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Are You Overflowing With Fresh Summer Veggies? Here Are 4 Ways To Preserve Them To Use Throughout The Year

Enjoy fresh garden produce all year long!

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4 Ways To Preserve Your Summer Veggies

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Pickles

INGREDIENTS

Mason jars

Cucumbers

Pickling Brine

1 cup water

½ cup vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon peppercorn, whole

1 teaspoon caraway seeds, dried

1 teaspoon mustard seeds, dried

Optional

Dill

Garlic

PREPARATION

1. Sanitize the jars and lids in boiling water for 10 minutes.

2. In a small pot, combine pickling ingredients and bring to a boil for a couple minutes.

3. Stuff as many cucumbers (or any other vegetables) into the jars and pour the pickling brine over the cucumbers until they are submerged.

4. Place the lid on tightly and refrigerate up to 2 months.

Apple Chips

INGREDIENTS

Apples

PREPARATION

1. Slice apples very thin.

2. Cut out the core (or leave it in if you like) and place each apple slice on a flat plate. Make sure none of the apples are touching one another.

3. Microwave for approximately 10 minutes. Flip halfway.

4. Carefully remove from the microwave and let it cool down before enjoying!

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Canned Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS

Mason jars

Tomatoes

Lemon juice

Water

PREPARATION

1. Sanitize mason jars and lids in boiling water for 10 minutes.

2. Cut an X on the tip of the tomato and blanch it in boiling water.

3. Quickly transfer tomatoes into a ice bath. The skin will easily peel off. Make sure to remove all the skin.

4. In the jar add lemon juice (2 tablespoon for every quart jar).

5. Add peeled tomatoes then pour boiling water over the tomatoes leaving 2 inches of space from the top.

6. Place the lid on tightly and place it back into the boiling pot of water. Cover and boil for 45 minutes. Then turn the heat off and let it sit for 5 minutes before taking them out.

7. Enjoy with in the year for best quality.

Frozen Herb Cubes

INGREDIENTS

Herbs

Olive oil, or any oil

Ice tray

PREPARATION

1. Chop up herbs and place it into the ice tray.

2. Pour olive oil over the herbs and freeze.

3. Have fresh herbs ready for any occasion.

Resources:

http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_home.html

http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can6b_pickle.html

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