Every summer, I have grand visions of growing tons of food and canning it for the winter. The reality is that my seedlings all dried up, and I'm still forgetting to water the tomatoes. Nevertheless, I usually manage to learn a little every year. This year, my great triumph was garlic. My bulbs grew beautifully, I probably harvested them a little early, but I figured better safe than sorry. Next year, I want to try my new love: acorn squash. :)
Using stuff from my garden, a friend's CSA and our regular grocery veggies, I did make a pretty nice stock this summer. This is a good guide. Canning was more than I was prepared for this year (ah, yet again), so I froze mine in ice cubes. Once they're frozen, pop them out and put them in baggies. Super easy!