Every month, Amazon offers 100 Kindle Books for $3.99 or less. The books are in various genres, and there are usually a few cookbooks and other food related books included in the deal. This month, in the cooking category, there are two books that are worth mentioning at this time of year when home gardeners are starting to think about what to do with the abundance that will be coming from their gardens in the next couple of weeks.

 

Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling by Sherri Brooks Vinton. This book that is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 68 customer reviewers has step-by-step instructions for beginners for every kind of preserving: refrigerating and freezing, air- and oven-drying, cold- and hot-pack canning, and pickling. ($2.51 through the end of the month)

 

 

 

 

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables by Mike Bubel. Root cellaring uses the earth's naturally cool, stable temperature to store perishable fruits and vegetables. Before the modern conveniences of refrigeration, this is how perishable produce was stored when it was no longer in season. This book has 4.8 out of 5 stars by 77 customer reviewers, and isn’t just for those with built-in root cellars in their old farmhouses. The book has information on how even apartment dwellers can makeshift some sort of cold storage. ($2.51 through the end of the month)

 

You don’t have to own a Kindle to purchase these books. The Kindle eReader is a free download for Apple and Android products or you can store Kindle eBooks on the Amazon cloud and read them from your computer screen.

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