Farmer’s Fair may be over but there’s still time to capture the flavors of summer and fall with help from your library. Check out Preserving By the Pint by Marisa McClellan and you’ll be on your way to making small batch jams, pickles and chutneys to brighten up the winter days ahead.
This book puts a unique spin on an age-old kitchen craft; no need to spend hours at the stove stirring powdered pectin and too-much sugar into enormous mounds of fruit. These recipes show you how just a pound or two of produce, a modest amount of sugar, high heat and a brief period of stirring can yield a few jars of fabulous preserves to enjoy or give as gifts during the up-coming holidays. Try Salted Brown Sugar Peach Jam or Maple Sweetened Apple Butter – you’ll be amazed how quickly you’ve put together a stash of delicious goodies to savor with family and friends.
Other books such as The Complete Book of Small Batch Preserving by Ellie Topp or Little Jars, Big Flavors by Virginia Wills can help you dig deeper into small batch preserving. Reserve one or two online or call us at (717)432-5613. See you at the library!