Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting: Canning and Curing, Pickling and Preserving Vegetables, Fruits and Meats

Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting: Canning and Curing, Pickling and Preserving Vegetables, Fruits and Meats

by Kim Pezza

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578264636
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Series: Backyard Farming Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 696,519
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kim Pezza grew up among orchards and dairy and beef farms having lived most of her life in the Finger Lakes region. She has raised pigs, poultry and game birds, rabbits and goats, and is experienced in growing herbs and vegetables. In her spare time, Kim also teaches workshops in a variety of areas, from art and simple computers for seniors, to making herb butter, oils, and vinegars. She continues to learn new techniques and skills and is currently looking to turn her grandparents' 1800s farm into a small, working homestead.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

Chapter 1 A Brief History of Preserving Foods 1

Chapter 2 Preserving Today 11

Chapter 3 The Harvest 17

Chapter 4 Canning (Jams, Jellies, and More) 23

Chapter 5 Freezing 39

Chapter 6 Drying and Dehydrating 49

Chapter 7 Pickling and Vinegars 59

Chapter 8 Curing and Smoking 67

Chapter 9 Additional Methods of Preserving 77

Chapter 10 When Preserved Foods Go Bad 83

Final Notes 87

Helpful Hints 89

Recipes 93

Resources 109

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