The Seasonal Kitchen Companion
This isn’t one of those books that is a compendium of every single fruit and vegetable that comes to harvest everywhere. You may find that there are foods you absolutely love that I have skipped right over.
That’s because this is a real look at what we in this family actually eat. For example, I loathe beets in every possible form, thus you won’t find them in this book. But for the things I do like, I’ve included:
- A few fun facts (because who doesn’t need fruit and vegetable trivia)
- How to select the food at the store or market
- How to store it while it’s fresh to make it last the longest
- Some tasty ways to enjoy your fresh produce
- How to freeze it
- How to dehydrate it
- How to can it
The recipes are things that I’ve served at my own table many times. There aren’t any exotic ingredients. They’re made up of whole foods, cooked simply. If you don’t have a garden, you can find this produce at your local farmer’s market or even your grocery store.
Getting these foods when they are abundant and cheap and preserving them to enjoy year round helps keep our grocery budget at an all-time low while providing us with an agrarian-style pantry to see us through the hard times.
This book is to share with you how we stock up our pantry every summer.
Daisy is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, TheOrganicPrepper.com. She is the publisher of The Cheapskate’s Guide to the Galaxy, a monthly frugality newsletter, and she curates all the most important news links for people who want to be prepared on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. She is the best-selling author of 4 books: • The Pantry Primer: A Prepper’s Guide to Whole Food on a Half-Price Budget • The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource • The Prepper’s Canning Guide: Affordably Stockpile a Lifesaving Supply of Nutritious, Delicious, Shelf-Stable Food • Have Yourself a Thrifty Little Christmas and a Debt-Free New Year Daisy currently lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. For now. Nomads tend to seek new adventures. You can find her on Facebook at The Organic Prepper and Prep Club, on Twitter @DaisyLuther and on Pinterest at The Organic Prepper.