More and more Maritimers are recognizing the many benefits of eating locally and even growing their own food, and starting to wonder how to get even more value from their kitchen gardens or their favourite farmer''s stall. Enter Elizabeth Peirce, vegetable-gardening guru and lifelong preserver of food! In You Can Too! Peirce describes all the best ways to preserve Maritime crops: Canning, pickling, dehydrating, freezing, fermenting, and using root cellars. She also includes inspiring interviews and profiles of some of this region''s most enthusiastic preservers of food.
With detailed instructions, full-colour photographs, and recipes for old Maritime favourites like mustard pickles as well as innovative new concoctions like spicy plum ketchup, You Can Too! is a complete how-to for anyone interested in eating delicious local food all year round-and doing it on the cheap!