Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review: Modern Pioneering by:Georgia Pellegrini

 Modern Pioneering: More Than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-Sufficient Life
About the Book:
A cookbook and backyard gardening and homesteading guide for women who want to grow food efficiently, cook seasonal recipes, or even try foraging, camping, and living off the land.

Self-sufficiency is the ultimate girl power

Georgia Pellegrini, outdoor adventurer and chef, helps you roll up your sleeves and tap into your pioneer spirit. Grow a small-space garden and preserve a little deliciousness for the cold months; assemble the makings of a self-sufficient pantry; learn to navigate without a compass for your next camping trip; or even forage for plants that give you energy.
Whether you’re a full-time homesteader, a weekend farmer’s market devoté, or anyone looking to do more by hand, this overflowing resource will help you hone new skills in the kitchen, garden, and great outdoors. It includes:
·         More than 100 recipes for garden-to-table dishes, preserves, and cured foods
·         Small-space gardening advice on building a raised bed, choosing what to grow, and saving seeds
·         DIY projects, such as Mason jar lanterns and homemade notecards
·         Superwoman skills like assembling a 48- hour survival toolkit in an Altoids tin

Packed with beautiful photographs and illustrations, Modern Pioneering proves that becoming more self-sufficient not only means being empowered, but also having a lot more fun.

About the Author:
GEORGIA PELLEGRINI's taste for simple food and outdoor adventure evolved as she grew up in the Hudson Valley, on the same land her great-grandfather owned and worked. She followed her passion to the French Culinary Institute and then to Gramercy Tavern, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and La Chassagnette in France. Georgia is the author of two previous books, Food Heroes and Girl Hunter, and her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, American Hunter, and The Huffington Post. She has been featured on Today, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Iron Chef America. She lives in Austin, Texas. www.georgiapellegrini.com

My Review:
 We need to learn how to be more self sufficient. These days, things are getting harder and harder financially and it is always good to live simply and try to do things that would help that grocery bill to deflate some.My husband and I are trying to raise our children to learn more about this type of lifestyle, because many of these tools and tips are slowly dieing with the people that created them. Grandparents and Great Grandparents are taking these much needed skills to the grave with them, because those of us coming after them seem uninterested and that is very sad.

 Modern Pioneering, is a book that will help you with a few of these things that are much needed today. The author can show you how to grow a garden, preserve your harvest, how to forage or even how to go camping. But that is only a small dose of her tips--she has included recipes and craft projects. This book is a simple book meant for great things! You can expand your knowledge on items that your ancestors knew all about and now you will too!

**Disclosure** Blogging for Books provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.