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!
This book covers over 181 healing plants, lichens, and mushrooms of North America (2-4 pictures per plant for easy identification). Inside, you'll discover over 550+ powerful natural remedies made from them for every one of your daily needs. Written for people with no prior plant knowledge and are looking for alternative ways to help themselves or their families, this will prove an invaluable resource to have on your bookshelf.
Explore recipes, serving suggestions, and even mocktails for using hard seltzer. In this guide, some of the country's best hard seltzer producers provide recipes and advice for making seltzer for both commercial and home enjoyment.
In The Regenerative Grower’s Guide to Garden Amendments, experimental gardener and author Nigel Palmer provides practical, detailed instructions that are accessible to every grower who wants to achieve a truly sustainable garden ecosystem—all while enjoying better results at a fraction of the cost of commercial fertilizer products. These recipes go beyond fertilizer replacement, resulting in greater soil biological activity and mineral availability. They also increase pest and disease resistance, yields, and nutrient density.
Val Darrant was just four years old the snowy night his mother abandoned him. But instead of meeting a lonely death, he met Will Reilly—a gentleman, a gambler, and a worldly, self-taught scholar. For ten years they each were all the family the other had, traveling from dusty American boomtowns to the glittering cities of Belle Époque Europe—until the day Reilly’s luck ran out in a roar of gunfire.
But it wasn’t a gambling brawl or a pack of thieves that sealed Will’s fate. It was a far more complex story that Val would soon uncover—one that would bring him face-to-face with the one person he least wants to see: his mother. With the help of a beautiful, street-smart rancher and the woman who was Will Reilly’s lost love, Val must close this last cruel chapter of his past before he can turn the page on an uncertain future.
Spices are universally recognized as a source of flavor and aromatics, but in cultures around the world, these plant parts have a long history as source of medicine. In Spice Apothecary, author Bevin Clare combines her training in herbalism and nutrition to guide readers in a return to the kitchen spice cabinet for better health and healing.
Focusing on 19 common culinary spices that are easy to source and prized for their flavor, this practical guide highlights the health benefits of each spice for supporting wellness goals, with information on the best preparation for medicinal benefit, storage recommendations, and daily dosage guidelines. To bolster the immune system, chili, garlic, ginger, and mustard are best. Kidney health is supported by celery seed, parsley, and sage, while the respiratory system benefits most from ginger, mint, and thyme.
Formulas for dried spice blends that amplify the effectiveness of individual flowers, roots, leaves, and seeds accompany recipes for delicious dips, soups, sauces, and even sweets that deliver flavor and healing. This approachable exploration of the world of spices puts at everyone’s fingertips new creative and impactful ways to incorporate key health-boosting spices into everyday life.
The 37th edition of Ball Blue Book: Guide to Preserving offers 200 pages with beautiful photographs that will guide you while you learn about preserving. This book provides information about equipment and step-by-step instructions for each preserving method.
• The ultimate guide for creating your own signature foods
• Learn how to can or use our advanced recipes to expand your knowledge in food preservation
• 75 new recipes for canning, freezing, dehydrating, drying herbs and meal preparation
• Over 500 recipes in total!
The new edition of the Ball Blue Book continues to have its easy to follow recipe format along with step-by-step instructions for new or experienced canners.
In The Ultimate Pasta Machine Cookbook, author Lucy Vaserfirer shows you how easy it is to use a sheeter, extruder, and cavatelli maker of any type, manual or electric, to create tasty pastas that will please everyone from grown-up gourmands to picky kids who want pasta at nearly every meal. Whether you are a first-time owner of a pasta maker or a seasoned pro looking for exciting new ideas, this book has more than 100 splendid recipes, plus loads of clever tips and tricks that will make you love your pasta machine and use it often.
In this power-packed guide, best-selling author Gary Collins shares the 14 powerful life lessons that make this possible. No more struggling to make changes by raw willpower, following complicated systems, or weird success philosophies. Gary teaches you to align your habits with a simple set of sound principals so you can live a life of success and integrity. If you’re tired of feeling uncertain, unfulfilled, or anxious about your career, finances, health, or relationships, this is the book you’ve been searching for.
Essential Sustainable Home Design walks potential homebuilders through the process starting with key concepts, principles, and a project vision that will guide the house to completion.