What Are You Preserving This Summer?

We know that many of you are avid canners, jammers, picklers, and preservers. So we're curious: Have you "put up" anything yet this summer, and if so, what?

I've "put up" a few jars of sour cherries in sweet wine (full story coming next week) and also this green walnut liqueur.

I am planning on doing a couple more liqueurs for holiday giving, but my garden, while lovely, isn't so large as to yield enough fruit and vegetables to preserve.

What about you? Have you canned anything this summer? Do you plan to? We'll be bringing you some hands-on guides to basic canning and easy refrigerator jams during the harvest season. For now, here are a couple of books we've reviewed this summer that are good resources for cooks interested in preserving and canning:

Well-Preserved by Eugenia Bone
Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It by Karen Solomon

(Image: Faith Durand)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.