Learn how to preserve a summer day — in batches — from this classic primer on drying, freezing, canning, and pickling techniques. Did you know that a cluttered garage works just as well as a root cellar for cool-drying? That even the experts use store-bought frozen juice concentrate from time to time? With more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for jams, sauces, vinegars, chutneys, and more, you’ll enjoy a pantry stocked with the tastes of summer year-round.
Preserving food can be one of the most intimidating aspects of homesteading and cooking. Luckily, no one makes it as easy and as much fun as farm-girl-in-the-making Ann Acetta-Scott. For a beginner new to the world of preserving, the ideal tool is a detailed reference guide, and in The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest, Ann covers all the basics on canning, dehydrating, freezing, fermenting, curing, and smoking, including how to select and use the right tools for each method. This guide takes home preservers through the beginning, moderate, and advanced stages of preserving. Newcomers can start with a simple jam and jelly recipe using a hot water bath canner, while others may be advanced enough to have mastered the pressure canner and are ready to move onto curing and smoking meat and fish. With more than 30 delicious and healthy recipesand Ann's expertise and encouragement, the home preserver will build confidence in the most common methods of preserving.
Return to the good life, all you need to know to make sweet and savoury preserves in an irresistible package Preserve your harvest and create amazing jams, chutneys or preserves out of fruit, vegetables and even flowers from your garden. With over 150 easy-to-follow recipes for making long-lasting sweet and savoury preserves to enjoy or give as a welcome present. A combination of traditional recipes, plus plenty of inspiring new ideas, show how to get the best from your ingredients, with clear guidance on all the equipment and techniques you’ll need for making wonderful jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles, chutneys and relishes. Pick up key cooking techniques from step-by-step sequences including identifying the perfect point of ripeness for different recipes, checking setting points and potting safely. Perfect if you want to know how to preserve gluts in your fruit and vegetable produce, or for aspiring jam-makers and cooks.
Preserve the harvest with WECK jars and enjoy all your favorite jams, spreads, dressings, kimchi, sauerkrauts, and more for the whole year! Food preservationist Stephanie Thurow has once again teamed up with the canning jar experts at WECK to show readers how to preserve the harvest with their beautifully designed, reusable glass jars. In WECK® Home Preserving, Stephanie has created a step-by-step guide to preserving even more with WECK jars and has developed seventy-five delicious, small-batch recipes for water-bath canning, fermenting, and pickling with them. Some recipes don’t even require any processing at all! Recipes in this helpful guide include: Flavored salts Coffee liqueur Peppercorn ranch dressing Crunchy garlic-dill pickles Elderberry syrup Fall-spiced peach jam Dijon mustard Pizza sauce Pickled eggs And so much more! With this go-to resource, you will become a confident food preservationist, understand how to safely and successfully preserve in the comfort of your own home, and learn the skills of kitchen crafts that can be passed down for generations.
Equipped with the knowledge of when to harvest, how to harvest, and what supplies are needed to preserve your harvest, anyone can learn what it takes to create authentic, old-fashioned recipes in this age of supermarket dependence. Carla Emery's in-depth knowledge comes from her years spent with farmers and homesteaders who truly lived off the land. Culling from and expanding on sections in the famed Encyclopedia of Country Living, co-author Lorene Forkner offers a discussion of our changing motivation as food consumers, detailed explanations of the processes behind canning and preserving, and a wealth of recipes for fruits, vegetables, meats and fish, and herbs. From drying to pickling to freezing, Emery's preserving methods are as broad in scope as the recipes themselves. Do-it-yourselfers can welcome summer's arrival with Chunky Peach Jam and Oven-Dried Tomatoes, or host a fall harvest with fresh Herb Bouquets and Smoked Chicken. Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, charts, and informational sidebars make the process easy and enjoyable.
Fresh from your garden to the table!! Any gardener will confirm that there is no greater satisfaction than eating your own fresh produce straight out of the garden!!! However, it iѕ also quitе common fоr nеw gаrdеnеrѕ tо go аll оut рlаnning аnd рlаnting thеir first garden оr two, having no idеа whаt will grоw, hоw muсh will grоw, аnd what to do with thе hаrvеѕt. Plаnning is an imроrtаnt part of hаving a ѕuссеѕѕful gаrdеn hаrvеѕt and knоwing whаt tо do with it аt the еnd оf thе summer is an important part of the process so that you can enjoy your food year round and share with friends and family. Preserved vegetables are beautiful gifts and dehydrated fruits and vegetables are healthy and delicious snacks for camping adventures, road trips, and so much more. This book will not only teach you the processes behind preserving your harvest, it also gives a great bit of history about the evolution of food preserving from antique times until today. History has taught us how important it is to learn different techniques about food conservation and even if you do not own your own garden, this book will be a helpful resource about how to become more self -sufficient during emergency situations. This book includes: The Benefits of Food Perservation The Art of Fermentation Recipes for Fermented Vegetables The Joy of Pickling Recipes for Pickling How to Safely Can Recipes for Canning The Secrets and History behind Dehydrating Recipes for Dehydrating and Smoking And so much more. If you have always wanted to learn how to preserve your harvest or just enjoy choosing fresh fruit and vegetables at your local farmer's market that you would like to eat throughout the year, then this is the definitely the right book for you. Scroll up and buy now!!!