Onions and Garlic
Pumpkins and Winter Squash
Spices and Dried Herbs
- Baby lima beans (not the big, starchy ones) freeze nicely and are much tastier than commercial brands.
- Rhubarb, petite peas, sweet corn, and diagonally sliced or French–cut green beans are easy to blanch and freeze—and still taste great when thawed.
- Tomatoes, rhubarb, cucumbers, beets, cranberries, and virtually all fruits (especially peaches) are well–suited to canning, and their subsequent taste tends to be worth the added trouble. As folksinger Greg Brown put it, "Taste a little of the summer . . . Grandma's put it all in jars."