If you're contemplating preserving the season's brightest, best and most flavorful fruits and vegetables, you won't want to miss the ``Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving,'' edited by Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine (Robert Rose Inc.; $19.95). It's filled with more than 400 recipes designed to appeal to both beginner and sophisticated pro. Among the creations are jams, jellies, salsas, sauces, spreads, pickles, chutney, relishes and much more. The book includes an explanation of the food preservation process along with instructions for canning safely, tips, equipment and utensil info, a glossary and trouble-shooting canning problems. For beginners there are five easy-to-make items -- Strawberry Jam, Mint Jelly, Simple Salsa, Traditional Corn Relish and Pick-A-Vegetable Dill Pickles. Among other delicious sounding recipes are Balsamic Red Pepper Jelly, Brandied Apricot Preserves, Thai Hot and Sweet Dipping Sauce, Bruschetta in a Jar, Tamarind Chutney, Orange Chili Marmalade, Chicken Wing Sauce, Danish Cherry Sauce and more.
-- Natalie Haughton
CHOCOLATE MOCHA FREDDO DEBUTS
Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. just introduced a new Scharffen Berger Chocolate Mocha Freddo drink. Freshly brewed coffee is combined with cocoa then blended with ice and topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. It's available in 16- and 24-ounce sizes, priced at $3.95 and $4.35 respectively.
For info, visit www.peets.com, or call (800) 999-2132.
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|Date:||Jun 20, 2006|
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