When her family moved from Puerto Rico to Atlanta, Von Diaz traded plantains, roast pork and Malta for grits, fried chicken and sweet tea. Brimming with humor and nostalgia, Coconuts and Collards is a recipe-packed memoir of growing up Latina in the Deep South. 163 pp.
Preserving food can be one of the most intimidating aspects of homesteading and cooking. Luckily, no one makes it as easy and as much fun as farm-girl-in-the-making Ann Acetta-Scott. For a beginner new to the world of preserving, the ideal tool is a detailed reference guide, and in The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest, Ann covers all the basics on canning, dehydrating, freezing, fermenting, curing and smoking, including how to select and use the right tools for each method. This guide takes home preservers through the beginning, moderate, and advanced stages of preserving. Newcomers can start with a simple jam and jelly recipe using a hot water bath canner, while others may be advanced enough to have mastered the pressure canner and are ready to move onto curing and smoking meat and fish. With more than 30 delicious and healthy recipes and Ann's expertise and encouragement, the home preserver will build confidence in the most common methods of preserving.
Best-selling author Vanessa Goertzen shares 18 projects using precut 2 1/2 strips. Sew basic and advanced blocks from precut strips.
Make the cutest little creatures from wool! Needle felting is all the rage, and this book shows you how to create tiny bears, rabbits, dogs, cats, fairies, dolls, cupcakes and more.
Learn to brew the best possible beer with less work and the most fun! Simple Homebrewing reduces the complicated steps for making beer and returns brewing to the fundamentals. Denny Conn and Drew Beechum will guide you from brewing extract to all-grain batches, discuss recipe design, small-batch brewing and even share ideas on how to make technology work for you. Simple Homebrewing features fun and expert advice for brewers of all levels.