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Are you into canning? I love it! I have canned jam, pickles, and salsa in the summer and have given them away as food gifts at Christmas time. You can store your canned goods for 1 year, so now is the perfect time to can your favorites. By the way, my Mixed Berry Jam is awesome if you’re looking for a good recipe!
You Can CAN is a great book! It’s loaded with beautiful pictures and step-by-step tutorials on canning.
The directions are clear and concise.
Different methods of preserving foods are explained, along with many photos of tools and equipment.
There are lots of handy charts. This one tells you how to prepare, can, and freeze your vegetables.
This picture (from the book) is Chunky Homemade Salsa on page 120. I tried this recipe so I could have some salsa on hand for our holiday parties.
Here are a few pictures of how I made the salsa!
I started with 7 lbs. of plum tomatoes.
I chopped the tomatoes and drained them for 30 minutes.
I cooked the tomatoes for an hour.
I added the chile peppers, onions, vinegar, parsley, tomato paste, sugar, salt, black pepper, and garlic. Then I cooked it for 10 more minutes.
I processed the jars in boiling water (as directed) with the lid on.
And this is how they came out! The recipe made 5 pints. It’s very good! It’s a little too spicy for me, but my husband and some of my family members will love it that way! I won’t put as many chile peppers in it next time.
I highly recommend this book if you want to explore canning your own food! You Can CAN is available at Amazon.com.
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