I’ve written about my friend Georgia Pellegrini before and I’ve really enjoyed both books she’s written previously; but her new book, Modern Pioneering might just be my favorite one yet. Filled with more than 150 recipes, projects and skills, Modern Pioneering is a book about self-sufficiency – in the kitchen, garden and the great outdoors.

Learn how to build a raised bed, save seeds and create your own container soil mix. Garden-to-table dishes such as pumpkin chutney, pea pancakes, blistered figs as well as how to make your own corned beef are just a handful of the recipes you’ll be able to make in your own kitchen; flavored vinegars and vodkas, dried fruits and jerkys as well as jams, pickles and fruit cheese are also included.

One of my very favorite tips is how to pack an Altoid tin as a 48-hour survival tool kit. But if you’d like to make your own tinted lip gloss, well that’s included too. DIY projects such as turning an old stump into a table, making mason jar lanterns or beeswax candles are super easy with step-by-step instructions and beautiful photos. Modern Pioneering is a fantastic resource book for anyone with an adventurous spirit!

Georgia is offering one of our readers a signed copy of Modern Pioneering – leave me a comment below and my trusty random selector will choose a winner next Tuesday, April 14th.

Good luck!


Full Disclosure: Georgia is a personal friend and I was sent a copy of this book free of charge; however, all opinions are my own.


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  2. My pioneering daughters would love this:)

  3. Bernadette burch

    A nice blog and a good give-a-way. Thanks.

  4. Would love to win a copy.

  5. I would love to win…my daughter and I would enjoy this book so much. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Would love to have this book!

  7. Yum!! And that book sounds fantastic!

    Has the chicken question been decided?

    • Darah ~ we will definitely be getting chickens but not yet sure of the timing; we will fence our property and see where we are when that is completed. but Smith Bites is destined to have 4-6 chickens and probably a mix of breeds – we’re very excited!

  8. I’ve been looking forward to this!

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