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Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook

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Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook

Overloaded with garden produce, CSA shares, or farmers’ market finds? Now you’ll know what the Amish do with these seasonal fruits and vegetables and how they preserve some of them for future use. Bring the wisdom of Amish gardeners and cooks into your own home with doze... Read More

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Overloaded with garden produce, CSA shares, or farmers’ market finds? Now you’ll know what the Amish do with these seasonal fruits and vegetables and how they preserve some of them for future use. Bring the wisdom of Amish gardeners and cooks into your own home with dozens of recipes and tips from the heart of Amish country.
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Release Date: Aug 1, 2016
  • UPC: 9781630588670
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Publish Date: Aug 1, 2016
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "CKB042000"
  • ISBN: 1630588679

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Beautiful collection by Rhonda on 9/4/2016
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Never again will you find more delicious ways to cook, prepare, and preserve the vegetables, meats, fruits, herbs, pasta, and even weeds than in this cookbook. Scripture verses are interspersed throughout the recipe book. There is a section on how to use weeds, yes, weeds...for cooking, medicinal purposes, and more! There is a section on planting according to the signs of nature. There is a large section on how to make your own natural fertilizers, insect repellants, and more. And of course, there are many delicious recipes included in this lovely cookbook. Richard Brunstetter's exceptional photography skills are showcased as he provided many of his photographs to illustrate his wife's collection. In addition to recipes, there is a section on home canning, freezing, and jams, jelly and pickle making. Readers are cautioned in this section to know what they are doing and encouraged to take a course if they are unfamiliar with home canning and/or home canning equipment. They are also cautioned that the Amish recipes are not always USDA approved and recommendations are given to avoid possible food poisoning.
This is a beautiful book with a sturdy cover and spiral binding. The photographs contained in the book depict some of the Amish gardeners and gardens readers are enthralled with as well as over 240 recipes. The recipes will have you drooling and heading to the kitchen to gather ingredients to get started. There are recipes for Jackson salad, Summer Garden Chili, Frogmore Stew, Pickled Eggs and Red Beets, Peach Bavarian Mold, Bundt Zucchini Cake, Fried Blossoms, Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers, Ginger Ale, Canned Cantaloupe, Hot Garlic Dill Pickles, Onion Relish, and Frozen Popcorn and Slush among many others. Wanda's Amish friends have shared their tried and true recipes with us and the love they include in each recipe is felt on every page.
I rated this book 5 stars and give it the highest of recommendations.
I received a copy of this book from netgalley and the author in exchange for my honest review.

Christian Shelf-Esteem's review of Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook by Amanda on 8/17/2016
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What struck me first about Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook was the practical wisdom and frugality of this cookbook. The book begins with helpful advice from Amish gardeners on how to protect your garden from pests and grow a larger yield. Later it concluded with around 50 pages of recipes for preserving the harvest. In between, you'll find scores of fruit and vegetable recipes that make good use of your bounty.

VeggiePizzaDoughSince the cookbook is a compilation of recipes from numerous Amish and Mennonite communities, the meals can easily be prepared by any home cook. Many items which are not found in your own garden are pantry staples. Although servings sizes are not annotated for most recipes, this can be easily approximated by the volume and number of ingredients. Additionally, we found the lay-flat spiral binding convenient as my children and I were testing recipes.

In our house we tend to select new recipes from cookbooks based on photographs, of which there is a significant amount. However all the food photos are stock photos, which came to my attention as the Easy Veggie Quiche had a crust in the photograph, but no crust in the recipe. Secondly, we raise chickens and therefore have a lot of farm fresh eggs — sadly the quiche recipe is the only breakfast recipe that contained our much loved ingredient. Finally, hamburger and Velveeta cheese make numerous appearances. If by chance you are a Velveeta cheese fan, there are 8 new recipes for you to try. The hamburger in the recipes could possibly be substituted for ground venison, turkey, or chicken. In the end, ground beef is the predominant protein (it's even in both the Easy Veggie Quiche and Green Bean Casserole) and frankly we don't eat a lot of it. While these three observations may not apply to your kitchen, for me the allure of Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook will remain the canning and organic gardening tips.

"I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review."


…to look after orphans and widows in their distress. James 1:27
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