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The Sims 4 Cottage Living: An Introduction to Canning

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The Sims 4 Cottage Living introduces a new cooking activity in the form of Canning. If you aren’t completely sure what canning is, it is simply a method of preserving food in airtight jars by using high temperatures for a long period of time. The actual process in real life is a lot more in depth, but it gives you an idea of what canning is all about.

The Sims 4 Cottage Living: An Introduction to Canning

Getting Started

Before you jump into the world of Canning food, it’s important to make sure you have a selection of food items in your Sims inventory first.

To do this, you have a few options

  • Harvest fruit and vegetables from your garden
  • Head to the Grocer in Finchwick
  • Place a Grocery Delivery via the Order Delivery feature via your Phone, Computer or Fridge.

Once you have a selection of food in your Sims inventory, you can get started. Simply have your Sim head over to a Fridge or a Stove and select Canning from the menu.

It’s important to remember that while Canning isn’t its own stand-alone skill, it links in with the cooking skill. When you first start out, you’ll have four recipes, but you will unlock more as you level up the cooking skill.


Name Skill LevelIngredientsVegetarianLactose Free
Meat Substitute1Any Mushroom, Aubergine, Soy Bean or Faux Meat CubesYesYes
Mushroom Conserve1 Any MushroomYes Yes
Tomato Sauce1TomatoYesYes
Apple Jam1Apple & SugarYesYes
Raspberry Jam2Raspberry & SugarYesYes
Strawberry Jam2Strawberry & SugarYesYes
Blueberry Jam2Blueberry & SugarYesYes
Blackberry Jam2Blackberry & SugarYesYes
Blackberry Jam2Blackberry & SugarYesYes
Custard3Egg & Any MilkYesNo
Chocolate Syrup3 ChocoberryYesNo
Aubergine Conserve4Small, Oversized & Large AubergineYesYes
Lettuce Conserve4Small, Oversized & Large LettuceYesYes
Pumpkin Conserve4Small, Oversized & Large PumpkinYesYes
Watermelon Conserve4Small, Oversized & Large WatermelonYesYes
Oversized Mushroom Conserve4Small, Oversized & Large MushroomYesYes
Cowberry Jam6 Cowplant Berry & SugarYesYes

Make sure to check out both pages of the table for all of the recipes.

The Sims 4 Cottage Living: An Introduction to Canning

After you’ve made a selection of canned foods, you’ll find them in your Sims inventory. From here your Sims can eat them, pack them into a picnic, gift them or sell them to the local Garden Shop or Grocery Shop in Finchwick.

The Sims 4 Cottage Living: An Introduction to Canning

And that’s it! Canning is super easy and a great way for your Sims to use the fruit and vegetables they grow and harvest at home, as well as using locally sourced produce too from Henford-on-Bagley!

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Hey, I'm Krista! Long time Simmer and Sims Community Staff. You'll usually find me hanging out in our Discord, in-game or creating articles!

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