Learn how to preserve a summer day — in batches — from this classic primer on drying, freezing, canning, and pickling techniques. Did you know that a cluttered garage works just as well as a root cellar for cool-drying? That even the experts use store-bought frozen juice concentrate from time to time? With more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for jams, sauces, vinegars, chutneys, and more, you’ll enjoy a pantry stocked with the tastes of summer year-round.
About the Author
Food writer Carol Costenbader has cooked and preserved homegrown fruits, herbs, and vegetables for more than 35 years. Besides The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest, her books include Storey's Well-Stocked Pantry Series: Mustards, Ketchups & Vinegars and Preserving Fruits & Vegetables. Second in command of the family vegetable garden and a volunteer cook at Christian Ministries Homeless Shelter, Carol is founder of The Health Adventure and Friends of the Health Adventure, a good health teaching facility. Carol and her family divide their time between central Florida and the mountains of North Carolina.
“The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest by Carol Costenbader will conjure up images of Grandma’s pantry, but it features the latest techniques for preserving food.” — Orange County (CA) Register
“The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest is a real treat…easy-to-understand…the step-by-step illustrations help beginners to take the plunge and the experts to expand their repertoire of techniques and recipes.” —Voice of the Diabetic
" An excellent primer for the uninitiated, full of great recipes…" — Weekend Gardener's Guide