Root Cellaring

Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables

Author: Mike Bubel,Nancy Bubel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342220X

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 5755

Stretch the resources of your small backyard garden further than ever before, without devoting hundreds of hours to canning! This informative and inspiring guide shows you not only how to construct your own root cellar, but how to best use the earth’s naturally cool, stable temperature as an energy-saving way to store nearly 100 varieties of perishable fruits and vegetables.

Root Cellaring

Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Mike Bubel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9780882667034

Category: Cooking

Page: 297

View: 608

Tells how to use root cellaring, and gives instruction on both improvising a small root cellar and constructing a true root cellar

The Complete Guide to Your New Root Cellar

How to Build an Underground Root Cellar and Use It for Natural Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Julie Fryer

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 160138341X

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 4628

Fruits and vegetables are some of the most expensive ingredients of any regular menu in your home. However, with the right resources and planning, you can take advantage of an age-old method of storage that will allow you to buy fruits and vegetables when they are least expensive or to grow your own and store them for future use. This book will walk anyone through the process of building and using a root cellar to store their fruits and vegetables for later use, through the cold winter months when even the most basic items can cost an arm and a leg. Before even starting your root cellar, you will learn the basics of choosing the right crops and planting them at the right time or buying them in advance for your root cellar. You will learn how to know which crops and which specific vegetables and fruits are good to keep and which ones should be left alone. This book will cover how and when to bring in the harvest and how to prepare for storage effectively. You will learn the basics of spoilage and what to expect from your foods, and you will discover what you should expect each winter for multiple- month storage. You will also benefit from interviews with the top experts in the field of storage and root-cellaring and farmers who have been storing vegetables for years. You will learn how to start your own underground garden and what various types of cellars exist trenches, closets, and hideaways. Discover how to start planning your root cellar, how to use your basement if you so desire, and how to start excavating and preparing an outside, isolated root cellar for the first harvest. No matter your situation or your crops, you can benefit from this book and its take on the world of root-cellaring and long-term fruit and vegetable storage. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Roots

The Definitive Compendium with More Than 225 Recipes

Author: Diane Morgan

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811878376

Category: Cooking

Page: 432

View: 4650

Contains information on familiar and exotic root vegetables and includes recipes featuring each vegetable, including horseradish vinaigrette, stir-fried lotus root and snow peas, and yuca chips.

Root Cellars in America: Their History, Design and Construction 1609-1920

Author: James E. Gage

Publisher: Powwow River Books

ISBN: 0981614167

Category: Fruit

Page: 152

View: 5177

For most people, the term “root cellar” evokes an image of a brick or stone masonry subterranean structure tunneled into a hillside. These classic root cellars are only one of a number of different types of structures used to preserve root crops, vegetables and fruits over the past 400 years. The other structures include subfloor pits, cooling pits, house cellars, barn cellars, field root pits & trenches, and root houses. Root Cellars in America provides a history of all the structures, discusses their design principles, and details how they were constructed. The text is accompanied by period illustrations from the agricultural literature along with archaeological photographs.

Hobby Farming For Dummies

Author: Theresa A. Husarik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052536

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

View: 2495

Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.

Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less)

Author: Angela England

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101598298

Category: Gardening

Page: 432

View: 8602

As food prices continue to rise, more and more people have discovered that they can create their own food supply, right on their own property, and at a fraction of the price of conventional farm food that's been shipped to their local grocery from locations unknown. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction of the cost. However, poor planning for needs, proper use of available space, and a lack of preparedness for preserving or selling the harvest can quickly lead to wasted time and sweat. Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) is written by people who have planned and run a successful small-scale backyard farm. The authors guide readers through the essentials of planning a small-scale farm from a 1/4 acre all the way up to an acre and beyond. Readers will learn how to decide how large (or small) their farm should be, what they should plant or raise based on their invidual wants and needs (and available space), and how they can prevent their efforts from being wasted. Proven, sustainabile techniques will be presented to readers so they can yield the maximum benefit of their harvest through proven best practices. Readers will also learn how to raise small animals such as chickens and goats for milk, eggs, and meat, and will learn the crticial practices for successfully parenting bees, growing fruit tress, and much more.

Culturequake

The Restoration Revolution

Author: Chuck Burr

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425110436

Category: Nature

Page: 295

View: 2474

It has been a wonderful ride over the last 10,000 years. We are now at the summit, looking down with wonder. However, civilization's descent is going to begin.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Preserving Food

Author: Karen K. Brees, Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101081996

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 2463

Food contamination scandals, the rising cost of food, organic eating, and better nutrition - all these factors contribute to the upsurge in interest in food preservation. While there are many books on canning, freezing, and pickling foods, few are as comprehensive as The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Preserving Food, in which readers learn how easy and beneficial food preservation can be with detailed, step-by-step instructions. *The sales of Ball® jars for preservation have jumped 28% in the past year, indicating a strong increase in interest in preserving food *The author is a Master Food Preserver with over 40 years of expertise *Advice on preserving for special needs diets is unique to this book *Provides instructional photos

Can it! Start Canning and Preserving at Home Today

Author: Jackie Parente

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080109

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 9564

Can It!, from the editors of Hobby Farm Homes, gives readers a contemporary perspective on this favorite traditional kitchen art. As the “eat local” movement sweeps the country, so too does the popularity of canning and preserving the harvest from our own gardens and hobby farms. Filled with nearly 200 full-color photograph and illustrations, Can It! is a detailed beginner’s guide that takes the reader step by step through the process of canning fruits and vegetables. From canning tomatoes and squashes to preparing homemade salsas, relishes, and jellies, this book simplifies the processes so that even modern busy people can find time to do it themselves, while emphasizing cost-saving, sustainability, and food safety. The book begins with a chapter on preparing and planning, deciding which methods are right for you, and what produce you like enough to invest the time to preserve it. The methods discussed include freezing, flash freezing, water-bath canning and pressure canning. The author, Jackie Callahan Parente is a lifelong canner and shares her insights, secrets, and shortcuts for each of these methods of food preservation. Charts throughout the book detail methods with specific timings, temperatures, and required equipment. Summary pages (“Process Overview”) give the reader a point-by-point wrap-up of each technique with all of the important takeaways. The chapter on freezing offers general guidelines on which foods freeze best (and worst) with safety instructions and processes to capture the freshest flavors from dozens of possible foods. The author offers information on freezers, containers, thawing processes, energy-saving methods, and head space requirements. Sidebars offer ways to avoid and solve common problems such as freezer burn, discoloration, texture issues, and so forth. Three dozen recipes for freezing fruits and vegetables, including storing prepared items such as strawberry jam, creamed corn, and stewed tomatoes. Beyond fruits and vegetables, the chapter also gives instructions for freezing, breads, pastries, dairy, meat, and complete meals. The chapter on canning offers information on high- and low-acid canning as well as the differences between water-bath versus pressure canning, with detail on proper use of jars, lids, and bands, selection of the right utensils, instructions for filling the jars, and safe storage. This chapter offers 15 water-bath canning recipes and 12 pressure canning recipes for the most popular fruits and vegetables (tomatoes, apples, berries, pears, peaches, and more). The canning process can be applied to fresh fruits and veggies as well as to homemade condiments and spreads. The chapter “Jams, Jellies, and More” helps canners narrow down the choices and offers required background for the properties of fruit, pectin, acid, and sweeteners. This chapter offers over 30 recipes for everyone’s favorites, such as blueberry jam, grape jam, and peach preserves, plus some delicious unexpected delights, such as rhubarb conserve, slow-cooker apple butter, and pear ginger preserves. Also on offer are solutions to commonly encountered problems with canning preserves plus labeling and storage. “Pickles, Relishes, Salsas, and Such” salutes everyone’s favorite condiments, offering recipes for 20 delectable “jar-ables” and a primer for pickling produce, from salt and brine to decorating the jars. Beginning with basic kosher dill pickles and pickled mixed veggies, the author offers recipes for summer and winter relishes, festive, zesty salsas, chutneys, ketchup, sauerkraut and more! The appendix offers instructions for important techniques critical to the processes described in the book, including blanching, treating for discoloration, preparing sugar syrups, altitude adjustments, and processing times. Eight helpful charts for equivalents, conversions, and yields plus an extensive glossary, resource section, and index complete the volume.

The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide

The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis

Author: Sean Brodrick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470579794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 2473

From the investment experts at Weiss Research, the ultimate guide to preparing for and profiting during a disaster of any kind Life is unpredictable. Economic and natural disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis describes the simple things people can do today to prepare for anything and everything that life might throw at them tomorrow. It also offers comprehensive advice on how to profit during a market collapse, energy crisis, or natural disaster. The guide Explains how to invest in today's new, more turbulent financial landscape Reveals what can be used as money should the dollar lose its value How to cut home energy costs, and why it's prudent to stock up on supplies in preparation for natural disasters Panicking during a disaster won't solve anything. Be prepared for any number of potential economic calamities and natural disasters with The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide.

Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide

Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living

Author: Jim Cobb

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612433189

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 2386

A STEP-BY-STEP, DON'T-OVERLOOK-ANYTHING WORKBOOK OF DIY PROJECTS THAT PREPARE HOME AND FAMILY FOR ANY LIFE-THREATENING CATASTROPHE The preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social collapse caused by pandemic, failure of the grid or other long-term crises. Government pamphlets and other prepping books tell you how to hold out through an emergency until services are restored. This book teaches you how to survive when nothing returns to normal for weeks, months or even years, including: •Practical water collection for drinking and hygiene •Storing, growing, hunting and foraging for food •First aid and medical treatments when there’s no doctor •Techniques and tactics for fortifying and defending your home •Community-building strategies for creating a new society

The Prepper's Workbook

Checklists, Worksheets, and Home Projects to Protect Your Family from Any Disaster

Author: Scott B. Williams,Scott Finazzo

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612432603

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 3492


When technology fails

a manual for self-reliance & planetary survival

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Clear Light Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 405

View: 5598

Offers advice for coping with disruptions in everyday life during emergency situations, covering emergency preparedness, first aid, renewable energy, alternative healing, and low-tech methods for securing basic provisions.

Self-sufficiency Gardening

Financial, Physical, and Emotional Security from Your Own Backyard : a Practical Guide for Growing Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Herbs, Medicines, and Other Useful Products

Author: Martin P. Waterman

Publisher: Breakout Productions Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 120

View: 9833

A practical guide to the novice gardener to growing vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, medicines and other useful products.

Keeping Food Fresh

Old World Techniques & Recipes

Author: Claude Aubert

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781890132101

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 197

View: 5888

Terre Vivante is a French ecological centre wher people have tried to demonstrate that food can be grown and stored without toxic chemicals, disruptive machinery and waste. This book includes a number of methods for storing fruits and vegetables.

Straight-ahead Organic

A Step-by-step Guide to Growing Great Vegetables in a Less-than-perfect World

Author: Shepherd Ogden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 266

View: 7249

This is a new and revised edition of Shepherd Ogden's Step-by-Step Organic Vegetable Gardening (Harper, 1992), a book that introduced thousands of gardeners to the benefits and techniques of organic processes. Although the author is by any definition a Master Grower, this is a book intended for the amateur enthusiast who is poised to make the leap to organics.

Eco-Renovation

The Ecological Home Improvement Guide

Author: Edward Harland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: House & Home

Page: 242

View: 5706

Eco-Renovation, published by Chelsea Green's U.K. Green Books, is organized under four main heading energy, health, and materials. The book guides you each of these fields, and prioritizes choices according basic ecological principles of recycling, self-sufficient renewability, conservation, and efficiency. It includes checklist for making an ecological assessment of you and detailed appendices that will enable you to lo "greener" products.