Food Preserves Mod is here!
If you’re disappointed that the “Food Preserves” didn’t make the cut for the upcoming Eco Living Stuff Pack then we have some awesome news for you. Icemunmun has brough another detailed mod to the world which lets you create food preserves using the canning station. This mod is packed with a new skill, new gameplay object, new skill books, plenty of moodlets and so much more!
I’m going to show you all the possibilities with this mod with this playthrough so let’s dive in!
You can find the canning station in the “stoves” section of the kitchen build category for 2000 Simoleons. The art style of this canning station really fits in nicely with the game and there are a few swatches you can choose – including the one which makes the canning station look really rusty!
There are 3 interactions that you can use on this station: Make Jam, Make Pickles (yup, new pickle recipes with this mod) and Make Spread. With level 1 Canning Skill you can only make an apple jam.
You’ll notice that, unlike with preparing food which makes certain ingridients completely optional, you’ll have to actually have these ingridients for canning station preserves or otherwise you won’t be able to make them.
Apple Jam requires 6 apples. After I managed to get these apples I was finally able to make Apple Jam. Sim who finishes making a food preserve will place it automatically in the fridge.
Finishing a food preserve will give you a +1 inspired “That’s My Jam!” moodlet.
All jams come with the following interactions:
- Eat Jam
- Put in Inventory
- Eat with Bread
- This interaction will turn your jam jar into 5 jam spreads on bread:
- Put Away
- Sell to Evil Corporation (gives you a +3 embarrassed “Sold Out!” moodlet in exchange for simoleons)
To unlock more canning station recipes you’ll need to level up your Canning Skill! You can purchase Canning Skill books using any bookshelf.
Here’s what each skill level will unlock:
- Level 2 (Berry Jams)
- Level 3 (Pickles)
- Level 4 (Peach and Pear Jam, Olive and Tomato Pickles)
- Level 5 (Plasma Jam, Grape Jam and Onion Pickles)
- Level 7 (Basil, Garlic and Onion Spread)
- Level 8 (Humus, Spinach Spread and Pomegranate Jam)
- Level 9 (Chili Ketchup, Mushroom Pickle and Herb Spread)
- Level 10 (Tomato Ketchup and Smoked Fish Spread)
If you’re too lazy to make all these by yourself you can go to build mode and just buy them:
Some jams, pickles and spreads require custom recipes that are also created by icemunmun that you can find below:
1. Vampire GP – Plasma Fruit
2. Harvestable Olive
3. Harvestable Peach
4. Harvestable Blueberry
5. Harvestable Raspberry
6. Harvestable Garlic
7. Harvestable Parsnip
8. Harvestable Cucumber
9. Harvestable Corn
10. Harvestable Green Chili
11. Harvestable Vanilla Bean
12. Harvestable Pistachio
13. Harvestable ChickPea
As you can see above there is one recipe which requires a pack and that’s The Sims 4 Vampires with which you can make Plasma Jam. If you don’t have these custom recipes or packs you can make them without ingredient requirements.
There are more than 15 buffs that you can get for making preserves, eating them and more.
You can even put these preserves on a shelf which you also get with this mod. If you have The Sims 4 Get to Work you can sell your own preserves that you’ve made in retail stores!
The creator of this mod really thought of everything and even made “Make Preserves” a club activity (which requires The Sims 4 Get Together).
Installing this mod is easy. Just extract the .zip files that you’ve downloaded to Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods folder. Make sure you have enabled Mods / CC in your game options.
Are you excited to make your own food preserves? Click the download button down below!