Review

The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest by Ann Accetta-Scott

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The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest by Ann Accetta-Scott
The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest by Ann Accetta-Scott
Genres: Cookbook

Food preservation is one of the most intimidating aspects of homesteading, yet one of the most important. Although there is a plethora of websites, books and blogs dedicated to learning how to preserve the harvest, people must search multiple places in order to gather the necessary information. For a beginner new to the world of preserving this leaves them frustrated and quite discouraged. The ideal tool for a newbie is a detailed reference guide, one such as The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest, that shares the basics on canning, dehydrating, freezing, fermenting, curing, and smoking, and how to use the right tools for each method. Homesteader and blogger Ann Accetta-Scott guides readers at the beginning, moderate or advanced levels of preserving. Newcomers to the world of preserving 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 onto curing and smoking meat and fish. The progression in this book will help the home preserver build confidence in the most common methods of preserving.

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MY REVIEW

As someone who has never canned anything in her life I was excited about this book. I have always been more than a little intimated about trying this. My younger sister does it every year and she acts like it is no big deal. This book is the ideal tool for someone like me.

I would love to say it is perfect for someone who has more experience for the recipes alone.Which by the way are awesome! This book gives you all the basics on canning, dehydrating, freezing, fermenting, curing, and smoking, plus how to use the right tools for each method. If you want to learn more about preserving this this book needs to be in your collection.

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16 Comments

  1. Dana Rodriguez

    July 22, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    I think I would love this book. My grandma always canned but I know nothing about it.

  2. Rust

    July 22, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I’m especially interested in fermenting. Sounds like my kind of book!

  3. NANCY

    July 25, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Love these kind of books. Both my parents grew up in large farm families. Thanks!

  4. Sarah L

    July 27, 2019 at 1:34 am

    I grew up with my mother canning every summer and fall. This book may help me get back to that.

  5. Calvin

    August 23, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Never canned anything before, sounds like a good way to preserve

  6. Mary Gardner

    November 6, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    My grandparents were farmers and my grandmother canned nearly everything they grew and I watched her for years but I have to say I have never canned a thing. I find it very intimidating but this book would be great for as I really enjoy any type of diy or self help books.

  7. Dorothy Boucher

    November 9, 2019 at 10:20 am

    I’m not a noobie into the world but having the knowledge how to ferment dehydrate or curing food, that’s out of my league, me and food get along but i’m still not that knowledgeable in the kitchen. This book sounds wonderful! and very helpful.
    @tisonlyme143

  8. bn100

    November 29, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    fun kind of book

  9. Linda

    January 14, 2020 at 10:02 am

    I would love to try my hand at the recipes in this book. I am new to canning and all that, but eager to try.

  10. Kelly Kimmell

    February 28, 2020 at 8:49 am

    My grandmother canned lots of food. This sounds like an interesting book.

  11. Tamra Phelps

    April 7, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    I used to watch my Grandmas can every year. I was usually put to work breaking beans, as they say. I’d love to try canning myself so this sounds great.

  12. Mya Murphy

    June 24, 2020 at 2:15 am

    I love trying new cookbooks and recipes. This sounds great!!

  13. Melinda

    June 30, 2020 at 7:49 am

    I’ve been wanting to learn how to dehydrated fruit and veggies,for a while.
    I know how to make apple sauce and apple butter from scratch.
    I have taken a class on how to can with a pressure cooker.
    Thanks for sharing your review !

  14. Rosie

    July 16, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    I’d love to have a farm and be able to preserve the harvest. I do have a dehydrator that I haven’t used much, this is the kind of cookbook I love to have!

  15. Christina Gould

    July 18, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    I wish I had homesteaded back in the day. It sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for posting!

  16. teresa kunberger

    July 18, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Oh yes please. this book would def be used in my home!!

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