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Sims 4 Cottage Living: Canning has never been this fun

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The Sims 4 Cottage Living introduced a new hobby and that is canning. As SimGuru Romeo confirmed, canning as a hobby is attached to the cooking skill. Sims can grow or collect various fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, and so on that they can then preserve in small jars and store in the pantry.

How to use canning and what to prepare

To use the canning option, simply click on any oven or stove-top, and select Canning. There is a plethora of canning recipes that you can choose from. The Cottage Living trailer revealed there are 16 variations of jams, veggies, and custards available.

For example, you can prepare meat substitute recipes, tomato sauce, raspberry jam, apple jam, blueberry jam, blackberry jam, strawberry jam, custard, mayonnaise, and even chocolate syrup.

Just make sure to have all the ingredients at hand. And even if you don’t have a specific ingredient, you can quickly order it. But the best approach is to grow the ingredients in your very own garden. By the way, if you’re interesting growing your own crops, Old New Henford is the place to go. Plant the seeds, water and fertilize your plants, and harvest the crops at the right time.

Limited options for Sim with the Simple Living trait

By the way, if your Sim has the Simple Living lot trait, they can only use the items available in their inventory to cook food. In other words, they may not have access to all the canning options available in the game.

Eat, store or sell canned goods

By the way, you can also decorate your jars and bottles with meshes for a more rustic design, so to speak. You can take your jars and go out for a nice picnic. Home made jams will definitely impress your partner.

You can eat the jam straight out of the jar, or sell the goods at the market. Additionally you can use these goods to prepare other meals. If your Sim is lactose intolerant, canned veggies will come in handy.

Well, if you don’t feel like preparing your own jars of jam, you can buy the goodies from the garden stall. By the way, the Crumplebottom family have a permanent market stand. Feel free to pay Agnes a visit.

If you’re familiar with The Sims 3 and the canning station, I’m sure you can’t wait to prepare countless jars of jams or preserves.

What do you think about canning as a hobby? Are you planning to use this cooking skill? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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