In year’s past we’ve made many kinds of jams and jellies, but we’ve branched out into canning our veggies, pickles and whole fruits. It’s going to be a happy kitchen this winter.
This is an inspiring book: The Urban Homestead. It’s a fun read with overviews of a vast array of home-related topics from bread and pickle making, chicken and bee keeping to transportation and energy efficiency. It doesn’t go to in-depth on any of the subjects, but makes them seem approachable and presents a practical vision of how all these skills and practices can fit into an urban life. The authors run an interesting blog called Homegrown Evolution.