Enjoy the Bounties of Summer and Autumn All Year Long!Whether you forage, garden, or buy fresh produce, you want to utilize your delicious harvest. Learn the skills of canning and preserving, and savor those tantalizing flavors any time you choose. Author Michele N. Harmeling has been foraging, canning, pickling, and preserving for most of her life. Now, she's sharing her expertise with you in a handy, convenient Adventure Skills Guide.The easy-to-follow booklet introduces the basics of canning and preserving. Find out what equipment is needed, with directions on how to assemble and use the various gear. Then discover the differences between hot-water-bath canning and pressure canning. Harmeling provides eight recipes for each method to help you safely practice and perfect each technique. Canning & Preserving goes on to cover essential food warnings and safety precautions. Plus, you'll find a FAQ section, information about storing and using your preserves, and charts for cooking temperatures and altitude adjustments.There are few things more satisfying than preparing, canning, and preserving your favorite popular foods. If you are just starting out, you'll appreciate the simple methods presented here. If you have experience with food preservation, this is an ideal quick-reference source. So keep this photo-illustrated guide handy. Its pocket-sized design makes it easy to store, and its convenient format makes it fun and simple to use.
About the Author
Michele N. Harmeling is a poet and essayist hailing from the quirky small town of Palmer, Alaska. Her lifelong hobbies include foraging for wild edibles and mushrooms, and canning, pickling, or preserving what she finds. She enjoys teaching basic plant and mushroom identification and is an avid hiker, backpacker, and trail-runner. A graduate of Eastern Washington University's MFA program, her work has appeared in such publications as Juked Magazine, the Alaska Quarterly Review, The Adirondack Review, and many more. She is the recipient of the 2009 Whiskey Island Review Poetry Prize. She shares her home in the woods with her young son Walker (yes, as in Texas Ranger"), cats, and dog, Puck, and she believes raspberry jam just isn't the same without the seeds."