Martha Storey and her husband, John, founded Storey Publishing in 1983. Martha is the co-author of Storey’s Basic Country Skills and the author of 500 Treasured Country Recipes.
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Bring farmhouse cooking to your kitchen with this heirloom cookbook, featuring more than 500 recipes for mouthwatering country classics. Apple pie, roast chicken, blueberry pancakes, strawberry shortcake, sourdough bread, hand-churned ice cream — these are the comforting family favorites that never go out of style. You’ll find the right recipe for every occasion, plus simple instructions for old-fashioned arts — in no time you’ll be making your own cheese, yogurt, pickles, cider, cordials, maple syrup, and much more.
"Good, old-fashioned country recipes from America’s past come to life in this collection of heirloom food from yesteryear." — Country Almanac
"A treasure trove of folksy tips, homey recipes, and guides for forgotten chores like making butter and sour cream, alongside recipes for salsas and chutneys. Inside is something for everyone." — Susan Herrmann Loomis, author of Farmhouse Cookbook
This is the book for anyone who wants to become more self-reliant, from suburbanites with 1/4 of an acre to country homesteaders with several. The information is easily understood and readily applicable.
More than 150 of Storey's expert authors in gardening, building, animal raising, and homesteading share their specialized knowledge and experience in this ultimate guide to living a more independent, satisfying life.
Readers will find step-by-step, illustrated instructions for every aspect of country living including:
Finding country land
Buying, building, and renovating a home
Developing water sources and systems
Understanding wiring, plumbing, and heating
Using alternative heating and energy sources
Vegetable, flower, and herb gardening
Traditional cooking skills such as baking bread and making maple syrup
Preparing and preserving meat, fruits, and vegetables
Building and maintaining barns, sheds, and outbuildings
Caring for common farm and ranch animals, and pets