The Ultimate Guide to Preserving and Canning


In one concise volume, you can learn—and master like a pro—all the ways to put up food in jars, from water-bath canning to pressure canning, from pickling to jam-making, and beyond!

Whether you are a gardener, a fan of farmers’ markets, or just someone who likes to browse the bountiful produce at the supermarket, canning and preserving are easy, fun, and affordable ways to enjoy fresh-grown foods all year long.

With clear, easy-to-follow instructions and color photographs, this book provides all the information you need to know to get started today, including:

  • An overview of canning equipment
  • Basic steps to canning foods safely and easily
  • Recipes for preserving everything from tomatoes and jams to soups, sauces, and other hearty meals
  • A special section on jam- and jelly-making using Pomona’s Pectin, which requires little to no added sugar
  • Tips on how to find the freshest local produce

The recipes include lots of preparations, both savory and sweet, from blue-ribbon classics to new creations.
 Preserve and enjoy:

  • Four variations on Tomato Ketchup
  • Taco Sauce
  • Green Tomato Chutney
  • Spicy Dilly Beans
  • Sweet and Spicy Ginger Carrot Coins
  • Canned Haddock
  • Chicken or Turkey Broth
  • Creamy Squash Soup
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Blueberry-Vanilla Jelly
  • Cherry-Port Preserves
  • Apple-Raisin-Walnut Conserve
  • And much more

This comprehensive book teaches beginners how to get started and gives seasoned veterans new techniques and recipes to try.

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