Canning and Preserving

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One of my favorite foods to eat while growing up was pear preserves made by my Mamaw every year. Even today when she sees my father she is sure to send him home with a few cans of pear preserves. Not only is she one of the best cooks ever, she is also responsible for my interest in canning and preserving, and there is no time better to start this venture than Spring and Summer. Whether you are a novice or advanced canner, your library has plenty of titles to choose from to help you get started and further your skills.

If you are searching for quick information I would highly recommend Ball’s “Let’s Start Preserving Intro to Canning” guide. For more in depth information I would recommend any of the titles and blogs listed below:

What is your favorite food to preserve?


Erin Seeger

I am the Lawn & Garden and Cooking Neighborhood Librarian who also leads the "Bean There, Read That" book discussion for folks in their 20s and 30s, facilitates the "Master Gardener" series, and the "Cooking by the Book" series at Garfield Community Center.