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August 29, 2011
I can’t believe I didn’t already know about this book, but I stumbled upon it thanks to a great feature of the Multnomah County Library called “Lucky Day” where they try to promote popular reads.
I am so excited to start reading this! Though, it will be a lot of bad news. It makes me happy that right now we are exclusively eating tomatoes from our backyard and from our CSA, but that is most certainly not always the case. I think there’s a good chance this book will make it more of a priority.
This cookbook that I picked up is packed with information. Not only does it include the ins and outs of regular canning, but it is a full cookbook worth of recipes for preserves, pickles, and more. It also has some really interesting tips about how to store vegetables – for example, did you know that you can store carrots in a box full of dirt in your basement, and they will keep for months? It also has how-tos for braiding garlic, drying tomatoes and tons of other old-school processes that we pay a premium for at grocery stores. Maybe it’s time to do it myself!