New Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving

There’s little doubt that I love to read, love to can, and love to use my farm fresh produce in every meal.  What you may not know is what resource I trust, more than any, to ensure I’m on the right path to preserving.  One of my all-time-favorite, absolute go-to references for preserving has always been the Ball Blue Book® Guide to Preserving and now, this near-and-dear-to-me resource has just expanded to an even greater reference guide!

Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving

In the largest update since 1909, Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball brand home canning products has released 37th Edition of the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving providing easy ways to start fresh preserving. The most trusted resource in home canning for over 100 years, the 2015 release of the Ball Blue Book is its largest update since the first edition. Expanding 56% from the previous edition, the 37th edition of the Ball Blue Book includes 75 new recipes, pictorial step by step guides for beginners, a special section for Meal Creations and unique “You Choose” and “Our Tip” recommendations where creative variations and helpful techniques are listed for creating your own signature foods.

I personally love how modern this guide feels while still remaining true to its original roots.  I really enjoy the section on dehydrating and the “Home Canning Planning Guide.”  There are plenty of tried-and-true recipes but also lots of modern pictures and ideas throughout the guide. As I have in the past, I still recommend that every home preservationist enthusiast have a copy of the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving available on their bookshelf!

Tags: books, canning, preserving
Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • casaflamingos1
    • May 3, 2015

    I would like to preserve tomatoes and green beans.

    • janet woodling
    • May 3, 2015

    I would like to preserve tomatoes.

    • Holly E
    • May 3, 2015

    I would love to can tomatoes and bell peppers.

    • Stacy Uncorked
    • May 3, 2015

    I’ll be preserving pretty much everything from my aunt’s garden (next year we’ll have our own garden, but for now she’s being generous since I’ll be helping her do all the preserving). Plus I’ll be making copious amounts of jelly and of course wine. 🙂

    • Melissa Shirley
    • May 4, 2015

    I want to preserve tomatoes, strawberries, green beans.

    • Heather
    • May 5, 2015

    I would love to preserve some strawberry jam, tomatoes, and green beans this summer!

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