Friday, May 23, 2014

Modern Pioneering

About the book (from the publisher):

A cookbook and backyard gardening and homesteading guide for women who want to grow food efficiently, cook seasonal recipes, or even try foraging, camping, and living off the land.

Self-sufficiency is the ultimate girl power 

Georgia Pellegrini, outdoor adventurer and chef, helps you roll up your sleeves and tap into your pioneer spirit. Grow a small-space garden and preserve a little deliciousness for the cold months; assemble the makings of a self-sufficient pantry; learn to navigate without a compass for your next camping trip; or even forage for plants that give you energy.

Whether you’re a full-time homesteader, a weekend farmer’s market devot├ę, or anyone looking to do more by hand, this overflowing resource will help you hone new skills in the kitchen, garden, and great outdoors. It includes:

  • More than 100 recipes for garden-to-table dishes, preserves, and cured foods
  • Small-space gardening advice on building a raised bed, choosing what to grow, and saving seeds
  • DIY projects, such as Mason jar lanterns and homemade notecards
  • Superwoman skills like assembling a 48- hour survival toolkit in an Altoids tin
Packed with beautiful photographs and illustrations, Modern Pioneering proves that becoming more self-sufficient not only means being empowered, but also having a lot more fun. 

My thoughts:  

I was so excited and waiting in anticipation for this book to arrive!  Boy was I relieved, this book did not disappoint me...it has everything from changing a tire, to cooking, to building your own raised boxes for gardening.  

An Iced Coffee cold brewed recipe?  Yes please!  Pink Pickled Eggs?  Eeek....my children would LOVE me (their all time favorite snack)!!  Learn how to make beeswax candles, and even turn a tree stump into a table!  The biggest drawback to having this book?  Finding the time to work my way through it.

I will definitely be recommending this book to my friends, after all, there are more than 150 recipes, projects, and skills to browse through!  Even if you're not a self-sufficient, do it yourself type of girl, there are several projects in here that would be excellent for entertaining purposes!  

Just in case you're wondering, I give this book 5 stars!  ;)

**I was given this book in exchange for my honest review**

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