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The Beginner's Guide to Preserving Food at Home: Easy Instructions for Canning, Freezing, Drying, Brining, and Root Cellaring Your Favorite Fruits, Herbs and Vegetables Paperback – May 28, 2009
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You don't need a lot of time or years of experience to preserve garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. Simple step-by-step instructions give you the confidence and know-how to freeze, dry, can, root cellar, and brine the abundance from your CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share or summer garden.
Grate and freeze excess zucchini; it will be perfect in quick breads and muffins all winter long. Pick up a crate of less-than-perfect tomatoes at the farmers' market and preserve them in jars of spicy salsa. Turn the overflow of green beans from your CSA farm share into tasty dilly beans to eat all winter or give as holiday gifts.
These techniques and recipes will have you eating locally all year long.
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Top Customer Reviews
The chapter on tips, hints, and shortcuts was very informative. Staggered planting is one thing I am trying this year...put in your seeds/plants every few weeks throughout the season so they don't all ripen at the same time. If you have a kitchen full of 40 pounds of green beans you are going to be very grumpy by the time you are finished processing and, as the author stresses, this is supposed to be ENJOYABLE!
The author discusses each of the basic methods of preserving food and has lists of fruits/veggies that will work best for each one. Drying, freezing, canning, and root cellaring (cold storage) are all covered in detail.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is awesome. It gives simple directions on how to preserve foods and gives more info on how to freeze your foods then I have found in any other book.Published 1 month ago by K Martin
I had never canned before buying this book, but when I was given a canning set (and an abundance of CSA foods), I decided to get into it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by ashlee
This book is great. I have a few other canning books, but after flipping through this one at the library, I had to order it for myself. Detailed instructions and good illustrationsPublished 14 months ago by jennifer