Stocking Up

Stocking Up

The Third Edition of America's Classic Preserving Guide

The most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to harvesting, storing, preparing, and preserving foods of all kinds.
For the self-sufficient farmer or the urban weekend gardener, the third edition of Stocking Up is an invaluable addition to any kitchen. With detailed illustrations and easy-to-follow directions, this encyclopedic resource makes "stocking up" easy.
Follow step-by-step instructions for:
* Freezing, canning, drying, and preserving fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, and poultry
* Harvesting nuts, seeds, sprouts, fruits, and vegetables
* Preparing pickles, relishes, jams, jellies, butters, cheeses, and breads.

With more than 300 recipes for preservable foods -- from old standards like casseroles, fruit leather, and ice cream to new favorites such as sun-dried tomatoes, herb vinegars, and salt- and sugar-free versions of basic fare, Stocking Up covers everything for the home cook. Hundreds of charts and illustrations simplify preserving chores and choices for everyone interested in stocking up on wholesome, natural foods.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 640 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671693954 | 
  • June 1990
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Choosing Vegetable and Fruit Varieties

As you page through any seed catalog, you'll discover that each vegetable and fruit is usually available in a number of varieties. Some may be particularly good for freezing; others maintain their quality best when canned. Certain varieties dry better than others, and some hold their flavor and texture well in underground storage. If you're planning to preserve a good part of your harvest, you'd do well to decide how you will be storing your garden surplus before you order your seeds, and then choose those fruit and vegetable varieties accordingly.

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