Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I am always enchanted with any new canning book that is published and Gloria Nicols just wrote a winner!  There is a basic section in the front of the book with canning basics that train you and prepare you!  Then come the wonderful recipes and by the way - perfect for us AFTERNOON TEA LOVERS who want to make lemon curd and jams and marmalades and can them too!

The recipes in this book are unique - I love combining unusual fruits and creating fabulous combinations like the gourmet food companies do! 

 One example of many is Lemon and Fig Marmalade!

If you are interested in learning something new - I recommend this cookbook!  Take for example, Apricot Chutney - so often restaurants serve chutney's on top of steaks.  You can make them yourself and surprise everyone!  This Holiday season, food gifts are perfect!

Gloria Nicol's lives "on the border between England and Wales" in a rural setting.  I imagine she has a lovely garden too!


Donna and Miss Spenser said...

I am intimidated with canning...grew up with a mom who did a lot of it in the summer - quarts and quarts of greenbeans and fresh corn to feed her big family of 10! I DID help out, but the pressure cooker thing....well, I have issues with that! ha. I did have a 101 pressure cooking lesson with Mom this past summer; she taught me how to do chicken in it...has been wonderful! Perhaps I need to buy this book or schedule a 2nd - Part II canning class with her!

Have a good day. Donna

janice15 said...

Wow wonderful, I always want to do this but have doubts..So now I just want to purchase the book... You have convinced me simply that I can do it with this book. Thank you so much for this post. Have a lovely aftenoon...hugs Janice please come visit me one day @

Angela McRae said...

Like Donna, I'm intimidated by canning, but this book might be a good way to educate myself!

Lady Linda said...

I think I NEED this book Bernideen! I love all the ideas and what nice gift ideas.
I just saw the dress you made for your granddaughter. OH SO SO SO cute! Love the owls. You are a talented lady.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
This book sounds wonderful and you're right, recipes for afternoon tea.
I've made a rhubarb chutney before and it's delicious to have with cheese and crackers.

parTea lady said...

That does look like an excellent book. I love ginger preserve and it would be nice to learn to make it myself.