The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest by Ann Accetta-Scott
Food preservation is one of the most intimidating aspects of homesteading, yet one of the most important. Although there is a plethora of websites, books and blogs dedicated to learning how to preserve the harvest, people must search multiple places in order to gather the necessary information. For a beginner new to the world of preserving this leaves them frustrated and quite discouraged. The ideal tool for a newbie is a detailed reference guide, one such as The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest, that shares the basics on canning, dehydrating, freezing, fermenting, curing, and smoking, and how to use the right tools for each method. Homesteader and blogger Ann Accetta-Scott guides readers at the beginning, moderate or advanced levels of preserving. Newcomers to the world of preserving can start with a simple jam and jelly recipe using a hot water bath canner, while others may be advanced enough to have mastered the pressure canner and are ready to move onto curing and smoking meat and fish. The progression in this book will help the home preserver build confidence in the most common methods of preserving.
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As someone who has never canned anything in her life I was excited about this book. I have always been more than a little intimated about trying this. My younger sister does it every year and she acts like it is no big deal. This book is the ideal tool for someone like me.
I would love to say it is perfect for someone who has more experience for the recipes alone.Which by the way are awesome! This book gives you all the basics on canning, dehydrating, freezing, fermenting, curing, and smoking, plus how to use the right tools for each method. If you want to learn more about preserving this this book needs to be in your collection.
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Dana Rodriguez says
I think I would love this book. My grandma always canned but I know nothing about it.
I’m especially interested in fermenting. Sounds like my kind of book!
Love these kind of books. Both my parents grew up in large farm families. Thanks!
Sarah L says
I grew up with my mother canning every summer and fall. This book may help me get back to that.
Never canned anything before, sounds like a good way to preserve
Mary Gardner says
My grandparents were farmers and my grandmother canned nearly everything they grew and I watched her for years but I have to say I have never canned a thing. I find it very intimidating but this book would be great for as I really enjoy any type of diy or self help books.
Dorothy Boucher says
I’m not a noobie into the world but having the knowledge how to ferment dehydrate or curing food, that’s out of my league, me and food get along but i’m still not that knowledgeable in the kitchen. This book sounds wonderful! and very helpful.
fun kind of book
I would love to try my hand at the recipes in this book. I am new to canning and all that, but eager to try.
Kelly Kimmell says
My grandmother canned lots of food. This sounds like an interesting book.
Tamra Phelps says
I used to watch my Grandmas can every year. I was usually put to work breaking beans, as they say. I’d love to try canning myself so this sounds great.
Mya Murphy says
I love trying new cookbooks and recipes. This sounds great!!
I’ve been wanting to learn how to dehydrated fruit and veggies,for a while.
I know how to make apple sauce and apple butter from scratch.
I have taken a class on how to can with a pressure cooker.
Thanks for sharing your review !
I’d love to have a farm and be able to preserve the harvest. I do have a dehydrator that I haven’t used much, this is the kind of cookbook I love to have!
Christina Gould says
I wish I had homesteaded back in the day. It sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for posting!
teresa kunberger says
Oh yes please. this book would def be used in my home!!
Maria Malaveci says
My mother who is from Greece does a lot of canning! I think I definitely would love this book!
This book sounds terrific. I’d love to have a refresher. I did some canning years ago, but things have changed somewhat. Thanks for the review!
Sandy C. says
Like you – I’ve never canned a single thing. Perhaps if I had a garden, I’d be more likely to. But I can always get produce from the store, and can that, right? I’d love to read this!!
I would love to have this book and learn how to can food especially now with all that is going on in the world.
Eva Millien says
Sounds like this book could be very helpful if I ever get time to do things like this! Thanks for sharing your review and have a terrific day!
MICHAEL A LAW says
Looks like a good book
Derek T says
I’m so bad at canning… doesn’t stop me from trying but maybe I need this book…
Julie Waldron says
This sounds like a great book. I do can some but would like to do more. My daughter’s are starting to take an interest in canning too.