Pre Orders are now being taken. If you are in the market for a Canning Book,
the newest Ball Book is always a great reference book to have on hand.
It has been a few years since the last one came out and from the previews,
it looks like the new one is organized according to technique,
and there are some new "tested" recipes included.
This will help eliminate mistakes that could easily be made using the older book
as it seemed a bit confusing to the beginner.
It is important to use "tested" recipes, especially if you are a beginning canner.
Understanding acidity of the produce and other ingredients,
as well as altidude and jar size, all play a key role in safely canned items.
Great Grandma's salsa recipe may taste wonderful, but may not be safe to can.