Keeping the Harvest: Preserving Your Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs

Keeping the Harvest: Preserving Your Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs

by Nancy Chioffi, Gretchen Mead
     
 


Emjoy your abundant harvest of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year by following the simple, satisfying home-preserving techniques in Keeping the Harvest.

A reliable, easy-to-use reference for thousands of gardeners and cooks since 1976, Keeping the Harvest is now completely updated to reflect the latest techniques, equipment, and USDA

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Emjoy your abundant harvest of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year by following the simple, satisfying home-preserving techniques in Keeping the Harvest.

A reliable, easy-to-use reference for thousands of gardeners and cooks since 1976, Keeping the Harvest is now completely updated to reflect the latest techniques, equipment, and USDA guidelines for home preserving in the 1990s.

Now you can capture the goodness of "garden-fresh" and save money, too!

A wide range of preserving techniques is covered to meet a variety of needs: freezing, canning, pressure canning, drying, pickling, curing, and making jams and jellies. Also included are new, quick methods such as microwave drying of herbs. And techniques are generously illustrated and clearly explained to ensure foolproof results.

You'll find dozens of fruits and vegetables listed A to Z with helpful recommendations for how they can best be preserved -- from harvesting to putting up to storage. Reference charts, favorite recipes, and trouble-shooting tips are sprinkled throughout. And of course, safety, taste, and nutrition concerns are always emphasized.

Chock full of time-saving ideas and palate-pleasing results, Keeping the Harvest is the one home-preserving guide you'll want on your kitchen bookshelf.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
" The authors, Vermonters Nancy Chioffi and Gretchen Mead are experts on cooking and food preservations as well as being advanced gardeners." - The Cape Codder

" This book is about perfect. It's 8.5x11 inch format allows it to open flat on the counter and the 10-point type can be read without squinting. Illustrations are simple line drawings in great abundance. Anyone unable to follow the directions in this book shouldn't be allowed to use sharp knives or work with boiling water." - Rural New England Magazine

" There seems in fact to be no aspect of home preservation they have not sensibly considered." - Horticulture Magazine

" One of the most up-to-date, helpful books on home food preservation to be published…Keeping the Harvest is excellent for the beginner as well as the more experienced food preserver." - Seattle Post- Intelligencer

Booknews
Practical, accessible information, updated to reflect current Dept. of Agriculture standards. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
This book gives you all the basics for canning, freezing, drying, preserving and storing a variety of fruits and vegetables, and drying herbs. There also recipes and instructions for making jams and jellis, pickled vegetables and even sauerkraut. Food preservation has a long tradition; it's practical for reasons of economy and convenience, but it evokes a special feeling to serve peaches in mid-December to your family, or to give something home-canned to a friend.
—Ilene Rosoff

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882666501
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/05/1991
Series:
Down-to-Earth Book Series
Edition description:
1st REVISED NEW EDITION
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
579,652
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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