There is nothing more satisfying than popping open a jar of homemade pickles, chutney or chilli sauce, knowing that each ingredient was prepared by hand and the freshness of the harvest is captured beneath the lid. Such a treat is absolutely worth the time and effort in the preparation. These inventive and easy-to-follow recipes inspire the joys of home preserving. The simple step-by-step preserving techniques ensure safety and assure successful home preparation. The additional of 16 new colour photographs in this new printing complement the how-to instructions. Some of the delicious recipes are Aunt Thelma's Bread-and-Butter Pickles, Curry Pickled Cauliflower, Fire and Spice Pearl Onions, Classic Sauerkraut, Pickled Sweet Cherries, Chipotle Tomato Salsa, Smoky Raspberry Barbecue Sauce, Beet and Horseradish Relish, Mango Banana Chutney, Apple Raisin Chutney, Tangy French Cornichons and Asian Pickled Aubergine. This comprehensive information on pickling ranges from preserving equipment essentials, to extensive information on purchasing, to tips on harvesting and preparing the ingredients for optimal results every time.
Jennifer MacKenzie is a professional home economist and author, with years of highly regarded experience in recipe development, testing and editing. She has also been a canning competition judge for several years and is also the author of The Dehydrator Bible and The Complete Root Cellar Book.