The Hands-on Home

The Hands-on Home

A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving & Natural Homekeeping

Book - 2015
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Create the DIY home you've always wanted with over 100 recipes, tips, and inspirational ideas from blogger Erica Strauss ( Northwest Edible Life ). Covering everything from cooking, canning and preserving to making your own nontoxic home and personal care products, this fresh take on modern homemaking wil help you make the most of your time, effort, and energy in the kitchen and beyond.

Over half of the book focuses on the kitchen with a wealth of information about how to organize and stock your kitchen to more effortlessly prepare delicious meals. A former professional chef who knows how to build flavor into simple and delicious home-cooked meals, Strauss provides delectable recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert like Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Granola, Forager Spring Greens Soup, Simple Crispy Chicken with Roasted Lemon Pan Sauce, and Olive-Oil Rosemary Cake with Lemony Glaze.

Strauss includes details on Basic Food Preservation techniques such as water-bath canning, pressure canning, and lacto-fermentation along with a handy year-long food preservation calendar of what to put up when. Preserving recipes are organized seasonally and include Rhubarb Syrup, Pressure-Canned Chicken Broth, Korean-Spiced Turnips, and Cranberry-Pear-Walnut Conserve.

The book also features recipes for DIY home care and personal care products like Nontoxic Laundry softener, Fizzy Bath Bombs, and Refreshing Peppermint Foot Scrub. Hands-on Home is packed with fabulous recipes, practical, no-nonsense advice, and time- and money-saving techniques. With a focus on less consumerism, Strauss provides instruction on everything you need to live more delicious and sustainable DIY lifestyle.
Publisher: Seattle :, Sasquatch Books,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781570619915
1570619913
Characteristics: xxi, 388 pages : colour illustrations

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Irene99
Oct 24, 2016

Loving this book! So many helpful and practical tips. I'm going to do more home preserving and it will be easier as a result.

Cynthia_N Nov 09, 2015

Such a neat book! It divides up the year by season and has recipes, cleaning supply recipes, preserving hints, and more. Perfect for having a more hands-on home!

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