Book Review: The Canning Kitchen – 101 Simple Small Batch Recipes

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The Canning Kitchen: 101 Simple Small Batch Recipes by Amy Bronee (Penguin Canada) 

As the summer months hit and local fruit farms are ripe for the picking, dreams of jams, marmalade and chutneys start to float through our minds. What else will you do with six quarts of strawberries?

Amy Bronee, the mastermind behind The Family Feedbag blog has a solution for all of your canning needs. The Canning Kitchen brings together the traditions of home preserving with a modern home cook twist by creating small-batch favourites like Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, Red Pepper Jelly, Canned Tomatoes and Bing Cherry Barbeque Sauce.

New to preserving? No problem. Amy’s also included all of the basics you need to get started, including step-by-step instructions for each recipe and information about all of the canning tools you’ll need, most of which are likely already in your kitchen. $28, at Indigo, Amazon and book retailers across Canada.

Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, July/August 2015.

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