Canning Cents: The Money-saving Whole-foods Canning Handbook Paperback
By Stephanie Peterson
If you read cookbooks like some folks read novels, Canning Cents will be to your taste.
The book opens with home canning basics, written clearly and simply. Home Canning Basics is uncomplicated and important information for beginners. Experienced canners can use this brush up because food safety is important.
Many people grow who a garden and preserve their harvest do so because they like to know where their food comes from, like eating chemical free foods and depending on Feed Test kits, and want to save money.
I like growing and making gourmet foods that I would never spend the money on. Delis and fancy food stores sell Red Bell Pepper Relish for a whopping $6 a jar. With Chef Stephanie Peterson’s recipes, you literally make pickles and relishes for a few cents a jar.
The chef has blended herbs and spices that will turn a local apple harvest into of Apples in Cinnamon Syrup. Her unique recipe creates a generous 6 pints that just might send you back to the orchard or farmers market for more apples.
Those Apples in Cinnamon Syrup, Tomatoes with French Herbs, Sweet and Hot Corn Relish, are perfect gifts from the garden. Once your friends taste Black Forrest Jam, expect hints and requests for a jar every year.
The collection of canned tomatoes with either Italian, Mexican or, French herbs, will open the door to limitless recipes next winter. This cookbook gives first time canners the confidence to get started and offers a welcome recipe change-up for long time gardeners and veteran canners.
Stephanie Peterson’s chatty comments above each recipe make you think you’re using the recipes of an old friend. Some, she’s even updated from her grandmother’s recipes.
Canning Cents will help you gather everything you need to preserve money-saving whole foods before the garden explodes. You will be ready to transform cucumbers to pickles with Peterson’s pickling tips and recipes.
Budget conscious cooks will appreciate the canned meat, stews and soup stocks. Whether you grow your food or shop at the farmers market, these recipes will save you money. This book is one to add to your collection.