This publisher contacted us a while ago and we talked through a few ideas with them. One idea was to offer a giveaway of this cookbook that revives the 1950s icon Irma Harding.
For anyone who loves preserving garden fresh vegetables at home, Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding offers tried and tested modern techniques and tasty recipes. Irma brings a fun, retro look and feel to a book designed to offer urban farmers, foodies, and cooking fans of all ages the timeless wisdom and modern techniques necessary to preserve their own foods.
In Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding, Austin writer Marilyn McCray leads readers through step-by-step techniques on how to preserve fresh foods and offers great tips for preparing tasty recipes provided by food artisans, chefs, and farms from across the country. The book not only explains canning, pickling, and freezing but goes further to cover smoking and curing of fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats as well.
Readers are guided through the book by Irma Harding, a fictional spokesperson for appliances produced by the International Harvester Company during the 1950s. For more information about Irma Harding, visit irmaharding.tumbler.com. Irma's image and 1950s style add color and authenticity to this informative and fun guide to food preservation.
This would be a great gift idea for the upcoming holiday season. We made the "6-In-1"Refrigerator Cookies and also Individual Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes from the book and they were both very good! CLICK HERE to be taken to the post at kristinashouse.com where you can enter to win and also purchase the book through an Amazon link.
Don’t miss these past posts that have been our recent top Google hit getters…..
Grandma’s Homemade Delicate Dinner Rolls – This past post has been getting a lot of recent hits and prints. In this post you will see how easy it is to make homemade rolls. A recent visitor to our website contacted us and shared their Grandma made her rolls from memory and didn’t write down the recipe. They are hoping this recipe is similar to their cherished family favorite as they are planning to make them for their Thanksgiving dinner. They also asked how many this makes and we shared…. We get two baking sheets full. Start with a palm size piece of dough when shaping into the rolls then set apart on the pan, which will then rise to fill the pan. You should get about 3 dozen rolls with this recipe.
How To Roast a Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey – This too is getting a lot of hits and prints. Most often people are googling for how to cook a turkey in a 500 degree oven and then stumble on this post. For those of you who have great luck with that high fire method – well you are more talented than I am as when I tried that method the fire department arrived to help clear the smoke in the kitchen! In this post you will learn a very different method that is credited to Adelle Davis. It is llooww and ssllooww and it makes for a tender tasty turkey. This is a great method for those who work outside the home or who are new to taking the reins in the kitchen. We hope you will give it a try.
Kristina’s Poor Man’s Pie (Oatmeal Pie) – Yes Pumpkin Pie and Aunt Kathy’s Chocolate Cream Pie are always on the menu but so is this Oatmeal Pie. This is so good with cinnamon ice cream. A little something different to try over the upcoming holidays!
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