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McGee & Stuckey's the Bountiful Container: A Container Garden of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers
With few exceptions-such as corn and pumpkins-everything edible that's grown in a traditional garden can be raised in a container. And with only one exception-watering-container gardening is a whole lot easier. Beginning with the down-to-earth basics of soil, sun and water, fertilizer, seeds and propagation, "The Bountiful Container" is an extraordinarily complete, plant-by-plant guide. Written by two seasoned container gardeners and writers, "The Bountiful Container" covers Vegetables-not just tomatoes (17 varieties) and peppers (19 varieties), butharicots verts, fava beans, Thumbelina carrots, Chioggia beets, and sugarsnap peas. Herbs, from basil to thyme, and including bay leaves, fennel, and saffron crocus. Edible Flowers, such as begonias, calendula, pansies, violets, and roses. And perhaps most surprising, Fruits, including apples, peaches, Meyer lemons, blueberries, currants, and figs-yes, even in the colder parts of the country. (Another benefit of container gardening: You can bring the less hardy perennials in over the winter.) There are theme gardens (an Italian cook's garden, a Four Seasons garden), lists of sources, and dozens of sidebars on everything from how to be a human honeybee to seeds that are All America Selections.
Cleanse your body, mind, and spirit We know the terrible effects of pollution and toxins: stress and tension, as well as many common ailments from headaches to fatigue. Detoxing is a powerful way to slow down aging, clear the skin and organs, and promote energy, relaxation, creativity, balance, and awareness. Achieve perfect health right at home, following these natural, effective plans. Free your mind of negative thoughts that release a cocktail of harmful chemicals throughout the system; create a pampering detox spa, with massages, hydrotherapy, and skin brushing; feel better with breathing techniques and exercises; take helpful herbs and follow a purifying fast. Finally, try a complete detox program, from a one-day mono diet to a seven day "spring cleaning." Plus ideas for staying clean and healthy
Peace For Your Home offers a fresh eyes approach for emergency preparedness and offers a guide you can follow along with as you begin or continue in your efforts to live a more stress-free life. By preparing you will be less stressed about the future. The book covers where to start, identifying your needs, meal planning, food substitutions, and provides many miscellaneous tips to help prepare spiritually, mentally, and physically for emergencies.
The Farmer's Cookbook: A Back to Basics Guide to Making Cheese, Curing Meat, Preserving Produce, Baking Bread, Fermenting, and Mor
More and more cooks are turning to their own gardens or to local farmers markets to find inspiration for their meals. Eating fresh, local produce is a hot trend, but lifelong Vermonter Marie Lawrence has been cooking with produce from her gardens, buying milk from the farmers up the road, and lavishing her family and lucky friends with the fruits of her kitchen labor since she was a kid. In this book she includes recipes for everything from biscuits and breads to pies and cookies, soups and stews to ribs and roasts. Also included are instructions for making cheese, curing meats, canning and preserving, and much more. Organized by month to coordinate with a farmer s calendar, cooks will find orange date bran muffins and old fashioned pot roast in January, hot spiced maple milk and fried cinnamon buns in March, mint mallow ice cream in July, Vermont cheddar onion bread in October, and almond baked apples with Swedish custard cream in December. Other recipes include grilled chicken with peach maple glaze, veggie tempura, raspberry chocolate chip cheesecake, and dozens of other breads, salads, drinks, and desserts that are fresh from the farmer s kitchen.
A must-have for every concerned consumer, this comprehensive reference explains the important health and environmental benefits of organic foods. It details where to find and buy them on a budget, and how "organic" differs from other "eco-labels." It also provides key information about current legislative activity as well as a complete resource guide.