This first edition of this new Collector Series is packed with timeless tips and information for today’s homesteader. Our goal at Mother Earth News is to provide information and inspiration to help you live more simply, more securely, and more sustainably. Modern Homesteading is a book compiled with material organized into the following categories:
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Mother Earth News has compiled the best articles to help you enjoy winter on your homestead. With the projects and recipes found within these pages (more than 35 in all!), you’ll be able to cook delicious turkey beyond Thanksgiving, build a simple solar heater, find affordable ways to keep your flock warm, produce the best crops in your winter garden, and more.
Discover the benefits and cost of using a woodstove to heat your home in the winter. Learn how to make your own hard cider by following a set of simple instructions. Read how to make your own nontoxic laundry soap (you’ll never again have to guess about the mysterious chemicals in your wash). Understand car survival tips for a blizzard: what you should do if you are stuck on the road during a killer snowstorm.
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Garlic not only adds intensity and richness to food, but also has healing and preventative qualities as well. With part of the Mother Earth News Herb Companion Series, learn about everything garlic with the Guide to Cooking with Garlic and Other Tasty Herbs. Learn the health benefits of garlic, including preventing and treating different types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, liver damage, and more. Get the tastiest and most classic garlic recipes, such as Garlic Aioli and Garlic and Olive Tapenade. Garlic is not all you get with this guide though. Get recipes starring some of the tastiest and most flavorful herbs, such as Herb Butter and Herb Salt, Basil-Lime Sorbet, Rosemary & Sage Pickles, and recipes for the heartiest soups and freshest breads. Fall in love with cooking with the tastiest herbs with this guide!
Mother Earth News has put together a beautiful guide to help you boost your health with hundreds of tips for growing and harvesting herbs and spices and then cooking with those homegrown herbs and spices. There are more than 99 tips for culinary greatness inside this 100-page guide that features articles and recipes such as Chocolate Dessert Ravioli, herbal sodas, Botanical Breads, and much more.
Discover how simple and inexpensive it is to dry herbs and spices. Learn which herbs are missing from your kitchen and add new recipes to your cooking routine with these oft-neglected culinary treasures. Learn how to make herbal oils and butters that make great – and inexpensive – gifts. Explore herbs from around the world and learn how they play a crucial role in traditional cuisine all across the globe. Read all the uses for mint and no longer take this classic herb for granted.
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Gardeners are learning that the end of summer doesn’t have to be the end of their gardening season. With the help of the new Mother Earth News Guide to Fall Gardening, you can continue your garden well into autumn. With nearly 100 pages of articles, this guide covers how to stash produce for winter, plant the best crops for the season, protect crops with hoops and greenhouse, and more.
Help boost your family’s health with the more than 220 tips for natural wellness offered inside the latest Mother Earth News Guide to Family Health. The second edition of this glossy-paged guide will help you keep your family’s health under control with helpful articles covering topics such as what chemicals to ban from your home, using vinegar, how to eat well for more energy, and ways to keep your heart healthy.
Discover 13 household uses for baking soda to help clean, deodorize, soothe and more. Read solutions to help fight redness, dry skin, and bumps and blemished caused by sensitive skin. Learn how over-the-counter pain relievers can cause problems and try effective, natural options. Help reduce refined grains in your diet with high-quality, nutritious alternatives.
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Maintaining a healthy home and healthy family is, for the most part, everyone’s goal; however, achieving that goal may be a challenge. With the third edition of Guide to Family Health, Mother Earth News offers more than 215 tips for natural wellness as well as several popular articles featured in Mother Earth News on healthy and natural living.
Read how to have a healthy home by learning how common household problems can be solved without resorting to harsh chemicals. Discover how to make simple soaps with the easy and unique herbal homemade soap recipes found in this guide. If you are a new parent, learn home remedies for ear infections, stretch marks, colic and more. Six doctors share their favorite recipes to help naturally boost your family’s immunity – no drugstore needed. Find out how to make your backyard more productive and save money, increase your garden’s yield and maximize its resources.
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This new, exciting resource guide from Mother Earth News will have you eating fresh food all year long! Mother Earth News Guide to Fresh Food All Year brings you dozens of great recipes for every season.
Find easy ways to preserve your fresh food, learn how to make homemade bread and butter, enjoy healthier, tastier meat, all with the help of this nearly 100-page guide filled with some of the best articles, recipes and photographs from Mother Earth News.
A variety of articles fill the pages of this fresh, new guide. Articles such as:
Enjoy delicious recipes for every season of the year; from Butternut Squash Lasagna in the fall to fresh Berries with Crème Fraiche in the spring, from healthy Quinoa-Zucchini Cakes with Summer Herbs in the summer to hearty Roasted and Braised Duck with Sauerkraut and Root Vegetables during the winter months.
You'll also find advice on growing fresh food in the winter, advice on greenhouse growing, winter soups, homemade cheese, hearth cooking and more.
Packed with beautiful, mouthwatering photos and excellent advice from Mother Earth News, this exciting new guide is a must-have for any kitchen, any time of the year!
There is nothing better in the winter than cooking a homemade soup or stew with vegetables you grew and preserved from your own garden. Having access to delicious, homegrown food all year around not only helps keep you happy and healthy, it also saves you some money.
This 100-page guide is filled with articles with instructions for preserving food, whether it's canning, freezing or dehydrating. Plus, you can read about backyard chickens, the best ways to store fresh vegetables, how to make cheap garden beds and so much more.
Read about how composting will help you turn food and yard waste into garden gold. Discover what you can do in your winter garden and six top crops for winter harvest. Learn how to raise backyard chickens so you can fresh eggs each morning. Follow step-by-step instructions for making your own perfect pie crust. Enjoy fall's sweetest harvest by making and trying homemade apple cider.
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Eat better. Save money. That’s the theme of the fourth edition of the Mother Earth News Guide to Fresh Food All Year. This 100-page guide shows how to grow, maintain and harvest your own food all year long. At least 20 A wide variety of articles – 20 in all - cover everything from growing the best tomatoes to building a mini-greenhouse, from preserving fresh food to making homemade butter.
Read how to use cedar fence boards to build produce storage bins that move easily from garden to pantry or basement. Discover how to make delicious homemade bread and say goodbye to the intimidation factor in baking bread. Learn how to have the freshest eggs by raising your own backyard chickens.
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Just how high will gas prices go? Nobody knows, but you can save money on gas now and find the right fuel-efficient vehicle for your needs via our new Guide to Green Cars. With reviews of more than 50 cars that get 35-plus mpg, proven tips for maximizing mpg, and the latest on hybrid, electric, clean diesel and flex-fuel vehicles, this 100-page special issue will be an invaluable resource whether you need a new ride now or down the road.
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Help reboot your health with the hundreds of tips and nearly 20 articles found in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Growing Herbs! You will find more than 109 tips for growing more than 100 herbs for healing and cooking. This 100-page guide includes tips on having fresh herbs year-round, beneficial versus bad bugs, garden designs, shade-loving herbs, and recipes for using different herbs.