Author(s): Rural Women NZ
Is your garden bursting with tomatoes or overrun with pumpkins? Are your feijoa or lemon trees dripping with fruit? What on earth do you do with all this fantastic extra produce? A Good Harvest: Recipes from the Gardens of Rural Women New Zealand shows you how to make the most of an abundance of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Practical, easy to use and utterly dependable, these recipes from the collections of members of Rural Women New Zealand include chutneys, jams and pickles, marinades and pie filllings, sauces, cakes and biscuits and more. Step-by-step instructions on bottling, freezing and other preserving methods are clear and easy to follow. A Good Harvest also includes plenty of gardening information, to help readers achieve the bumper crop in the first place. Ilustrated with images of rural life, A Good Harvest also includes tips and comments from rural kitchens around the country. A fabulous follow-up to A Good Spread (pub 2010), it's a compendium of classic recipes, cooked by real women and handed down the generations.
Rural Women NZ currently has around 4000 members, in 300 branches throughout the country. It was established in 1925 and for over eighty years has been at the forefront of rural issues, working to strengthen rural communities.