And, there's no better way to read up on canning than on a rainy afternoon. Food preserving seemed to have skipped our parents' generations and is now cool again with us youngsters...and a lot of hipsters. There have been countless articles, blogs and books written specifically about the canning revival, but here's some of my favorite resources to help you on your canning quest:
- Put 'Em Up! by Sherri Brooks Vinton: See my book review from February.
- Canning for a New Generation by Liana Krissof: I was a little suspect about this book at first. It was a little too kitschy for me and, on first glance, thought it was trying a little to hard. But, it's now one of my go-to preserving guides. Krissof has organized recipes by season, with beautiful photos, helpful commentary and concise instructions. Even if you're not planning to can, this book provides many alternatives to get the most out of your ingredients and stretch food life, including homemade yogurt.
- Canvolution + Canning Across America**
- Preserved and Pickled
- Food in Jars: Now I can get my daily fix of mason jars. Drool...
|A pretty array of fresh fruit and preserves from Rachel of Hounds in the Kitchen. |
(via Food in Jars)
- My Pantry Shelf: I came across this site when I was trying to find a recipe for caramelized onion relish. So good. (Although, does anyone have another favorite recipe? It only made a few pints...)
- Simple Bites: Read up and watch the site's canning series here.
Next Sunday marks the kick-off to Canning Across America’s third Can-a-Rama, a week of home canning parties and seasonal preserving nationwide. With the growing season underway in most parts of the country, we hope you’ll join us at the canning kettle once again for a simultaneous show of cans around the country from August 14th - 20th.My last attempt to persuade you to can: It's really not difficult or scary! Follow directions on existing recipes, talk to friends about what you want to make, and get preserving. Really ripe, delicious and plentiful right now: Peaches, blueberries, watermelon, onions, early tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini...I could go on. Just can!