Recently I did some home canning for the first time. We were super pleased with the pickles and the salsa and have made more since. I accepted the offer to check out this book because I thought it might be fun to try canning some other things as well.
- Author: Mary Tregellas
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (June 19, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250004462
- ISBN-13: 978-1250004468
- Cover price $24.99
ABOUT HOMEMADE PRESERVES & JAMS
HOMEMADE PRESERVES AND JAMS by Mary Tragellas is a wonderful collection of over 90 seasonal easy-to follow recipes. This book is perfect for all kinds of delicious, sweet and savory jams, preserves, and more. It also has recipes for incorporating them into your cooking. Stunningly photographed, there are luscious jams, juicy jellies, tangy curds, tropical marmalades, crunchy pickles, intoxicating cordials, to eat on their own or with scones, rice pudding or waffles; or to incorporate into plum cake. And even a few bread recipes to spread them on—the possibilities are endless, including:
- Poppy Seed Rolls
- Raspberry Jam
- Three Fruit Marmalade
- Clementine and Passion Fruit Jelly
- Lemon Meringue Tarts
- Orange curd
- Cheesy Scone Bread
- Arugula and Walnut Pesto
- Mango Chicken
- And many more!
In addition to the recipes, the introduction offers a wealth of specific and invaluable advice on how to plan, preserve, and store your wares, starting with “Useful Equipment”, “A Note on Ingredients”, and “General Preserving Tips.” This beautiful book is both entertaining to read—interspersed with anecdotes, literary quotations, and a little bit of history—and practical to follow. So whether you are new to preserving or a seasoned jam-maker it is sure to be a sweet and savory addition to your cookbook shelf.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MARY TREGELLAS acquired a garden with a prolific greengage plum tree some twelve years ago, since then she has been quietly honing her preserving skills in her small kitchen in southwest London. She produces artisan-made preserves for friends and family (and other loyal customers), and sells her produce at local fairs.
I received a copy of Homemade Preserves & Jams.
- Daily Bread
The beginning of this book includes information on ingredients, as well as helpful tools and tips. The recipes all look easy to follow. Each recipe includes the recommended shelf life of the finished product. Prep and cooking time is not included but really couldn’t be since making these things is such a manual process. Many of the recipes are accompanied by a color photo. The book covers more than just fruit, it even covers some breads, sauces like ketchup, and liquor! This book would be great for anyone interested in canning and how to make their canned goods.
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