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I wrote a book about preserving food. The same step-by-step instruction and full-color photos you find in my blog. Buy it at Yes, You Can 

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Canning, Drying, Freezing at Your Small Kitchen Garden

I’ve written a book about preserving produce. Order your copy today and it will ship as soon as it’s available later this fall. Yes, You Can is a step-by-step guide to freezing, canning, drying, and otherwise preserving fruits and vegetables from your garden. Click the image above to reserve your copy.

Your Small Kitchen Garden blog has had a hard growing season. While I’ve kept the garden itself growing quite nicely, I’ve neglected the blog. Why? I wrote a book.

The book, Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too provides step-by-step instructions for nearly every home-preservation method:

  • It explains cold storage for root vegetables, onions, garlic, and cabbage
  • It walks you through freezing fruits and vegetables
  • It teaches the basics of preserving high-acid foods in a boiling water bath
  • It gives step-by-step instructions for making and preserving jams, jellies, and fruit syrups.
  • It reveals the procedures for canning low-acid foods in a pressure canner
  • It covers the fundamentals of fermenting vegetables to make such things as sauerkraut, kimchee, and pickles
  • It gets you started with quick-pickling to create pickles and relishes

While the book provides enough information to get you started with all of these preservation methods, it also provides insights into how to use the produce when you take it out of storage.

Kitchen Gardening up a Notch

Learning to preserve homegrown fruits and vegetables is a natural pursuit for a kitchen gardener. It’s so easy to tuck in a few extra plants and harvest more food than you can reasonably eat before it spoils. When you discover you have too many beans, carrots, tomatoes, or apples, it’s empowering to know how to put them up so you can use them later when there simply isn’t fresh produce growing locally.

Yes, You Can! came out half again as big as it intended to… enough to get you started preserving all kinds of fresh produce using all kinds of techniques.

So, the blog suffered this summer. Still, I wrote plenty to encourage kitchen gardeners. Perhaps Yes, You Can! will provide the impetus for them to grow their small kitchen gardens into larger ones. Yes, You Can! may not yet be in print, but you can order a copy today and it will ship to you as soon as it’s available.

In the meantime, Your Small Kitchen Garden blog and its sister, Your Home Kitchen Garden, will catch up on some of this season’s activities and look ahead to next year’s gardening projects.

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5 Responses to “Canning, Drying, Freezing at Your Small Kitchen Garden”

  • Congratulations!!! My DIL just began to can this summer… she’ll love it.

  • Congratulations Daniel! I’m looking forward to reading your book. I’m especially looking forward to fermenting vegetables.

  • admin:

    Catherine: Thank you for having a look! And thumbs up for your DIL; preserving produce at home has so many advantages over buying commercially-processed stuff.

    Adriana: Thanks for visiting! Fermenting vegetables is so easy and just a little bit freaky. I had home-fermented banana peppers in a ham-and-cheese sandwich for lunch today… very satisfying for a do-it-yourselfer.

  • Love, Love, Love this book it’s brought some of my grandma’s canning and preserving recipes up to the 21st century! I can’t recommend it enough.

  • Daniel Gasteiger:

    Annie: Thanks so much for the endorsement. I really enjoyed creating the book; it’s great to hear that someone else has found value in it.

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