This adorable little book and matching DVD arrived through my mailslot this week, thanks to the kind people at Voyaguer Press. The author, Ana Micka, calls herself “The Fresh Girl,” but all that I can tell you about her is that she’s based in Minnesota—her blog appears to be defunct. The book itself is chipper, friendly, and full of easy-to-follow instructions meant to demystify both water-bath and (yay!) pressure canning. Some of her advice, like storing your jars upside down, may raise an eyebrow among more experienced canners, but everything else seems sound. (I found her apparent close relationship with the University of Minnesota’s Extension Service Food Preservation Resource Center reassuring.) Overall, it’s a fun, highly visual introduction to canning.
Since the book has a “state fair” theme, leave a comment telling me which of your canning creations you’d be most likely to enter in a county fair by Friday, August 20, for a chance to win. Winner will be selected by random number generator.