Comfort food is about warmth, caring, and hospitality. It’s about gathering around the table for a shared meal. In The Cozy Table, chef-turned-blogger Dana DeVolk scales down classic recipes to save time and money without sacrificing flavor.
Traditional and updated dishes include:
• Slow Cooker French Dip
• Shepherd’s Pie
• Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
• Marble Cheesecake Cupcakes
DeVolk makes cooking for two even easier by utilizing recipe elements across multiple dishes?prepare pesto once and you can use it throughout the week for Cheesy Pesto Pull-Apart Rolls, Caprese Thin-Crust Pizza, and Parmesan Pesto Risotto. These and other helpful tips will prepare even novice cooks to experiment with nourishing, nurturing dishes any night of the week.
Includes 100 color photographs!
From vegetables and fruits to eggs, cheese, and nuts, Leda Meredith unlocks the secrets to pickling everything.
Pickling is more than a form of food preservation. It is also a way of turning mild-flavored vegetables and fruits into crunchy, tangy side dishes and intensely flavored condiments. In Pickling Everything, food preservation expert Leda Meredith covers the ins and outs of home pickling, explaining the differences between lacto-fermented probiotic pickles and vinegar-based pickling and how to pickle and can safely. In addition to favorites like cucumbers, green beans, and beets, she includes recipes for nuts, legumes, eggs, and meats, encouraging readers to try something new.
In the year 2000, Richo wrote the book Making Plant Medicine that told the story of his little family living in the coast mountains of Oregon. That book helped people learn how to access the healing power of herbs that could readily be grown in the home garden. The Medicinal Herb Grower continues this story, as it follows the family’s move to Southern Oregon where they engaged the growing of larger and more diverse gardens and fields of medicinal herbs. It is about how to make a place for these healing herbs to grow and draws from Richo’s over 25 years of experience.
The book starts with Principles of Natural Gardening Techniques, covering: observation in nature, planting with the seasons, creating plant habitat, the benefits of diversity, and rules of (green) thumb. The book then covers Practices of Natural Gardening Techniques, practical “how-to’s”, covering: preparing the ground, making diverse composts and potting soils, planting seeds and cuttings, caring for plants, and harvest and processing of medicinal herbs and seeds.
The book is full of amusing anecdotes and is delightfully illustrated by Sena Cech. This book has a great deal of information in it for the startup medicinal herb grower and also for the advanced farmer of medicinal herbs.
It will help engender success in growing common weeds and rare and unusual plants. It will help you if you are growing tulsi in a pot in New Jersey and if you are trying to grow 100 acres of Skullcap on a farm in Costa Rica. The book will inspire confidence in those that have a timorous relationship to seed planting, and will improve the technique of those whose sweat hits the earth and sprouts flowers.
In their new book The Self-Sufficient Backyard: For the Independent Homesteaders they share the homesteading and self-sufficiency knowledge they’ve acquired over 40 years for the first time.
This is simply a must-have for anyone interested in going off-the grid or just saving and making some money on their own property. And it all adds up! Ron and Johanna don’t have a big pension to fall back on but they still manage to make a more than decent living just with what their tiny ¼ acre homestead produces.
Author Robert Pavlis is back with another 110 horticultural urban legends in Garden Myths Book 2! Turning wisdom on its head, Pavlis dives deep into traditional garden advice and debunks the myths and misconceptions that abound. He asks critical questions and uses science-based information to understand plants and their environment.
The beloved Instant Pot can be used to do just about anything: caramelize onions, boil eggs, steam rice . . . and now, make cheese! Cheesemaking in a multicooker is not only time- and money-saving, but the cooker’s accurate and consistent temperatures make it an ideal tool for the craft. Claudia Lucero, author of the best-selling One-Hour Cheese, presents the cheesemaking basics, then covers classics such as paneer, ricotta, goat cheese, and easy cottage cheese before introducing more sophisticated options like burrata and feta, and even dairy-free alternatives. For multicookers with a “Yogurt” function, there are recipes for cultured dairy products such as buttermilk, ghee, and sour cream, too.
“Far more than just another cookbook of ‘simply delicious recipes’, From Chronically Ill to Vibrantly Well provides a concise roadmap to radiant good health. The author writes in a clear, warm and joyful style that never overwhelms, but rather inspires and informs.”
- Rosemary Gladstar, best-selling author
Who will benefit most from this cookbook and healthy eating guide?
• Anyone transitioning to a plant-based diet, including novices in the kitchen and those weaning off the standard American diet
• Seasoned cooks looking to expand their plant-based dinner repertoires
• Anyone interested in eating clean in a toxic world
This is not just another plant-based cookbook! What makes it unique?
There are 111 gluten-free, whole-food, plant-based recipes without soy, corn, wheat, or yeast –– and they are delicious!
Over 50 recipes do not contain added oil; many more can become oil-free by following the directions for sautéing in broth.
Many recipes offer optional omnivore variations for those still transitioning to a plant-based diet, and to make meal preparation easier in a mixed-diet household.
The Skillful Forager is the ultimate forager’s guide to working with any wild plant in the field, kitchen, or pantry. From harvesting skills that will allow you to gather from the same plant again and again to highlighting how to get the most out of each and every type of wild edible, trusted expert Leda Meredith explores the most effective ways to harvest, preserve, and prepare all of your foraged foods. Featuring detailed identification information for over forty wild edibles commonly found across North America, the plant profiles in this book focus on sustainable harvesting techniques that can be applied to hundreds of other plants. This indispensable reference also provides simple recipes that can help you make the most of each season.
A simple walk around the block set journalist Spike Carlsen, bestselling author of A Splintered History of Wood, off to investigate everything he could about everything we take for granted in our normal life—from manhole covers and recycling bins to bike lanes and stoplights.
In this celebration of the seemingly mundane, Carlsen opens our eyes to the engineering marvels, human stories, and natural wonders right outside our front door. He guides us through the surprising allure of sewers, the intricacies of power plants, the extraordinary path of an everyday letter, and the genius of recycling centers—all the while revealing that this awesome world isn’t just a spectator sport.
Engaging as it is endearing, A Walk Around the Block will change the way you see things in your everyday life. Join Carlsen as he strolls through the trash museum of New York City, explores the quirky world of squirrels, pigeons, and roadkill, and shows us how understanding stoplights, bike lanes, and fine art of walking can add years to our lives. In the end, he brings a sense of wonder into your average walk around the block, wherever you are.
Christopher and Kristen Shockey’s years of experience cultivating an orchard and their experiments in producing their own ciders have led them to a master formula for cidermaking success, whether starting with apples fresh from the tree or working with store-bought juice. Readers explore in-depth the different phases of fermentation and the entire spectrum of complex flavor and style possibilities, with cider recipes ranging from cornelian cherry to ginger, and styles including New England, Spanish, and late-season ciders.
This fun activity book inspires creative play and hours of learning fun on the farm. With stickers, checklists, and pop-out pieces, everything a little farmer needs to plant, harvest, and sell fresh-from-the-farm crops at a pretend market can be found here. From illustrated crop stickers and pop-out fruits and vegetables to farmers’ market signs and play money, every element of this colorful, interactive package encourages kids to learn more about farms, farmers, and food while offering a bounty of inspiration for imaginative play.
For Ages 4-8
There are thousands of different species of fungi, so it can be hard to tell which are edible and which are poisonous when you are picking them for yourself in the wild. Safe and unsafe species often closely resemble each other, and worrying about which mushrooms are safe and which might be deadly can take all the fun out of mushrooming. Enter Mushrooming with Confidence!