The Complete Book of Small Batch Preserving.

Cover of The Complete Book of Small Batch Preserving by Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard

This is the other book I bought for canning fairly recently (where recent is before 1 June 2010). I bought it at the same time I got the “Ball Book of Home Preserving”: because I knew I wanted this one as well.

My friend Corrine and her husband Dave own this book. My understanding is that it was a gift to Dave a few years ago, but that Corrine uses it more often than Dave does. It’s where we got the “Fuzzy Navel” jam recipe (though the authors don’t call it that). I’ll be making that one again, for sure. Possibly not until next peach season, but it’s going to happen.

This book focuses on preserving for the home as well, but on a much smaller scale than the Ball book.… Continue reading →