RIPE: Local Fruit: Use it Fresh; Preserve the Rest by Ann Kask celebrates local fruit.

Fundraising cookbook celebrates local fruit; supports Diabetes Canada

A collection of juicy ideas awaits the reader inside the pages of RIPE – Local Fruit: Use it Fresh, Preserve the Rest, a new fundraising cookbook by Ann Kask released just in time for the Christmas market.

Fifteen local fruits are represented, from standard garden fare, such as apples, strawberries, and raspberries, to some more unusual gems, like figs, kiwis, and quince.

Each chapter includes practical insights on each fruit – from tips on harvesting, storage and preparation, to preserving techniques for canning, freezing, drying and juicing.

With over 100 recipes by chefs from the North Vancouver Island Chef’s Association and local Farmer’s Market vendors there are some great holiday entertaining ideas and last minute Christmas gifts. Appetizers include Cranberry Glazed Brie, and Grape and Goat Cheese Truffles Dusted with Toasted Pecans. A Winter Coleslaw with Kiwis, Pork Chops with Fig and Gooseberry Sauce, and Christmas Morning Cranberry White Chocolate Scones are a few more ideas. Some delicious Christmas gifts could include Late Season Pear Butter made with Sherry or Blueberry Lavender Vodka.

RIPE is a complete guide for beginners and experienced cooks. The cookbook will inspire you to enjoy your garden and farmers market fruits fresh, and then again all year long.

As with Kask’s previous cookbooks, RIPE was created to raise funds for Team Diabetes. All proceeds from the sale of RIPE will go to support the urgent work of Diabetes Canada.

RIPE is available at Willows Market, Willow Point Wines, Joe’s Pharmacy, Coho Books, Campbell River Art Gallery and Save On Foods.

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