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CanningLabel2013I THINK THAT I GET AS MUCH PLEASURE DESIGNING new labels every year as I do canning. I fell in love with a new font, Desire, that inspired this year’s labels. I think I’ll stick with this design for awhile. I like having labels on the lids; easy to see at a glance and I don’t have to try to remove them and their glue off of the jar. The tags for vinegar and vodka are punched to accommodate a tie of some sort. 

The labels above show what went into jars and bottles in 2013. In addition to canning, I froze green beans (they were plentiful), blueberries and strawberries, so we’re well stocked for 2013. 2013 was also a good year for harvesting and drying herbs, so I have a winter’s worth of those too. I give the bulk of canned & preserved goods away to family and friends, since there are only two in our household.

The challenge every year is be clever and creative in using what I’ve preserved and going beyond putting preserves on plain yogurt.

What do you do with all of your preserved goods?