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Subject: I looking for an old fashioned canning book, can u help me?
Date Posted: 8/10/2009 1:09 PM ET
Member Since: 12/1/2004
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Hello, I am in need of an old fashioned canning book. One that tells you how to make jams and jellies with a canner. I guess it doesn't have to be old fashioned, just a good one. But with other canning recipes also. I don't know much about canning, but I am trying it this year. Can someone please help me. I have a credit now, so if you have one, please send me a pm and post here, and I will check it out and possibly order it if it's what I'm looking for. Let me know about the recipes it has if you can.

Thanks for looking,


Subject: Canning Book
Date Posted: 8/10/2009 1:17 PM ET
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Hi Deb,

I looked in my kitchen and have a book dated 1975 entitled Home Preserving Made Easy by Vera Cewanter and Dorothy Parker, 341 pages illustrated and covers everything from pickling, smoking, canning, drying, freezing, and jelly making.  It has quite a few recipes and what ways different produce can be put up.  It's not on my bookshelf, but if you order anything from me right now I will include it plus another up to 4 books from my shelf as I'm running a 6 for 1 credit sale until August 12th.

Thanks! Donna (stringpluckers)

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 1:17 PM ET
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I was going to tell you that what you need is a Ball Blue Book, it is the canning Bible - gives you recipes for everything you might want to preserve in a jar! -  but when I checked the PBS inventory there were none posted.  I know I'm not willing to part with mine!  For this excellent resource, you might need to go over to Amazon.

ETA:  or you could take advantage of Donna's excellent deal.  Donna and I were typing at the same time.

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Date Posted: 8/10/2009 4:25 PM ET
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Check with your county home extension office.  They usually have canning booklets available with recipes.  I got mine about 30 years ago, and still use it.  Actually, I need to replace it, since it is falling apart.

Subject: Ball Blue Book
Date Posted: 8/10/2009 4:53 PM ET
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I have the Ball Blue Book, it is what I used to learn how to can years ago. I sent you a PM. Mary Jane

Subject: I'm still looking for more canning books!
Date Posted: 8/12/2009 4:43 PM ET
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I have 2 canning books coming. But I am still looking for more. I have noticed that there are many, many ways to can things. So if you have ANY canning books just send me a pm and post here.



Date Posted: 8/12/2009 10:19 PM ET
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