originally posted on March 20, 2021; Updated on September 21, 2021 by Sarah
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Spring – the time of year when all gardeners feel so much hope and promise! Learn what to can and preserve in spring, as well as delicious recipes for seasonal produce.
The spring is a wonderful time for preserving because produce is fresh and delicious! Whether you want to can, dry, or freeze, you’ll find amazing tutorials and recipes for using all the goodness this season has to offer.
This delicious Instant Pot Asparagus Risotto is a simple weeknight dinner that is packed with amazing flavor. Ready in a flash, this pressure cooker risotto eliminates the long cook time and constant stirring of a stovetop version.
Once you taste Air Fryer Asparagus, you’ll never make it any other way! Deliciously tender and perfectly crisp, air fried asparagus is a simple Whole30 side dish that is also vegan, keto-friendly, paleo, and gluten-free.
Save time and money by making Instant Pot Asparagus for a quick and healthy side dish. It’s so easy to whip up this perfect pressure cooker asparagus in a flash. No pressure cooker? You’ll also find non-Instant Pot cooking methods.
Learn all the tips and tricks for Freezing Beets to stock your freezer with this amazing healthy vegetable. Learning how to freeze beets is a great way to preserve this versatile crop without needing any special equipment.
These Hasselback Roasted Beets With Goat Cheese are a fun and new way to enjoy this delicious vegetable! They’re so easy to make, but you’ll love the “wow” factor you get when you set them on the table.
Refrigerator Pickled Beets are a fast and easy way to preserve this delicious and healthy vegetable! Quick pickled beets just like grandma used to make but without the canning. These easy pickled beets are an amazing side dish, quick snack, or addition to salads.
Learning how to freeze carrots is a great way to preserve this essential ingredient that is a staple of so many comforting recipes. A freezer stash of frozen produce opens the door to amazing and speedy meals.
Follow this step by step tutorial to learn how simple Canning Carrots can be. A key ingredient for so many comfort foods, once you know how to can, your favorite soups/stews, and roasts can be ready in a flash. Pressure canning carrots is so much easier than you would expect.
A cozy bowl of this Carrot Mash is an easy and fast weeknight side dish. They’re a delicious potato-free option that goes well with so many main dishes. Mashed carrots are a simple vegetarian side that can easily be made vegan with one ingredient swap.
Quick Pickled Cauliflower is a fast and easy way to preserve this tasty and healthy vegetable! Enjoy this delicious and fast spicy pickled cauliflower without the hassle of canning. This pickled cauliflower recipe is amazing as a side dish, quick snack, perfect for a cheese board, or as an addition to salads.
Healthy, crispy, and delicious, these Baked Cauliflower Patties are a Whole30 compliant, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and low carb delight. This easy side dish is packed with flavor and is a tasty way to get more vegetables into your meals.
Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing cauliflower to stock your freezer with this delicious vegetable. Learning how to freeze cauliflower is a great way to preserve without needing to know any special kitchen skills.
Light, delicious, and crispy, Air Fryer Cauliflower is the perfect side or snack for fast healthy eating. Top with your favorite spices or sauce for an easy Whole30, paleo, vegan/vegetarian, or keto recipe.
Zesty Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower is a delicious appetizer, side dish, or snack! Thanks to the air fryer, this easy buffalo cauliflower bites recipe is simple to make and cooks in only 9 minutes. No air fryer? You’ll find oven baking instructions as well.
Learn all the tips for Freezing Celery to save yourself time and money. A stash of frozen celery in your freezer can easily be added to soups, casseroles, and other hot dishes for fast meals that can quickly be thrown together.
Learn all the tips and tricks on How to Freeze Garlic to save yourself time and money. A stash of frozen garlic in your freezer can easily be added to main dishes, soups, and sauces for quick meals that the whole family will love.
Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing onions to save a ton of time and money. Learning how to freeze onions (diced, green, sliced, rings, and whole) is a great way to preserve this delicious staple of so many recipes. A freezer stash of frozen onions opens the door to amazing and speedy meals.
These quick pickled red onions are the best way to add a punch of flavour to burgers, tacos, salads, and more. I love making homemade spicy pickled onions. It takes only a handful of ingredients, a few minutes of hands-on time, and is an easy low sugar recipe you’ll make again and again.
Learn all the tips and tricks for Freezing Peas to extend the harvest. Learning how to freeze peas is a great way to preserve this delicious springtime veggie without needing to know any special kitchen skills (like canning).
A cozy bowl of comfort food, Whole30 Potato Soup is a healthy and simple dinner. This dairy-free potato soup one of the easiest and most delicious soup recipes you’ll ever make! Instant Pot potato soup is a fast weeknight meal.
This loaded Instant Pot Potato Salad is the dish that everyone will love. This recipe has mayo-free options for a healthier potato salad and is the perfect make-ahead side dish for your next BBQ. No pressure cooker? You’ll also find stovetop instructions include in the post.
Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing spinach to save a ton of time and money. Learning how to freeze spinach for smoothies, soups, and sauces is a great way to preserve this healthy staple of so many recipes.
Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing strawberries to extend the harvest. Freezing fresh strawberries is a great way to preserve this wonderful summer fruit without needing to know any special kitchen skills (like canning). If you have a freezer and a knife, you too can learn the best way to freeze strawberries!
Canning strawberry jam is so much easier than you think! Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam is a delicious and fresh-tasting spread for yogurt, toast, or dessert recipes. Homemade strawberry jam is a treat for the whole family and is an amazing way to preserve the harvest.
Fresh flavorful Strawberry Puree is a great recipe to showcase this wonderful summer fruit without needing to know any special kitchen skills (like canning). It’s incredible on baked goods, pancakes, yogurt, and so much more. You’re going to love this bright and delicious fruit sauce.
The freshest tasting jam you’ve ever had, this Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe is so simple to make. Just three ingredients and 20 minutes, and you’ll have homemade strawberry jam made by your very own two hands. Like a boss.
The only thing better than local strawberry season is making Creamy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream! Fresh, bright, and full of flavor, this is the best strawberry ice cream you’ll ever make at home. No ice cream maker? No problem!
This gluten-free crisp is the best Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp you’ll ever eat! So easy to make, this rhubarb crisp captures all the amazing flavors of summer in one delicious dish. Made with a to die for gluten-free crumble topping, this crisp can also be made dairy-free or vegan.
Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing swiss chard to save time and money. Learning how to freeze swiss chard for frittatas, casseroles, and soups is a great way to preserve this healthy garden staple.