I've always called September our 'harvest month' since it usually is the month when the vegetable garden literally spews out produce. 2015 has been a bit different, however, and August seemed like September with so.much.produce. But I know there will still be plenty to 'put up.' So that's why I chose September when I set up the recipe schedule for AOC back in January -typically July & August find me mostly preserving fruit recipes and September (and into October often) is all about tomatoes, corn, more beans, sweet red & yellow peppers, and basil.
Through the years of the blog I've published lots of preserving recipes that I'd thought I'd round up for you before I share the new recipes I've been testing. And then since there are some things I don't do (pumpkin anything - don't get me started on that - uck) I'm adding a few other recipes for you so this can be a great preserving resource in the areas of freezing, drying, refrigeration and water-bath canning.
You might have a different harvest month for your area and if so, it's easy to pin the lead image to access this whenever it's time for your harvest window!
Recipes for Preserving Vegetables from An Oregon Cottage
Freezing, Drying & Refrigeration:
How to Freeze Green Beans without Blanching (our most popular preserving post!)
How to Freeze Snap Peas without Blanching (of course!)
How to Freeze Corn - all ways!
Easy, Amazing Roasted Tomato Sauce (THE best way to use up a lot of slightly-off, over-ripe tomatoes!)
A versatile Plain Roasted Tomato Sauce to Freeze
Use up garden produce with Lemon Garlic Roasted Vegetables (which make a terrific bisque that you'll find at the end of the recipe)
A more Frugal Homemade Pesto & How to Freeze (with the BEST pine nut substitution)
more details in How to Dry Tomatoes and Store Safely in Olive Oil- The Video
The easiest, crispest pickles ever- Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles (we like them spicy with red pepper flakes!)
Water-Bath Canning Recipes
Perfect Homemade Canned Pizza Sauce (from frozen or fresh tomatoes)
Recipes From Other Websites:
Dry Tomato Powder from Skins @ Serious Eats
4 Ways to Preserve Cucumbers @ Schneider Peeps
Canning Caramelized Onions @ Little House Living
Dried Beet Chips @ Jessica in the Kitchen
Pickled Golden Beets with Ginger & Star Anise @ Garden Therapy
Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes @ Local Kitchen Blog
Small Batch Roasted Tomatillo Salsa @ Food in Jars
Balsamic Cherry Tomato Caramelized Onion Conserve @ SB Canning
Easy Homemade Tomato Paste (to freeze) @ Saveur
Preserve Zucchini 3 Ways @ Grow a Good Life
How to Make Sauerkraut @ The Prairie Homestead
How to Freeze Broccoli @ Our Stoney Acres
Zesty Corn Relish @ Foodie with Family
How to Roast and Freeze Pumpkin Puree @ Premeditated Leftovers
How to Preserve Herbs @ Healthy Green Kitchen
To catch all the recipes I pin, be sure to follow me on Pinterest - you'll find all these on my Preserving the Harvest board!