|| "Preserving fruits and vegetables is a great way to turn home-grown or local produce into delicious treats that can be enjoyed year-round. There are several different preserving methods and all give delicious results. Jams, jellies, fruit butters and curds, bottled fruits, chutneys, and pickled vegetables are all practical and economical ways to preserve seasonal produce. And you don't need a load of kitchen gadgets and equipment to get started: a heavy-based pan, a funnel, a sugar thermometer, and a selection of glass storage jars are all you need! With full-color illustrations, ingredient listings, popular fruits and vegetables, sugars, and cooking techniques all explained--along with storage information, helpful hints and tips, and 60 delicious recipes--this handbook is a one-stop guide to successful preserving." --Cover, p. 4.