Canning and Preserving For Dummies: Edition 2

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Everything you need to know to can and preserve your own food

With the cost of living continuing to rise, more and more people are saving money and eating healthier by canning and preserving food at home. This easy-to-follow guide is perfect for you if you want to learn how to can and preserve your own food, as well as if you're an experienced canner and preserver looking to expand your repertoire with the great new and updated recipes contained in this book.

Inside you'll find clear, hands-on instruction in the basic techniques for everything from freezing and pickling to drying and juicing. There's plenty of information on the latest equipment for creating and storing your own healthy foods. Plus, you'll see how you can cut your food costs while controlling the quality of the food your family eats.

  • Everything you need to know about freezing, canning, preserving, pickling, drying, juicing, and root cellaring
  • Explains the many great benefits of canning and preserving, including eating healthier and developing self-reliance
  • Features new recipes that include preparation, cooking, and processing times
  • Amy Jeanroy is the Herb Garden Guide for About.com and Karen Ward is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals

If you want to save money on your grocery bill, get back to basics, and eat healthier, Canning & Preserving For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your ideal resource!

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About the author

Amelia Jeanroy is a syndicated columnist and the Herb Gardens Guide at About.com. An organic sustainable farmer, she has been canning and preserving foods for 20 years. Karen Ward is a life-long home canner, home economist, recipe developer, and cookbook author. She has been a featured guest on many television shows including QVC and HGTV's Smart Solutions.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Aug 13, 2009
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780470555460
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Language
English
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Genres
Cooking / Beverages / General
Cooking / Methods / Canning & Preserving
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This content is DRM protected.
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