We love the local foods movement, and now it’s time to take it one step further. Make your own pickles! Turn those beautiful berries into delicious jam! They make great back to school gifts for your children’s teachers, and don’t forget – the holidays are just around the corner.
If you think you can’t do it, think again! In Homemade Living: Canning and Preserving, Ashley English teaches us the tricks of the trade. Even if you’re a beginner, this book will make it fun and simple. English offers clear information to help you get started, how-to steps, invaluable trouble shooting tips, tons of inspiration, plus profiles of home canners. She demystifies the science behind the process, so you’ll know what you’re doing is safe, and tells you what to look for when selecting ingredients. Broken down by seasons, she shares delicious recipes from timeless canning classics – Strawberry Jam, Sweet Pickle Relish, Apple Butter – to modern twists – Curried Winter Squash Chutney, Peach and Lavender Butter, and Tomato Basil Sauce – that are sure to become favorites.
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