Canning & Preserving: Enjoy the Bounties of Summer and Autumn All Year Long
Whether you forage, garden, or buy fresh produce, you want to utilize your delicious harvest. Learn the skills of canning and preserving, and savor those tantalizing flavors any time you choose. If you want to enjoy the bounties of summer and autumn all year long, Canning & Preserving, is just right for you.
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The easy-to-follow guide introduces the basics of canning and preserving. Find out what equipment is needed, with directions on how to assemble and use the various gear. Then discover the differences between hot-water-bath canning and pressure canning. Michele provides eight recipes for each method to help you safely practice and perfect each technique. Canning & Preserving goes on to cover essential food warnings and safety precautions. Plus, you’ll find an FAQ section, information about storing and using your preserves, and charts for cooking temperatures and altitude adjustments.
There are few things more satisfying than preparing, canning, and preserving your favorite popular foods. If you are just starting out, you’ll appreciate the simple methods presented here. If you have experience with food preservation, this is an ideal quick-reference source. So keep this photo-illustrated guide handy. Its pocket-size design makes it easy to store, and its convenient format makes it fun and simple to use.
Give it a try. Here is a blog post with two easy recipes.
About the author: Michele N. Harmeling is a poet and essayist from the quirky small town of Palmer, Alaska, who believes that raspberry jam just isn’t the same without seeds. Her lifelong hobbies include foraging for wild edibles and mushrooms—and canning, pickling, or preserving what she finds. She enjoys teaching basic plant and mushroom identification and is an avid hiker, backpacker, and trail-runner.
A graduate of Eastern Washington University’s MFA program, her work has appeared in such publications as Juked magazine, the Alaska Quarterly Review, The Adirondack Review, and many more. She is the recipient of the 2009 Whiskey Island Review Poetry Prize. She shares her home in the woods with her young son, Walker (yes, as in “Texas Ranger”); a few cats; and her dog, Puck.
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