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!
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.