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Canning & Preserving For Dummies Paperback – May 9, 2003
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From the Back Cover
Juicy details on making your own jams and jellies, canned veggies, and dried snacks
Enjoy delicious, do-it-yourself treats year-round and they make great gifts!
Putting up fruits and vegetables in your home is as easy as pie with this step-by-step guide to canning and preserving. With easy-to-follow recipes, up-to-date safety guidelines, and simple, fun techniques, youll find everything you need to fill your pantry with savory, homemade fare.
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
About the Author
Karen Ward is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a home economist, and an instructor in the art of canning.
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The book is great if you have never canned before, and you are looking for basics. The book gives just enough information to help you understand why you are to do something a certain way, but it doesn't get any more advanced that that. Also, the recipes are very simple, and you would probably find more with your pressure canner. So I'm not all that impressed. It also doesn't cover what to do if you have to keep an ingredient out, due to allergies, or because you don't like it. I think it's important to know when it's okay to change a recipe and when it's not, and I just don't think this book quite covers it well enough. Now, I do a lot of canning, and have for many years, I bought the book as a gift for a friend, but decided to read it first to make sure it covers what I wanted her to know. So my review might not be fair due to my personal experience.