Avid home canner and indie author Tracy Falbe has two references in the Apple iBooks store to help people learn home canning. Her affordable ebooks bring recipes and home canning instructions to iPhone, iPad and Mac computers.
Battle Creek, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/06/2014 -- Late summer means an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. People who want to make this the year they learn home canning have easy access to home canning instructions and recipes on their iPhones and iPads.
Two ebooks by Tracy Falbe available at the Apple iBooks Store provide easy-to-understand directions and delicious recipes. People access the iBooks Store with a free app for Apple devices. The ebooks are available to Apple users in over 50 countries.
The Home Canning Guide for Everyone Who Eats by Tracy Falbe helps people learn the domestic art of home canning. This short ebook that retails for only $0.99 gets quickly to the point with clear step-by-step instructions for using a boiling water bath canner and pressure canner.
“Home canning is very simple but following the directions is the key to food safety,” said Falbe.
“It’s important to sterilize the jars and process the food for the right amount of time,” she added. “But beyond that, anyone with basic cooking skills can accomplish home canning. It’s still a widespread domestic art and millions of people do it safely.”
A desire for safe nutritious food led Falbe to teach herself home canning in 2006. The food preservation hobby soon proved addictive, and she mastered both the boiling water bath and pressure canner.
At the time she lived in Chico, California. Her enthusiasm for home canning got her an invitation from the Chico Grange in 2007 to give a presentation about home canning. The materials from that presentation became the ebook The Home Canning Guide for Everyone Who Eats.
“This ebook is the one with the detailed home canning directions plus recipes for strawberry jam, zucchini relish, applesauce, and tomato sauce. It also tells you how to find recipes and make sure they are safe to use,” Falbe explained.
Another publication by Falbe published last year is My Grandma’s Vintage Recipes: Old Standards for a New Age that is also available at iBooks. This recipe book is based on 1920s vintage recipes from Canada. Falbe salvaged the recipes from a handwritten notebook that belonged to her late grandmother Edna Oldershaw Irwin of Chatham, Ontario.
“It has a chapter devoted to vintage canning recipes. I very much recommend the apple chutney recipe. I had no idea if I would like it when I first made it, but it’s delicious and great to serve with pork and chicken,” Falbe said.
Other canning recipes included in My Grandma’s Vintage Recipes are tomato soup, chilysauce, cucumber crisps, chilli sauce, Dixie relish, corn and cabbage relish, Indian relish, tomato catsup, green tomato pickles, and gherkin pickles.
The vintage recipes ebook was written for people who already have cooking skills. To learn home canning, Falbe recommends the shorter ebook The Home Canning Guide for Everyone Who Eats. This title is also an audiobook at iTunes.
The author encourages people to preserve food at home. The quality is higher than anything available at the store. The skill also supports self reliance and renews the focus on local food.
When Falbe is not gardening and cooking, she is a novelist. In addition to her nonfiction ebooks, she has nine fantasy novels in the iBooks Store.
She currently lives in Battle Creek, Michigan where she operates Falbe Publishing http://www.falbepublishing.com/ and sells ebooks and audiobooks worldwide.