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FERMENTED VEGETABLES, 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
This updated and revised edition of Kirsten K. Shockey and Christopher Shockey’s best-selling guide to fermenting vegetables includes 65 new recipes, 8 new vegetable and fruit entries, 12 new producer profiles, 4 new fermentation techniques, and a greater emphasis on zero-waste processes. Photo by Kirsten K. Shockey and Christopher Shockey.
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Reduce your Food Waste with Fermentation
A whole lot of good food is wasted every day—globally, about one-third of food doesn’t ever make it to the table. Fermentation is one answer to reducing your food waste! Go green by using your surplus cilantro to make this tasty Fermented Cilantro Coconut Sauce from the 10th Anniversary Edition of Kirsten K. Shockey and Christopher Shockey’s FERMENTED VEGETABLES. Photo by Dina Avila.
Preserve the flavor of fresh herbs—without any special equipment—then make delicious homemade herbal salt to enjoy throughout the year with advice from Allison Vallin Kostovick of @finchandfolly’s THE GARDEN MAKER’S BOOK OF WONDER. Photo by Stacey Cramp. #DryingHerbs #HerbalSalt Herbs, Herbal Salt, Drying Fresh Herbs, Drying Herbs, Fresh Herbs, The Garden, Salt, Wonder
How to Dry & Store Herbs
Preserve the flavor of fresh herbs—without any special equipment—then make delicious homemade herbal salt to enjoy throughout the year with advice from Allison Vallin Kostovick of @finchandfolly’s THE GARDEN MAKER’S BOOK OF WONDER. Photo by Stacey Cramp. #DryingHerbs #HerbalSalt
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Brew Your Own Wild Whole-Fruit Vinegar
Ferment a bounty of summer fruits and berries to create a beautiful vinegar that you can savor year-round with recipes and advice from author Kirsten K. Shockey. Read the full article from HOMEBREWED VINEGAR here. Photo by Carmen Troesser. #Fermentation #HomebrewedVinegar
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Twelve Common Traits of Pantry Gardeners
What is it about growing and preserving your own food that makes it worth the time and trouble? HOMEGROWN PANTRY author Barbara Pleasant can think of a few answers. Read twelve traits that many pantry gardeners (people who stock their pantries with homegrown foods) have in common here. Photos by Kip Dawkins Photography. #PreservingFood
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Freeze Your Peaches and Savor the Season Year-Round
Preserving the summer harvest doesn’t have to be complicated! Learn how to freeze ripe, juicy peaches at their peak with expert advice from Whole-Fed Homestead creator Crystal Schmidt’s ultimate guide to freezing food, FREEZE FRESH. Then, follow Crystal’s advice for baking the frozen slices with bourbon and brown sugar to savor the sweetness of summer all year long. Photo by Robert Olding/Studio Eight. #PreservingFood #Homesteading #FreezingFood
sliced up peaches on a blue plate
Freeze Your Peaches and Savor the Season Year-Round
Preserving the summer harvest doesn’t have to be complicated! Learn how to freeze ripe, juicy peaches at their peak with expert advice from Whole-Fed Homestead creator Crystal Schmidt’s ultimate guide to freezing food, FREEZE FRESH. Then, follow Crystal’s advice for baking the frozen slices with bourbon and brown sugar to savor the sweetness of summer all year long. Photo by Robert Olding/Studio Eight. #PreservingFood #Homesteading #FreezingFood
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FREEZE FRESH
True pumpkin fans know that fall isn’t the only time to enjoy this delicious and nutritious superfood! Try freezing a purée made of pumpkin or other winter squash to use in baked goods or freezing roasted cubes to toss in a stew, salad, or breakfast scramble any time of the year. Find step-by-step freezing techniques, and over 100 ideas for cooking and baking with frozen produce, in Crystal Schmidt’s ultimate guide to freezer preservation, FREEZE FRESH.
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THE BIG BOOK OF CIDERMAKING
With expert advice from best-selling authors Kirsten K. Shockey and Christopher Shockey and clear, step-by-step instructions, THE BIG BOOK OF CIDERMAKING will teach you the skills you need to ferment and flavor your own dry, fruity, hopped, and barrel-aged apple beverages. #AppleCider #Cider #Fermentation
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OUR FERMENTED LIVES
Which came first, bread or beer? Can teaching preservation techniques help fight food insecurity? Are the origins of ketchup in fermented fish sauce or soy sauce? Is it possible to separate human history from fermentation history? Get the conversation cooking – and explore the fascinating origins of fermented foods in cultures around the world – with food historian and fermentation expert Julia Skinner’s OUR FERMENTED LIVES.
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FREEZE FRESH
Learn how to preserve the taste of the season in the easiest and most affordable way with Crystal Schmidt’s FREEZE FRESH! Sherri Brooks Vinton (author of Put ‘Em Up! and The Preserving Answer Book) says... “So many possibilities! You’ll welcome the recipes for foods such as potatoes and squash that can be tricky to preserve with other methods. And who knew you could freeze cucumbers?” Plus, find three of Crystal’s foolproof techniques for freezing zucchini and other summer squashes here.
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Universal Scrap Vinegar
Reduce your food waste and brew uniquely acidic, flavorful homemade vinegars using leftover fruit and vegetable peels, pits, and cores from your other cooking projects. Recipe from Kirsten K. Shockey’s HOMEBREWED VINEGAR. Photo by Carmen Troesser.
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OUR FERMENTED LIVES
In OUR FERMENTED LIVES, food historian and fermentation expert Dr. Julia Skinner explores how fermentation is interwoven with human history, from the evolution of the microbiome to food preservation techniques, the development of flavor profiles around the globe, and the building of community. This engaging, recipe-filled book, which Atlanta Magazine calls, “part history, part cookbook, part meditation,” will have readers thinking about the rich meaning of the food we eat and how we prepare it.
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Dehydrating FAQs (and Answers!) for Beginners
Q: Is drying your own food an easy, cost-effective, and creative method of food preservation? A: Yes! Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dehydrating from Sherri Brooks Vinton’s THE PRESERVING ANSWER BOOK in this informative, Q&A style article. Then, try your hand at preserving a favorite summer crop with a simple recipe for oven-dried cherries.
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How to Freeze Zucchini and Other Summer Squashes
Come late summer, gardeners everywhere joke about sneaking bags full of zucchini into unlocked cars at the grocery store... but don’t worry, it doesn’t have to come to that! Baskets of fresh summer squash are a gift – not a burden – with these three foolproof preserving techniques from Crystal Schmidt’s FREEZE FRESH. Photo by Robert Olding/Studio Eight.