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Grow your own during the chilly days of winter-and you'll be sure of putting the freshest, tastiest produce, packed with goodness, on your kitchen table. This easy-to-follow book covers all the basic techniques, from preparing soil to using cloches and containers to dealing with pests and diseases. Four chapters focus on roots, legumes, green vegetables, and herbs and fruits, and include a monthly sowing and harvesting chart, nutritional information, recipes, storage ideas, and more.
At last - a book to take the stress out of food storage Stop worrying about what kinds of foods to buy and how to use your food storage before it goes bad - not to mention how to get your family to eat it. Simple Recipes Using Food Storage is an all-encompassing guide to food storage. This is an essential book for anyone just starting out. The basics of food storage are organized into a step-by-step system. The first section requires only 6 basic ingredients - and then as your food storage grows, so do your recipe options Plus, comprehensive ingredient substitution charts will help you use what you have on hand, and a shelf-life chart will keep your food fresh. The counsel to build up food storage has never been more explicit. Simple Recipes Using Food Storage gives you a doable plan to help you follow the prophet's counsel. Whether emergency strikes, your family falls on lean times, or you just need to rotate your food storage.
You can preserve just about everything-from soup to nuts. 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(r) 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(r) 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
This reference examines the properties, conditions, and theoretical principles governing the safety and efficacy of various food preservation, storage, and packaging techniques. The book analyzes methods to predict and optimize the nutrition, texture, and quality of food compounds while reducing operating cost and waste. The Second Edition contains new chapters and discussions on non-thermal processes; the mechanisms of heat transfer, including conduction, convection, radiation, and dielectric and microwave heating; the kinetic parameters of food process operations; freezing technology, using illustrative examples; recent breakthroughs in cryochemistry and cryobiology, and more.