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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!
The fun and simple guide that proves you really can can!
Canning and preserving your own fruits and vegetables is a fun, affordable, and sustainable way to fill your pantry with the season's bounty all year long. This inspirational-yet-practical guide offers hands-on advice and helpful tips to start canning and preserving your farmer's market favorites or the fresh produce from your own garden. With 100 delicious recipes to fire your imagination, including pickles, jams, jellies, chutneys, salsas, sauces, and even homemade cordials, you'll find everything you need to make your own preserves and canned fruits and vegetables at home!
Learn all the basics-from water baths to freezing techniques-plus food safety tips and clever gift ideas
Beautiful photos guide you through every step from garden-fresh to pantry-ready
Includes equipment and ingredients, handy charts and lists, and tips on produce seasonality
Canning and preserving your own fruits and vegetables is a fun, affordable, and sustainable way to fill your pantry with the season's bounty all year long.
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
CHAPTER ONE: CANNING BASICS.
Learn the fundamentals of canning, from choosing the produce and processing in the canner to cooling and storing.
CHAPTER TWO: FRUITS & VEGETABLES.
Gather the best vegetables and fruits of summer and then can them using simple methods to enjoy all year long.
CHAPTER THREE: PICKLES.
Tickle your tongue with a tangy assortment of pickled cucumbers and other tasty vegetables and fruits.
CHAPTER FOUR: RELISHES, SALSAS, SAUCES & CHUTNEYS.
Add layers of flavor to your meals. Whether it's an old-fashioned favorite or a trendy new flavor, try these tasty toppers.
CHAPTER FIVE: JAMS, JELLIES & PRESERVES.
Concentrate the essence of your favorite fruits and produce to slather on toast or give as a gift with a personal touch.
CHAPTER SIX: PRESERVING USING OTHER METHODS.
Expand your food-preserving repertoire with pressure canning, freezing, preserving in brine, preserving in alcohol, and drying.