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Armed with wild-yeast-bearing totem sticks, readers will learn techniques for brewing sweet, semi-sweet and dry meads, melomels (fruit meads), metheglins (spiced meads), Ethiopian t’ej, flower and herbal meads, braggots, honey beers, country wines, and even Viking grog, opening the Mead Hall doors to further experimentation in fermentation and flavor.
Author: Jereme Zimmerman
Avoid mysterious chemical concoctions, and let nature bring you back to the healthy, beautiful state we were meant to be in. Containing 250 pages of helpful tips and remedies, the Natural Health E-book Projects Collection helps you explore the secrets to natural beauty; take an herbal approach to health and more with the Natural Health E-book Projects Collections.
For the first time, Mother Earth News is proud to offer the complete Natural Health E-book Projects Collection. This comprehensive set includes 7 useful e-handbooks with titles ranging from "Natural & Herbal Family Remedies" to "Herbal Treatments for Healthy Hair". The Natural Health E-book Projects Collection is packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects to inspire natural health and beauty.
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Looking for natural, healthier ways to cure those common ailments or take preventative measures for fighting off heart disease, cancer and other serious health problems? The Mother Earth News Guide to Healing Herbs, 3rd Edition is filled with more than 131 herbs for growing, cooking and healing. You'll learn 21 recipes for better health, read about in-depth plant profiles, make your own cough drops, find cancer-fighting herbs and more.
With cold and flu season upon us we need to arm ourselves with the best information possible on healing herbs. Broken into sections, Guide to Healing Herbs offers information on health basics, cold and flu, heart health, stomach soothers, pain relief, cancer prevention, skin soothers and more. This guide includes more than 20 articles on herbal remedies. Read the plant profile on Eleuthero to boost your immunity and combat stress. Read "Herbs for Good Digestion" to help regulate your digestion with stomach-soothing herbs. Or read "Calm Skin With Homemade Salves" to help with those day-to-day rashes, cuts, bruises, chapped lips and much more.
Mother Earth News is pleased to bring you 100 pages of expert advice for self-sufficient living in the new Premium Issue: Modern Homesteading. More than 25 articles cover off-grid living, easy food gardens, solar heating plans, preserving food, and much more.
Read how to start a quick and easy food garden with a no-dig, easy-care bag garden that features 25 favorite crops. Discover how to make a food self-sufficiency plan by estimating how much to grow or buy, and learn how to achieve food security with these handy charts and guidelines. Learn how to keep bees and produce fresh, delicious honey in your own backyard. Make your own herbal medicine by finding ingredients for many basic herbal remedies.
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Herbalist Guido Masé explores the three classes of plants necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies and minds: aromatics, bitters, and tonics. He explains how bitter plants ignite digestion, balance blood sugar, buffer toxicity, and improve metabolism; how tonic plants normalize the functions of our cells and nourish the immune system; and how aromatic plants relax tense organs, nerves, and muscles and stimulate sluggish systems, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. He reveals how wild plants regulate our heart variability rate and adjust the way DNA is read by our cells, controlling the self-destructive tendencies that lead to chronic inflammation or cancer. Masé provides easy recipes to integrate them into meals as seasonings and as central ingredients in soups, stocks, salads, and grain dishes, as well as including formulas for teas, spirits, and tinctures.
Author: Guido Mase
Barbecue sauces, rubs, and marinades are every griller’s secret weapon: the flavor boosters that give grilled food its character, personality, depth, and soul.
Steven Raichlen, America’s “master griller” (Esquire), has completely updated and revised his best-selling encyclopedia of chile-fired rubs, lemony marinades, buttery bastes, pack-a-wallop sauces, plus mops, slathers, sambals, and chutneys. It’s a cornucopia of all the latest flavor trends, drawing from irresistible Thai, Mexican, Indian, Cajun, Jamaican, Italian, and French cuisines, as well as those building blocks from America’s own barbecue belt.
There are more than 200 recipes in all, including a full sampler of dinner recipes using the sauces. And the book now has full-color photographs throughout. It’s the essential companion cookbook for every at-home pitmaster looking to up his or her game.
Author: Steven Raichlen
First make dozens of vinegars with recipes that feature various herbs, spices, vegetables and flowers. Then put your vinegars to flavorful use in more than 100 recipes for everything from appetizers to entrees.
This book covers it all, including directions for buying, making and flavoring inexpensive, easy-to-make vinegars. There are recipes for using flavored vinegars and step-by-step instructions for growing flavorful herbs indoor and out. Also, gift packaging ideas and customized labels and household uses and hints for more than 100 home uses for vinegar.
Author: Maggie Oster
Garden Myths examines more than 120 horticultural urban legends. Turning wisdom on its head, Robert Pavlis dives deep into traditional gardening advice and debunks the myths and misconceptions that abound. He asks critical questions and uses science-based information to understand plants and their environment. Armed with the truth, Pavlis then turns this knowledge into easy-to-follow advice. He answers a variety of garden-related questions: • Is fall the best time to clean the garden? • Do bloom boosters work? • Will citronella plants reduce mosquitoes in the garden? • Do pine needles acidify soil? • Should tomatoes be suckered? • Should trees be staked at planting time? • Can burlap keep your trees warm in winter? • Will a pebble tray increase humidity for houseplants? “Garden Myths is a must-read for anyone who wants to use environmentally sound practices. This fascinating and informative book will help you understand plants better, reduce unnecessary work, convince you to buy fewer products, and help you enjoy gardening more.”
Author: ROBERT PAVLIS (VENDOR/DIRECT)
The newest edition of Guide to Healing Herbs is packed with valuable and illuminating information on more than 125 herbs for healing, cooking and growing! This 100-page guide is filled with articles on herbs, herbal remedies, healthy recipes and more.
Live self-sufficiently with the help of these three premium issues from MOTHER EARTH NEWS! Ditch the store-bought and pre-made life, and live off the land with these guides, each featuring more than 100 pages of content. With this special package, you’ll receive:
MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM: MODERN HOMESTEADING SPRING 2015
Modern Homesteading features more than 25 articles that cover off-grid living, easy food gardens, solar heating plans, preserving food, and much more.
Read how to start a no-dig, easy-care bag garden that produces 25 favorite food crops. Discover how to make a food self-sufficiency plan by estimating how much to grow or buy, and learn how to achieve food security with the help of our handy charts and guidelines. With this guide’s help, keep bees and produce fresh, delicious honey in your own backyard. Make your own herbal medicine by finding ingredients for many basic herbal remedies.
Other articles include:
• Easy, No-Knead Crusty Bread: Bake crispy, gorgeous loaves from scratch using this simple technique. All you need are a few ingredients and a blazing-hot Dutch oven for miraculous results.
• Five DIY, Low-Cost, and Multipurpose Greenhouses: Use recycled materials to create an affordable garden greenhouse so you can enjoy fresh food all year long!
• Emergency Power Options: With the right generator, you’ll be prepared when storms or blackouts leave you without electricity.
• Backyard Chicken Basics: They’re less work than house pets and more fun than a tire swing. Plus, they provide delicious, nutritious eggs.
• How to Make Yogurt, Kefir, and Cheese: Tap the health benefits of rich, tangy fermented milk products.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM: SELF-RELIANCE AND COUNTRY SKILLS
This MOTHER EARTH NEWS Premium Issue will help you live off your land and save money! Inside, you’ll find the top tools for a half-acre homestead; learn to pressure can meat; source truly high-quality garden seeds; read how to raise sheep; and more.
Learn the most important self-reliance skill ever by mastering six habits to getting the right work done, the right way. Read the best staple crops for building food self-sufficiency, and fill your pantry and boost your food security by growing 10 space-efficient, calorie-rich staple crops that return high yields and store easily sans fossil fuels. Discover the benefits of the American Guinea hog; a perfect size for smaller homesteads, this heritage breed is easy to manage and provides choice meat and lard.
Other articles include:
• Winter’s Glowing Root Vegetables – Brilliant beets and cold-hardy carrots can help light up your winter meals.
• How to Make Compost – Choose from the many easy ways to make compost for increased garden productivity.
• Expert Advice for Greenhouse Growing – Build a greenhouse in your backyard and you’ll be amazed at its many use.
• Raise Sheep: Low-Maintenance Livestock – Requiring less space and capital than cattle, sheep can provide homegrown, pastured meat with terrific flavor and a powerful nutrient profile. Many sheep breeds can also help turn rocky, dry hillsides into productive pasture.
• 5 Delicious Wild Greens – Give up the war on weeds and embrace the fortifying vegetables right outside your door.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM: SELF-SUFFICIENT LIVING
Become more reliant on yourself and your land with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Premium Issue: Self-Sufficient Living. Learn how to hatch your own flock of chickens, grow food in less space, find your perfect country property, and get your own no-mortgage natural cottage. Get the best tips for keeping livestock, harnessing natural energy from a DIY wind generator, and making your own medicine. Save money and live healthily with all the best tips for living self-reliantly. Feel the true sense of accomplishment with the help of all the tips from Self-Sufficient Living.
Other articles include:
• Care and Cultivation of Permanent Garden Beds – Provide a secure habitat for the dynamic soil food web that sustains your crops by establishing permanent garden bed and paths.
• Grow Your Own Shiitake Mushrooms – Take these steps to fruit your own fungi for money, food, and fun.
• How to Make Your Own Moccasins – Take your tanned animal skins one step further by turning the leather into comfortable, durable footwear.
• Start a Work-from-Home Business – Our readers get down to business, offering advice on how to be your own boss.
• Homestead Helpers: Sheep, Cattle, Pigs, and Poultry – Livestock aren’t just useful for meat and eggs. They can mow lawns, work garden soil, dig stumps, and more!
Creative, flavorful meals made with fresh, natural ingredients can bring the strength and vitality of nature into your life. Packed with 901 pages of useful information, the Whole Foods E-book Projects Collection can teach you the secrets to cooking with edible flowers, cooking and preparing wild game and more.
For the first time, Mother Earth News is proud to offer the complete Whole Foods and Cooking E-book Project Collection. This comprehensive collection includes 25 useful e-books with titles ranging from "Cooking with Honey" to "Perfect Grilled Meats". The Whole Foods and Cooking E-handbook Set is packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects to inspire nutritious and delicious dining.
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The Beekeeper's Bible is as much a guide to the practical essentials of beekeeping as it is a beautiful almanac to read from cover to cover. Written by Richard A. Jones and Sharon Sweeney-Lynch, it's part history book, part handbook and part cookbook. This illustrated tome covers every facet of the ancient hobby of beekeeping, from how to manage hives safely to harvesting one's own honey, and it features ideas for how to use honey and beeswax. Detailed instructions for making candles, furniture polish, beauty products and nearly 100 honey-themed recipes are included. Fully illustrated with how-to photography and unique etchings, The Beekeeper's Bible will provide any backyard enthusiast or gardener with the confidence to dive into beekeeping (or simply daydream about harvesting their own honey while relaxing in the comfort of an armchair).
Author: R. Jones, S. Sweeney-Lynch