I can cut out the sugar and use sweetener instead. There is just no comparison! Yummy goodness all year long!

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So am I ready for canning season….. OH Yeah! As tasty plants break through the ground, the canning urge hits. So hard to wait, but it WILL be worth it!

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20 Responses to I Am Looking Forward To Canning Goodies From My Garden! I Can’t Wait!

  1. Sarah says:

    Oh my gosh… you did this last year!!!!! Awesome. No one in my family knows how to can. I would love to learn.

  2. Carrie says:

    I will be your test taster!

  3. Debbie L. says:

    Sounds like a great plan! Gosh I wish it would warm up in Wisconsin so we can plant our garden!

  4. Barb says:

    This is just awesome. Love the idea of fresh food. Labels would be real pretty too.

  5. Carol says:

    I love canning my own veggies and fruits also. Such better taste.

  6. It looks like you are gonna end up with a pretty nice haul. And there really is nothing like home grown!
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  7. Cindy says:

    I just started canning last year. It is a lot of work but it is worth it.

  8. Janet says:

    I freeze a lot of our veggies from the garden. I like having them in the winter months.

  9. This is going to be our first summer with a garden.
    I’m just wanting to grow anything…canning will come one day.
    Count down to planting is ON!
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  10. Pam says:

    My parents used to have a huge garden and can most of the crop for winter, when we didn’t have fresh veggies. The taste was so much better than storebought canned foods!
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  11. Lexie Lane says:

    Oh wow! No way! This is amazing. I wish I could do this. the most natural way to preserve your food!

  12. I have never done canning before but it sounds like an amazing way to keep food fresh and costs down. Very convenient!
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  13. Love this! My husband has been growing a vegetable garden, and it would be great if he learned how to do this!
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  14. I love to can my own fruits and veggies too!
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  15. Unfortunately as an apartment dweller, gardening and canning aren’t possible for me. The closest I can get is a flower box on my window! LOL

    I would love to can my own tomato sauce though! :-)

    And gee thanks, now I want PIE! LOL
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  16. Sandra says:

    Me too girl! I am right with you. Almost the season to plant. YAHOO!
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  17. You have more patience then I! I would love to have a garden, but I don’t have the patience. But I’d love some stewed tomatoes :)
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  18. Debi says:

    That’s amazing. I wish I could garden enough for that.
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  19. OMGosh I am so so jealous!! I wish I could learn how to do this, it would be so convenient to have this kind of stash!!
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  20. Char W. says:

    Wow you do an amazing job. We have a garden every year (starting late this year) but we’ve never tried canning. It would be definitely worth it though. I can imagine how much money you’d save as well.