Thursday, May 8, 2014

Modern Pioneering Book Review


 About the Book

A cookbook and backyard gardening and homesteading guide for women who want to grow food efficiently, cook seasonal recipes, or even try foraging, camping, and living off the land.

Self-sufficiency is the ultimate girl power

Georgia Pellegrini, outdoor adventurer and chef, helps you roll up your sleeves and tap into your pioneer spirit. Grow a small-space garden and preserve a little deliciousness for the cold months; assemble the makings of a self-sufficient pantry; learn to navigate without a compass for your next camping trip; or even forage for plants that give you energy.
Whether you’re a full-time homesteader, a weekend farmer’s market devoté, or anyone looking to do more by hand, this overflowing resource will help you hone new skills in the kitchen, garden, and great outdoors. It includes:
·         More than 100 recipes for garden-to-table dishes, preserves, and cured foods
·         Small-space gardening advice on building a raised bed, choosing what to grow, and saving seeds
·         DIY projects, such as Mason jar lanterns and homemade notecards
·         Superwoman skills like assembling a 48- hour survival toolkit in an Altoids tin

Packed with beautiful photographs and illustrations, Modern Pioneering proves that becoming more self-sufficient not only means being empowered, but also having a lot more fun. (Goodreads)

 My Review

What a great book! The author writes," Because of Great-Aunt Gray I have always liked to get dirt under my fingernails. Because of Grandma Pellegrini, those fingernails have always been well manicured."
Everything in this book is helpful and really interesting to read. Cooking, gardening, home, and a handful of other topics are discussed along with tons of pictures! I am a very visual person and many of the pages show drawings on how to do things or specifics. The photography in the book is wonderful. This is Pinterest in a book, only better because there are more details. 
If you are interesting in DIY or self-sufficiency (which I am!) this book really is a must read. This book is worth it's price tag!! 

  "I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."


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