Canning and Preserving For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 8, 2009 - Cooking - 384 pages

Everything you need to know to can and preserve your own food

With the cost of living continuing to rise, more and more people are saving money and eating healthier by canning and preserving food at home. This easy-to-follow guide is perfect for you if you want to learn how to can and preserve your own food, as well as if you're an experienced canner and preserver looking to expand your repertoire with the great new and updated recipes contained in this book.

Inside you'll find clear, hands-on instruction in the basic techniques for everything from freezing and pickling to drying and juicing. There's plenty of information on the latest equipment for creating and storing your own healthy foods. Plus, you'll see how you can cut your food costs while controlling the quality of the food your family eats.

  • Everything you need to know about freezing, canning, preserving, pickling, drying, juicing, and root cellaring
  • Explains the many great benefits of canning and preserving, including eating healthier and developing self-reliance
  • Features new recipes that include preparation, cooking, and processing times
  • Amy Jeanroy is the Herb Garden Guide for About.com and Karen Ward is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals

If you want to save money on your grocery bill, get back to basics, and eat healthier, Canning & Preserving For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your ideal resource!

 

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I recently decided to learn how to preserve fruits (it's apple picking time in New England!) and I spend hours at the bookstore trying to decide which books to buy. The recipes in this one are fairly ... Read full review

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this book is great for anyone who is just learning how to can or that cans alot easy to follow and am sure i will be using it alot in the year to come. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 327
4
Chutneys Relishes and Pickles
5
Getting Started 7
9
Gathering Your Canning and Preserving Gear
17
A Quick Overview of Everything
33
Come On In the Waters Fine Waterbath Canning
45
Waterbath Canning
46
Meals and Snacks in a Snap Freezing Prepared Foods
213
Baby Its Cold Inside Freezing Food 201 Chapter 14 Meals and Snacks in a Snap Freezing Prepared Foods 213 Chapter 15 Freezing Fruits Vegetables ...
221
Frozen Shell Beans
234
Drying and Storing
247
Drying and Storing
250
Meats and Meals
256
Fruits Dried
264
Dried Pears
270

Come On In the Waters Fine Waterbath Canning 45 Chapter 5 Simply Fruit
57
Fruits Canned
63
Canned Apricots Nectarines and Peaches 66 Canned Blueberries 69 Canned Pears
70
Sweet Spreads Jams Jellies Marmalades and More 77 Chapter 7 Condiments and Accompaniments Chutneys Relishes and Sauces
91
Green Tomato Chutney
93
Pickle Me Timbers
99
Speedy Dill Pickles
106
Dont Blow Your Top Pressure Canning
117
Preserving the Harvest Just Vegetables
133
Canned Bell Peppers
146
Canned Sauerkraut
159
Dont Forget the Meats
167
Dont Forget the Meats 167 Chapter 12 Combining the Harvest Soups Sauces and Beans
185
Sauces Salsas Syrups and Pastes
193
Baby Its Cold Inside Freezing Food
201
Freezing
202
Tomatillo Salsa 97
274
Drying Vegetables for Snacks and Storage
279
Vegetables Dried
283
Rhubarb Pie Filling 71
294
Dried Tomatoes
296
Dry Light and Nutritious Drying Food 249 Chapter 17 Snacking on the Run Drying Fruit 259 Chapter 18 Drying Vegetables for Snacks and Storage ...
301
Tomato Juice 76 Herb Mixes
310
Beans with Beef 164
312
Root Cellars and Alternative Storage Spaces
315
Ten Or So Troubleshooting Tips for Your
329
Ten Plus Sources for Canning
335
Metric Conversion Guide
339
Index
343
Soups and Stocks
346
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About the author (2009)

Amelia Jeanroy is a syndicated columnist and the Herb Gardens Guide at About.com. An organic sustainable farmer, she has been canning and preserving foods for 20 years. Karen Ward is a life-long home canner, home economist, recipe developer, and cookbook author. She has been a featured guest on many television shows including QVC and HGTV's Smart Solutions.

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