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We have a huge range of books and reference materials to help you through all the stages of food preserving.  

Our books range on subjects such as how to grow and preserve your own food, the health benefits of fermenting foods, different techniques for food preserving, how to cure and dry your own meats and much more.

Rediscover the pleasure of real books in your hands whilst learning some interesting information on self sufficiency, sustainable lifestyles and healthy eating.

Model: 9781786642288
Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding activity and is hugely important to the survival of our declining bee population as much covered recently by the media. This attractive book offers practical and informative advice on how to get started how to achieve and collect good harvests beekeeping through the seasons troubleshooting queen rearing and more. It even suggests ways of encouraging bees..
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Model: 214654
Jack has researched 41 of the breeds of cattle which you would be most likely to see grazing Britain's farms. They are presented here in a handy reference guide. For each animal, he gives a description of their appearance, a brief history and considers their uses today. In this title, each text is accompanied by a full page colour picture of the animals in their natural environments. Only the size..
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Model: 214657
Jack Byard's book covers 44 breeds of ducks ranging from those which you are likely to find on your local pond to a few which are extremely rare. Some are native British breeds while others come from a little further afield. If you look closely you can see all of the breeds domesticated in Britain today.Know Your Ducks is designed for the novice enthusiast of any age. For each breed the ri..
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Model: 214653
In this sheep breeds book Jack Byard takes us alphabetically through 40 of the breeds which are the most likely to be seen on British farms (and as many Australian breeds originate in Britain the content is relevant in the Australian context).For each breed he dedicates two pages, the left being a full page high-quality picture and the right giving a brief but informative description of the ap..
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Model: 214658
Compiled from previously published books and in a handy, pocket-sized format, this is a fresh look at Henry Brewis’s fondest enemy: the mule yow.Each pair of pages has a Brewis cartoon on one page with one of his verses or snippets facing it. They writings and drawings complement each other as they proceed through the sheep farmer’s trials and tribulations.Sections cover: first getting you..
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Model: 9781849942720
Make your own traditional artisan cheese, butter and yoghurt Traditional English cheeses are finally getting the attention they deserve and this book helps you enjoy the process and the product at home. No complicated equipment or ingredients or premises are needed to make cheeses as this excellent introduction to the craft shows. Author Susan Ogilvy uses manageable quantities of milk, and with..
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Model: 9781612432892
Get inspired to eat healthy! SALAD MAGIC IN A MASON JAR Discover the coolest way to pack a tasty, healthy lunch! Mason Jar Salads and More shows how to prepare on-the-go meals that are packed with fresh produce and whole foods. The tasty recipes and gorgeous full-colour photos in this book will show you how to create amazing dishes, including:•Pomegranate and pear salad •Pesto tortellini..
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Model: 9781607744382
Mastering Fermentation Book by Mary Karlin  A beautifully illustrated and authoritative guide to the art and science of fermented foods, featuring 70+ recipes that progress from simple fermented condiments like vinegars and mustards to more advanced techniques for using wild yeast, fermenting meats, and curing fish.Although fermentation has an ancient history, fermented foods are currently..
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Model: 9781920769192
Natural Farming carries a simple but widely overlooked message: healthy soil makes healthy plants, which in turn make healthy animals and healthy people. The book explores the consequences in the soil of applications of superphosphate and other artificial fertilisers over decades, and explains soil chemistry in terms that every farmer can understand. It describes the exact role of each mineral and..
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Model: 9780762457786
After years of addressing questions reducing sugar, substituting sugar, and leaving it out altogether, accomplished canner and author Marisa McClellan began to rejigger her recipes, helping her home canners enjoy the flavors of the season without the refined sugars. The result is Naturally Sweet Food in Jars, preserving in the tenor of today’s health-conscious audience. The inventive spreads, dip..
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Model: 9780967089737
Nourishing Traditions  The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet DictocratsA full-spectrum nutritional cookbook with a startling message animal fats and cholesterol are vital factors in the human diet, necessary for reproduction and normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Includes informati..
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Model: 9781877069949
This greatly expanded and updated edition of Organic is even more useful for home food growers and is a response to the overwhelming support received for the first edition.Horticulturist, tree surgeon, life-long gardener and animal enthusiast Don Burke has been growing vegies and keeping chooks ever since he was a kid. Don brings together a lifetime of knowledge, practical advice, step-by-step..
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