Are you looking for a healthier way to feed you and your family? Are you tired of paying high prices for processed food that is hard on your waistline and your wallet alike? Canning is not a new idea. People have used the process to preserve food for many years. This cookbook shows you what is likely the most reliable way to preserve foods, in boiling water. It has less of a spoilage risk than other methods. Ever since the first jars were available, with screw-on lids, canning has become a popular way for people to prepare foods in innovative ways and preserve them until they are needed. The method is simple - you will fill clean jars with prepared foods and apply the lid and ring. The filled jars are submerged in boiling water, and then, when removed, any air left in those jars escapes, and the lid is pulled down when the oxygen escapes. This creates the airtight seal that means the foods will be tasty and healthy when you open and use them. The lids include an embedded sealing compound that helps to maintain the seal. Food production in recent years has become very industrialized. Canning isn't a necessity anymore, but it does provide a healthy alternative to prepared foods. Some people are concerned about the safety of industrial food, and you have more control over what is in your food when you can it yourself. At first, the process may seem daunting, but it's not that hard - try it!