Thursday, October 20, 2011
Canning and Preserving with Ashley English
I picked up this book thinking it would be all recipes. However the first half is all about the nuts and bolts of canning for the beginning canner. Even though I already know how to can I jumped in anyways because a refresher course never hurts.
I appreciated her in depth explanation of all types of canning equipment, their usefulness and proper techniques. Often people forget to tell you why you need to use something. I also enjoyed the history lesson in canning which was quite interesting.
Overall she gives excellent information to the beginning canner and extra pieces of useful tidbits to the experienced canner. I didn't have time or the need to try any of her recipes but they seem to be an excellent assortment.