Author(s): Editors of the Harvard Common Press
In one concise volume, you can learn--and master like a pro--all the ways to put up food in jars, from water-bath canning to pressure canning, from pickling to jam-making, and beyond
Whether you are a gardener, a fan of farmers' markets, or just someone who likes to browse the bountiful produce at the supermarket, canning and preserving are easy, fun, and affordable ways to enjoy fresh-grown foods all year long. This book provides all the information you need to know to get started today, including basic steps to canning foods safely and easily; recipes for preserving everything from tomatoes and jams to soups, sauces, and other hearty meals; and tips on how to find the freshest local produce. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions with color photographs make this a must-have book.
The recipes include lots of preparations, both savory and sweet, and they range from blue-ribbon classics like dilly beans, sweet gherkins, applesauce, strawberry jam, and sauerkraut to new creations like Lavender Apple Butter, Raspberry-Rhubarb Sauce, Green Tomato Chutney, and Hibiscus Lime Jelly. A special chapter introduces readers to jam- and jelly-making using Pomona's pectin, which requires little to no added sugar--thereby letting the natural sweetness of the fruit shine through beautifully.
This comprehensive book teaches beginners how to get started and gives seasoned veterans new techniques and recipes to try.