The Canning Kitchen

101 Simple Small Batch Recipes

Publisher: Penguin Canada
A modern take on a beloved tradition

The Canning Kitchen blends the traditions of home preserving with the tastes of the modern home cook with 101 simple, small batch recipes and vivid photography. Fill jars with canning classics such as Strawberry Rhubarb Jam and Crunchy Dill Pickles, and discover new classics like Salted Caramel Pear Butter, Bing Cherry Barbecue Sauce, and Sweet Thai Chili Chutney. With fresh ideas for every season, you’ll want to keep your canning pot handy year-round to make delicious jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles, relishes, chutneys, sweet and savory sauces, and jars of homemade pantry favourites.

In addition to year-round recipes, The Canning Kitchen includes all the basics you’ll need to get started. Boost your canning confidence with straight-forward answers to common preserving questions and find out about the canning tools you need, many of which you may already have in your kitchen. Get tips on choosing seasonal ingredients and fresh ideas on how to enjoy your beautiful preserves. Use the step-by-step checklist to safely preserve each delicious batch, leaving you with just enough jars to enjoy at home plus a little extra for sharing.


"The only thing more satisfying than preserving fruits and vegetables at the peak of their flavour and nutritional intensity is popping the lid months later and enjoying the fruits of your labour. With this amazing book in hand you'll quickly learn why preserving is back and how easy it is to impress yourself in your own kitchen!" ― Michael Smith, Bestselling author of several cookbooks including Family Meals

"Novice and experienced canners alike will find inspiration for every season in The Canning Kitchen.” ―Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, Author of Brown Eggs and Jam Jars and creator of the award-winning blog Simple Bites

“Amy’s book is delightful. It’s everything I love in a cookbook ―beautiful photos, recipes I actually want to make, and plenty of helpful tips that take the stress out of home preserving.” ―Julie Van Rosendaal, Bestselling cookbook author and CBC Food Columnist

“This collection of simple yet seductive recipes celebrates both flavour and seasonality and provides readers with a road map to creating a new and lasting relationship with home canning.” ―Jan Scott, Author of Gatherings and creator of the popular blog Family Bites