Review: Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Series: Amish Friends Cookbook Series
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Pages: 224
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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Overloaded with garden produce, CSA shares, or farmers’ market finds? Now you’ll 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. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook. This well-organized book is sure to become a treasured resource.

 

Review: Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook is part of the Amish Friends Cookbook Series. I already owned and really like the Amish Friends Cookbook and Amish Friends Cookbook Vol 2. I was excited to start reading through the Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook.

When fruits and vegetables are in season the Amish, like all farmers, get to work and start harvesting the crops to can, freeze, or use for meals. Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook is packed with over 240 recipes that make use of those fresh fruits and vegetables. It has nice, colorful photos every two or three pages. There are recipes for salads, soups, main dishes, sides, desserts, snacks and extras. A longer chapter is dedicated to recipes for canning. Advice from Amish gardeners offers interesting ideas to produce a good harvest, some tips I have heard but many I haven’t. I made Summer Garden Chili and Country Pumpkin Muffins from this cookbook. I didn’t have kidney beans so I substituted pinto beans in the chili. The muffins were very moist. I think next time I will make only 12 muffins instead of 24 because I like bigger muffins. Overall, they both turned out delicious.

I prefer to make simple recipes with ingredients that are readily available. which is why I enjoy this cookbook. I do not think someone has to grow their own fruits and vegetables to like or use this cookbook. I recommend Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook for anyone looking for tasty, easy to make recipes.


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