I am proud to announce the forthcoming publication of my new book: The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How.  It contains everything you need to know about handling the fresh vegetables, fruit, meats, eggs, and milk that you might grow, raise or produce yourself and how to preserve all that bounty.  Preserving includes cold storage, freezing, canning, drying, pickling, fermenting, jam and jelly making, cheesemaking, and curing.  

I've got lots of classes, demos, and book signings lined up and you can find that information on my Events page. I hope you'll stop by in real life and thanks for stopping here.

My other big news is that I've been invited to blog for Mother Earth News on the topic of food preservation.  You won't find the posts on my site here, but you can find them at motherearthnews.com.  My first post is http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/canning/how-to-pick-the-perfect-pectin-for-homemade-jam-zbcz1507.aspx.  I call my blog site Roots and Leaves and I've just posted a really easy to adapt hot weather recipe for a Vietnamese Rice Noodle and Shrimp Salad.  It's the best dish I know for a hot summer night. 

Andrea Chesman










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