Canning and Preserving Your Own Harvest: An Encyclopedia of Country Living Guide

Canning and Preserving Your Own Harvest: An Encyclopedia of Country Living Guide

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by Carla Emery, Lorene Forkner-Edwards
     
 

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Carla Emery's Encyclopedia of Country Living is the bible for self-sustainable and green living. Here are canning recipes from the famed encyclopedia along with 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

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Carla Emery's Encyclopedia of Country Living is the bible for self-sustainable and green living. Here are canning recipes from the famed encyclopedia along with 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.

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"If you're dreaming about moving "back to the land" someday, or if you're already there and want to live more self-sufficiently (wherever you may be) you'll want a copy of the ninth edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Living...We think you're pretty s
Publishers Weekly
In this collection, excerpted from Emery's seminal Encyclopedia of Country Living, home cooks get a wealth of practical ideas and techniques for making the most of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and meats come harvest season. Emery's plainspoken approach to pickling, canning, drying and freezing removes much of the worry; tips on labeling, prepping vegetables for the freezer and a thorough introduction to canning (complete with processing times) will give first-timers confidence and make a welcome refresher for veterans. The recipes lean heavily on timeworn favorites like jams (including a No-Cook Strawberry Jam), sauerkraut, pickles, basic beef jerky and corned beef, though duck confit and the prospect of creating one's own buried storage system should appeal to foodies ready for a new challenge. Sprinkled with tips on infusing liquors and recipes for the impatient like Quick Pickles (which reach their flavor potential in hours, rather than weeks) round out this fine introduction; it should have, like its subject matter, quite an extended shelf life.
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ISBN-13:
9781570615719
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
719,045
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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