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The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest: 150 Recipes for Freezing, Canning, Drying and Pickling Fruits and Vegetables Paperback – August 15, 2002
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“The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest by Carol Costenbader will conjure up images of Grandma’s pantry, but it features the latest techniques for preserving food.” ― Orange County (CA) Register
“The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest is a real treat…easy-to-understand…the step-by-step illustrations help beginners to take the plunge and the experts to expand their repertoire of techniques and recipes.” ―Voice of the Diabetic
" An excellent primer for the uninitiated, full of great recipes…" ― Weekend Gardener's Guide
From the Back Cover
With The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest, even the busiest folks can create a well-stocked pantry of fruits, vegetables, flavored vinegars, pickles, chutneys, and seasonings. Step-by-step illustrated instructions, informative charts, and a host of delicious recipes make this an indispensable kitchen reference for cooks of all levels. The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest covers the handling and managing of produce fresh from the market or garden, including:
Canning: Containers and equipment, safety, and appropriate foods
Drying: Equipment, appropriate foods, drying times, and storage methods
Freezing: Containers, wrappings, and dry- and wet-pack methods
Pickling: Canning, freezing, and refrigerating; equipment and containers
Preserving: Canning and freezing jams, jellies, and preserves
Cold Storage: Root cellars, storage methods, and produce preparation
Gift Giving: Creative packaging, gift baskets, and more
Top Customer Reviews
I love that the author is just as concerned as I am with what goes into her food. Too many commercially canned foods are loaded with tons of sodium, high fructose corn syrup, and other unpronouncable ingredients. If you are health-conscious and want to serve your family only the best, high-quality preserved food, this book is for you.
Also, I do not agree with the author in not doubling the recipes. Some of the recipes are so small, and there is no way I will not double them to save time. I have made very large batches of jams and jellies for years without any problems, and cannot understand why the author would state not to do so. I also don't agree with the author in not changing the ratio of sugar in the jams and jellies recipes. Most recipes for jams and jellies contain way too much sugar, and I have had no problems halving the sugars in my jams and jellies as long as I have enough fruit pectin added to compensate. If you don't mind tons of sugar in your jams and jellies, then this shouldn't be a concern.
Overall, this book is excellent, and is one of the best canning and preserving sources I have read. I believe beginners as well as advanced canners would find this book very helpful, if not, at least the delicious recipes will be a great addition!
The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest has many advantages. It has a lot of recipes. Not only how to can in water and a little salt, but delicious recipes. Each page is so well organized, that it becomes so easy to follow the steps. The variety is unique. The Freezing and Drying Chapters are not dry and frozen, but very alive with opportunities of relishing in scrumptious food delights. More surprises: each recipe has a Nutrition Chart at the bottom of the page. What more can one ask for?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for my daughter - I had bought my own copy four years ago. If you like to garden and want to know what to do with all of the produce, this book is for you. Read morePublished 6 months ago by OzarkGal
I have used this book for a few years and bought a copy for my daughter. It is easy to understand and the recipes are tasty!Published 17 months ago by Sharon