But learning to can is not only something that can help save money by stocking up on fruit and veggies when they are in season, but it is also a basic homesteading/survival skill that might prove handy to have in the future!
I recently got a LOT of okra at a local organic farm and I needed to do something with it. I was able to freeze a lot of it to use for gumbo and fried okra, but I still had tons left.
One of my favorite things at a salad bar is pickled okra, so I thought I would face my fears and try to make (and can) some!
And guys, it is SOOOO easy! Why was I scared?
For a GREAT illustrated tutorial on canning pickled okra, you can go HERE.
Pickled okra seems to be a good thing to start with and I hope to be canning MUCH more in the future.
Here are some of the pictures from my experiment:
Anyone have any other good canning recipes for me? 🙂
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