Creston Valley Public Library speaker discussing preserving seasonal produce

Web Lead

The cover of Pat Crocker's book.

The Creston Valley Public Library presents “A Seasonal Approach to Preserving” with Canadian author Pat Crocker at 3 p.m. July 16.

Crocker is a culinary herbalist with a serious commitment to sustainable and humane food. She is a contributing editor of the Herb Companion magazine. Her articles have appeared in the Toronto Sun, Vegetarian Times, Natural Home, Open, and Canadian Health and Lifestyle. She is the bestselling and international award-winning author of 18 cookbooks, including The Vegan Cook’s Bible, The Juicing Bible, The Healing Herbs Cookbook, The Yogurt Bible and Preserving: The Canning and Freezing Guide for All Seasons. She has lectured at international conventions, is a regular on television, and is a seasoned radio guest. Crocker is experienced at sharing her knowledge with audiences large and small in a variety of formats including lectures, food demonstrations and as a media spokesperson. She lives in Neustadt, Ont., with her husband, Gary.

In Preserving: The Canning and Freezing Guide for All Seasons, Crocker shows how to enjoy fresh seasonal produce all year long by preserving. Already a bestseller in Canada, this beautifully photographed cookbook and resource guide is filled with comprehensive instructions for canning and freezing, and more than 200 recipes for delicious pickles, chutneys, jams, sauces, curds, relishes and much more.

Home canning and freezing are time-honored kitchen skills that are being rediscovered by a new generation — both for the pleasure of performing these simple activities and for their inherent economy. Now home cooks can take advantage of their local farmers’ markets to buy fresh, inexpensive and seasonal produce to enjoy all year round. In Preserving, Crocker offers practical, easy-to-follow information on home canning and freezing to get novices started and inspire experienced hands.

Organized by season and focused on simple but effective concepts, this practical guide offers thorough information on preserving a diverse range of foods for the pantry, from asparagus and blueberries to peaches and winter squash. It includes techniques on canning, jamming and freezing everything from the most basic hot-packed fruit recipes to gorgeous, internationally flavored chutneys and relishes. Filled with safe and detailed instructions and step-by-step photography, Preserving is a kitchen essential that is sure to become a classic.

—CRESTON VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Just Posted

Peppered Pig slays the Dragon

The competition on Wednesday night at Prince Charles Theatre featured five local business owners vying for a $1,000 gift certificate from Creston Save-On-Foods.

A photography hobby becomes a business

Lit Photo/Video is on a mission to capture the most striking images and video to showcase the beauty of everything in the Kootenays.

The politics of fear

In a chat with my boss earlier this week I told him that for the first time in my career I am actually wondering about my personal safety.

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Watch your mailbox for info on Fire Hall Project Referendum

The newsletter provides a chart that shows the estimated tax amount a household would pay based on the assessed value of their property.

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Police say suspicious death of B.C. artist ruled a homicide

Patrick Zube Aylward’s body was found in a residence on a rural road outside of Seton Portage, west of Lillooet, B.C.

Temporary roads being built in areas affected by landslide in northern B.C.

Emergency Management BC news release says Disaster Financial Assistance is available to eligible residents of the Peace River Regional District who may have been affected by the landslides

B.C. tickets win big in Lotto Max draw

Jackpot carried over; B.C. tickets share Max Millions prizes

Most Read