Drink the Harvest

Drink the Harvest

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Preserving the harvest doesn't have to stop with jam and pickles. Many fruits, vegetables, and herbs can be made into delicious beverages to enjoy fresh or preserve for later. Drink the Harvest presents simple recipes accompanied by mouth-watering photographs for a variety of teas, syrups, ciders, wines, and kombuchas. DeNeice C. Guest and Nan K. Chase also provide advice for harvesting ingredients for maximum flavour and even creating your own backyard beverage garden. Pour a refreshing glass of Passionflower-Lemon Balm Wine and drink in the possibilities.
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
ISBN: 9781612121598
Branch Call Number: 641.875 CHA 2014
Characteristics: vii, 223 pages : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Guest, DeNeice C.
Autry, Johnny


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Sep 26, 2015

This book has wide range of beverages from juices, various types of alcoholic drinks (such as wine and meads), as well as syrups and teas. The book starts with 3 chapters going over the basic pre-production steps (starting with what you have, growing a garden, and harvest & preparation). The book spends a lot of time on alcoholic beverages compared to other types of drinks. (Juice recipes get 24 pages, teas get a very brief overview and then 3 recipes total, syrups get 12 pages of recipes, but alcoholic beverages get 36 pages of recipes). This wasn't quite what I was hoping for, but it's a good book and may be what you're interested in. The book has detailed instructions on how to ferment drinks, as well as skills such as using a fruit press or extracting juices (the juices are extracted from the fruits and vegetables and not put the food into a blender or juicer).

Aug 31, 2015

Good book. Lots of interesting recipes along with a useful tips and tricks throughout the book. Nice pictures, and well-organized. Pick it up if you're interesting in making your harvest last longer!

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