And I’m kicking it off in style! I’ve already made raspberry, blackberry and gooseberry jam for the season. A total of 22 pints of sweet sugary goodness is on my shelf, ready for cookies, cakes, or gifts for friends. Along with the jam, I’ve also put up 6 quarts of tomato sauce from tomatoes at the local farmer’s market.
It’s only the beginning for what I hope to can this summer. I’ve already got a great crop of tomatoes starting that will go towards more sauce, and maybe even some home-made ketchup. If you’re looking for some inspiration for canning recipes, or just recipes in general, check out Punk Domestics. They’ve got a recipe for just about everything imaginable, and have, as of late, been such an inspiration for my culinary adventures.