Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive beginner's guide to home canning and preserving, complete with tasty recipes!
Preserving your own fruits and vegetables is an affordable and sustainable way to sweeten your pantry with delicious seasonal bounty to last all year. With Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can!, you'll learn everything you ever needed to know about canning and preserving your farmer's market finds and the fresh produce from your garden. Whether you're canning for the first time or just want to refresh your skills, this is the perfect guide.
All the basics are covered, from hot water baths and freezing techniques to food safety information and clever ideas for making gifts from your preserves. With a wide variety of recipes and step-by-step instruction, this book is clear and straightforward enough for any inspired do-it-yourselfer.
- Includes 100 recipes for classic flavors as well as bold new delights
- Features more than 50 beautiful color photos, including step-by-step photos to guide the novice canner through the most critical procedures
- Covers all the basics of equipment and ingredients and provides handy charts and go-to lists, as well as tips on produce seasonality
With recipes for jams, jellies, preserves, and chutneys, as well as pickles, relishes, and veggies, this book proves that you really can can!
This comprehensive guide to all aspects of canning and preserving covers both water bath and pressure canning, drying, freezing, pickling, and fermenting; itand#160;includes 300 recipes.
Over 100 delicious and foolproof recipes for mouthwatering jams, jellies, and preserves from the canning experts at Better Homes and Gardens
Joining the successful line of canning titles from Better Homes and Gardens, this innovative guide focuses exclusively on jams and jellies. Along with all the classic recipes such as Strawberry Jam (both freezer and water-bath canned), Orange Marmalade, and Grape Jelly, it also offers fun flavor twists such as wine-herb combinations; spicy and savory concoctions perfect for making beautiful hors d'oeuvres, like Hot Pepper Jelly; and creative ideas like Carrot Cake Jam, which makes for an indulgent toast-topper. The book showcases more than 100 delicious recipes with a photo of each, as well as step-by-step and ingredient shots where appropriate. It includes full water-bath canning information, proportion charts to help readers create their own recipes, and recipes using alternate sweeteners and low-sugar pectins. And, because they make such perfect gifts, there is a special section on wrapping and presenting jams and jellies.
The must-have guide to the best of preserving, from canning and pickling, to fermenting, freezing, and drying; complete with hundreds of farm-fresh recipes
This is the book for everyone who wants to preserve foodandmdash;from novice to proandmdash;with step-by-step explanations of techniques, ranging from the basics of canning to freezing, drying, fermenting, and pickling. Readers can preserve a range of produce including fruits, vegetables, herbsandmdash;anything in season can be andldquo;put byandrdquo; to enjoy later. Included are techniques and recipes for jams and jellies, conserves and fruit butters, condiments, dried treats like fruit leathers and veggie chips, and freezer recipes. Also find recipes for pickles, sauerkraut, relishes, soupsandmdash;even syrups. And when the tomatoes ripen all at once,and#160;check outand#160;a chapter on smart ways to preserve them.
With the basics covered, the book then moves to inventive recipes such as Honey-Lavender Peachesand#160;and Caramel Apple Jam.and#160;The experts at Better Homes and Gardens even cover lower-sugar jelly and jam options as well as no-pectin jams. Complete with printed labels to personalize jars, this book takes readers easily from produce to preserved food.
A complete, step-by-step guide to fresh flavors for home canning and preserving
Home canning and preserving is growing in popularity every day. It's easy and a great way to get the most from your backyard garden or farmer's market finds so that you can enjoy seasonal bounty all year long. This follow-up to Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can, gives you fresh, new flavor ideas and combinations to spice up your canning and preserving. Better Homes and Gardens Can It! brings canning and preserving to a whole new level, perfect for new canners looking for contemporary ideas as well as experienced canners wanting to expand their recipes.
Full of delicious recipes and hands-on instruction, as well as gorgeous photography, this is the book you want to add new excitement to canning fruits and vegetables!
- Includes more than 100 recipes with simple instructions for success
- Features 140 beautiful full-color photographs that showcase the recipes and provide instruction
- Bonus chapter of food gifts with simple packaging ideas
For today's growing number of do-it-yourselfers and home cooks who embrace the benefits in-season produce, Better Homes and Gardens Can It! is the source for fresh, new canning and preserving ideas.
More than 100 delicious and foolproof recipes for mouthwatering jams, jellies, and preserves from the canning experts at Better Homes and Gardens
Enjoy fresh flavors year-round with this flavorful and easy guide to canning and preserving.
The simple, can-do guide that shows how to preserve fruits and vegetables to fill your pantry with seasonal bounty all year long.
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Table of Contents
8 Canning Basics
Learn everything you need to know to start canning—method, ingredients, equipment, and how to keep your food delicious and safe to eat.
22 Berries & Cherries
Condense the joys of summer's diminutive orbs of sweetness into jar after jar of dynamite deliciousness.
50 Totally Tomatoes
Transport the summer garden's quintessential fl avor into year-round pleasure.
72 Scent of Citrus
Squeeze the zesty essences of lemons, oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit into sunny jars.
84 Happy Couples
Practice your matchmaking skills by combining meant-for-each-other fl avors in jams, jelly, salsa, and spreads.
100 From Down Deep
Dig into the earthy goodness of preserved beets, carrots, radishes, and onions.
114 Tropical Treasures
Turn to the tropics in the winter. Mangoes, papayas, pineapples, and bananas are ripe and ready year-round.
128 First Blush
Savor the golden glow of peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots with these inspiring recipes.
152 Row Crops
Preserve the enticing tastes of three family-favorite veggies—corn, green beans, and peppers.
168 Apples & Pears
Stir the fruits of fall into these delectable delights.
180 From the Herb Garden
Snip fresh, fragrant herbs to create one-of-a-kind jellies, compotes, and sauces.
196 From the Vine
Fill your pantry with the terrifi c tastes of produce from late-summers climbers and ramblers.
214 Meant for Giving
Jar handcrafted liqueurs, preserves, and vinegars to share with those you love. Superb recipes and charming packaging ideas pave the way.
Check out these charts for answers to the most common canning questions.