Recommended Books on Home Canning and Freezing - Part 2

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Recommended Books about Canning, Jam making, Food Drying and Preserving

Whether you are canning for your first time or in your 50th year of canning; all the books and recipes you need are here, and at the best prices you'll find anywhere.

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Home Food Fermenting, Cheese-making and More Books

 

Wild Fermentation: A Do-it-yourself Guide to Cultural Manipulation

by Sandor Ellix Katz
A very literal guide, "A DIY Guide to Cultural Manipulation" is a great resource for learning to use the microbes around you. Wanna learn how to make your own sourdough? Miso? Beer? Yogurt? Injera (Ethiopian sourdough) bread?!!! It's in this handy dandy and super resourceful guide for fermenting in the comfort of your own home. Yummy home made sour cream! Buttermilk! Cheese and tempeh!!! Double and triple wow your friends and family with the helpful directions on how to ferment your own kimchi and other tasty, briny treats.
This is the original zine written by Sandor Ellix Katz before he went on to become an international fermenting superstar. It's still his most accessible, basic, and pocket-sized guide! 

 

 

Everyday Cheesemaking: How to Succeed Making Dairy and Nut Cheese at Home

by K. Ruby Blume

Everyday Cheesemaking is an introduction to DIY home cheese making made simple and accessible. K. Ruby Blume introduces you to the concepts, equipment, and ingredients necessary to making cheese at home successfully the very first time you try. The book offers clear instructions, humorous stories, and dozens of recipes and troubleshooting tips. You'll learn about running a small home goat dairy and how to make non-dairy cheese recipes using nut milks. With its light and practical approach, this book is perfect for anyone who is itching to get started and impress their friends and family with delicious homemade cheese.


The Ball Blue Book of Preserving

This is THE book on canning AND freezing!  My grandmother used this book when I was a child.  It tells you in simple instructions how to can almost anything; complete with recipes for jam, jellies, pickles, sauces, canning vegetables, meats, etc.  If it can be canned, this book likely tells you how! Click on the link below for more information and / or to buy (no obligation to buy)

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Ball Blue Book of Preserving

 

 

Homesweet Homegrown: How to Grow, Make, And Store Food, No Matter Where You Live

by Jennifer Biggs and Robyn Jasko

Robyn Jasko and Jennifer Biggs' Homesweet Homegrown is a simple DIY guide to growing, storing, and making your own food, no matter where you live. An ideal companion to Raleigh Briggs' DIY guide Make Your Place, Jasko and Biggs' debut book will turn you into a healthy, happy farmer even if you live in a big city skyrise. Built around eight comprehensive sections (Know, Start, Grow, Plant, Plan, Make, Eat, and Store), this wonderful 128-page guide walks you through all the steps of successfully nurturing a crop of delicious, healthy vegetables. Everyone from the base beginner to the seasoned farmhand will find something for them in these pages. (The recipe section alone is enough to keep you comin' back to this gem for years!) Narrated in a friendly, helpful tone by Jasko and buoyed by Biggs's great illustrations, this book is the definition of awesomely useful. Super, super, SUPER inspiring. Grow your own everything!

 

 

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Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving

by United States Dept. of Agriculture

Practical, easy-to-follow guide contains virtually everything consumers need to know about home canning: how to select, prepare, and can fruits, vegetables, poultry, red meats and seafoods; how to preserve fruit spreads, fermented foods and pickled vegetables; how to prepare foods for special diets, and much more. Also includes scores of simply written recipes that even beginners can handle (smoked fish, turkey-tamale pie, chicken croquettes, more. It's the second book to get, after the Ball Guide. Click on the link below for more information and / or to buy (no obligation to buy)
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The Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving

The Kerr Home Canning book

The Kerr book is another long time favorite!  Most people grew up with either the Ball Blue Book or the Kerr Home Canning Book on their mother's cookbook shelf! Click on the link at left to see more information and how to order it through Amazon.com for the best price!

 

Canning Supplies

Canning Jars

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Canning jars: quart (32 oz) jars

Canning jars: pint (16 oz) jars

Canning jars: 8 oz jars

Quilted Canning jars: 4 oz glass jars

 

 

 

 

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Lids, Rings and Jars

 

 

 

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Pectin

Making Jam?  Need Pectin, but the local store is out?

Is your jam too runny? Pectin enables you to turn out perfectly set jam every time.  Made from natural apples, there are also low-sugar pectins that allow you  to reduce the sugar you add by almost half!

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Ball home canning kit water bath canner

Home Canning Kits

This is the same 33 qt (total volume) type of  standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning, the Ball Blue Book. You'll never need anything else except more jars and lids!
Features:

* All the tools you need for hot waterbath canning - in one comprehensive set!
* Complete with 21 1/2 qt. enameled waterbath canner and "Ball Blue Book" of canning.
* Also includes canning rack, funnel, jar lifter, jar wrencher, bubble freer, tongs and lid lifter.
* A Kitchen Krafts exclusive collection. 

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Waterbath Canner, 33 qt. If you want only the canner, without the Ball Blue Book, tongs, lid lifter, jar funnel and other supplies, click at left for more information!

If you have a glass or ceramic stove top, then flat bottomed canners are generally recommended.  Here's a good value on at 21 Quart (total volume) one!
Fagor home canning accessories kit

5-Piece Canning Accessories Kit

  • Five-piece set: funnel, jar lifter, lid lifter, jar wrench, and tongs
  • Vinyl coating improves grip and prevents heat transfer
  • Extra-wide funnel mouth
  • Ideal for home canning
  • Hand washable only

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Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes

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Home Canning Kits

Features:

Ball Enamel Waterbath Canner, Including Chrome-Plated Rack and 4-Piece Utensil Set

* All the tools you need for hot waterbath canning - in one comprehensive set!
* Complete with 21 1/2 qt. enameled waterbath canner
* Also includes canning rack, funnel, jar lifter, jar wrencher, bubble freer, tongs and lid lifter.
* A Kitchen Krafts exclusive collection.

This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
Don't forget the Ball Blue Book!

Lids, Rings, Jars, mixes, pectin, etc.

Need lids, rings and replacement jars?  Or pectin to make jam, spaghetti sauce or salsa mix or pickle mixes?  Get them all here, and usually at lower prices than your local store!

Get them all here at the best prices on the internet!