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Ninibini
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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Aug 11 2020 :  8:37:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Helloooooo Sisters! I'm in Heaven! It's Canning Season!

Have you girls ever seen the book, "Not Your Mama's Canning Book" by Rebecca Lindamood? Oh my GOSH, is it awesome! She shares unique canning recipes in the front of the book and then recipes with which to use them in the back! Cranberry Ketchup, Instant Hummus-In-A-Jar, Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie In A Jar.. Oh my, I am ADDICTED! She even has recipes for "herb bombs" and things like Chocolate Extract. Very, very cool, indeed!

I also recently picked up the book, "Naturally Sweet Food In Jars" by Marisa McClellan. It looks wonderful. I have really cut back on sugar and sweeteners in our diet, and love the idea of using natural sweeteners like maple, honey, fruit juices and agave nectar in my canning projects. I'm dying to try her Blueberry Butter, Sweet Corn Salsa, Dried Fig Preserves and Peach Salsa! YUM! She also has things like Fruitcake Conserve and Apple Date Chutney, which sound like they'd be LOVELY as holiday gifts!

What are some of your favorite canning books? Any favorite recipes to share or recommend?

Hugs -

Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Aug 12 2020 :  05:15:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nini, you're talking to me. Never met a canning book I didn't like (want). Here's my canning library that is still growing every chance I get.

Gotta start with the Grandmamas of them all - Ball Blue Book and Kerr Home Canning Book 1952.

Preserving Italy - Domenica Marchetti
Mrs Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry - Cathy Barrow
American Test Kitchen d.i.y. Cookbook
Small Batch Preserving - Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard
Growing & Canning Your Own Food - Jackie Clay
Preserving Made at Home - Dick & James Strawbridge

The next two are canning magazines from the grocery store.
BH&G Canning & preserving/freezing/drying - Summer 2015
Harris Farmer's Almanac Canning & Preserving - Summer 2017

The next two are chapters from Vintage cookbooks.
The Victory Binding of the American Woman's Cookbook Wartime Edition 1944

Cookbook prepared by Home Bureau Ottawa, Illinois 1946

If I kept digging I might have come up with others but these are the ones I use and keep handy.




Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Aug 12 2020 :  07:36:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like my canning book repertoire is about to grow.
My go to is Jackie Clays
Sara, you win! LOL
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Aug 12 2020 :  08:22:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lisa, Didn't know it was a contest - I would have kept digging. I learned about Jackie Clay from you.

Nina I've been looking at "Not Your Mama's Canning Book" and may take another look after your rave reviews.

Along with the canning books I have learned so much from the FarmGirls who post what they can and how. Canning dried beans without soaking is the biggy for me.


Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Aug 13 2020 :  02:16:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bow to the masters. lol I only have the ball canning book. It is a newer one, treated myself a few years back. My original one was falling apart. I did join the rebel canning group on facebook. They can everything,and alot i would not, but to each his own. Oh yes the canning season will be going in full force very soon. Potatoes are ready to dig, carrots, and tomatoes are starting.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Aug 15 2020 :  12:27:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara! Omgosh! Those look like awesome canning books! I forgot... I totally love my Jackie Clay books! Must be losing my marbles! She is a canning goddess! Lol. I am going to look up your recommendations. Im already tempted by "Preserving Italy," and I was looking at "Mrs. Wheelbarrow" myself just the other day! Thank you!

Im doing a farmgirl giveaway right now that includes the "Not Your Mama's" book... I'll have to add the link here later, but please do check it out and sign up, girls!!

Lisa... If memory serves, YOU introduced me to Jackie Clay! She is just amazing!

Yep! Sara, I think our farmgirl sisters are the go-to resource for just about anything!!

Michele! The best cookbooks are those that end up falling apart, am I right? You cannot go wrong with the Ball Canning book... Everything turns out delicious! That rebel canning group... Is that the group of ladies who have YouTube Channels (i.e. Wilhelm's Kitchen, Sutton's Daze, The Kneady Homesteader, etc., etc.?)? If so, I watch them ALL the time! I LOVE them! But I dont do Facebook... Bummer! I'd love to hear about what you've learned from them sometime!!

Thanks so much for sharing! Im so excited to try some of these new books out!!

Hugs,

Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

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