Canning cookbooks are one of my favorite things to receive for review – and are some of the few books I keep in my library. Preservation Society Home Preserves: 100 Modern Recipes didn’t disappoint. If you are looking for modern and creative twists on canning, this is the book to pick up. As a bonus, the recipes are small-batch canning, which means you get a single pots worth of goodies, and can make up a recipe and be done in a just a few hours – not an all night canning-thon!
While I had so many choices to choose from, I ended up going with spiced pickled raisins…because, why not? It sounded really different and fun.
- 2¼ cups cider vinegar
- 1½ cups water
- 2 tsp kosher or pickling salt
- 1.8 pounds golden raisins (5¼ cups)
- Per Jar:
- 1 2″ sprig fresh rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- ½ tsp hot pepper flakes
- ¼ tsp allspice berries