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The Beginner’s Guide to Preserving Food at Home
A Guide to Enjoying Local Produce Year-Round
A wonderful thing is happening in home kitchens. People are rediscovering the joys of locally produced foods and reducing the amount of the grocery budget that’s spent on packaged items, out-of-season produce, and heavily processed foods. But fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables don’t stay fresh and delicious foreverthey must be eaten now…. or preserved for later.
You don’t need a lot of time or years of experience to preserve garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. Simple step-by-step instructions give you the confidence and know-how to freeze, dry, can, root cellar and brine the abundance from your summer garden. Grate and freeze excess zucchini; it will be perfect in quick breads and muffins all winter long. Pick up a crate of less-than-perfect tomatoes at the farmers’ market and preserve them in jars of spicy salsa. Turn the overflow of green beans into tasty dilly beans to eat all winter or give as holiday gifts. These techniques and recipes will have you eating locally all year long.
By Janet Chadwick
231 pages; $14.95 value
Ball® Complete Book of Home Preserving
400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today
From the experts, the new bible in home preserving. Ball® Home Canning Products are the gold standard in home preserving supplies, the trademark jars on display in stores every summer from coast to coast. Now the experts at Ball® have written a book destined to become the “bible” of home preserving.
As nutrition and food quality has become more important, home canning and preserving has increased in popularity for the benefits it offers:
• Cooks gain control of the ingredients, including organic fruits and vegetables
• Preserving foods at their freshest point locks in nutrition
• The final product is free of chemical additives and preservatives
• Store-bought brands cannot match the wonderful flavor of homemade
• Only a few hours are needed to put up a batch of jam or relish
• Home preserves make a great personal gift any time of year
These 400 innovative and enticing recipes include everything from salsas and savory sauces to pickling, chutneys, relishes and of course, jams, jellies, and fruit spreads. The book includes comprehensive directions on safe canning and preserving methods plus lists of required equipment and utensils. Specific instructions for first-timers and handy tips for the experienced make the Ball® Complete Book of Home Preserving a valuable addition to any kitchen library.
By Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine
448 pages; $22.95
Preserving Made Easy
Small Batches and Simple Techniques
Preserving Made Easy is the perfect book for today’s busy cooks who still want to prepare and enjoy the homemade goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables. These recipes were selected for their delicious taste and because they are easy to prepare. Thoroughly tested and perfected, each recipe offers something speciala new twist on an old favorite, a new way to mix and match flavors and tips to make the whole process easier and more fun.
The authors offer delectable recipes for jams, jellies, conserves, pickles, relishes, chutneys, salsas, mustards, marinades, flavored oils and more. Everything you need to delight family and friends is here. Using this book will ensure that your family has only the best and freshest ingredients carefully prepared for their needs. Preserving Made Easy is ideal for first-time users who will benefit from the step-by-step introductions, and for experienced cooks who are just looking for that extra twist that will make the batch memorable.
By Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard
286 pages; $9.99 value