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3/30/11 1:18 P

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Nope, that was last night. I was out the door at 6am today. But you are most welcome for the review!

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3/30/11 11:56 A

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..wow..the faded index card, the note on the back, so sweet and hopefully touching memories for you. Makes my eyes and heart want to cry just a bit.

Thank you very much for your "review" of the book.

Hope you get to stay in your PJs all day!!

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3/29/11 9:33 P

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Ok, I'm in my pjs, I have a cup of tea, and I have the book. Yes, we are talking about the same book, and I have numerous tabs in it, so I've used it. Everything I've made from it is geared toward being canned. The infused oils aren't, but I don't think that's surprising. There are some very interesting jam combos, like cranberry/pear/lemon that I've tried and liked. I am certain that I had the book from the library first and then decided to buy it.
My very favorite recipe? Not in this book, but rather on an old, faded index card, in my mom's handwriting (she's been gone 6 years) "Aunt Martha's (my dad's sis) Kosher Dills" with a pencil note on the back saying "call Mrs. Koske at 655-1234 for fresh cukes". I have not idea who that is, but it sure takes me back to growing up and summers as a kid....

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3/29/11 2:11 P

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Okay!

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3/29/11 2:02 P

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I don't remember! I'll have to check when I get home.

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3/29/11 1:14 P

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I hopped over to Amazon...is the book called, The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving: Over 300 Recipes to Use Year-Round...?

One of the reviewers complained that, "The recipes are smaller which is nice but I was disappointed that many of them are supposed to be stored in the refrigerator. That's leftovers NOT food preservation."

Are a lot of the recipes this way? That you have to store in the fridge rather than on the shelf?

Thanks for your help!

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3/29/11 1:05 P

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Whew!
Do check out the small batch book I mentioned below too. I'm at work (on lunch) or I'd provide the full title. It has some interesting ideas for how to use the stuff we can/freeze.

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3/29/11 12:56 P

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Oh! You're fine! I appreciated the reminder of the library and how this book was comparable to the Ball canning books.

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3/29/11 12:52 P

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I hope I didn't sound like I didn't think it was a good book. I thought it had lots of interesting stuff, but just enough was similar to what I have now that I decided I can check it out from the library again if need be.

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3/29/11 11:46 A

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Thank you for your feedback! I currently only have one book on drying foods, so it's good to know that this one is in line with the Ball canning books. AND I'll check out Schwartz's book on Preserving.

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3/29/11 5:46 A

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Thanks for the hint. I have quite a few preserving books, most used modern one being 'Preserving' by Oded Schwartz so perhaps I'll just go and check it out at the library too.

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3/28/11 9:01 P

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I had it from the library a little bit ago, and it did look like a good book, but I'm not planning to buy it, as it seemed to duplicate a lot of the stuff I have already in a few other books, specifically the Ball Book of complete home preserving and Small Batch Preserving.

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3/28/11 8:23 P

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If you do get it do let us know what it is like. It certainly sounds good.

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3/28/11 12:38 P

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Sharing a book advertisement I received from Amazon. Looks interesting!

Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling [Paperback]

“PRESERVING IS BACK, AND IT’S BETTER THAN EVER. Flavors are brighter, batch sizes are more flexible, and modern methods make the process safer and easier. Eating locally is on everybody’s mind, and nothing is more local than Heirloom Salsa made from vine-fresh tomatoes or a quick batch of Ice-Box Berry Jam saved from the season’s last berries. Even beginners who never made peach jam or dill pickles in their grandmothers kitchens are eager to pick up preserving skills as a way to save money, extend the local harvest, and control the quality of preserved ingredients.”

www.amazon.com/dp/1603425462/ref=pe_
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