Give tasty, homemade holiday gifts with this guide to water bath and pressure canning for beginners—from Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®!
For many people, canning conjures up memories of cozy kitchens filled with fresh, flavorful produce, ready to be preserved. Whether you're picking up this time-honored tradition again or just starting out, the Beginner's Guide to Canning teaches you everything you need to know about water bath and pressure canning, with plenty of recipes for jams, pickles, vegetables, soups, and more.
Start with an easy primer lesson that lays out all the essential information about small batch canning and then give it a go with some foolproof recipes like Low-Sugar Berry Jam and Dilly Beans. From there, put your new knowledge to work with 90 step-by-step recipes that are sure to tickle your taste buds.
Safe & practical—Explore the nuts and bolts of preserving food properly, including a look at the necessary equipment, ingredients, and fundamental rules of safe canning.
Savor the seasons—With dozens of delicious, easy-to-follow canning recipes, it's so easy to preserve seasonal flavors to enjoy all year round, like Apple-Peach Butter and Simple Spaghetti Sauce.
Spread the love—A whole chapter is dedicated to delicious, giftable treats, like Rhubarb Chardonnay Jam, Raspberry-Chocolate Ice Cream Topping, and Pepper Jelly.
Can you preserve it? Yes, you can, with the ultimate canning book for beginners.
About the Author
Diane Devereaux is The Canning Diva®, a nationally syndicated food preservation expert, television presenter, instructor, mother of two, and author of The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning and Canning Full Circle: From Garden to Jar to Table.
“From Dilly Beans to jelly, this book is jam-packed with goodness! Diane Devereaux can ‘produce’ results for you and bring them to fruition. This book is easy to read and full of useful recipes.” —Rick Vuyst, host of the Flowerland Show WOOD radio, owner of Flowerland stores, author of I Just Wet My Plants
“Diane Devereaux has proven once again why she is the queen of canning! An utterly thorough, conscious, and mindful approach to the preservation of nature’s bounty. This book embraces technique, safety, and the celebration of seriously good food.” —Chef Jason Roberts, TV personality and author
“Diane Devereaux's newest book is just what you need. Beginner's Guide To Canning is factual, economically beneficial, and healthy. Easy to follow, great tips, and full of delicious recipes!” —Rich Beresford, founder of AroundTheCabin.com