Amish Friends Harvest Cook Book by Wanda Brunstetter (review by Cathy)

wanda's harvest cookbook

About the book:

Overloaded with garden produce, CSA shares, or farmers’ market finds?

Now you’ll know what the Amish do with these seasonal fruits and vegetables and how they preserve some of them for future use. Bring the wisdom of Amish gardeners and cooks into your own home with dozens of recipes and tips from the heart of Amish country in Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook. This well-organized book is sure to become a treasured resource.


My review:

The day I received this cook book, I immediately sat down and started looking through it. I was struck by how beautiful it is with vibrant photographs and wonderful sounding recipes. The Advice from Amish Gardeners chapter has several tips for strong and healthy plants that produce a good harvest. It makes me seriously consider planting a small garden.

Of course there are recipes for soups, salads, main and side dishes. What I really found informative was the section for Recipes for Preserving the Harvest which is about canning. I had no idea that The Ball canning site sometimes lists links to classes! The recipes for desserts, snacks and extras will make your mouth water!

Each of the sections starts with a beautiful photograph and bible verse. The pages have a coating so that you can wipe them down with a cloth to prevent staining them. By the way, some  photographs are by  Richard Brunstetter.  I’m anxious to make so many of these wonderful recipes.

I honestly believe that everyone should add this book to their collection. It would make a perfect gift for a new bride, a housewarming gift and Christmas will soon be here.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and have given my honest opinion.


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