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 Accetta-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 of 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 on to curing and smoking meat and fish. The home preserver will build confidence in the most common preservation methods with more than 30 delicious and healthy recipes and Ann's expertise and encouragement.