With ripe fruits and vegetables in abundance right now, it's impossible to imagine the possibility that Winter could be around the corner. That's why, while you've got it good at the market, you should take the time to preserve Summer's bounty at home to make anything — fruit jams, dill pickles, canned artichokes, hot sauce, you name it! — that fits inside a can.
If you're new to canning, be sure to start by gathering all the right canning equipment essentials, then read through our instructions for processing cans; the technique can be applied to anything that's piled in a jar. (If you're more of a visual learner, we've got you covered, too). Still feeling intimidated? Then skip the sealed-can process — just be sure to consume everything within two weeks.
Ready to start jamming to preserves and pickles? Get inspired with these recipes.