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  • Blue Book Guide to Preserving by Ball®

Blue Book Guide to Preserving by Ball®

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Learn the fine art of freezing, dehydrating, pickling and canning foods with this Ball® "Blue Book Guide to Preserving" that's a must-read for the home gardener or anyone who appreciates the benefits of home food preservation. Whether you want to freeze or pickle a bumper crop of corn from your very own corn patch or are planning to take advantage of the good deals at your local farmer's market, this book will point you in the right direction. Can your own homemade tomato or pasta sauces, green beans and sauerkraut, or turn gallons of strawberries or blackberries into a shelf filled with homemade jam with this quintessential guide to preserving food from the most-trusted name in home canning — Ball. This book has 125 pages that are chock-full of tips and techniques that you can put to use in storing the goodness of the harvest to last all winter long. Inside its pages is the information you need to equip your kitchen for the home canning process, along with step-by-step instructions for each type of food preservation method to increase your chance of success. A must for novice and seasoned cooks alike, this guide is easy to reference and simple to read.


  • Definitive guide to economical home preservation methods and techniques
  • 125 pages of tips and instructions for the home canning enthusiast
  • Includes recipes for common preservation methods
  • Compiled by Ball, the most trusted name in home canning
  • Edition/Year: 2011

  • Excellent resource

    This book is all you need to learn how to can, dry, or freeze food. Not only does it give the usual recipes for jams and jellies, but also vegetables, pickles, meats, and more. It is a good resource for the experienced as well as the novice. Everything you would need to know is included in this book.

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  • Anniversary Book

    I have a ball Book, but the anniversary book is well worth buying. It has updated canning recipes and baking recipes that are wonderful.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Ball Blue Book

    It is good just wish it was bigger

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  • Customer Reviews for Blue Book Guide to Preserving by Ball®

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    4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 240 ratings

    97% of reviewers recommend this product

    97% say this is a "good value"

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  • Living off the land

    I have my own book and got this for new daughter-in-law who believes in living the eco-friendly way and being self sufficient

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 27, 2014
    • By: Katie
    • From: MI
    • I Cook: Every Day
  • Neophyte at preserving

    I am fairly new to preserving and wanting to grow our own food, preserve it, and be more nutritionally conscious. Anticipating retirement in about a year which will give me more time to pursue these interests. I purchased this book to learn step-by-step what to do to preserve homemade "chunky" applesauce (grandma's recipe). The book was a tremendous help. Easy instructions to follow, very clear and exact. I am very happy with this purchase!

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 10, 2014
    • By: Cathy
    • From: MI
    • I Cook: Every Day
  • Canning

    This is a wonderful resource, being a new 'canner' I have lots of questions along the way. Between the bloggers and recipes online and this resource, I've built my confidence with canning fruits and tomatoes in just a few short months.

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 4, 2014
    • By: Deborah
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Every Day
  • My only comment is why on earth you sent the book in that huge box instead of a manilla envelope or bubble mailer?

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 24, 2014
    • By: Katheryn
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Very Often
  • Bluebook

    Have only skimmed book. However, I have an old copy of the Blue Book which I have used numerous times. Thank you.

    I recommend this product.
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    • September 5, 2014
    • By: Jeanette
    • From: IL
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
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