A Beginner's Guide to Making Jams & Jellies, Chutneys & Pickles, Sauces & Ketchups, Syrups & Alcoholic Sips by Jill Nice (Hardcover—2012)
This beautifully illustrated, practical and easy-to-use guide provides a wealth of ideas for making delicious preserves and drinks from over 50 fruits and vegetables. There is no comparison between shop-bought preserves and those you can make at home. With the most basic equipment, a little time, and some fresh home-grown or bought produce you can make a jam, pickle, or drink that's totally unique, incredibly delicious, and inexpensive. Whether you want to savour the taste of your summer tomatoes all year round, treat your friends and family to the most thoughtful presents, or are looking for a way to control what's in your and your children's food, this book will show you how.
In this definitive guide, author Jill Nice covers all aspects of preserving. She takes readers step by step through the preserving process, including choosing the right jars and containers, utensils, and equipment; cooking with sugars and setting ingredients; and safe, easy sterilizing. This book also contains both traditional and modern preserving techniques, store cupboard cheats, and lots of handy tips and advice. From the most well-known and loved fruits and vegetables like strawberries, chillies, and blackcurrants to more unusual ones like okra and pomegranate, you will find recipes for jams, ketchups, pickles, cordials, conserves, jellies, curds, and much more! Inspired recipes, reliable advice, and fail-safe instructions—all in Jill's engaging, down-to-earth, and inimitable style.