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Prudent Pantry: Goals For the 2013 Harvest

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I have mentioned before about keeping a good inventory of what is in your pantry. My garden is finally planted and while I am waiting for things to sprout I take this time to review what I have in my pantry and what harvest I plan to preserve.

For the last few years my tomatoes have not done as well as I would have liked. I am hoping this year I have a bumper crop. I still have some Tomato Basil Sauce left over from last year but I definitely want to make several batches of salsa! We seem to go through a lot of salsa during the year! I would also like to make more pizza sauce; I can’t improve my husband’s pizza much but homemade sauce takes it up just a notch!

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Homemade pizza with homemade sauce!

If I do have an abundance of tomatoes I’d like to try my hand at making some catsup. I was given a new recipe last summer that I’d like to try.

Last year I made quite bit of jam, I think I got carried away with various new recipes I found. With the exception of making more raspberry jam I don’t think I will be making much jam this summer.

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Strawberry Jam

I am looking forward to a good cucumber crop; I don’t think I have a single pickle in my pantry! I’d love to try some pickled vegetables as well. What is your favorite pickle recipe?

Our corn crop failed miserably last year, it was such a dry summer and I couldn’t water the garden where the corn was planted. If this rain keeps up throughout the summer I will hopefully be able to fill the freezer with some corn.

Yellow Corn on Cob

Looking forward to a more abundant corn crop this year!

Last year we had an abundant garlic crop, this years crop is doing well. Looking forward to making garlic scape pesto again!

My garlic is doing well.

My garlic is doing well.

Such fun to look at the jars in my pantry and envision this year’s harvest. What are you planning on preserving this year?

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Inside my basement pantry.

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