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Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook brings the wisdom of Amish gardeners and cooks into your own home direct from the heart of Amish country. It is packed with 243 recipes and 62 garden tips from over 150 contributors and its spiral binding makes it easy to lay flat on your counter. Each section begins with a colorful picture of gardening or food, combined with an appropriate Scripture verse.
|Format: Spiral Bound|
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
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Overloaded with garden produce, CSA shares, or farmers market finds?
Now youll know what the Amish do with these seasonal fruits and vegetables and how they preserve some of them for future use. Bring the wisdom of Amish gardeners and cooks into your own home with dozens of recipes and tips from the heart of Amish country in Wanda E. Brunstetters Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook.
"My Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook brings the wisdom of Amish gardeners and cooks into your own home direct from the heart of Amish country. We have packed 243 recipes and 62 garden tips from over 150 contributors into this book that is sure to become a treasured resource in your life."
-Wanda E. Brunstetter
This well-organized book is sure to become a treasured resource!
Wandas ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com.
nkwbookreviewer5 Stars Out Of 5Best Harvest Cookbook - I Loved ItJuly 9, 2017nkwbookreviewerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wanda Brunstetter's Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook is by far my favorite of all of her Amish cookbooks. However, I do love them all and her books. The cover of the book says : "Over 240 recipes for using and preserving the bounty of the land" and shows fresh produce, canned, and Amish at work. It is a delightful, eye catching cover. The cookbook itself is spiral which makes it easy to use. It will open flat for easy reading when using. Sprinkled with pictures, scripture and tips this cookbook is a treasure.
Divided into seven recipe sections, the book begins with a chapter entitled "Reflections on the Amish Family Garden". This is like having a chat with an Amish friend about gardening. Next is a chapter "Advice from Amish Gardeners," which I found very interesting. Egg shell booster, when to plant, how to fertilize and with what, and how to block weeds are a few of the many tips given. Then it discusses how to deal with garden bugs, diseases, harvesting, and how to take care of yourself. There are remedies for poison ivy, sore throats, sunburns, and others. So much information and we haven't even gotten to a recipe yet.
The recipes are divided into the usual categories: salads, soups, main dishes, sides, desserts, snacks and extras, ending with preserving the harvest. An index of the Amish contributors is next, an index of recipes by section, and finally an index by key ingredients. You should be able to easily find recipes using one of these.
I found this to be a treasure trove of recipes. Some were extremely different like "Dandelion Gravy" or "Green Tomato Bars" made with finely chopped green tomatoes and blueberries. Others were familiar such as "Seasoned Potato Wedges," "Zucchini Bars," or "Fresh Peach Pie" and sounded like I needed to try that recipe now. (Too bad I had no peaches.)
Author Brunstetter has put together a great cookbook. If you are a novice cook or chef, master gardener of acres or container deck gardener, you will enjoy all 208 pages of this fantastic book. The pictures are beautiful, the recipes delicious and tips helpful. There happen to be 243 recipes and 62 garden tips from over 150 contributors in this book. It will make you want to garden and cook.
I thoroughly enjoyed this treasure and would highly recommend it. It is high on my gift giving list. For a shower, birthday, new home, or Christmas this would be a perfect gift. Are you in a cooking or garden club? This book is for you. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars but would love to rate it higher. Yes, it's that good!
BitsymcRed Lion, PAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Great Gift Idea!October 22, 2016BitsymcRed Lion, PAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Filled with over 240 recipes including recipes for preserving the harvest, youll also find helpful gardening tips for nurturing your garden. The pictures are beautiful and the recipes yummy. A great resource! Would make a wonderful gift!
Sally DFayette, MOAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent cookbook - I loved it!October 6, 2016Sally DFayette, MOAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This review is from: Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook: Over 240 Recipes for Using and Preserving the Bounty of the Land (Spiral-bound)
This new cookbook is much more than a cookbook. Advice from some of the best gardeners around! Recipes for salads, soups, main dishes, sides, desserts, snacks and then I saw recipes and how-to's and tips for canning and I fell in love with this book! I love to can but have limited recipes and here you'll find tips for fruit canning, vegetable canning, pickled items. relishes, salsas, sauces, juices, soups, freezing tips, and so much more! The photos are extremely beautiful. I absolutely loved this book as I read every page. Just a little secret here: the Amish make some really good food and here are some of the recipes!
NanceeGrand Rapids, MichiganAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Home Cooking!September 21, 2016NanceeGrand Rapids, MichiganAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook is one of the best cookbooks I now own. I'm very impressed with the beautiful photos throughout the book. Scriptural messages add to the theme of each category featured.
Recipes have been collected from numerous communities of Amish and Mennonites, locations that Ms. Brunstetter has visited throughout her travels. She has developed friendships through many areas where her friends have been willing to share their secrets of cooking the Amish way.
I found several recipes that I will be trying, tried and true recipes that the Amish have passed through generations. Methods for preserving the harvest are provided. As cookbooks go I'm not one to buy them for myself, but I'm grateful for receiving a copy of this one from the publisher.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All expressed opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
Beckie BurnhamGeorgiaAge: 45-544 Stars Out Of 5Delish!August 29, 2016Beckie BurnhamGeorgiaAge: 45-54Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I love reviewing cookbooks! And my family reaps the benefits with tasty dishes that grace our table. Wanda E. Brunstetters Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook is a pure delight. Beautiful photographs of food, produce and scenic countryside accompany mouth-watering recipes that are not only easy to follow, but use everyday ingredients ingredients that can come from your own garden or farmers market. Designed to help use and preserve the bounty of a harvest, this cookbook is perfect for anyone who 14088574_1130416330338101_1958811029683205891_nloves good food. It also contains advice from Amish gardeners who are experts on getting the most out of their gardens. I loved the recipes for planting, fertilizing and dealing with pests. These tips will come in handy next year when we plant our garden. There are also great recipes for preserving when you have an overabundance of fruit and veggies. Recipes were compiled from real-life cooks in the Amish and Mennonite communities, too. This year we had a bumper crop of blueberries, so I made Blueberry Cream Pie from the Dessert section. Quick and easy, this pie was a big hit with my husband and daughter 2 slices a piece! With its crumb topping and delicious filling, it reminded us of lemon squares, but with bursting-blueberry flavor instead.
For those who love to garden or would like to, or for those who cant stay away from the farmers market, Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook is a winner!
(Thanks to Barbour Publishing for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)