Great book for beginners. This book helps you master simple ways to preserve food by canning and freezing.
The first part of the book goes in depth onGreat book for beginners. This book helps you master simple ways to preserve food by canning and freezing.
The first part of the book goes in depth on what foods you can preserve, where to start, how to do and how much money it will cost you.
Next you will get into how to freeze foods the right way. You go in depth on what kind of containers to use and all the way to how much air space to leave in containers. Then they take you through how to freeze fruits as in, do you dry pack, sugar pack or syrup pack. The book also takes you though vegetables and meats too. Very helpful if you want to freeze foods.
Then the book goes though the canning process, including pressure cooking.
There are a lot of recipes to top things off.
I would highly recommend this book for those who are just staring out, or if you are rusty and want to brush up on your preserving skills. ...more
If you like mixed liquor, then this books is a must try. You get everything from Lemony Sweet tea to minty Irish cream liqueur.
The book also offers cIf you like mixed liquor, then this books is a must try. You get everything from Lemony Sweet tea to minty Irish cream liqueur.
The book also offers cookies, candy, syrups, hot sauces, jams and so other recipes such as, Chocolate-covered pretzel toffee, honey-bear mustard, blueberry port jam, barbecue potato chips... And the list just keeps going and going.
This is a great book to have for not only for gift ideas, but to just to have around the house when you need it most. Oh yeah, White Chocolate Fudge with bourbon and pecans would make anyone's pick me up list;)
I gave up on this book. At 50 percent it was dragging way to much for me. I liked the characters and the setting but the author just went into too mucI gave up on this book. At 50 percent it was dragging way to much for me. I liked the characters and the setting but the author just went into too much detail about the family business and it just lost my attention. ...more
The best way for me to describe this book in a few works would be, cold as ice. The characters have no emotion whatsoever. Having read a lot of booksThe best way for me to describe this book in a few works would be, cold as ice. The characters have no emotion whatsoever. Having read a lot of books I have never came across a book where every character was emotionless and cold to me. The story is good and the setting is really good but the author writes the characters with no emotions as they are talking to each other and by doing this I couldn't get a good enough feel for each character. I also found head-hopping from time to time and this is something else I have never experienced before in a first person’s point of view. I would catch little things as I read, such as Huck would all the sudden start describing Polly and his feeling about what was going on right in the middle of her chapter. This is a great way to lose a reader because they become lost trying to remember which character they were reading.
This is a fiction book, there is no if ands or buts about it, but you will find a small romance between Polly and Huck. The key here is their romance is not main focus of the story and there is not happy ever after, so therefore, it’s not romance. I understood this was not a romance story when I rented it from the library, but I am noticing so many reader mark this as romance, so I just wanted my friends to know this is not romance before they rent or buy.
Over the last few years I have been able to add several fruit trees and a few fruit bushes to our backyard and this year I am getting a garden ready,Over the last few years I have been able to add several fruit trees and a few fruit bushes to our backyard and this year I am getting a garden ready, so I figured I better get a head start and figure out the best preserve fresh produce before summer gets here. I went to Netgallay hoping there would be something there. While most publishers wont allow a romance blog to review their cookbooks, I found one that did and it just so happens it was just what I needed.
I never knew how much went into canning. This book took me from beginning of the canning process to end, which was what I was looking for in a book. Too often times we have to buy several books to get a completed product, but Blue Ribbon Canning takes you all he way through the process and with awesome recipes, such as, Spiced Barry Jam and Mint Jelly, which I will be trying in a cake recipe as soon as I am able, I don’t see me having to buy anymore canning books for a long time.
The authors included not only jellies and jams recipes but they also, include recipes for fruits, vegetables, pickles and more. They also offer Canning techniques, step by step for pressure canning, canning equipment and much more. I could see this book working well for beginners all the way to advance canners.
Recipes are easy to read and follow. I love how they added things like, if you love Margaritas then you’ll love this jam and Did you know facts corner with saying like, Did you know there are over 3,000 fairs healed in America each year…. Heck, no I didn’t LOL
I would have liked to see more pictures of the completed recipes and I wished they would have included the sales for devices instead of just paperback, but all in all this is an awesome book that I will be buying ASAP. ...more
I received this book from the publisher for an honest review, but the sad part is I can’t finish the book... I’ve read all I could take and I caDNF!!
I received this book from the publisher for an honest review, but the sad part is I can’t finish the book... I’ve read all I could take and I cannot take it anymore, so I am quitting on page 153. I feel like I am missing a lot of things that might have happened between this couples in previous books that I have never read and I also didn’t find anything funny. I love humor but this book didn’t cut it for me, too cheesy, SORRY.
I am not keen on romance books being written in first person. I’ve just never felt like you get the most out of a romance story by reading in first persons.
So, after about a month of trying to read this book I can no longer go on. I have to close it to go onto the next chapter in my life.
I do not review a books that I don’t finish reading, but I felt like since a publisher sent me the book I needed to explain why I didn’t review their book. I really appreciate it but I have to move on. ...more
If you have more than one cat, then you know by now it’s hard to find toys that keeps them all occupied. Take it from someone that has 6 cats, which mIf you have more than one cat, then you know by now it’s hard to find toys that keeps them all occupied. Take it from someone that has 6 cats, which most are rescues, I was very happy to find Jackson Galaxy TV show. It has help me a lot with issues I would pop up in my small clan. I am so happy to see so much available for cats now days. When I was younger all you had was a litter box and maybe a few mice for them to play with, now days you have a smorgasbord of items you can now buy for cats or make from regular household items.
Catificaiton is a book that will help you bring out the best in any cat no matter your budget or the situation of your cat’s personality. This book goes into how to understand each of your cat’s situation and then the book gives you ways to help your cats.
The first step is to read the book so you can find the best ways to help your cats, then pick out some projects that fits your budget. Make this fun for all including humans by creating the projects with the family on a weekend. Remember if you are really on a budget to visit your lumber yards or other cheaper lumber stores. We have what is called a restore here. What they do is take donations from people that are remodeling or renovating their homes, so you can find items at a huge discount and help out others in the process. I myself wished I would have found this book before I spent a few hundred on some cat condos. The cats enjoys them but we could have built them ourselves and saved a lot of money, only if I would have found this book sooner… Few examples of bedding from the book.
Large flower pots with an added pillow in the bottom for a cat bed. Very decorative and cats loves it.
A cheap yard sale Chester drawers can be made into cat beds? That project is on my to-do list once yard sales season starts.
Simple cardboard box can be turned into a kitty box hammock.
Note some the projects you’ll see in the book is covered in My Cat from Hell series. ...more
I stumbled on this book at my local library and I am so glad I did. This story give a reader a great mystery, great characters and espressoRating 3.75
I stumbled on this book at my local library and I am so glad I did. This story give a reader a great mystery, great characters and espresso tips. You can’t ask for anything better than that. I enjoyed the mystery but I was left with some unanswered question that I hope book two completes. I will tell everyone up front if you don’t like espresso, then you might want to think twice about trying this series. You see in order to really understand Clare you’re going to learn how to make a good cup of espresso because she is all about making the best cup of Joe and yes, she takes you all the way through the process. I really enjoyed because it made Clare come to life while I was reading. I really miss this kind of stuff in romance books today. I want to get to know the characters I am reading, annoying or not and this author lets the reader really get to know Clare on her level rough edges and all. Plus I have always wanted to know how to make espresso at home ;) So, again this book was a total win, win for me.
The recipes and espresso tips that are given is worth the cover price alone.
*Update, since reading this books I was lucky enough to find more books in the series at my local Goodwill and again I want to stress, if you love great espresso recipes and tips for making espresso then, these books are totally worth the price for the recipes alone. ...more
Review It’s crazy, after reading over 1k romance novels and I finally find the hero I want to marry. The thing is I found him in a cozy mystery book nReview It’s crazy, after reading over 1k romance novels and I finally find the hero I want to marry. The thing is I found him in a cozy mystery book not a romance book! *snort* Who would have guessed it? I know I sure didn’t. LOL
Charlie not only owns fabulous Maine Coon cat he also solves mysteries on the side, but what I feel head over heels for, he cleans the litter box. Hey! You can’t ask any man to do better than that LOL.
I enjoyed the story setting and some of the characters, what I didn’t too much care for was the writing style but then I am parcel to women writers, so I think that set me off from the start. Yes, men and women both has different writing styles. What put me off the most about the story was is I knew who was getting murdered and by whom in the first few chapters, what I didn’t know was why and the cat, is only reason I wanted to somehow finish reading the book. I have to say the why the killer done it surprised me the most, so I am glad I pressed on and finished the book.
Since Charlie has a Maine Coon name Diesel, you read a lot about the cat. Being a Maine Coon lover and also parent I feel the writer did justice in writing the true traits of a Maine Coon breed. Yes, the cat does make a huge appearance in the book and I was glad of that fact because it made the story a lot more enjoyable for me to read.
I will continue the series so be looking forwards to more reviews. ...more