From Seed to Table – Growing, Harvesting, Cooking, and Preserving Food
“This is a friendly book that makes you feel like you are just sitting and having a chat with a knowledgeable modern day homesteader. PC Zick has adapted a sustainable lifestyle with gardening and preserving in different climates, (Florida to Michigan to Pennsylvania) and urban to acreage. She shares her perspective in a manner that will benefit interested readers in varying locations. There are tips in there for the novice and the more experienced.” – Dr. Jennifer Shambrook, Author
From Seed to Table offers the personal experiences of home gardening from one couple. Starting with winter, the book follows each season from the garden to the table. Gardening tips, as used by Robert and Patricia Zick in their western Pennsylvania vegetable garden, are given along with preserving tips and recipes throughout the whole year, including suggestions and recipes for canning and freezing vegetables. The Zicks hope some of their experience will inspire others to grow their own food and to eat local food as much as possible. While not an exhaustive reference for all gardening, preserving, and cooking techniques, it is filled with firsthand experience from an experienced gardener and a veteran cook.