Today I’m sharing another canning resource for you.”Preservation Society Home Preserves” book was written by Camilla Wynne. Today’s canning resource is a book filled with easy canning recipes that aren’t the type of recipes your grandma used to make.
Filled with lots of resources to help you start canning or continue canning. It was the kick-off to my summer series for canning. I also have my Pinterest board with hundreds of recipes as a resource for you! You can find that at the end of the post, with more resources.
I love getting my hands on new cookbooks to share with you especially when it offers something helpful. Bonus, for was to get creative in the kitchen. Canning doesn’t have to be a lost art. I have always felt that if you enjoy making things, cooking and fresh foods that canning is a skill you can benefit from. From the day I learned how with my grandma I never looked back.
Each year I find myself picking a few recipes to try with farmer’s market organic fruits and vegetables. I used to live where we had fruit trees and a large garden. Now we don’t but, I don’t let that stop me from canning and freezing.
Series of Resources for Canning
Preservation Society Home Preserves – 100 Modern Recipes
I received a copy of Preservation Society Home Preserves: 100 Modern Recipes for free from Robert Rose Publishing to facilitate my canning books review. All opinions, text, and images are 100% honest and my own.
I love Camilla’s philosophy of using as much local produce as possible for your recipes. Camilla has worked with some of the top chefs, and this experience is reflected in her recipes. Nothing over the top complicated though. The recipes are a combination of classic ideas and surprise twists.
Preservation Society Home Preserves: 100 Modern Recipes
- After the introduction, there are a few pages of canning basics
- Before each section of recipes is the description of jams, marmalade s, jellies and butter…helping you know the differences
- Quite often the fruits are measured by pounds vs cups but, you will find in the tips equivalents but, not necessarily for every recipe! ( I would recommend having a scale or when purchasing getting your exact fruit in weight for your recipe)
- There are 9 chapters of recipes from your jams, marmalade s, jellies and butters, canned fruits, syrups, pickles, chutneys-relishes, and savory jams, for the fridge, cooking with preserves
- 192 pages, 60 color photographs, published April 2015
My Thoughts about the Canning Book
I found recipes from the standard refrigerator pickles – Kiki’s Fresh Pickles to a more advanced recipe for Cucumber Relish With Fennel and Meyer Lemon water bath canning recipe. There was a recipe for heart-shaped beets that I can’t wait to try which looks very easy and doable. Then flipping through are several pear recipes that caught my eye. One of them was Poires Belle Helene a French Dessert that has a few unique to canning ingredients but, you’ll be able to find them.
I really liked how in the back of the book that you find a few other recipes for popovers, jam pockets, pie, fruit cake in a jar… Kind of a cooking- baking bonus.
There are plenty of recipes in this book. Many photos scattered throughout but, not for every recipe.
- I feel like if you have a basic knowledge of canning that you’ll be able to handle most of the recipes in the book.
- You’ll find plenty of recipes that have your typical grocery store herbs or spices.
- And you’ll find those modern recipes with a unique ingredient but, there will be tips for what you can substitute for that particular ingredient if you can’t find it.
- You will not find step by step images but, there are directions to tell you exactly what to do to create the canning recipes.
- Many of the jam recipes use lemon or lime and no pectin.
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Fig Jam With Secrets
Stay tuned to for the next post in the series it will be sites I love for canning recipes and resources.
- If you’d like to view more recipes, see pricing or consider purchasing for yourself or as a gift you can see it here: Preservation Society Home Preserves: 100 Modern Recipes
- It is available with Prime on Amazon (Preservation Society Home Preserves: 100 Modern Recipes )
- It is not available on Kindle
Today’s tips for canning
- If you want to try making jam but, want to keep it a simple process try using a Jam Maker.
- When canning alway use a canning funnel to fill the jars. It helps give you headspace you need for canning. And keeps the jars cleaner.
- Another great tool to have is a canning scoop which helps get the jam, applesauce, or other fruits, and vegetables into your canning jars.
- You can use wide-mouth jars or regular jars either is fine.
- But, if you make jam using smaller jam jars is nice. Especially if you are giving away the jam you make!
- Find more tips (here)
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