Thursday, June 11, 2009

Okay, I have decided to do some canning....where do I get recipes and instructions?

So, you have decided to try your hand at canning. But, you don't know where to find recipes or instructions for specific fruits, vegetables, or meats. No worries! There are actually several sites that have the USDA guide to canning. There are other sites that have really good information as well. Take a look at this is very comprehensive and you only need to print out the information/recipe that you giant books to store!

There is also a time honored resource that is very reasonably priced. It is the Ball Blue Book of Preserving". It retails on Amazon for just under $9.00 (soft bound), but LRH has seen it at a Big Box store for just over $7.00-$8.00. It has instructions, beautiful photos, and nice graphics to help individuals with very little, or a great deal of experience in Canning.

Choose a recipe today and plan to try it. Jams, in my opinion, are a great way to begin learning to can. They are fast, and easy. Actually, you will find canning many fruits and vegetables to be relatively simple in the steps that need to be followed. Make a plan today so that you will be ready when it is time to harvest your garden, or when you take a visit to the local Farmer's Market!

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