If you’re looking to become more self-sustaining, growing and preserving your own food is an excellent way to achieve that goal. Not only is it probably one of the easiest ways to achieve your sustainability, it is also one of the cheapest. For some reason, I had always imagined home canning to be a bygone era but reaching back I could vividly remember one of my Mom’s old high school friends canning her own jams and jellies frequently when I visited. Maybe I thought, it’s not that far out of vogue.
As Homestead Hottie and I looked for more and more ways to make our life more green and self-sustaining, food preservation seemed to be a logical next step following our entry into growing some of our own food. Home food preservation does take time but the end results are so worth it and will save you a ton of money in the long run. You won’t have to rely on a run to the grocery store for a canned good but simply walk into your kitchen pantry. Check out this video as I show you how we turned a bumper crop of green tomatoes into a half-dozen quart jars of our own, homemade pasta sauce.
If you didn’t catch my post on how to ripen or use all those end of season green tomatoes, click here.
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