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Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Heali...
by Rosemary Gladstar

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

April 30, 2012

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<DIV>Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.</DIV>
The Herbal Kitchen: Cooking with Fragrance and Flavor
by Jerry Traunfeld

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

June 12, 2012

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<p>The secret to transforming easy dishes into extraordinary meals? Fresh herbs. In <em>The Herbal Kitchen</em>, IACP award-winning cookbook author and acclaimed Herbfarm Restaurant chef Jerry Traunfeld presents simple dishes using herbs straight from the market, windowsill, or garden.</p><p>Until recently, the fresh herbs available in supermarkets were limited to parsley and maybe dill. Today, thyme, rosemary, basil, cilantro, mint, and sage are among the many fresh herbs as close as the produce section or the farmer's market. Not to mention marjoram, lovage, tarragon, lavender, shiso, and so many others.</p><p>Jerry shows you how to incorporate these fresh herbs into your everyday home meals. So whether preparing a workday supper for the family, a special dinner for two or four, or a feast for a table of guests, using fresh herbs in your cooking will result in fresh and vibrant food.</p><p><em>The Herbal Kitchen</em> includes some recipes that are home variations of the innovative dishes Jerry prepares at the Herbfarm, while others are fresh takes on familiar classics such as Herb Garden Lasagna or Shrimp in Garlic-Sage Butter. All are uncomplicated and prep time is minimal -- with the emphasis on spontaneity and the unmistakable flavors of fresh herbs.</p><p>Start off with Asparagus and Lemon Thyme Soup, Spicy Verbena Meatballs, or Rye-Thyme Cheese Straws before moving on to Cinnamon Basil Chicken, Side of Salmon Slow-Roasted in Dill, and Root Ribbons with Sage. Delectable desserts include Warm Lavender Almond Cakes, Rhubarb Mint Cobbler, and a sinful Chocolate Peppermint Tart.</p><p>Once you're hooked on cooking with fresh herbs, you'll want to grow them yourself. <em>The Herbal Kitchen</em> is filled with important tips for growing, harvesting, and handling each of the herbs used in the recipes. Valuable information on the varieties of each herb is also highlighted, such as how to tell the difference between Greek oregano and Italian oregano, why you always want to choose bay laurel over California bay, and what type of lavender is best for cooking.</p><p>Filled with stunning photos of the herbs, the techniques for handling them, and the finished dishes, Jerry's definitive guide is sure to be a classic, reached for again and again.</p>
Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible
by Jorge Cervantes

Language

English

Pages

511

Publication Date

April 13, 2011

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With 512 full color pages and 1120 full color photographs and illustrations, Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible is the most complete cultivation book available. The Fifth Edition of the former Indoor Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor Bible was originally published in 1983, when it immediately became a best seller. More than 500,000 copies of the Indoor Bible are in print in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish. New greenhouse and outdoor growing chapters make this a book both indoor and outdoor growers will keep under thumb. The other 15 chapters (17 total) are all updated with the most current information, completely rewritten and significantly expanded. For example, Dr. John McPartland contributed an all new medical section - The books credits list more than 300 contributors and reads like a who's who in the world of cannabis cultivation.
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (Ballantin...
by Susan Orlean

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

July 20, 2011

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> NOTABLE BOOK</b><br />  <br /> A modern classic of personal journalism, <i>The Orchid Thief</i> is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid <i>Polyrrhiza lindenii—</i>a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion.<br />  <br /> In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the “orchid thief,” Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film <i>Adaptation,</i> in a new retrospective essay.<br /><br /><b>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Orchid Thief</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . <i>The Orchid Thief</i> shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br />  <br /> “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “Orlean’s gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.”<b>—<i>Boston Sunday Globe</i></b><br />  <br /> “A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b>
Mediterranean Diet Weeknight Cookbook: 30 Minute or Less - Easy a...
by Brandon Hearn

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

April 03, 2019

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<h2><strong>Easy & Healthy Mediterranean Dinner Cookbook to Save Your Family Weeknights</strong></h2><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p>Even if you're not ready to become a full-fledged convert, you can dip your toe in the Mediterranean water with these flavorful dinners. <em>Try them anytime you're looking for a healthy, delicious meal.</em></p><p><em><strong>I<strong><em>t’s incre</em></strong>dibly easy to work a few more Mediterranean-inspired meals into your weekly menu plan, even if it’s just for the bright and satisfying flavors alone.</strong></em></p><p>You can find here delicious dinner ideas — <em>from seafood recipes to vegetarian meals, also special bonus for you </em>-  tasty dessert recipes to enjoy your evening in 100%.</p><h3><strong>55+ Mediterranean Diet recipes that anyone can cook at home, such as:</strong></h3><ul><li><strong>Feta & Spinach Pita Bake</strong></li><li><strong>Melon Salad</strong></li><li><strong>Buttery Herb Lamb Chops</strong></li><li><strong>Easy Garlic, Orange and Shrimp Salad</strong></li><li><strong>Parmesan Chicken Wraps etc</strong></li></ul><p><strong>Find Here Light Mediterranean Dinner Ideas That'll Still Keep You Full All Night</strong></p><p><strong></strong><u><em><strong>Please Note: Paperback is available in 2 formats ( black and white and colorful)</strong></em></u><strong></strong><br /></p><h2><strong></strong><strong>Enjoy!</strong><br /></h2>
Free Plants for Everyone: The Good Guide to Plant Propagation (Th...
by David the Good

Language

English

Pages

140

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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Do you want to grow apples from seed? Or learn to graft? Or germinate seeds from that awesome old honey locust tree in your Grandpa's backyard?<br /><br />In Free Plants for Everyone, you will learn tried and true methods of plant propagation that will allow you to grow pretty much anything you like without giving your hard-earned money to plant nurseries. Gardening expert David The Good takes the mystery out of plant propagation and shares propagation secrets from the nursery business as well from his many years of experience.<br /><br />Whether you're interested in starting a plant nursery, saving money on gardening, saving old fruit tree varieties or simply want lots of plants to give away, this book is for you. Start plants from cuttings, seeds, division and more. Includes information on propagating and saving seeds from 101 different species, as well as pen and ink illustrations by the author.
Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
by Paul Stamets

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English

Pages

356

Publication Date

March 09, 2011

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<i>Mycelium Running</i> is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more <i>mushrooms</i> may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how.<br /> <br />The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening). <br /> <br />In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come.
Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunn...
by Erin Benzakein

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller — Welcome to the farm!</strong></h3><p><strong>The Cut Flower Garden</strong>: Erin Benzakein is a florist-farmer, leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement, and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm in Washington's lush Skagit Valley.</p><p><strong>A stunning flower book:</strong> This beautiful guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round provides readers with vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms to create show-stopping arrangements.</p><p><strong>Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden:</strong> <em>Cut Flower Garden</em> is equal parts instruction and inspiration—a book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. Find inspiration in this lush flower book:</p><ul><li>Irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms</li><li>Tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates</li><li>Step-by-step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic floral décor for every season</li></ul><p><strong>If you liked <em>Paris in Bloom,</em> you'll love <em>Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden</em></strong>.</p>
The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified
by Tim Steele

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English

Pages

276

Publication Date

March 28, 2016

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The potato hack was modeled after an 1849 diet plan for people that were becoming fat and “dyspeptic” from living too luxuriously. This potato diet simply called for one to eat nothing but potatoes for a few days at a time, promising that fat men become as “lean as they ought to be.” One hundred and sixty-seven years later, we are fatter and sicker than ever, but the potato diet still works. Potatoes contains natural drug-like agents that affect inflammation, hunger, insulin, sleep, dreams, mood, and body weight. The potato is the best diet pill ever invented.<br /><br />The potato hack is a short-term intervention (3-5 days) where one eats nothing but potatoes. This short mono-food experiment will strengthen your immune system and provide you with all of the nutrition you need to remain energetic, sleep great, and, as a side-effect, lose weight. The potato hack will help you develop a new relationship with food, hunger, taste, and yourself. <br /><br />The potato hack is not just for the overweight. As noted in 1849, anyone with digestive complaints who follows an all-potato diet for a few days at a time will find their digestion improves greatly. Modern science shows that simple diets high in fiber create an intestinal microbiome that is highly diverse and stable. This diversity and stability is lacking in most people and leads to digestive complaints like Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and Small intestinal bacterial overgrowths (SIBO). The "modern dyspeptic gut" affects millions of people and costs billions of dollars annually. The answer might be as simple as 3-5 days of potatoes. <br /><br />You don't need this book to do the potato hack. Just eat potatoes until full every day for 3-5 days. It really is that simple! This book explains the science behind the potato hack, some variations on the basic hack, recipes, and what to do if it does not work as advertised. Also found in The Potato Hack is a comprehensive review of resistant starch, gut health, potato history, and a growing guide for those that want to grow their own. <br /><br />Most of the photography throughout the book was done by award-winning photographer, Ann Overhulse. The artfully photographed potatoes found on the cover and on 30 pages within are well worth the full price of the book. Guaranteed that after reading The Potato Hack, you will never look at potatoes the same.
All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully Updated:• MOR...
by Mel Bartholomew

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<DIV><B>In <I>All New Square Food Gardening, 3rd Edition</I>, the best-selling gardening book in North America is re-launched and updated for the next generation of gardeners and beyond.</B><BR /><BR /> Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners <B>grow more </B>fresh produce<B> in less space </B>and<B> with less work</B>. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today's changing resources, needs, and challenges.<BR /><BR /> With<B> over 150 new photos and illustrations</B>, this new edition makes it easier than ever to achieve nearly-foolproof results in virtually any situation:<B> 100% of the produce; 20% of the water; 5% of the work</B>.<BR /><BR /> Perfect for experienced Square-Foot-Gardeners or beginners, the original method created by Mel has not changed in any significant way with this new 3rd edition of <I>All New Square Foot Gardening</I>. It remains: build a box; fill it with Mel's Mix; add a grid. But along with the classic steps, you will find some interesting and compelling new information, such as:</DIV><ul><li>Adding trellises and archways</li><li>Substituting with new materials</li><li>Adding automatic watering systems</li><li>"Thinking Outside the Box" with creative configurations and shapes</li><li>Square Foot Gardening in dense urban areas with little or no yard</li><li>Square Foot Gardening with kids</li><li>Crop protection</li></ul><B>Don't wait another season</B> to try Mel's brilliant approach to gardening! We're sure it will work for you and you won't look back.

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