Preserving the Harvest…options beyond canning
It’s that time of year. Bountiful harvests, cooler weather and shorter daylight hours all trigger my nesting instinct. I begin to gather (some say hoard) the last of the season’s produce hoping to make it through the winter months with shelves and fridge and freezer stocked full of picked-in-season produce. But how to tackle the preservation of that bounty? I admit I do love canning, but often the thought of the entire process is daunting. Fortunately, there are other ways of preserving the harvest that are much more simple and far less time consuming (and some, like making fermented sauerkraut, are nostalgic and worth the wait) . I joined Paul Guggenheimer on WESA’s Essential Pittsburgh to run through some of my favorites.
You can listen HERE as well as find tips, some of my favorite resources and a few recipes to get you started.