I was canning BEFORE it was cool. Does that make me cool now? Or just well-fed?
This whole week is the 4th birthday of Leena Eats This Blog! I have been sharing my food thoughts with y’all for 4 entire years,two countries and three major cities. Hot damn–that calls for some celebrating!
To kick off Leena Eats This Birthday Week, I thought it might be fun to review over all the tastiness of the past four years, starting with a true passion of mine, home canning. I started canning in 2005, only a year before I started this blog, and to date have published 17 recipes on this blog and participated in one, year long can jam (read more about that here).
So here is my 4 year birthday gift to you–my seasonal guide to canning, including all of my recipes, and a few from fellow bloggers that I find drool worthy. If you’d like to can all year round, or just would like to preserve your favorite season’s fruit, this guide’s for you. Enjoy!
Check out the guide after the jump.
Citrus is a great fruit to can in winter--like this blood orange port marmalade.
Winter (December, January, February)
Mango chutney with dates and raisins
Blood Orange Port Marmalade
Carrot Chutney with Caramelized Shallots
*Other blogger winter recipes
Cranberry Mustard from Mother’s Kitchen
Tangerine Jalapeno Jam from Oh Briggsy
Spicy Pickled Carrots, Onions and Jalapeno from Knit & Nosh
I can always tell the seasons are changing when strawberries start to pop up in the farmers market. Last year, I tried out a Strawberry rhubarb rosemary jam to celebrate.
Spring (March, April, May)
Onion Apple Ale Relish
Strawberry Rhubarb Rosemary Jam
Spiced Rhubarb Jam
*Other blogger Spring recipes
Onion Thyme Jam from Market Life SF
Dilly Beans from Thinking Out Loud
Rhubarb and Ginger Chutney from InnBrooklyn
Summer means an abundance of fruits and veggies, like cherries. I love making tons of my pickled five spice cherries every summer
Summer (June, July, August)
Garlic Dill Pickled Asparagus
Pickled Five Spice Cherries
Four different cucumber and zucchini relishes
Tomato Basil Jam
Five Spice Ketchup
*Other blogger Summer recipes
Slow Cook Blueberry Butter by Food in Jars
Salsa Verde from Doris and Jilly Cook
Crushed Tomatoes from Bigger Than a Breadbox
My spicy bourbon peach pickles!
Fall (September, October, November)
Spicy Bourbon Peach Pickles
Sweet and Spicy Chile Jam
Crockpot Spiced Apple Butter
*Other blogger Fall recipes
Plum Chutney by A Monkey in Ponypants
Pickled Hot Peppers from Well Preserved
Salted Caramel Pear Butter by Knit & Nosh
Feel free to share a link to your favorite seasonal canning recipes in the comments.
Tags: can, canning, seasonal