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The Hands-On Home: A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving & Natural Homekeeping

The Hands-On Home: A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving & Natural Homekeeping


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A fresh take on modern homemaking, The Hands-On Home is your go-to manual for DIY homecare and living more sustainably
From cooking, canning, and preserving to making your own nontoxic home and personal care products, author Erica Strauss offers instruction and inspiration for tackling at-home projects on your own. In this book, you will learn how to:
• Organize and stock your kitchen for easy meal preparation, and then whip up simple but satisfying recipes the whole family will love (Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Granola, Forager Spring Greens Soup, and Simple Crispy Chicken with Roasted Lemon Pan Sauce).

• Use basic food preservation techniques such as water-bath canning, pressure canning, and lacto-fermentation along with a handy year-long food preservation calendar of what to put up when. Preserving recipes are organized seasonally and include Rhubarb Syrup, Pressure-Canned Chicken Broth, Korean-Spiced Turnips, and Cranberry-Pear-Walnut Conserve.

• Create your own home care and personal care products—from Fizzy Bath Bombs and Refreshing Peppermint Foot Scrub to Nontoxic Laundry softener.
With less focus on consumerism and more on saving time and money, The Hands-On Home will help you create a home you love with simple resources and easy-to-learn skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570619915
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 130,062
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Erica Strauss is the founder of Northwest Edible Life, one of the most popular and well-respected urban-homesteading and gardening blogs in the country. A professionally trained chef, she shares her fun and punchy perspective on garden-to-table eating and living a slower life though her writings. Erica was featured in Best Food Writing 2013 and regularly writes for national cooking and gardening magazines.

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