Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast

I received one copy of Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast from the publisher at no charge to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies to put towards my blogging adventure.I grew up in New England and my dad was an avid gardener. He was quite successful at it, too. Once you get all the rocks out of the ground, gardening in New England isn't too hard. You have a short growing season but we got so … [Read more...]

Learn How to Make Homemade Condiments

I was provided a review copy of Homemade Condiments at no charge in order to facilitate this review but all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a very small amount of money to put towards my blogging adventure.I am a label reader when it comes to most of the food that I eat. I like to be able to recognize the ingredients in a particular product and have it free of artificial stuff I can't pronounce. (Except for the occasional bag of … [Read more...]

The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day Cookbook

This artisan bread cookbook review was made possible by a free copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on the link and make a purchase I will receive a small amount of money to put towards my blogging adventure.I have been tossing around the idea of asking for a break maker for Christmas because I absolutely love the smell and taste of homemade bread. The biggest drawback to a breadmaker though (besides price) is that it takes up so much room … [Read more...]

Need Honey Recipes? Try The Fresh Honey Cookbook!

This post about honey recipes and the Fresh Honey Cookbook has been made possible by a book I received at no charge to review. I hope it comes in handy if you are looking for honey recipes! All opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on the link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies in return.I am not a big believer in coincidences. A few weeks ago I received The Fresh Honey Cookbook: 84 Recipes from a Beekeeper's Kitchen to review and in the same exact week I received a … [Read more...]

Preserving Blueberries: My First Attempt at Canning! #sponsored

This post about preserving blueberries is sponsored by Fagor America. I received their pressure canning kit at no charge to facilitate this post but all opinions are my own.Eating local, in season produce is easy when you live only a few hours from Florida and it is the peak of summer. I go to farmers markets and even out to my own back yard and there is an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available. When winter gets here, however, all the produce is coming from Chili or South Africa and I refuse to buy things that are not grown … [Read more...]

The No Cook No Bake Cookbook Review

I was provided with one copy of The No Cook No Bake Cookbook in order to write my review but all opinions expressed are my own. The No Cook No Bake CookbookTitle: The No-Cook No-Bake CookbookSubtitle: 101 Delicious Recipes for When It's Too Hot to CookAuthor: Matt KadeyISBN:  978-1612431895Publisher:  Ulysses Press (June 4, 2013)Format/Length:  Paperback 160 pages From The Publisher:There are days when spending time in the kitchen is torture. But instead of resorting to microwave dinners or ordering … [Read more...]

Preserving Wild Foods

I was provided one copy of Preserving Wild Foods at no charge in order to facilitate my review by all opinions expressed are my own.  Preserving Wild FoodsTitle:   Preserving Wild FoodsSubtitle:  A Modern Forager's Recipes for Curing, Canning, Smoking, and PicklingISBN:  978-1603427272Authors:  Matthew Weingarten, Raquel PelzelPublisher:  Storey Publishing, LLC (November 6, 2012)Format/Length:  Paperback 256 pages From the Publisher: Crab apple mostarda. Instant samphire pickles. Sweet … [Read more...]

The Fresh Egg Cookbook

I received a copy of The Fresh Egg Cookbook for this review but all opinions are my own.A couple of years ago I started buying my eggs from a local farmer and was truly amazed at the difference between those eggs and the ones I had been buying at the grocery store. And considering I was buying expensive organic and cage-free eggs, I really didn't expect quite the huge difference but boy was I wrong! I will never go back to store bought again as long as my local farmer keeps supplying them. Since current legislation says I need 3 acres to … [Read more...]

Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods

Edible is an amazing book perfect for anyone who cares about delicious, safe, sustainable food.  If you want to fully appreciate the food community, no matter where you live, I encourage you to read Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods by Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian.Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods From the Back Cover: A gorgeous full color celebration on North America's local food heroes and traditions, Edible is for anyone who cares about delicious, safe, sustainable food being cultivated and created every day by people in … [Read more...]

I Killed a Penguin: An Ecological Memoir

Showing the importance of nature for our physical, financial, and emotional health, I killed a Penguin, is a serious book with an important message. It is  written in an easy-to read, lighthearted style. How do small actions of one average consumer contribute to the death of a penguin? It is a sobering though. This ecological memoir really brings to light the impact that our every day choices make on the world around us.  I Killed a Penguin: An Ecological Memoir BUY THIS BOOK ON AMAZONTitle: I Killed a Penguin Subtitle: An … [Read more...]

Edwin Fremont Ladd: Pure Food Crusader

Edwin Fremont Ladd: Pure Food Crusader  is not a light reading kind of book. There are facts and figures and photocopies of old documents and lots of legal speak. However, for those truly interested in the history of food legislation, this is a very interesting read!Edwin Fremont Ladd: Pure Food Crusader Title: Pure Food Crusader: Edwin Fremont Ladd Subtitle: The Pure Food Crusade for Sanitation and Health of the Nation and Its People ISBN: 978-0805970968 Author: Culver S. Ladd Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc Genre: … [Read more...]

Be a Speed Vegan and Cook Vegan Food Quickly

Decreasing our consumption of animal based foods would greatly improve our health and environment. I am always on the lookout for recipes that will help our family have a meatless night or two in our weekly menu. With this book, you can be a Speed Vegan and cook vegan food in a hurry! If you are looking for a vegan cookbook, definitely check this out! Be a Speed Vegan and Cook Vegan Food in a Hurry! Title: Speed Vegan (Amazon link) Subtitle: Quick, Easy Recipes with a Gourmet Twist Author: Alan Roettinger Publisher: Book … [Read more...]

The Vegetable Gardener’s Book of Building Projects

The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects is filled with 39 building projects. With the help of this book, you can transform your modest vegetable garden into a model of efficiency and comfort. In my opinion, it is well organized, simple to understand, and includes a wide variety of projects. The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects BUY THIS BOOK ON AMAZONTitle: The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects Subtitle: 39 Essentials to increase the bounty and beauty of your garden Author: by Editors … [Read more...]