Preserving food can be one of the most intimidating aspects of homesteading and cooking. Luckily, no one makes it as easy and as much fun as farm-girl-in-the-making Ann Acetta-Scott. For a beginner new to the world of preserving, the ideal tool is a detailed reference guide, and in The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest, Ann covers all the basics on canning, dehydrating, freezing, fermenting, curing, and smoking, including how to select and use the right tools for each method.
This guide takes home preservers through the beginning, moderate, and advanced stages of preserving. Newcomers 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.
With more than 30 delicious and healthy recipesand Ann's expertise and encouragement, the home preserver will build confidence in the most common methods of preserving.
Lyons Press; May 2019
- ISBN: 9781493036653
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest
- Author: Ann Accetta-Scott
Imprint: Lyons Press
In The Press
“Books on canning and preserving are a dime-a-dozen, but from the very first page, I could tell this one was different. Rather than approaching the topic with the usual textbook formality, Ann brings a human touch to the subject and makes me feel like I’m in her kitchen chatting about preservation methods over a cup of tea. From canning to root cellaring and everything in between, I will wholeheartedly be recommending The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest to anyone ready to start taking charge of their food supply and preserving their harvest.”
—JILL WINGER, founder, The Prairie Homestead, blogger at www.theprairiehomestead.com, author of The Prairie Homestead Cookbook
About The Author
Ann Accetta-Scott is a homesteader and blogger of "A Farm Girl in the Making." She teaches classes in how to grow and preserve food. Ann and her family reside in the Puget Sound area of the State of Washington.