I’m really sad to see the gardening season quickly winding down. We had a very small garden this year but it was bountiful…..PLENTY of good treats for the two of us and enough to give some away.
While I was checking on the progress of the carrots a few weeks ago, I pulled one and of course I had to photograph it, right?! As I was thinking over what to put with it for a still life shoot, I remembered this book! And I’m sure glad I did because it’s FULL of ways to preserve our food….or Putting Food By, just as the title of the book says.
In the introduction, Author Janet Greene writes: WHAT “PUTTING BY” IS:
To “put by” is an early nineteenth-century way of saying to “save something you don’t have to use now, against the time when you’ll need it.
This neat little book includes ALL types of “putting by”…..to name a few:
There are recipes for soups, vegetable dishes, meat dishes, fish dishes, breads, cakes, cookies, puddings and cobblers, pies, beverages, and even SOAP!!
This particular book was written in 1975…….it was my Mother’s, another treasure of hers that I now have.
HOWEVER, there have been a couple new editions since this one was written and the most recent is this one.
I’m going to pick up this new edition myself because “putting food by” is a favorite thing of mine to do! I have such a sense of accomplishment and everyone enjoys the food from the garden when the snow is falling outside.
I know some of you preserve bounty from the garden and I’d love to hear what all you may have “put by” this year.
I hope you enjoyed today’s still life image and hearing a little about this book. I’ll have another book review next week in My Country Kitchen.
Until next time, HUGS AND HAVE A CREATIVE DAY!
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