Big Book of Preserving the Harvest, The
150 recipes for freezing, canning, drying, and pickling fruits and vegetables.
Gardeners, cooks, and all who love wholesome foods will want this comprehensive guide. Presented with a full array of techniques, even busy folks can develop a healthful, well-stocked pantry using preservation methods best suited to their lifestyles. Step-by-step illustrated instructions, which follow current U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, accompany the indispensable charts that describe preparation techniques, and processing and storage times.
Suggestions and instructions for preserving all varieties of foods including jams and jellies, oils and vinegars, and attractive giftsmake this the only book a home preserver will need The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest covers handling and managing produce fresh from the market or garden including: Canning Containers and equipment, techniques, safety, and what to can Drying Equipment, appropriate foods, drying times, and storage methods Freezing Containers and wrappings, dry and wet pack methods, and safety precautions Pickling Canning, freezing, and refrigerating, and equipment and containers Preserving Canning and freezing jams, jellies, and preserves, adding pectin, and gift ideas
- Carol W. Costenbader