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Winter Food Preservation

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope this year started well and continues that way for all. The new year is a time when many are looking to improve. Perhaps one of the items on some people’s list of changes for this coming year is to eat more fresh and local foods. In the winter, this can be a bit difficult and daunting since there are not many items that can be grown in the winter months around here.

However, have no fear; there are still quite a few items waiting to be preserved this winter. Many people find winter to be the best time to preserve soups, meats, etc. Another item in your kitchen that can add a lot to many canning recipes is herbs.

If you have herbs growing in your kitchen year round, here are some recipes that may be great to try out this winter.

Mixed Dried Herb Vinegar – http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipes/mixed-dried-herb-vinegar

Lime Mint Jelly – http://www.freshpreserving.com/Lime%20Mint%20Jelly

Herb Jelly – http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipes/fresh-herb-jelly

There are also many other great recipes that you can produce, but will have to wait until they are plentiful again. Yes, in just mere months it will be yummy veggie season again.

Italian Seasoned Tomatoes – http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipes/auto-canner/italian-herb-seasoned-tomatoes

Mexican Season Tomatoes – http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipes/auto-canner/mexican-herb-seasoned-tomatoes

Herbed Peas – http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipes/herbed-peas

Enjoy trying something new this winter, and maybe carry your love of herb recipes into the busier canning season!