Better Homes and Gardens Can It!

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-23
  • Publisher: Wiley
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This follow-up to the successful You Can Can contains the same photo-driven and inspirational approach to canning and preserving, with more of a focus on bold new recipe ideas. Organized by type of produce, the book includes more than 100 recipes for jams and jellies, pickles, relishes and chutneys, sauces and spreads. A bonus chapter featuring Gifts from the Jar includes inspiring and thoughtful ideas for homemade gifts with seasonal bounty. Beautiful photos throughout to guide readers through every step from garden-fresh to pantry-ready. Includes handy charts and tips on produce seasonality.

Table of Contents

8 Canning Basics
Learn everything you need to know to start canning—method, ingredients, equipment, and how to keep your food delicious and safe to eat.

22 Berries & Cherries
Condense the joys of summer's diminutive orbs of sweetness into jar after jar of dynamite deliciousness.

50 Totally Tomatoes
Transport the summer garden's quintessential fl avor into year-round pleasure.

72 Scent of Citrus
Squeeze the zesty essences of lemons, oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit into sunny jars.

84 Happy Couples
Practice your matchmaking skills by combining meant-for-each-other fl avors in jams, jelly, salsa, and spreads.

100 From Down Deep
Dig into the earthy goodness of preserved beets, carrots, radishes, and onions.

114 Tropical Treasures
Turn to the tropics in the winter. Mangoes, papayas, pineapples, and bananas are ripe and ready year-round.

128 First Blush
Savor the golden glow of peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots with these inspiring recipes.

152 Row Crops
Preserve the enticing tastes of three family-favorite veggies—corn, green beans, and peppers.

168 Apples & Pears
Stir the fruits of fall into these delectable delights.

180 From the Herb Garden
Snip fresh, fragrant herbs to create one-of-a-kind jellies, compotes, and sauces.

196 From the Vine
Fill your pantry with the terrifi c tastes of produce from late-summer’s climbers and ramblers.

214 Meant for Giving
Jar handcrafted liqueurs, preserves, and vinegars to share with those you love. Superb recipes and charming packaging ideas pave the way.

232 Troubleshooting
Check out these charts for answers to the most common canning questions.

234 Index

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