Food preservation has never been simpler! This illustrated guide to canning and preserving covers everything from selecting and using equipment to choosing suitable fruits and vegetables, preparing the jars, and bath processing. Foolproof recipes for a vast assortment of delicious jellies, jams, chutneys, marmalades, cucumber and dill pickles, and much more are included. And with these streamlined processes and time-saving tips, making smaller batches of fruit butters and cheeses, syrups, pickles, and salsa is fast and easy. Tempting recipes include Red Currant, Cider & Pepper Jelly, Pineapple & Roasted Yellow Pepper Salsa, Passion-Fruit Vinegar, Spiced Pickle Spears, Tamarillo Jam, and Blackberry Vodka. Spice up the holidays with Fig & Apple Mincemeat, Cranberry & Cinnamon Jelly, and old fashioned Christmas Jam.