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Published on September 28th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe


Getting Crafty in the Kitchen: Five Tasty Canning Recipes

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Summer is officially over, which for folks in the northern hemisphere means the end of tomatoes, watermelon, berries and other summery produce. If your garden has been productive, or the farmers market or CSA is overflowing with fruits and veggies, now is the time to preserve all of that good summery food!

Not only do canned foods help stretch your food budget, beautifully canned produce makes a lovely handmade gift around the holidays. Here are five tasty canning recipes to preserve the bounty of the season.

1. Tomato Jam

tomato jam

Marisa at Food in Jars has an amazing recipe for tomato jam! What an unusual way to preserve those heirloom tomatoes.

Next >> Pickled Watermelon Rind

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

10 Responses to Getting Crafty in the Kitchen: Five Tasty Canning Recipes

  1. Maria Dryden says:

    I love this article! I’ve just recently discovered the joys of canning-thanks for the great links.

  2. Lynn says:

    This is my first time visiting — great site. I made pickled peppers, blackberry syrup, peach/blackberry jam — all kinds of wonderful stuff this summer. I agree, you can’t beat home-canned goods for Christmas gifts 🙂

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  4. melissa says:

    I was in desperate need for a tomato recipe, I’m going to give the tomato jam a try although I have never heard of it before. Thanks for the recipe tips!

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  8. Julie says:

    Tomato jam sounds either super yummy or super gross–I can’t decide which!

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