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      31.

      THE DEHYDRATOR BIBLE

      J. MacKenzie J. Nutt D. Mercer
      Paperback

      Price: $24.95

      Dehydrating is one of the most effective ways to preserve food for maximum nutrition at very low cost. Sales of dehydrators are soaring as many cooks reject the suspect ingredients in commercially pre…

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      Dehydrating is one of the most effective ways to preserve food for maximum nutrition at very low cost. Sales of dehydrators are soaring as many cooks reject the suspect ingredients in commercially prepared foods. Dehydrating with the recipes in this book is one way to control all ingredients and please the whole family.

      Recipes for dried ingredients include herbs and seasonings, fruits, fruit leathers, vegetables and beef jerky. These nutritious ingredients are included in delicious recipes such as:

      • Beef and potato stew
      • Chicken pot pie
      • Vegetable lasagna
      • Zucchini and red pepper fritters
      • Dried tomato and basil polenta
      • Mushroom, herb and white wine sauce
      • Strawberry rhubarb tarts.
      These recipes appeal to a wide array of tastes, feature contemporary ingredients such as whole grains and work equally well in a home kitchen, on an RV, on a boat or at a campsite. Recommendations for buying a dehydrator and storing dehydrated foods are also included.

      Easy-to-follow instructions with specific time guidelines and best practices and the latest data on food safety make this the ideal dehydrating guidebook and cookbook.

      32.

      THE ART OF PRESERVING

      R Field,R Courchesne,L Atwood
      Hardcover

      Price: $29.95

      Can’t resist that flat of fresh berries? What to make with a bumper crop of tomatoes? Have a penchant for pickles?

      Featuring everything you need to know to put up the seasons’ bounty, Wil…

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      Can’t resist that flat of fresh berries? What to make with a bumper crop of tomatoes? Have a penchant for pickles?

      Featuring everything you need to know to put up the seasons’ bounty, Williams-Sonoma The Art of Preserving illuminates how to savor your favorite fresh produce year-round. From beginners looking to learn, to those familiar with the technique, everyone will appreciate this contemporary and comprehensive approach to preserving the wealth of fruits and vegetables from backyard gardens and farmers’ markets.

      Packed with inspiring recipes for preserves, from Apricot Jam to Pickled Fennel with Orange Zest to Preserved Lemons, this title provides a wealth of ideas for making the most of the harvest. Additional recipes showcase the many ways that preserved foods can be used in finished dishes, from savory starters to flavorful main courses to sweet desserts.

      Lush photography celebrates the natural beauty of seasonal produce, while step-by-step instruction and helpful tips from professionals offer all the guidance you need to become a preserving expert.

      From luscious jams and jellies to savory pickles and relishes, make the most of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables through preserving. With over 130 recipes, step-by-step techniques, helpful tips from professionals, and scores of inspiring ideas for ways to use preserves in other recipes, this comprehensive cookbook provides everything you need to master the art in your own kitchen.

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      PRESERVING: MADE AT HOME

      Dick & James Strawbridge
      Paperback

      Price: $19.95

      How to enjoy seasonal produce all year long, with 63 recipes

      This Made at Home title is a comprehensive guide to preserving foods. It covers a wide variety of methods, such as drying, can…

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      How to enjoy seasonal produce all year long, with 63 recipes

      This Made at Home title is a comprehensive guide to preserving foods. It covers a wide variety of methods, such as drying, canning, pickling and freezing. Detailed instructions show how to make dried herbs, wines, ciders, vinegars, oils, cordials, jams, jellies, pickles, marmalades, relishes, chutneys, sauces, sorbets, ice cream, vegetables and fruits, and much more. Easy and delicious recipes featuring the preserved item are found throughout the book.

      Chapters are organized according to method:

      • Storing Fresh Produce: Refrigeration, clamping, root cellars, store rooms
      • Drying: Flavor, equipment, air drying, solar drying, oven drying
      • Jars and Bottles: Sterilization, pickling, hot pickling, fermenting
      • Freezing: Times and temperatures, blanching vegetables, cooked foods

      The book also has 63 recipes for such delicious dishes as Seafood Kebabs with Chili and Herb Rub, Chili Chocolate Brownies with Orange Sorbet, Piccalilli, Salmon Baked with Cucumber and Dill Relish, Strawberry and Champagne Trifle, and Lemon Curd Cake.

      Preserving is aimed directly at an audience who dream of or are actually enjoying the authors' made-at-home lifestyle. It is a beautiful and practical addition to the cookbook shelf.

      About the Made at Home book series

      A new series for living the good life!

      Father-and-son team Dick and James Strawbridge have long lived the good life on their small acreage, and now they're sharing their years of knowledge and experience with readers via their Made at Home series of books. This exciting collection draws on the invaluable wisdom they’ve gleaned while producing an abundance of good things to eat and drink: organic fruits and vegetables grown, juiced, fermented and preserved; pigs smoked for ham, sausages, salamis and bacon; a mixed flock of birds used for eggs and eating; and bees raised for honey. It's an enviable lifestyle driven by a desire to eat well every day.

      And it doesn't require a lot of space. Made at Home contains numerous adaptations to urban and suburban life. Plants are grown in small lots and pots, chickens are kept in backyard pens, and meat items are smoked in the backyard. It’s proof positive that anyone can live the good life.

      34.

      VEGETABLES, HERBS & FRUIT: AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA

      M Biggs/J McVicar/B Flowerdew
      Hardcover

      Price: $29.95

      The demand for locally sourced organic foods continues to rise. This resource is a prime reference for the many folks who are growing or wanting to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruits.

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      The demand for locally sourced organic foods continues to rise. This resource is a prime reference for the many folks who are growing or wanting to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruits.

      The book features superb full-color photographs and illustrations and an easy-to-use A-Z directory. Its comprehensive growing, harvesting and preserving tips and wealth of recipes will be a boon to gardeners and cooks alike.

      Practical aspects of gardening are explained in detail, with in-depth sections on pollination, soil fertility, greenhouse growing and creating a garden. Some of the topics covered include:

      • Nutritional values
      • The most useful and recommended varieties
      • Plant hardiness, propagation and growing guidelines
      • Cropping, harvesting and storing
      • Weed, pest and disease control
      • Ornamental and wildlife value
      • Pruning and training
      • Companion planting
      • Container growing
      A yearly maintenance calendar, glossary, further reading section, seed sources list and detailed index round out this outstanding book.

      35.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO REAL FOOD ALL YEAR

      Mother Earth News Editors
      Paperback

      Price: $6.99

      Looking for a way to make delicious, homemade bread? How about advice on how to grow your best fall garden this year? Need tips for picking out chickens that produce the best eggs ever? Look no farthe…

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      Looking for a way to make delicious, homemade bread? How about advice on how to grow your best fall garden this year? Need tips for picking out chickens that produce the best eggs ever? Look no farther than this 100-page guide from MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Full of articles that instruct, help and point readers in the right direction for eating fresh food all year long, Guide to Real Food All Year has nearly 20 articles that cover everything from drying tomatoes to making your own cider, from growing great salads to saving time and energy with pressure cookers.

      With beautiful pictures, this guide explains how to eat better and save money. Readers will learn how to choose inexpensive cuts of grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and pastured pork for better nutrition and great flavor. Gardeners will read how to grow colorful heirloom corns for improved nutrition and great taste. Farmers market goers will learn how to dry the harvest they buy to stock up on homegrown snacks and convenience foods for year-round eating.

      Articles include:

      • Homemade Butter: The Best You'll Ever Have
      • Why Whole Wheat Is Way Better
      • Simple Tips for Better Garden Soil
      • Use Cold Frames to Grow More Food
      • Learn to Can for Homegrown Flavor

      36.

      THE FRESH GIRL'S GUIDE TO EASY CANNING AND PRESERVING

      Ana Micka
      Paperback

      Price: $19.99

      Canning is an easy, fun and affordable way to enjoy fresh-grown local foods all year long. The Fresh Girl's Guide to Easy Canning and Preserving provides all the information you need to know to start…

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      Canning is an easy, fun and affordable way to enjoy fresh-grown local foods all year long. The Fresh Girl's Guide to Easy Canning and Preserving provides all the information you need to know to start canning today, including basic steps to canning foods safely and easily; recipes for preserving everything from the standard tomatoes and jams to soups, sauces and other hearty meals; and tips on where to find the freshest local produce. This handy book also includes a how-to DVD.

      37.

      CAN IT!

      Jackie Callahan Parente
      Paperback

      Price: $16.95

      From the editors of Hobby Farm Home magazine, Can It! provides a detailed beginner's guide to the popular hobby of canning and preserving. From canning tomatoes and squashes from the garden or farmer'…

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      From the editors of Hobby Farm Home magazine, Can It! provides a detailed beginner's guide to the popular hobby of canning and preserving. From canning tomatoes and squashes from the garden or farmer's market to preparing homemade relish, salsa, jellies and preserves, this book proves both useful and enjoyable. Offering a modern perspective on this traditional kitchen pastime, author Jackie Callahan Parente provides firsthand advice on canning, freezing and so much more, with an emphasis on sustainability and safety.

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      MOTHER EARTH NEWS WISER LIVING RESOURCE SET

      Mother Earth News Editors
      Paperback

      Price: $35.00

      Maximize the returns from your garden. Learn how to grow more of what you eat. Read top tips for growing and preserving your own harvest. Lead a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Learn 12 tips for max…

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      Maximize the returns from your garden. Learn how to grow more of what you eat. Read top tips for growing and preserving your own harvest. Lead a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Learn 12 tips for maximize gas mileage. You can achieve all this and more with the help of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Wiser Living Resource Set. Six guides in all make up this spectacular set that includes some of the magazine's most popular articles on organic gardening, preserving the harvest, green cars, saving money on food bills, baking easy homemade bread and more.

      This set includes:
      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Growing Your Own Food, 4th Edition
      With beautiful color photos, this guide has the information to help readers have a self-sufficient life, starting in their own backyards. Learn a better way to fertilize your garden, read about tips for vertical gardening techniques and maximizing returns, follow instructions to build an affordable, portable and predator-proof chicken coop, and more.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills
      Are you looking for an easy-to-read guide that provides you with all the information you need to lead a self-reliant lifestyle? This excellent resource will show you how to make your own herbal medicine, rodent-proof your house, bake easy homemade bread and choose the best backyard chicken breeds.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Real Food All Year
      Filled with nearly 20 articles that instruct, help and point readers in the right direction for eating fresh food all year long, Guide to Real Food All Year covers everything from drying tomatoes to making your own cider, from growing great salads to saving time and energy with pressure cookers. Readers will learn how to choose inexpensive cuts of grass-fed beef, how to grow colorful heirloom corns, and how to dry the harvest they buy to make homegrown snacks and convenience foods for year-round eating.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Organic Gardening, 3rd Edition
      This glossy-paged guide has everything you need to create the garden of your dreams. Everything from natural insect control to tomato cage plans, from fertilizer to growing berries is covered in this helpful guide. Read all about growing cucumbers, berries and lettuce. Learn the best vegetables to grow in the shade and create your own edible landscape. Discover why poultry is your garden's secret weapon and much more.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Green Cars
      Just how high will gas prices go? Nobody knows, but you can save money on gas now and find the right fuel-efficient vehicle for your needs via our new Guide to Green Cars. With reviews of more than 50 cars that get 35-plus mpg, proven tips for maximizing mpg, and the latest on hybrid, electric, clean diesel and flex-fuel vehicles, this 100-page special issue will be an invaluable resource whether you need a new ride now or down the road.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food, 3rd Edition
      From cover to cover, this resource guide contains tips and techniques for growing your own fruits and vegetables, and for preserving them using simple, easy-to-learn techniques. Learn how to grow winter tomatoes indoors all through the season; harvest the freshest mushrooms with the help of a do-it-yourself kit; discover how to make sauerkraut; and more.

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      MOTHER EARTH NEWS & GRIT SELF-SUFFICIENT RESOURCE SET

      Mother Earth News & GRIT
      Paperback

      Price: $14.99

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT come together to bring you 600 pages of expert advice, recipes, do-it-yourself projects and more information on living a self-sufficient life. This set covers everything f…

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      MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT come together to bring you 600 pages of expert advice, recipes, do-it-yourself projects and more information on living a self-sufficient life. This set covers everything from organic gardening to bees and honey, from backyard rabbits to self-reliance and country skills. The do-it-yourself projects include energy-saving household updates as well as instructions for constructing chicken coops, outdoor bread ovens and permanent garden beds. Follow recipes for baking sourdough bread, preparing rabbit meat, fixing delicious egg dishes, and cooking with honey. Discover how to save money with energy-saving tips for your home, and how to cut your food bills in half by growing your own food right in your own backyard.

      This set includes:
      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Organic Gardening, 4th Edition
      This glossy-paged guide is perfect for beginners or expert gardeners. It covers everything from perennial vegetables to choosing a greenhouse, from organic pest control to making compost. Read how poultry is the secret weapon for organic pest control. Learn how to make the best homemade tomato cages. Or plan out your kitchen garden with four delightful herb gardens plans.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills, 2nd Edition
      With more than 20 articles, this guide has hundreds of great ideas for self-reliant living. From preserving food to small-space gardening, from backyard chickens to making your own yogurt and cheese, this special guide has a wide variety of information that will help you lead a sustainable life.

      GRIT Guide to Homemade Bread, 3rd Edition
      Bread, bagels, pretzels, pizza crust, cookies and more! All of these delicious homemade creations can be found in this Guide to Homemade Bread. This guide includes more than 53 keys to successful bread making, outdoor bread oven plans, fail-proof no-knead breads, top bread machines tips and more.

      GRIT Guide to Backyard Rabbits, 2nd Edition
      You'll find more than 25 keys to a successful rabbit-raising enterprise in this special Barnyard Series guide. Learn about raising rabbits for meat and breeding stock. Build rabbit homes and learn what equipment you'll need. Read about a basic bunny diet that will keep them happy and healthy, and also discover so much more.

      GRIT Guide to Backyard Chickens, 4th Edition
      Calling all chicken enthusiasts! The fourth edition of this popular guide is overflowing with expert advice, key facts and easy chicken coop plans that will have both beginner and seasoned chicken owners crowing for joy! Read how to build a broiler coop on a shoestring budget. Build the perfect chicken tractor. Learn which heritage hens are the best for laying eggs. Follow the wide variety of delicious chicken recipes this book has to offer.

      GRIT Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey, 3rd Edition
      This treasure-trove of bee knowledge has more than 75 ways to get more from your bees. Cover-to-cover, this guide includes tips on saving money while building your own beehive or honey extractor with simple materials available at your local hardware store. Read how to use a top-bar hive, a less expensive method to raising bees that will pollinate your crops and provide tasty honey fresh from the comb.

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      MEALS IN A JAR

      Julie Languille
      Paperback

      Price: $15.95

      Why settle for preservative-packed frozen dinners, freeze-dried backpacking food and military ready-to-eat meals when a healthier and tastier option can easily be stored in the pantry? Meals in a Jar

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      Why settle for preservative-packed frozen dinners, freeze-dried backpacking food and military ready-to-eat meals when a healthier and tastier option can easily be stored in the pantry? Meals in a Jar provides the step-by-step, detailed instructions needed to create all-natural breakfast, lunch and dinner options that you can keep on a shelf and enjoy at any time. Includes more than 150 quick-and-easy, all-in-one meals, such as:

      • Creamy tomato soup
      • Artisan bread
      • Lemon chicken piccata
      • Chocolate cake
      These scrumptious recipes allow even the most inexperienced chefs to serve gourmet dishes. Not only are these meals perfect for everyday events like camping trips, after-school study sessions and rushed evenings, but they can also be lifesavers in times of disasters like fires, blackouts or hurricanes. Perfect for the modern jarring and canning generation, this book proves that just because food is easy-to-store and long-lasting doesn't mean it can't be delicious and nutritious.

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