The Organic Canner – by Daisy Luther
The Book Begins With This Disclaimer:
Due To The Fact That We Live In A Litigious Society A Disclaimer Is Necessary In A Book Like This… The information in this book outlines the principles of safe home canning and uses the most recent recommendations available at the time of publication. Ultimately, though, you bear the responsibility for your own food safety practices.”
Why the need for such a disclaimer? Daisy says it herself in the Disclaimer, people today are sue happy. It is impossible to address every user error possible, so each individual needs to examine their own practices, with any other food storage methods that they plan to use…
So what are my thoughts about the book?
My First Thoughts About The Book
“The Organic Canner“, came to me through regular mail, when I opened the package I was not extremely impressed by the cover, I think my initial disappointment was that it was a paperback, and the cover while not being unattractive was not the fluffy pretty that I had come to expect from the cover of most cookbooks. But as time has passed I have come to appreciate that it is to the point and practical looking & it stands out as unique among my other cookbooks.
Inside The Organic Canner Cook Book
The introduction, explains the importance of canning food, the need to get comfortable with a pressure canner, and ideas of how we can use our canning skills to prepare for the future.
Hand Drawn Images
Images in the book are elegantly hand drawn, in my opinion they depict the hard work that was put into creating this book.. Anyone can take a picture, but to actually take the time to hand draw images for this book would require a level of love that is not seen in most cookbooks. Not to mention skill, the amount of time and hard work that must have gone into creating the images, making the book even more of a treasure.
While the book is a paperback, the cover is made with what feels like a water resistant durable material. The pages are of a heavy stock, and sturdy. I would venture to guess that the pages are more durable than most paperback books, which is what you would expect from a book that you would probably be using in the kitchen, where water and liquids get spilled.
Type Print Size
The type print or font size stood out to me because it was larger than I have found in most books, it was so much larger that it could be read without putting on my glasses, that might not seem important, but believe me if you hate having to put on glasses to read as much as I do then you will appreciate not having to take that extra step.
Easy To Read
The Organic Canner, is the first book written by Daisy Luther that I have read. She writes in an easy to read, and easily understandable style. The book was enjoyable and just a pleasure to read.
Over All Impression
First of all I need to say that I am not a very experienced canner. I have used the water bath canning method over the years and know what can and what cannot be canned using a water bath method, but do not own a pressure canner and have never used one.
This book The Organic Canner has given me new inspiration to learn to pressure can… If only to can my own food storage… As soon as I get a pressure canner I will begin trying the recipes in this book… I am so excited to get started…
Did I say I love cookbooks? If I were to collect anything it would be cookbooks, and I am happy to add The Organic Canner to my cookbook collection & library.
Daisy Luther lives in a small village in the Pacific Northwestern area of the United States. She is the author of The Organic Canner and The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months. On her website, The Organic Prepper, Daisy uses her background in alternative journalism to provide a unique perspective on health and preparedness, and offers a path of rational anarchy against a system that will leave us broke, unhealthy, and enslaved if we comply. Daisy’s articles are widely republished throughout alternative media. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, and you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org