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.
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-summer’s 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.