Book Review: The Backyard Blacksmith: Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith




Book Review: The Backyard Blacksmith: Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith
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The Backyard Blacksmith takes the mystery out of blacksmithing, but not the magic…There is an increasing interest and revival in the art of blacksmithing as a hobby and art, and both men and women are becoming at-home blacksmiths. Blacksmithing is a simple, rewarding craft anyone can enjoy in their backyard or home workshop — even beginners can produce useful and beautiful projects on their first try.

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Book Review: Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning




Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning
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Typical books about preserving garden produce nearly always assume that modern “kitchen gardeners” will boil or freeze their vegetables and fruits.

Yet Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning goes back to the future—celebrating traditional but little-known French techniques for storing and preserving edibles in ways that maximize flavor and nutrition. Continue reading “Book Review: Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning”