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Canning Books I’m Jamming On

October 19, 2010

Boy, are there some great new canning recipe books out there.  It seems that everyone is on a similar wave length and the time to get back to doing some of the simpler and more rewarding things in life are taking their seat in the forefront of our consciousness.  Okay, that is a big thought…but you know what I mean?  Right!?  Not only are there a lot more canners out there dipping their toes into the water bath; but there are also a lot of NEW and fabulous canning books out there to inspire us!

Very recently, I purchased Rachel Saunders new book on-line, The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook.  I watched her one night on YouTube discussing her love for making great jams and jellies and her passion and love for this craft inspired me to purchase her book.  I tried to wait patiently for it to arrive but must admit I made a daily trip to the post-office hoping there would be a slip in the slot letting me know it had arrived.  It didn’t take long before it was here.  Phew. 

I was surprised to see that it was a rather large and comprehensive novel.  The pictures are beautiful and Rachel’s explanations of both the preparation and process of making tasty jams, jellies and marmalades are wonderful.  It’s jamming!!  Unable to put this book down, I’ve basically read it cover to cover and again.  I’m anxious to try some of her recipes but I think they’ll have to wait until Matt and I head down to Florida for a month of intense marmalade making in March.  MMMmmm…doesn’t that sound like fun!?!

Rachel’s book is sure to become a staple in every canners arsenal as it is a comprehensive guide to making some beautiful looking and sweet tasting things.  Check out her video…I am sure she will inspire you to.  YouTube – The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2010 1:56 am

    There are so many canning books out there that I want right now! I just learned recently how to can grape jelly. Now I’m addicted.
    http://nycgardening.blogspot.com/2010/10/ill-never-go-back-to-store-bought.html
    This book sounds awesome.

    • October 20, 2010 7:32 am

      Your grape jelly looks amazing! I haven’t tried that yet but one day. So many wonderful things to make. If you enjoy making jams and jellies I think you will love this book. It is so detailed and explains the process really well with great pictures to illustrate the various stages… like the set point.

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