Hand-baked sourdough artisan breads in your own kitchen
Growing Food in the Southwest Mountains
A guide to high-altitude, semi-arid home permaculture gardens
The Natural Canning Resource Book
A guide to home canning with locally-grown, sustainably-produced and fair trade foods
The Sunny Side of Cooking
Solar cooking and other ecologically friendly cooking methods for the 21st century
How-to books on artisan bread, home canning, gardening & solar cooking
Lisa Rayner is a do-it-yourselfer who has written popular books about baking sourdough bread, growing food in the semi-arid Southwest mountains, canning with more natural and sustainable methods, and solar cooking.
Lisa's writing is informed by real-world experience. Lisa has grown her own food, baked many types of artisan bread, cooked a wide range of recipes in a solar oven, and canned many types of food.
A shining star of the Southwest, Lisa also has many other talents, especially in the area of fiber arts. Read more about Lisa.
Thoroughly researched and richly illustrated, each book by Lisa Rayner is a treasure-trove of valuable information.
Wild Bread: "...Without a doubt this book has more information than almost all the other books I bought including the highly ranked books by Peter Rheinhart and Richard Bertinet...In fact, this book contained nearly everything in both of those books COMBINED plus much more." JavaJunki a Top 100 Amazon reviewer
Growing Food in the Southwest Mountains: "Lisa Rayner’s book removes much of the mystery and guesswork involved in the endeavor of growing food in these harsh and, at times, unforgiving climates." Judith D. Springer Co-editor of Field Guide to Forest & Mountain Plants of Northern Arizona
The Sunny Side of Cooking: "Beautifully detailed and informative. I highly recommend it both for beginners and experienced solar cooks who may pick up some useful variations and additional uses. Her recipes make one’s mouth water just reading them!” Barbara Prosser Kerr, Co-inventor of the EcoCooker™ solar box cooker, Kerr-Cole sustainable Living Center, Taylor, Arizona
The Natural Canning Resource Book: "This is the best, most useful canning book I've ever owned. So full of information. Very precise and knowledgeable. I have learned so much ... that I've never understood from canning for 5 years and reading 5 other books in detail. Gets to the important issues and is extremely thoughtful on environmental issues. Wonderful book!" Leah, Amazon reviewer