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So Easy To Preserve

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So Easy To Preserve - The Book

We are pleased to offer the 6th edition of So Easy to Preserve. Chapters in the 388-page book include Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Sweet Spreads and Syrups, Freezing and Drying. There are 10 new products and 2 revised product recommendations in this edition. This book contains information about the following:

Preserving Foods: Different methods of food preservation, how they work, the costs to consider and the amounts of foods needed are included to help you select the best method for your lifestyle and product.

Canning: The basics of canning...which method is safe, what equipment will be needed, how to actually perform the steps to ensure a safe product...are provided. Directions are listed for canning many different products.

Pickled Products: Ingredients and equipment needed for successful pickling are discussed. Recipes for cucumber and other vegetable pickles, fruit pickles and a wide assortment of relishes provide the opportunity to add spice to your meals.

Sweet Spreads and Syrups: Jellies, jams, preserves, marmalades, conserves, butters, syrups, refrigerator/freezer jams and jellies, products without added sugar...this chapter has it all. The variety of recipes help you choose the product that is right for you.

Freezing: Freezing is always a safe alternative, but what will the quality of the finished product be like? Details are included about how freezing affects food, which foods do not freeze well, what to do when your freezer breaks down and how to freeze more than 150 different foods.

Drying: Drying is the oldest form of food preservation, and now with electric food dehydrators, it is easier than ever. From tips to help you prepare safer jerky to tips that keep your fruits from darkening, this chapter is where you will find it.

In addition to the topics listed, each chapter includes a list of most frequently asked questions and a table of problems, causes and ways to prevent the problem from happening again. Each chapter is followed by a pocket page that allows you to keep notes and favorite recipes at your fingertips.

Payment must accompany your order.

For ordering with credit cards, visit the UGA Marketplace online store. No credit card orders will be taken by phone or fax. Provide a PHYSICAL ADDRESS for shipping, as UPS does not deliver to PO boxes. If ordering from Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. Territories, additional shipping is required. Please call Publication Sales at 706-484-2870 BEFORE ORDERING for actual shipping cost and ordering instructions. International shipping is not available at this time.
If paying by check or money order, ordering instructions, contacts and pricing information are on the order form, which can be printed or downloaded by selecting the button below. This is a fillable PDF order form (you can type your information on your computer) but no online orders can be placed with check or money order.

So easy to preserve book order form

 


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So Easy To Preserve - Demonstrations on DVD

So Easy to Preserve videos are available. Since they were filmed in 2005, please see the link above right on our main information page for updated information about their content as of 2016 before purchasing. The videos are discussions and demonstrations of methods, but do not contain the book.

Payment must accompany your order. For ordering with credit cards, visit the UGA Marketplace online store. No credit card orders will be taken by phone or fax. Provide a PHYSICAL ADDRESS for shipping, as UPS does not deliver to PO boxes. If ordering from Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. Territories, additional shipping is required. Please call Publication Sales at 706-484-2870 BEFORE ORDERING for actual shipping cost and ordering instructions. International shipping is not available at this time. If paying by check or money order, ordering instructions, contacts and pricing information are on the order form, which can printed or downloaded by selecting the button below. This is a fillable PDF order form (you can type your information on your computer) but no online orders can be placed with check or money order.

so easy to preserve - dvd order form

 

The So Easy to Preserve video series is eight shows (20 to 35 minutes each) which provide a discussion of preservation principles and how-to demonstrations of methods. (The book is not contained on the DVDs.) Features include home canning of tomatoes, vegetables and fruits; freezing fruits and vegetables; drying fruits and vegetables; pickling; making jams and jellies; and, a show devoted to the canned specialties of hot chile salsa, mango chutney and spicy jicama relish. The methods demonstrated continue our tradition of teaching USDA-recommended practices for food safety as well as high quality finished products. This series was produced with the assistance of CSREES-USDA under the National Center for Home Food Processing and Preservation project.


Upcoming Events
  • Jul 30 Preserving Foods Safely Join us for a food preservation session on how to preserve food for you and your family. Participants will receive UGA food preservation publications, recipes and researched-based food safety information for home canning, freezing and drying foods.
    • Garden City, GA - (101.0 Miles)
  • Jul 31 Preserving Foods Safely Join us for a food preservation session on how to preserve foods for you and your family. Participants will receive UGA food preservation publications, recipes and researched-based food safety information for home canning, freezing and drying foods.
    • Savannah, GA - (114.0 Miles)