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Stephanie – Author of: Can It & Ferment It (2017)

About the book:

Welcome to the world of produce preservation. In Can It & Ferment It, blogger Stephanie Thurow brings the canning and fermenting communities together by offering recipes that work for both canning and fermenting. From a first-timer to the advanced preservationist, Can It & Ferment It shows canners and fermenters alike how they can have the best of both worlds.

Stephanie explains the differences between the canning and fermentation processes, emphasizes the importance of using local and organic produce, describes canning and fermenting terminology and the supplies needed for both methods, and offers more than 75 fun and easy recipes for every season. Readers will learn how to make the same recipes in two different ways; each can be enjoyed water bath canned or as a healthy probiotic-rich ferment. Recipes include:

Fermented strawberry chutney
The perfect garlic dill pickle
Fermented green tomato salsa
Quick cinnamon-honey apple butter
And more!

Editorial Reviews:

“I can already see that this book is going to become the most used preserving book that we own! Having one resource for a variety of delicious looking canning and fermenting recipes will make preserving that much more accessible to everyone. Reading Stephanie’s book is like having your own personal canning & fermenting expert right there with you.” ―Emily S. Kociolek, owner of Stone Creek Trading

“Stephanie Thurow’s Can It & Ferment It taps into two surprisingly parallel processes of preserving―canning and fermenting. Reading this book as a curious and captivated outsider to the canning and fermenting worlds, Thurow presents a charming selection of recipes for all seasons. Starting with an ambition for local, fresh, and organic produce, these lovely recipes are approachable and interesting, attainable and original―the perfect addition to any meal.” ―Make It Minnesota magazine

Can It & Ferment It combines canning and fermenting options into one comprehensive book to answer the age-old question “what to do with all that produce?” With great tips on how to get kids involved through age-appropriate tasks perfect for teaching little ones about food (and patience!), this book can fill many great summer afternoons with the kids in the kitchen and fresh produce on the counter.” ―MightyNest

“Written from her kitchen to yours, Can It & Ferment It is Stephanie’s visual and tutorial feast for the senses. These are easy to follow recipes that make the best of fresh local ingredients, making the canning and fermenting trend approachable for the eager home cook!” ―Jill Holter, Lakewinds Food Co-op community and media specialist

Stephanie is a work-from-home mother that lives in an urban city in Minnesota. She has been married for eight years and has one child. Her pastimes include: cooking from scratch, canning, fermenting, crafting, hand stamping metal jewelry, trying to become a successful gardener and learning to become an urban homesteader. She also enjoys comedy clubs, dancing and visiting with family and friends. …and Kimchi! and more KIMCHI! and wine… 🙂

Contact Stephanie: MinnesotafromScratch@gmail.com

Kristin (occasional guest blogger) works full-time and is a part-time single mom.  She enjoys trying (and making) new recipes, gardening, walking, and learning all about trains and construction equipment with her son.  She may be considered a little “overstated and annoying” when it comes to avoiding foods that are conventional, contain MSG, or are distributed in plastic.  She has also been known to get very animated when discussing the chemicals in the water, the benefits of juicing, and visualization techniques.  She also loves to dance!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Allison
    Jan 08, 2013 @ 18:03:42

    Looks good !!


  2. Jill Emmer
    Feb 07, 2014 @ 06:57:07

    What a great web site! I am so glad I visited it! Creative ideas!❤️😊 ps: I love that you both mention your love of dancing in your bios!


  3. Christian
    Feb 11, 2015 @ 07:59:43

    Question. Do you have garden stones that I can personalize with my sweethearts name and I with two hearts?


  4. ccouper416
    Jun 19, 2017 @ 13:50:40

    Where can I find a page/link for your jewelry??


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