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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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13 comments on “Prudent Pantry: Goals For the 2013 Harvest

angi on June 7, 2013 8:41 pm

I love the picture of your pantry. One day I want to have one like it.

Nancy on June 8, 2013 10:49 am

I love my pantry! Wanted one all my life and finally have one!

debra@ HOMESPUN on June 9, 2013 12:11 pm

Oh my GOODNESS look at your gorgeous pantry!!! Love it ! :)

heidi on June 10, 2013 12:26 am

That is one nice pantry. And I really like homemade bread and butter pickles they are so yummy!

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Nancy on June 10, 2013 1:50 am

I love Bread and Butter pickles and the recipes is an old one!

Nancy on June 10, 2013 1:51 am

Thank you, my dear hubby made it for me and I love my pantry!

daisy on June 11, 2013 6:05 pm

That pizza looks fantastic! Nothing like homemade gravy!

Nancy on June 11, 2013 8:58 pm

Hard to beat homemade pizza!

Jami @ An Oregon Cottage on June 13, 2013 9:24 pm

Lovely pantry! I love pickles, too and this year we ran out, so I’ll be making some more as well. My favorite pickle recipe is for beans – it’s posted on the blog and works for any vegetable, really. Just the right balance of sweet/sour/hot. :)

Nancy on June 13, 2013 9:37 pm

Jami, I’m on my way to your blog to check out your pickle recipe!

Farmlife chick on June 16, 2013 11:53 am

I love your pantry! Dill beans are one of my favorite canned vegetables!! I found your garlic scape recipe and will be trying that too!:)

Andrea at Opulent Cottage on June 16, 2013 1:56 pm

Your pantry is incredible! I would love to try some of your recipes this year. Last year was my first time canning and I loved it! Thanks so much for linking up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop, the new link is up if you would like to join in again. Have a great Sunday!
Cheers, Andrea

Nancy on June 17, 2013 12:41 am

Thanks Andrea,
Have fun canning this year!

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