Everyone loves pickles. So lets pickle green beans! Pickles don't necessarily mean cucumber pickles though, so using beans is a great alternative. Whenever I pull these guys out at parties, they are always a hit!
Canning is a great cheap way of making the most of the summer harvest. You don't have to grow your own food either to enjoy the savings. Living in Chicago, I don't have any space for a garden. I just wait until the veggies are cheap at the store or farmers market, and buy low to put that stuff away for the winter.
Please note: Canning is fun and easy, but you do need to be careful to sterilize all your jars properly. For high acid foods like pickles or fruit preserves, boiling them for a short period of time is an easy way to kill any bacteria. Have fun, but be careful and be safe, so you don't poison everyone. -ForkableBlog.com