Tag Archives: Canning and Preserving


  If you grow tomatoes, you know what a high-yielding fruit they are. Tomatoes are easy to preserve, but must use the best available ones. The secret of successful canning is starting with fresh firm, ripe fruits. Do not can overripe tomatoes. I always use Sea salt and a good standard vinegar. Never overboil vinegar… Continue reading »

ZUCCHINI SPREAD (Kabachkovaya Ikra)

Summer is here, my garden is overflowing with vegetables. This is a perfect time for canning, so we can enjoy them later in the year when fresh vegetables are only a memory. Zucchini Spread or Kabachkovaya Ikra is a very traditional Slavic food. There were times in former Soviet Union when the shelves in stores were empty,… Continue reading »