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Winner of the 2018 IPPY Bronze Medal Award, Canning Full Circle breaks the mold of traditional canning cookbooks. Others fall short, giving only the canning process, failing to demonstrate what to do with the food once it is in a jar. The Canning Diva® teaches readers how to incorporate home canned goods into their everyday lives. Better yet, readers are given practical and delicious recipes for using their home canned goods in meal creations.This revolutionary cookbook will teach you how to have a well-rounded kitchen pantry throughout the entire year, not just during canning season! Not a home canner? No problem. Canning Full Circle includes recipes, tips and techniques every home cook will find valuable.Chock-full of tantalizing photos and more than 100 recipes, readers are inspired to share in this time-honored craft – creating and preserving meals your friends and family will love!
I grew up in inner city Detroit, 6 Mile and Gratiot to be exact. I loved our neighborhood and the fact extended family was fairly near-by making holidays and birthdays a fun-filled occasion full of blonde-haired cousins flitting about! Both of my parents and grandparents grew up in Detroit giving our linage many decades of Motown flair. When I was 13 we moved to northern Michigan to a small town called Branch. We lived and worked on a hog farm while our home was being renovated. Here I learned more than a city girl from Detroit ever thought was possible! When I finally had a home of my own the first thing I did was start a garden. Upon my first harvest I was experimenting with canning recipes and often stepped out-of-the-box from traditional tomatoes, jams and pickles.Today, I am proudly referred to as a valid resource for all things canning and preserving and have donned myself, The Canning Diva®. I have taught over 100 classes throughout West Michigan, created YouTube canning tips, had two radio shows growing listeners to over 2 million annually and kept working towards my first published cookbook. I am beyond blessed. I am connecting with people on so many levels sharing what I love most and bringing back this lost art in an era when it's needed most!