Cookbook Review: The Preservation Kitchen

I'm excited to share a cookbook review that I did a little while ago and that is being published now over on As some of you know, I've been lucky enough to enjoy a great collaborative working relationship with Jasmine over at, having been a regular contributor over on her site and having a wonderful opportunity to indulge my love of cookbooks.

The Preservation Kitchen by Paul Virant & Kate Leahy, is a fabulous book that I discovered a few years ago and it really re-ignited my love of canning and preserving, the results of which have been seen on this blog recently.

But it all started back with this book and the recipe for Pear Vanilla Aigre-Doux, a delicious sweet and sour concoction whose liquor I could drink by the glassful.

The book is a mixture of canning and preserving recipes as well as planned menus that allow you to put your bounty of preserves to good use. Here are a few shots from my review. 

I hope that you'll check out the full review here.