Complete Book of Home Preserving

Complete Book of Home Preserving : 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today

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From the experts, the new bible in home preserving.

Ball Home Canning Products are the gold standard in home preserving supplies, the trademark jars on display in stores every summer from coast to coast. Now the experts at Ball have written a book destined to become the "bible" of home preserving.

As nutrition and food quality has become more important, home canning and preserving has increased in popularity for the benefits it offers:

Cooks gain control of the ingredients, including organic fruits and vegetables
Preserving foods at their freshest point locks in nutrition
The final product is free of chemical additives and preservatives
Store-bought brands cannot match the wonderful flavor of homemade
Only a few hours are needed to put up a batch of jam or relish
Home preserves make a great personal gift any time of year

These 400 innovative and enticing recipes include everything from salsas and savory sauces to pickling, chutneys, relishes and of course, jams, jellies, and fruit spreads, such as:

Mango-Raspberry Jam, Damson Plum Jam
Crab Apple Jelly, Green Pepper Jelly
Spiced Red Cabbage, Pickled Asparagus
Roasted Red Pepper Spread, Tomatillo Salsa
Brandied Apple Rings, Apricot-Date Chutney

The book includes comprehensive directions on safe canning and preserving methods plus lists of required equipment and utensils. Specific instructions for first-timers and handy tips for the experienced make the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving a valuable addition to any kitchen library.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 178 x 251 x 36mm | 907g
  • Willowdale, Canada
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0778801314
  • 9780778801313
  • 81,533

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More than 400 recipes, as well as guidelines for rookies and tips for pros.--Renee Enna"Chicago Tribune" (08/16/2006) The art, science, and secrets for successful home canning plus more than 400 recipes with variations, tips, techniques, and charts.--Lois Friedman"New Horizons" (10/01/2006) The season's bounty of fruit and vegetables can be enjoyed year-round with the help of .--Renee Enna "Tha Pantagraph (Bloomington IL) " This guide has everything you ever wanted to know about putting things in jars.--Liane Faulder"Edmonton Journal" (09/16/2009) A bible for those of us who consider canning a way of life... clearly written and easy to follow... creative recipes... encouraging, concise text. With its extensive sections on technique, special equipment, the science of preserving and problem solving, the beginning preserve maker as well as the expert will find recipes to love.-- (07/05/2006) This book packs in user-friendly recipes for novices and experienced canners ... If there's only one book to obtain on the topic, ... [this is] the item of choice.-- (03/01/2007) All-purpose detailed guide to home preserving... extensive tips for beginners and expert canners and troubleshooting pointers.-- (11/01/2006) Will answer all of your questions and many you don't yet know to ask... Homemade is just plain better.-- (10/25/2006) A must-have for home canning veterans for its many terrific new recipes... great for novices too because its breezy, fast-paced jump-in-and-do-it approach makes the techniques of home canning immediately accessible.-- (08/30/2006) This all-purpose detailed guide to home preserving from one of the major manufacturers of canning jars offers extensive tips for both beginners and expert canners and troubleshooting pointers.--Library Journal (11/01/2006) Offers a variety of tempting options for those who wish to preserve summer's bounty. One versatile recipe is the tomato and olive antipasto, which is a wonderful way to use up tomatoes.-- (07/29/2009) A standard resource.... Information [matches] the USDA guidelines.-- (04/21/2009) This is the ultimate go-to guide for the canning beginner. It is the book to which I defer on canning questions and techniques.-- (07/15/2009) The that the book, which includes 400 recipes, presents so many appealing options.-- (08/19/2009)
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About Judi Kingry

Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine have between them 20 years of experience in the preserving industry. They are both employed by Jarden Home Brands.
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