Herbs increasingly used in home canning
This April 8, 2013 photo shows the ingredients for tomato sauce at a field trial nursery in Ventura, Calif. Almost 70 percent of all home canners are growing herbs -- second only to tomatoes -- with about one-third drying or freezing them for later use. Herbs are popular for flavoring sauces, soups, meats, vinegars, oils, butters, alcoholic drinks, salts and jellies. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
This May 11, 2013 photo shows chives growing in a kitchen garden near Langley, Washington. Home canners are growing and preserving herbs at an increasing rate each year, with basil as the most popular followed by chives, cilantro and dill. All are great for adding flavor to foods without using much, if any, salt. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
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