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Preserve It - Lynda Brown


Synopsis:
Covering pickling, jam-making, freezing, bottling, canning, brewing, smoking, salting, drying, curing, sausage-making, and cheese-making, Preserve It! demystifies the processes and shows you how you can, with traditional techniques, preserve fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and dairy without expensive equipment or training. From garden to table, every detail along the way is explained with clear, step-by-step instructions, guiding gardeners and cooks of all levels through the satisfying crafts of bottling jams, syrups, and chutneys, or even making sausage, cheese, butter, cider, and wine.


©2010


My Opinion:
I had not preserved anything before except tomato sauce, so I really had no idea if there was anything fairly novice to attempt, but lo and behold I found a pickle recipe, that may have been overnight but was easy.
I did leave out mustard seeds, mainly due to the Labor Day holiday and no stores open, but it didn't take away from the pickles. I'd make them again too. Next time with the seed.
For sure this is a book I will try some more of, maybe even attempt something harder.
For all you canning and preserve needs, get it. It is awesome!

5/5

Bread and Butter Pickles, Page 72




~I received a copy from DK Canada. I was not compensated for my opinion~

Comments

  1. Looks like a great book. I love the idea of preserving my fall harvest, but seldom take the time to get it done :) Maybe this book would help.

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  2. Oooooo I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE preserves! Great review.

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  3. Yum, those Bread & Butter pickles look delicious.

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  4. The preserve it book has a number of really tasty sounding recipes. One thing i've been wondering about though is what Lynda Brown means when she says 'small' or 'medium' jars? It's a little frustrating since you need to have the jars sterilized and have to guess which + how many to sterilize.

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