A complete, go-to beginner’s guide to food preservation, Canning Essentials will take you step-by-step through the processes of canning fruit and other produce, as well as how to make homemade jelly.
From canning vegetables to preparing more than 60 delicious recipes for homemade jam, salsa, and relish, this book simplifies the processes of pressure canning, water-bath canning, and more so that even today’s busiest people can find time to do it themselves in a way that’s best for them!
Canning Essentials is a go-to beginner’s guide that will take you step-by-step through the different processes of canning fruit and produce. From canning vegetables, like tomatoes and squashes, to preparing homemade jam, salsas, relishes, and so much more, this book simplifies food preservation so that even today’s busiest people can find time to do it themselves.
Emphasizing cost-saving and sustainable food safety, you’ll learn methods for both freezing, canning, pressure canning, and water-bath canning, then discover over 60 delicious recipes for homemade jelly, chutneys, pickles, and more. With helpful charts throughout to detail methods with specific timings, temperatures, and required equipment, this book will teach you everything you need to know about preserving and canning fruits and vegetables.
Jackie Callahan Parente is a freelance writer living in a suburb outside Hartford, Connecticut. She's worked with words as writer, editor, tech writer, and food writer for more years than she'd care to admit.
Food writing blends her love of words with her passion and pleasure in gardening, cooking, home food preservation, and eating locally and sustainably. A member of Slow Food USA and Canning Across America, she brings to Can It! experience garnered over several decades of preserving food at home.
In addition to this book, she authors a popular food blog (Raspberries, Rabbits, and Rutabagas), and offers classes in home food preservation. Jackie has owned her own freelance writing company- Editorial Services, LLC-since 1996.