Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cookbook Review Blue Ribbon Canning by Linda J. Amendt

Title: Blue Ribbon Canning
Author: Linda J. Amendt
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Cookbook
Length: 224
Release Date: April, 28 2015
Reviewed by: Laurie
Rating - 5

Blue Ribbon Canning across America takes readers on a canning journey and celebrates Americana with 150 state fair prize-winning recipes for jam, preserves, pickles, sauces, and more, plus tips and methods for making delicious blue ribbon recipes at home.

In addition, thorough chapters on ingredients, equipment, canning techniques, and safe processing will provide a solid foundation for canners of all skill levels. Special sections on the history of canning, the history of fair competitions, and information on how to enter a fair competition to complete the package.

Over the last few years I have been able to add several fruit trees and a few fruit bushes to our backyard and this year I am getting a garden ready, so I figured I better get a head start and figure out the best preserve fresh produce before summer gets here. I went to Netgallay hoping there would be something there.  While most publishers wont allow a romance blog to review their cookbooks, I found one that did and it just so happens it was just what I needed. 

 I never knew how much went into canning. This book took me from beginning of the canning process to end, which was what I was looking for in a book. Too often times we have to buy several books to get a completed product, but Blue Ribbon Canning takes you all he way through the process and with awesome recipes, such as, Spiced Barry Jam and Mint Jelly, which I will be trying in a cake recipe as soon as I am able, I don’t see me having to buy anymore canning books for a long time.

The authors included not only jellies and jams recipes but they also, include recipes for fruits, vegetables, pickles and more. They also offer Canning techniques, step by step for pressure canning, canning equipment and much more. I could see this book working well for beginners all the way to advance canners.

Recipes are easy to read and follow. I love how they added things like, if you love Margaritas then you’ll love this jam and  Did you know facts corner with saying like, Did you know there are over 3,000 fairs healed in America each year…. Heck, no I didn’t LOL

I would have liked to see more pictures of the completed recipes and I wished they would have included the sales for devices instead of just paperback, but all in all this is an awesome book that I will be buying ASAP. 

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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