Almost everything you need to know about growing and preserving your own food at home is in this 100-page guide from MOTHER EARTH NEWS. How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food provides excellent articles filled with tips and advice for growing a healthy, successful garden, as well as canning your leftover bounty to enjoy in those cold winter months.
Get more from your garden this year! This sixth edition of Mother Earth News How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food is filled with expertly written articles on growing a successful, bountiful garden and preserving fresh vegetables and fruits. You’ll learn how to eat in sync with the seasons, make easy compost, dry and freeze produce from your garden, and more.
Discover how to have chickens in the garden by putting their manure to work and enlisting your birds for organic pest control. Learn how to grow great salads year-round. Read about freezing fruits and vegetables from your garden with straightforward freezing tips that turn your garden harvests into sensational, off-season meals. Follow simple steps to build your own solar food dehydrator.
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From vegetables and fruits to eggs, cheese, and nuts, Leda Meredith unlocks the secrets to pickling everything.
Pickling is more than a form of food preservation. It is also a way of turning mild-flavored vegetables and fruits into crunchy, tangy side dishes and intensely flavored condiments. In Pickling Everything, food preservation expert Leda Meredith covers the ins and outs of home pickling, explaining the differences between lacto-fermented probiotic pickles and vinegar-based pickling and how to pickle and can safely. In addition to favorites like cucumbers, green beans, and beets, she includes recipes for nuts, legumes, eggs, and meats, encouraging readers to try something new.
The step-by-step instructions in Put 'em Up will have the most timid beginners filling their pantries and freezers with the preserved goodness of summer in no time. An extensive Techniques section includes complete how-to for every kind of preserving: refrigerating and freezing, air- and oven-drying, cold- and hot-pack canning, and pickling. And with recipe yields as small as a few pints or as large as several gallons, readers can easily choose recipes that work for the amount of produce and time at hand.
Real food advocate Sherri Brooks Vinton offers recipes with exciting flavor combinations to please contemporary palates and put preserved fruits and vegetables on dinner-party menus everywhere. Pickled Asparagus Wasabi Beans are delicious additions to holiday relish trays; Sweet Pepper Marmalade perks up cool-weather roasts; and Berry Bourbon is an unexpected base for a warming cocktail.
The best versions of tried-and-true favorites are all here too. Bushels of fresh-picked apples are easily turned into applesauce, dried fruit rings, jelly, butter, or even brandy. Falling-off-the-vine tomatoes can be frozen whole, oven dried, canned, or made into a tangy marinara. Options for pickling cucumbers range from Bread and Butter Chips and Dills Spears to Asian Ice-Box Pickles. There's something delicious for every pantry!
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It contains 80 inventive recipes for preserving all kinds of fruit, from apples, berries and cherries to lemons, quince and tomatoes, and it also brings together 80 recipes for using those preserves (or store-bought jars) in main dishes, side dishes, desserts and cocktails.
Package and prepare meals quickly and easily. Just add water! You can take prepackaged meals in a bag on the trail or throw them in the crockpot.
This book includes family dinners, crockpot meals, healthy recipes, snacks, desserts, seasonings, appetizers, and dips, as well as meals and foods for campers, hikers, and backpackers.
Preserve your favorite foods through every season with Real Food Fermentation. Control your own ingredients, techniques, and additives. Learn a practical food-preparation skill you’ll use again and again. And express yourself by making something unique and whole.
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Sweet winter squashes, hardy greens, jewel-toned root vegetables, and potatoes of every kind make local eating easy and delicious in the colder months of autumn and winter. Whether these vegetables are gathered straight from the garden, from a well-tended root cellar or from the market, their delectable flavors and nutritional benefits pack a powerful punch. Try them in soups (Celery Root Bisque, Portuguese Kale Soup), main dishes (Ravioli with Smoky Greens, Chicken Pot Pie with Root Vegetables), winter salads (Warm Goat Cheese and Beet Salad, Thai Cabbage Salad), and side dishes (Cashew Carrots, Braised Collards with Bacon). With this collection of more than 250 recipes, you’ll discover how simple and delightful it is to eat locally all year long.
Harnessing the power of circulating hot air, air fryers cook all your beloved comfort foods to crunchy, tasty perfection . . . without all the messy oil. The Air Fryer Bible cookbook shows you how to make the most of this hugely popular appliance to create more than 200 amazing dishes: Start your day with Quiche Cups or French Toast Sticks. Snack on Mozzarella Sticks and String Bean Fries. Feast on Coconut Chicken with Apricot-Ginger Sauce or Fish Tacos with Jalapeño-Lime Sauce, and then indulge yourself with Apple Crisp or Brownies After Dark. These recipes will save you time, promote heart health, and can even help with weight loss. They’re easy enough for a beginner, and your whole family will love them. Complete with numerous tips for air fryer success, 30 mouthwatering photos of finished dishes, must-have appliance-buying information, and a comprehensive index, The Air Fryer Bible is the only air fryer cookbook you’ll ever need.
Growing vegetables and raising livestock is only the beginning of a successful homestead -- that fresh food goes to waste unless you can properly prepare, cook, and preserve it. Andrea Chesman shows you how to bridge the gap between field and table, covering everything from curing meats and making sausage to canning fruits and vegetables, milling flour, working with sourdough, baking no-knead breads, making braises and stews that can be adapted to different cuts of meat, rendering lard and tallow, pickling, making butter and cheese, making yogurt, blanching vegetables for the freezer, making jams and jellies, drying produce, and much more. You’ll learn all the techniques you need to get the most from homegrown foods, along with dozens of simple and delicious recipes, most of which can be adapted to use whatever you have available.
A new edition of an old favorite, The Complete Book of Pickling is full of classic recipes for pickles and chutneys, with inventive twists on old standbys and a brand-new section devoted to fermentation.
Fermentation is one of the hottest restaurant and home kitchen trends of the past three years, gaining popularity because it uses natural foods and offers extensive health benefits. Pickling is one of the oldest and cheapest methods of preserving foods, and now, with the help of step-by-step techniques, anyone can learn how to capture garden or farmers market vegetables at their best for year-round enjoyment.
The 250 easy, inventive, and cost-effective recipes use modern methods and equipment in accordance with food safety standards. Recipes include Kosher Dill Pickles, Pretty Beet and Radish Pickles, Kombucha, Classic Sauerkraut, Clementine Pear Chutney, Pineapple Lime Tomato Salsa, and Smoky Three-Pepper Cucumber Relish.
Certified master food preserver and cooking enthusiast Georgia Varozza wants to show you how safe and easy canning your favorite foods can be. She will teach you the basics, including how to fit the process into your busy life, the equipment you’ll need, and step-by-step instructions for both water-bath and pressure canning.
Enjoy wholesome recipes for canning fruit, vegetables, meat, soups, sauces, and so much more. Save money by preserving your own food and gain valuable peace of mind by knowing exactly what’s going into the meals you’re serving.
Join the growing number of households who are embracing the pioneer lifestyle. It’s time for you and your family to feel good about food again. This cookbook can help.
This comprehensive guide to the craft of making sweet preserves includes 225 recipes for jams, jellies, marmalades, conserves, syrups, pastes, and more. All the recipes are based on traditional methods; none call for packaged pectin. The book is organized alphabetically by type of fruit, with an introduction to each about its history, cultivars, and growing and harvesting requirements. With its attention not only to common fruits but to others that never appear in supermarkets, The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves has proven an essential resource for gardeners and U-pick and farmers’-market shoppers.
Root cellaring isn’t just for off-the-grid types or farmers with large gardens. Storing food makes good sense, both financially and environmentally. And root cellars can easily fit anywhere. In this intelligent, convincing book, authors Jennifer Megyesi and Geoff Hansen show how to make them part of every reader’s life.
With Andrea Chesman's expert guidance, you'll love making these and dozens of other fresh, contemporary recipes for pickling everything from apples to zucchini. Beginners will welcome the simple, low-fuss methods and thorough coverage of the basics, and dedicated home canners will love the large-batch recipes and the stunning variety of flavors.