Air drying garlic for year round enjoyment
Air drying chamomile for tea
Pickling is one of my favorite methods of preservation. For cucumbers, I fill a quart jar with sliced cucumbers, sliced onion, three or four fresh dill heads, several cloves of garlic, black peppercorns, half vinegar/half water, and a teaspoon of salt. No heat processing, just left on the counter for a few days, then straight into the fridge. Usually one quart jar or a couple of pints will last me a year until the next season. I make different pepper blends such as, jalapenos and garlic, banana peppers and garlic, sweet peppers, garlic, and ginger, and others. I like garlic...
All sorts of possibilities with basil...
Fire-roasting or grilling your veggies before canning adds a unique taste.
Most all garden goodies can be dehydrated, too. Great for homemade sausages...chorizo, sage, Italian
Reconstitute cayenne peppers in salted vinegar, add some garlic. Marinate for a few days then puree for a spicy hot sauce.