Preserving the harvest doesn’t have to stop with jam and pickles. Many fruits, vegetables, and herbs can be made into delicious beverages to enjoy fresh or preserve for later. Drink the Harvest presents simple recipes accompanied by mouthwatering photographs for a variety of teas, syrups, ciders, wines, and kombuchas. DeNeice C. Guest and Nan K. Chase also provide advice for harvesting ingredients for maximum flavor and even creating your own backyard beverage garden. Pour a refreshing glass of Passionflower-Lemon Balm Wine and drink in the possibilities.
DeNeice C. Guest, co-author of Drink the Harvest, has been studying wild herbs and gardening for over 30 years, and has been making and brewing herbal-based tonics, beverages and medicines for the last decade. She has amassed a collection of some 100 original, kitchen-tested recipes. Guest is a charter member of the Asheville E-Z Gardeners, a garden club in Asheville, North Carolina, founded in 2010, and she created the club’s signature wine, E-Z Gardeners Passionflower-Lemon Balm Wine.
Nan K. Chase is the co-author of Drink the Harvest. A member of the Garden Writers Association and of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Nan has been a freelance journalist for 35 years. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fine Gardening, Old House Journal, American Bungalow, Southern Living, and many other publications. She is a frequent lecturer for garden organizations, writers groups, and business groups, and enjoys doing radio, video, and book festival appearances. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.