When you are just getting started with your homesteading efforts, you’ll find that canning and food preservation is likely to be a skill at the top of the list of things to learn when homesteading.
This Ball Complete Book Of Home Preserving is just the thing you’ll need to be a successful canner.
If you’ve even just considered giving canning a try or bought a set of canning jars to use for storage or even drinking glasses, you know that Ball is one of the biggest names in the canning world.
If they publish a book on canning, it’s something worth paying attention to and this Complete Book of Home Preserving does not disappoint.
Yes, there are a lot of free resources about canning available online, but there’s just something about having a big book sitting on your kitchen counter that you can reference throughout the canning process. It’s also nice to have and leaf through for inspiration when you’re facing a big batch of produce that needs to be “put up”.
Canning is a great way to enjoy healthy, nutritious foods throughout the year.
It allows you to preserve everything your garden has to offer throughout the year and it allows you to take advantage of great offers from the farmers market.
As expected from a book like this it has a lot of recipes for a large variety of canned products you can make right at home in your kitchen. What makes this book such an invaluable resource though is all the extra information packed into these pages. You’ll find detailed information on the basics of canning and each step of the food preservation process.
Safety is crucial when you’re preserving food that you and your family will eat months from now. This book has a lot of information about foodborne illnesses and how to prevent them. You have to make sure you kill bad bacteria through preservation and to make that happen, you have to follow a time tested process that this book will teach you.
This is a book on canning that you will come back to again and again, to review processes, take advantage of the handy guide on produce weight vs. volume, and of course to try some of the amazing recipes included.
I highly recommend you add this to your library of cooking and homemaking books.