How to enjoy seasonal produce all year long, with 63 recipes.
This Made At Home title is a comprehensive guide to preserving foods. It covers the wide variety of methods, such as dried, preserved, pickled and frozen. Detailed instructions show how to make dried herbs, wines, ciders, vinegars, oils, cordials, jams, jellies, pickles, marmalades, relishes, chutneys, sauces, sorbets, ice cream, vegetables and fruits, and much more. Easy and delicious recipes featuring the preserved item are found throughout the book.
Chapters are organized according to method:
- Storing Fresh Produce--Refrigeration, clamping, root cellars, store rooms
- Drying--Flavor, equipment, air drying, solar drying, oven drying
- Jars and Bottle--Sterilization, pickling, hot pickling, fermenting
- Freezing--Times and temperatures, blanching vegetables, cooked foods.
The book also has 63 recipes for such delicious dishes as Seafood Kebabs with Chili and Herb Rub, Chili Chocolate Brownies with Orange Sorbet, Piccalilli, Salmon Baked with Cucumber and Dill Relish, Strawberry and Champagne Trifle and Lemon Curd Cake.
Preserving is aimed directly at an audience who dream of or are actually enjoying the authors' made-at-home lifestyle. It is a beautiful and practical addition to the cookbook shelf.