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The Canadian Living Complete Preserving Book [Hardcover]

Canadian Living Test Kitchen
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Book Description

April 17 2012 Canadian Living
Preserving is in vogue again, thanks to the recent gardening renaissance and a worldwide fascination with local, organic and heritage foods.

To celebrate this renewal, Canadian Living has combed through more than 35 years of its classic canning recipes to find the best jams, pickles and preserves to share in The Complete Canadian Living Preserving Book.

Whether you're a novice or an expert at the art of preserving, this book has something to offer you. An in-depth introduction covers the most up-to-date canning techniques and offers a visual guide to the equipment you'll need. Helpful advice on selecting and preparing fruits and vegetables is sprinkled throughout to help you make the best of the harvest.

A broad selection of recipes - both sweet and savoury - are the backbone of this edition. Traditional jams, jellies, marmalades and conserves are well represented, as are good old-fashioned pickles, relishes and chutneys. To keep things interesting, there are also plenty of modern takes on these and other classic preserves, including salsas, sauces, syrups and flavoured vinegars. There's even a handful of recipes that show off your preserves in delicious ways.

- Tested-Till-Perfect recipes.
- Modern, safe methods for preserving food using both time-honoured and up-to-date ingredients.
- Focus on local and/or home-grown produce.
- Written for home cooks, with a focus on clarity for easy, no-stress preparation.
- Inspiring full-colour photos.
- Full nutrient analysis of each recipe.
- Added-value from cover to cover: full index, family-friendly recipes, plenty of tips and helpful advice.
- Reputation of The Canadian Living Test Kitchen's food experts.

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THE CANADIAN LIVING TEST KITCHEN creates and tests thousands of recipes every year to ensure that they turn out as perfectly in your home as they do in our kitchen. We develop each recipe with you in mind by using everyday ingredients and only the most common cooking equipment found in households across Canada. This makes cooking easier on you, leaving you more time to share good food with family and friends.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. Jan. 4 2013
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A friend of mine was given this book as a birthday present. She in turn lent it to me and from the first page I was hooked. This book has amazing recipes. So far I have made 11 and each one turned out perfectly and tasted wonderful. As far as preserves go that has never happened to me before, so I think they must have tested each recipe until it was fool proof.

The variety of recipes offered in this book is wonderful. Jams and jellies, pickles, sauces, oils, salts, even liquor! If you can preserve it, there is probably a recipe for it in this book. The book also has a really good how to section. It explains the many canning components in great detail and would be great for a beginner or as a reference for a pro. There are also lots of lovely photographs to look at.

In short, buy this book. It is the only preserving book you will ever need.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource June 1 2013
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I'm new to canning and preserving, and this book was one of the initial ones that I bought to get me started. It has a great selection of recipes using common, every day ingredients. The pages are large and colourful, with lots of pictures and easy to read instructions. Each of the recipes contains nutritional information.

I like the sections on what to look for when picking the different fruits and vegetables, as well as a calendar of when everything comes into season in Canada. Very handy for a beginner!

I also like that some of the recipes utilize frozen ingredients, so if you get a hankering for some fresh jam in the middle of the winter you can make some using things you can find in the freezer section of the grocery store.

I think that anyone would get something out of this book, from the beginner to the seasoned cook.

Edit: I have now made four recipes out of this book: Strawberry Balsamic Jam, Raspberry Freezer Jam, Hamburger Relish, and Apricot Raisin Chutney. They were all delicious. The yields are spot on and everything turned out exactly as it was supposed to. Honestly, of all of the canning books that I bought, including the Bernardin book, this is my go-to. If I had to recommend one canning book, this would be it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not complete Sept. 18 2013
By G
The title of this book is a complete lie! at best this book is a jam and jelly recipe book if you want to learn to pressure can this is not the right book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Canning Book for the Library Aug. 25 2012
By Bungalow_Babe - Published on Amazon.com
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Even though I own a lot of canning and preserving books, I'm always on the lookout for another that is just a little different. This one fits the bill.

As a real plus, I questioned a recipe I found on their website and posted it on a canning and preserving forum that is very safety conscious. I got a lengthy response from one of the food editors from Canadian Living, saying that they have always followed safe-preserving guidelines from Bernardin (the Canadian equivalent of Ball who has published the Ball Blue Book - the bible of canning - for 125 years). I was very impressed by her personal, thoughtful response.

There are a lot of interesting recipes and some new twists on old favorites. A lot of the recipes are on their website, but I find myself just leafing through the book as it's easy to read and has some great recipes using some of the canned goods.

I wouldn't buy this one as your first canning/reference book (get the Ball Blue Book for roughly $10 or the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving for about the same price as this one).

If you're like me and need some new canning inspiration every now and then, this book is great and I highly recommend it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it! Sept. 8 2013
By Jeannie A - Published on Amazon.com
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The recipes are fantastic! It is filled with unusual and easy to do recipes! I absolutely love this book and would highly recommend it!
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