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The spiced peaches and icebox pickles, dilly beans and tomatoes in every shape and form, the blackberry jam and hot pepper jelly--it's summer, and a whole world of summers past, in a jar. Pack the pantry the way Grandma did, and put away the sweetest fruits and preserves, the most tender savory vegetables, the taste of the sunny day and the scent of the crisp harvest air, with more than 250 blue-ribbon canning and preserving recipes culled from "The" "Farmer's Wife" magazine. A reliable resource for the farm wife, the new mother, the suburban transplant, the magazine shared recipes that made the kitchen sing and the family sigh with contentment. Along with instructions for canning and preserving fruits and vegetables from your garden or the farmer's market, this wonderful cookbook, like an old family friend, offers recipes for using the tomato sauce, raspberry jam, peaches, and other tasty fruits and vegetables that you've "put by."
Practical, easy-to-follow guide contains virtually everything consumers need to know about home canning: how to select, prepare, and can fruits, vegetables, poultry, red meats and sea foods; how to preserve fruit spreads, fermented foods, and pickled vegetables; how to prepare foods for special diets, and much more.
Take an increasingly health-conscious era, add an economic downturn, and what do you get? A revitalized interest in local, seasonal foods and in producing better food for less all year round. "Knack Canning, Pickling & Preserving "makes time-honored methods to this end easier than ever with simple, step-by-step instructions and stunning four-color photos. It includes everything you need to know about canning, pickling, freezing, and drying--tips, techniques, and equipment--as well as hundreds of recipes for jams, jellies, pickles, relish, sauces, meat jerkies, and more. That's not to mention great gift-giving ideas for the holidays " "Kimberley Willis is the author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Country Living" and "Raising Chickens for Dummies." She lives on a farm in Michigan.
"Canning and Preserving All-In-One For Dummies" offers readers a book that encompasses all aspects offood storage. It covers: Equipment, ingredients Canning fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood Freezing Preserving Pickling Curing Smoking Drying Jams, jellies, and butters Root cellaring Condiments, relishes, salsas and chutneys Juicing Fermenting Featuring 300 recipes, "Canning & Preserving All-in-One For Dummies "provides everything you need to know to save money and live healthier, including preparation times, cooking times, processing times, and the yield you should expect from your efforts, as well as the newest equipment needed to create and store your own healthy foods.