Gardening, cooking, and home food preserving are natural parts of healthy living. Today’s blog takes a look at some favorite books in these three areas. Some of these suggestions come from my own bookshelf, some from my friends at Twitter (you’ll recognize their distinctive Tweet names), and some from e-mail friends. This week's blogs will bring their favorites to you.
Cooking with Heirlooms: Seasonal Recipes with Heritage-Variety Vegetables and Fruits (Hobby Farm Press) by Karen Keb Acevedo and Carol Boker (Hardcover - Sep 2007).
Karen guest blogged about heirloom tomatoes at The Practical Preserver last week.
She tweets under the name SeasonalWisdom and you can follow her blog at http://www.seasonalwisdom.com/
Allison Vallin recommends More-with-Less by Doris Janzen Longacre. Its subhead reads "recipes and suggestions by Mennonites on how to eat better and consume less of the world's limited food resources."
Allison tweets as atastefulgarden and you can follow her blog at http://www.atastefulgarden.com/
Two recipe books I recommend are The Joy of Pickling, Revised Edition: 250 Flavor-Packed Recipes for Vegetables and More from Garden or Market and The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves: 200 Classic and Contemporary Recipes Showcasing the Fabulous Flavors of Fresh Fruits (Paperback - April 15, 2009)
Both books are by Linda Ziedrich and published by Harvard Common Press. A pleasant surprise - I found Costco was carrying them. Yea!
More discoveries Wednesday, as we continue stocking The Practical Preserver’s Bookshelf.
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