Canning Full Circle: From Garden to Jar to Table

Diane Devereaux. Devereaux Cyber, $29.99 trade paper (242p) ISBN 978-0-9986869-0-5
An avid canner since childhood, Devereaux shares her experience in this solid collection of recipes aimed at preserving flavors at their height. After thorough directions on how to can, Devereaux offers serving suggestions for each of her canning items: apple-cider butter, for example, is a simple accompaniment to toasted bread and can be used to make apple-cider-butter muffins. She illustrates how canned fare such as black bean and corn salsa can be used to create a simple salsa chicken bake as well as Santa Fe corn bread, and how her recipe for apple-pie filling can also be used to create apple pumpkin bread, apple brownies, or a simple yogurt parfait. Even classics, such as the crowd-pleasing baked Brie topped with chutney, get an update here via an apple curry chutney. Inventive recipes, such as a pickled ramp martini and a strawberry salsa, broaden the book’s scope. Those intimidated by the process of canning are sure to be won over by Devereaux’s enthusiasm, as well as her simple and practical recipes. This is a valuable addition to the growing number of canning titles. (BookLife)
Reviewed on: 12/04/2017
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