In this comprehensive guide to home preserving, author Sherri Brooks Vinton offers a reassuring approach to capturing the bright flavors of warm-weather fruits and vegetables in a jar. The book is organized in two main sections. The first covers the techniques of preserving—drying, freezing, canning, and pickling—and includes primers on everything from blanching to the difference between jam and jelly to how to store your bounty for future seasons. A troubleshooting section helps minimize common preserving mistakes. The book’s second section offers more than 150 recipes for preserving fruits and vegetables along with dishes that put them to delicious use. Organized by ingredient, from apples to watermelon, you’ll find inspiration for all your favorite fruits and vegetables. Paperback, 304 pages.