Best of Bridge: Home Preserving Recipes

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Why not try some home preserving recipes this summer? You can easily do it with the recipes found in the new cookbook from the Best of Bridge ladies Best of Bridge Home Preserving: 120 Recipes for Jams, Jellies, Marmalades, Pickles and More.

Have you noticed there is a real “back to basics” movement starting about food? The slow food movement is all about making it yourself. You will know what is in your family’s meals and be supporting your local farmers by buying local food.

This book is a great resource for anyone who wants to make jams, jellies, pickles, sauces and salsas and have them to enjoy year round. There is a huge section with instructions on the kinds of equipment you need, the terminology and the process of turning summer’s wonderful bounty of fruits and vegetables into jewel-like jams, jellies and marmalade and savory pickles and relishes. That makes this book perfect for beginners who want to try their hand at making their own.

Experience preservers will love the book too, because it has recipes you may never have thought of before, like pear butter or homemade ketchup.

Here is a sampling of the recipes you will find in this wonderful preserving resource:

  • Kiwi, Pineapple and Orange Jam
  • Bumbleberry Jam
  • Cranberry Orange Marmalade
  • Honey Lemon Marmalade
  • Raspberry and Plum Jam
  • Peach Chutney
  • Pineapple and Mint Chutney
  • Sweet and Tangy Green Beans
  • Bread and Butter Pickles (one of my personal favorites)
  • Dill Pickled Carrot Sticks
  • Black Bean Tomato Salsa
  • Hot and Sweet Mustard
  • Dill Cucumber Relish

Plus there are several recipes that use your wonderful home made jams and preserves.

We have been given permission to share a recipe from this cookbook with you. Have a look at their Sour Cherry Jam recipe.

Making your own homemade jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles, relishes and salsas not only saves money, it’s healthier too. You know exactly what’s in the jar and how it was made because you made it.

I can tell from my own experience, that it may take a bit of time to make your own preserving recipes, but the pride you will feel and the experience of eating your own homemade jam will make the effort quite worth it.

Here is a recent review of Best of Bridge Home Preserving Recipes: 120 Recipes for Jams, Jellies, Marmalades, Pickles and More from

Comprehensive Tutorial About Making Home Preserves

By Dee Long on May 20, 2014

If you’ve priced jams, jellies, marmalades and pickles at the grocery store lately, you will really appreciate the cost savings of making your own at home, minus any unwanted chemical ingredients and preservatives. And with summer just around the corner and bulk purchases of fresh produce your best buy, The Best of Bridge Home Preserving book makes you feel like you have an experienced aunt or grandmother right at your side in the kitchen, encouraging you in the best techniques for creating your very own sweet or savory preserves to enjoy in the dead of winter. Offers a great array of advice so that your preserves turn out perfect and delicious tasting, along with a nice array of creative recipes.

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