Synopses & Reviews
PRAISE for JOY OF JAMS, JELLIES, & OTHER SWEET PRESERVES “This terrific guide to modern home preserving has everything you need to know to put by the seasons finest. Filled with fruit delights from Apple Butter to Watermelon Molasses, this is a treasure-trove of recipes youll want to explore all year long.” - David Lebovitz, author of The Great Book of Chocolate and The Perfect Scoop “As a small commercial jam maker, I found the history of fruit preserves interesting and informative. Linda Ziedrich presents the basics of jam and jelly making in a way that is easy for anyone to understand and follow. I especially liked the variety of unique preserves recipes.” - “Jammin” Laura Fitzgerald, proprietor of Islander Herbs, Whidbey Island, Washington “Linda Ziedrich, the princess of pickling, has written another cookbook destined to be a trusty kitchen companion, dog-eared and covered with stains. Farmers market shoppers and you-pick enthusiasts will find all the old favorites, like great versions of raspberry jam and apple butter, and enticing new recipes like cantaloupe jam with mint, spiced sweet cherries, and sweet walnut preserves. The introductions to each type of produce are full of useful information on varieties, ripeness, and storage. Whether youre just learning to make preserves or an experienced preserver looking for inspiration, this book is for you.” - Heidi Yorkshire, food writer, Portland, Oregon
Instruction on equipment, techniques, and safety is followed by essential recipes such as Raspberry Jam, Apple Butter, and Concord Grape Jelly. Innovative offerings including Blackberry Vinegar, Red Grapefruit Marmalade, and Brandied Peaches with Vanilla.
225 classic and contemporary recipes showcasing the fabulous flavors of fresh fruits. It's summer in a jar! A jar of jam, writes Linda Ziedrich, is a memory brought back to life - a memory of summers bounty and abundance. With the recipes and techniques in this comprehensive, clear-cut handbook, you can enjoy the sweet taste of the seasons fruit all year round. Picture your pantry shelves lined with sparkling, colorful jars of jams, jellies, and other sweet preserves, and imagine the fun and satisfaction of creating these delicious, economical treats. Youll point with pride at your Caramel-Apple Jam, Concord Grape Jelly, Pear-Apricot-Orange Preserves, Strawberry-Kiwi Jam, Lemon Curd, Red Grapefruit Marmalade, Ginger Preserved in Syrup, Brandied Peaches with Vanilla, and much, much more!