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Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving

(book, Judi Kingry & Lauren Devine)

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From Ball, the makers of home preserving supplies, comes a book destined to become the bible of home preserving. The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving includes comprehensive directions on safe canning and preserving methods, plus lists of required equipment and utensils. Specific instructions for first-timers and handy tips for the experienced make the book a valuable addition to any kitchen library. 

As nutrition and food quality has become more important, home canning and preserving has increased in popularity for the benefits it offers:

 Cooks gain control of the ingredients, including organic fruits and vegetables
 Preserving foods at their freshest point locks in nutrition
 The final product is free of chemical additives and preservatives
 Store-bought brands cannot match the wonderful flavor of homemade
 Only a few hours are needed to put up a batch of jam or relish
 Home preserves make a great personal gift any time of year

The book's 400 innovative and enticing recipes include everything from salsas and savory sauces to pickling, chutneys, relishes, jams, jellies, and fruit spreads, including:

 Mango-Raspberry Jam, Damson Plum Jam
 Crab Apple Jelly, Green Pepper Jelly
 Spiced Red Cabbage, Pickled Asparagus
 Roasted Red Pepper Spread, Tomatillo Salsa
* Brandied Apple Rings, Apricot-Date Chutney