I figured that I would change my review a little because I have now gotten out quite a few canning books from the library and it is easier to compare this to them.
This book has jams, jellies, relishes, chutneys and sauces, some pickles and then some canned fruit and tomatoes (which aren't very common in the other books available through KCLS).
This book has a lot of basic / classic recipes (strawberry jam, dill pickles) and not as many innovative ones as some of the other books in the library. I was a little discouraged about how large the batches were (since the title advertises “small batch” recipes). The recipes make anywhere from two to nine jars; although to be fair, I should mention that a lot of the recipes she uses small (1 cup / 250mL) jars. This book has a lot of relishes compared to some of the other canning books in the library, ranging from classic hot dog relish to chipotle cherry tomato relish and fennel thyme relish. Has a recipe for sweet & sour plumb sauce that doesn’t have any soy, which I would definitely want to make.
Uses fresh lemon juice, which some other cookbooks don’t recommend because they say that the acidity isn’t consistent from lemon to lemon. Has some recipes with interesting flavor combinations (such as spiced pear cranberry chutney and ruby red hot marmalade), although not as much as some of the other books.
Every jelly/jam/marmalade recipe possible!! Pickles and pickled ginger!
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