Canning and Preserving For Dummies by Amelia Jeanroy

By Amelia Jeanroy

Everything you want to comprehend to can and guard your individual food

With the price of residing carrying on with to upward push, an increasing number of everyone is saving cash and consuming fitter by means of canning and retaining nutrition at domestic. This easy-to-follow advisor is ideal for you for you to tips on how to can and safeguard your personal nutrition, in addition to in case you are an skilled canner and preserver seeking to extend your repertoire with the nice new and up to date recipes contained during this book.

Inside you can find transparent, hands-on guideline within the simple thoughts for every little thing from freezing and pickling to drying and juicing. there is lots of details at the newest apparatus for developing and storing your individual fit meals. Plus, you will see how one can minimize your nutrition expenses whereas controlling the standard of the foodstuff your loved ones eats.

  • Everything you must learn about freezing, canning, keeping, pickling, drying, juicing, and root cellaring
  • Explains the various nice advantages of canning and conserving, together with consuming more healthy and constructing self-reliance
  • Features new recipes that come with practise, cooking, and processing times
  • Amy Jeanroy is the Herb backyard advisor for About.com and Karen Ward is a member of the foreign organization of Culinary Professionals

If you need to get monetary savings in your grocery invoice, come back to fundamentals, and devour more fit, Canning & conserving For Dummies, 2d Edition is your perfect source!

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Use the correct processing method and processing time to destroy microorganisms. The recipe will tell you what method to use, but it helps if you understand the difference between high- and low-acid foods and how the canning methods for each differ. Go to Chapter 3 for details. ✓ Know the elevation you’re working at. Adjust your processing time or pressure when you’re at an altitude over 1,000 feet above sea level. For accurate information on how to adjust for your altitude, refer to Chapter 4 for water-bath canning conversions and Chapter 9 for pressure canning conversions.

Canning Equipment The equipment in this section is especially designed for canning, which means you’ll use it during canning season but not much otherwise. Make sure you store these items in a safe, clean location. And be sure to look over every piece each time you use it to check for wear and tear. Canning vessels The kind of food you’ll be canning determines the type of vessel you’ll be using: a water-bath canner or a pressure canner. Refer to Chapters 4 and 9, respectively, for detailed information on using each of these vessels.

For accurate information on how to adjust for your altitude, refer to Chapter 4 for water-bath canning conversions and Chapter 9 for pressure canning conversions. ✓ Put together a plan before you start your preserving session. Read your recipe (more than once). Have the proper equipment and correct ingredients on hand to prevent last-minute shortages and inconvenient breaks (make a list of what you need and check off items as you gather them). 15 24 Part I: Getting Started ✓ Vacuum-sealing machines: A vacuum sealer is the most efficient appliance around for removing air from food-storage bags.

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