Hellooooo canning season! It’s that time again, when you stock up on jars, buy pounds of almost-too-ripe fruit and veggies and prepare your kitchen for a full day of canning.
So let’s introduce Marisa McClellan, author of Preserving by the Pint and the renowned Food in Jars blog. We love this book because of the straightforward way Marisa breaks down small-batch canning, which makes me breathe a sigh of relief.
Nowadays, lots of people are shopping at farmers markets and produce stands, but most heritage canning recipes are written for putting up large, farm-size amounts of produce. Marisa realized that farm-size recipes weren’t cutting it for those of us with apartment-sized kitchens, so she started to experiment with small-batch canning.
Her fun book is full of simple tricks and recipes and photos that will make your mouth water, plus cute stories and easy-to-follow directions. But what I really love about it is that many of these recipes take less than an hour! Here’s one to try right now:
Recipe reprinted with permission from Preserving by the Pint by Marisa McClellan, copyright © 2014. Published by Running Press Book Publishers. Photographs © 2014 by Steve Legato.
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