Canning, have you tried it? Tedious? It doesn’t have to be. Even though there are fresh greenhouse-grown vegetables readily available all year long, canned vegetables are a great way to preserve for the winter months. Let’s take a look at some great ways to can!

Have you ever considered getting away from processed foods? Making your own tomato sauce is your first step into the canning world. Here’s a great article on how to do this with tomatoes at home.

Pickling vegetables can add a delicious, acidic zing to your dishes at home! You can pickle nearly any vegetable you buy fresh; of course, cucumbers and peppers pickle particularly well. Try your hand at these tricolored pickled peppers from Epicurious and enjoy in one of these many delicious recipes.

And last but not least, who could forget the most important pickle of all – the pickled cucumber. There are so many reasons to try them out yourself! The variety you can put into making your own is endless, they make great gifts, and they are so much better than the store bought variety. But don’t take our word for it – try our DIY Bread and Butter Pickles for yourself!

The possibilities are endless for making your own canned and pickled vegetables. So what are you waiting for? Give it a shot today!

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