I love canning and preserving, not only does it allow me to keep healthy food on hand, but it means we can stretch our food farther. I’m always on the look out for different twists on preserving our food and different recipes, so I was happy to get a copy of Best of Bridge Home Preserving to review. The cookbook has 120 different recipes for jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles and other ways to preserve your food.
Best of Bridge Home preserving has 306 pages in the spiral bound book that not only introduces you to preserving but also teaching the reader about food safety, different acidity levels, the equipment you need and how to use your preserves after you make them. Besides the basics of canning and preserving you will find a variety of recipes for jams, conserves, relishes, chutneys, butters, salsas and pretty much anything else you can preserve.
One of the first things I loved about this cookbook is the variety of recipes, not only was I able to find a blueberry jam recipe, which had been hard to find in the past, but also pear jam. The cookbook include traditional recipes as well as quicker shortcut versions, and use several that you are use to as well as some you’ve never heard of. The collection of recipes can help you use your garden bounty or what you find at the farmer’s market in season and find different ways to preserve it to enjoy later in the year (or much later). Filled with delicious recipes and inspiring photography with ideas of how to use your preserves – you’ll want to learn how to can and preserve your own food.
If you’re looking to try your hand at canning and preserving, Best of Bridge Home Preserving is a great way to get you started. Just add fruit or vegetables and the tools you need. You can find Best of Bridge Home Preserving on Amazon and in stores near you.