With no computer.
I need this time away from the glowing screen of my old desktop. Time in the sun. Maybe at the ocean. Or in the mountains. Or... It doesn't matter. I'm going to sit with my feet up, nursing a glass of sangria and chatting with friends I haven't seen in a while. Just no excess noise from the internet.
I've got a post or two scheduled for the time I'm away from my keyboard--quick reviews of a few of my recent cookbook acquisitions. Hopefully reviews of these food-preservation books will be useful to you, especially as fruit is starting to ripen on the trees. I hope to cover a few new favorites if I can write them before my personal cut-off time at 12 midnight. (I think the fact that I have to give myself a deadline to get off the computer is probably telling.)
I will probably not respond to comments or emails until the 15th or so, which brings me to my other item of business--a giveaway for July! I would love to give to one of you a copy of Wild Fermentation, which is my new favorite book for food projects. (Even above my canning books! Imagine that.) I got suckered into buying a copy after trying some fermented garlic scape pickles at the farm a couple of weeks ago. Also, I figured my husband would like the beverage-fermentation chapter(s). I will have a review of the book up in the next several days (provided I write it before midnight tonight), but I promise you that this is the most fun "cookbook" I've read through in a while. We've started kombucha, made "spontaneous cider" (part of which we bottled, and part of which is being left to become cider vinegar)... and I'm going to give sauerkraut another go. Maybe some pickles. Oh, and I made a gluten-free sourdough starter that worked beautifully.
To enter the giveaway, you can do one or more of the following... Please leave a separate comment for each entry:
- Tell me in a comment why you want your own copy of Wild Fermentation.
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I will draw a winner on the 15th of July! Until then, happy eating, cooking, gardening, and vacationing. Look for those review posts between now and then.