Author: Randy Shore
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Release Date: 2014-09-22
Randy Shore's father and grandfather grew up on farms, yet he didn't even know how to grow a radish. Author of "The Green Man" column in the Vancouver Sun, he spent five years teaching himself how to grow food for his family and then how to use the resulting bounty to create imaginative and nourishing meals the year round. In Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow, Randy reveals the secrets to creating and maintaining a fully functioning vegetable garden, from how to make your own fertilizer to precise instructions on how best to grow specific produce; he also offers advice for those with balcony or container gardens and others who live in small urban spaces. He then shows how to showcase your bounty with delicious, nutrient-packed recipes (both vegetarian and not), including instructions on canning, pickling, and curing, proving how easy and fulfilling it is to be a self-reliant expert in your garden and your kitchen. Grow What You Eat is equal parts a cookbook, gardening book, personal journal, and passionate treatise on the art of eating and living sustainably. In his quest for self-sufficiency, improved health, and a better environment, Randy Shore resurrects an old-school way of cooking that is natural, nutritious, and delicious. Randy Shore is a food and sustainability writer for the Vancouver Sun; he is also a former restaurant cook and an avid gardener.
Author: Mark Diacono
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2015-03-26
Whether you are taking your first steps in growing some of what you eat, or experienced and looking for inspiration, ideas and some new plants to grow, The New Kitchen Garden is for you. Inspired by a range of gardeners growing food on allotments, on rooftops, in container gardens and in other edible spaces, many of them urban, Mark shows you the full exciting breadth of what a kitchen garden can be. Whether you have a window sill, space for a few plants by the back door, an allotment or an acre, you'll find a series of invitations to grow any of almost 200 fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, flowers and vegetables to suit your space, time and inclination. Everything is here - the tools, the techniques, the ideas and the knowledge - to enable you to realise that vision of your own kitchen garden, wherever you live. There's also a dozen incredible edible gardens - a rooftop food forest, a courtyard of metre-square raised beds, Charles Dowding's no-dig garden, a child's container garden and Raymond Blanc's heritage garden at Le Manoir among them - their gates flung open by the gardeners to reveal their methods, ideas and techniques, with plans, key plants and photography to accompany. Mark Diacono - who was head of the gardening team at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage - captures the spirit of adventure and imagination of those growing food in the twenty-first century. He takes ideas from gardens around the world, including that of his own home, Otter Farm in Devon, with its unique blend of orchards, vineyards, forest gardens, edible hedges, perennial garden and veg patch. No matter whether you have space for a collection of pots or a small farm at your disposal, The New Kitchen Garden will show you how to create the most incredible edible garden you can.
From sinking a seed into the soil through to sitting down to enjoy a meal made with vegetables and fruits harvested right outside your back door, this gorgeous kitchen gardening book is filled with practical, useful information for both novices and seasoned gardeners alike. Grow Cook Eatwill inspire people who already buy fresh, seasonal, local, organic food to grow the food they love to eat. For those who already have experience getting their hands dirty in the garden, this handbook will help them refine their gardening skills and cultivate gourmet quality food. The book also fills in the blanks that exist between growing food in the garden and using it in the kitchen with guides to 50 of the best-loved, tastiest vegetables, herbs, and small fruits. The guides give readers easy-to-follow planting and growing information, specific instructions for harvesting all the edible parts of the plant, advice on storing food in a way that maximizes flavor, basic preparation techniques, and recipes. The recipes at the end of each guide help readers explore the foods they grow and demonstrate how to use unusual foods, like radish greens, garlic scapes, and green coriander seeds.
Author: Randy Shore
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Reveals the secrets of growing and maintaining a vegetable garden, and offers nutritious recipes that utilize the homegrown produce, including such options as mashed pea bruschetta, African lamb shanks, and kale chickpea soup.
Plan your plot and put something home-grown on the table 365 days a year From growing vegetables and plants to herbs and fruit, Grow Something to Eat Everyday is the ultimate grow-to-eat manual with simple, comprehensive tips and advice on what to grow when - in a handy ebook(PDF) format. An opener gallery shows you what to grow for each month as well as what is ready for eating with extra tips on storing and preserving. Worried about the winter months? Don't be; this book demonstrates how success lies in the planning with sowing, planting, and growing advice in each month to keep the crops coming. As well as clear advice on cultivation essentials and troubleshooting pests and diseases, this also provides advice on small-scale growing for gardeners with little space. A handy at-a-glance crop planner is perfect if you are looking for an instant summary of what to grow when and with its friendly tone and engaging style, this is ideal for new gardeners.
Describes how to grow your own organic produce in small spaces, detailing how to make a raised bed or a hanging basket to maximize every square foot of valuable space and how to manage seed collecting, successional gardening and companion planting methods. Original.
No BS Guide on Homesteading and Self Sufficiency Do you enjoy dining on garden-fresh vegetables? Do you like to save money? Why not combine the two by homesteading so you can eat healthy veggies plucked fresh from your garden without breaking the bank? Gardening is a delicate combination of art and science and there are a lot of basics like water, dirt, and keeping good insects around and bad insects shut out that you need to learn about. In this plain-talking handbook, William Whittaker explains all of the homesteading gardening basics required to set up and set your self-sufficiency homesteading dreams into motion without having to shift through loads of "B.S." or fancy and confusing terminology. This attractively-illustrated homesteading handbook is a useful kick starter for novice gardeners wishing to avoid costly common mistakes while quickly turn their homesteading ideas into a money-saving (instead of money draining) reality. If you've ever dreamed of stocking your fridge with loads of veggies on the cheap, break out your wallet and purchase "Homesteading Ideas" today!
An inspirational portrait of a thriving Santa Fe community garden reveals how students and other citizens work together to select and grow annual plants, create compost, release butterflies, harvest edibles and protect garden beds for the winter.
Author: Vance Thompson
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Known as one of America's first low-carb diet books, author Vance Thompson offers his strategy for "escaping the tragedy of growing fat." What's more."The Mahdah menus tell you exactly what to eat just what food values should be banked every day. The menus are composed. Each luncheon is complete in itself. Each dinner provides exactly the nutriment needed and in exactly the right proportions. And breakfast? Oh, we of the slim-waisted gracilities breakfast on a cup of yellow tea or a cup of black coffee or a dish of fresh, ripe fruit."Originally published in 1914 and long out-of-print, Eat and Grow Thin proves just how long low-carbohydrate eating plans have been around. Of course, contemporary dieters familiar with the current low-carb craze will find memorable advice here as well as a wealth of "slimming recipes" from the turn of the century. VANCE THOMPSON (1863-1925) was an American author and literary "Renaissance Man" of the early 20th century. His work covers a wide-range of genres including poetry, stage plays, miscellaneous manuscripts as well as sheet music.Capitalizing on popular tastes of the era, his earlier works include The Ego Book: A Book of Selfish Ideals (1914), Drink and Be Sober (1916), and Live and Be Young (1920). An extensive collection of his literary works and personal papers are stored in the Library for Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University.
Author: Geoff Stebbings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-11-18
Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide to home-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious, garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manual gives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right tools and choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops and bringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will help you get started straight away and become a confident and successful kitchen gardener. • Get going with growing – discover which plants are best for you and how to make the most of your outdoor space • Prepare your plot – learn how to set up and maintain healthy beds for your fruit and vegetables • Grow tasty veg – choose your favourite veggies from asparagus and broccoli to courgettes, sweet corn and many more • Grow your own fruit salad – get quick results from fast-growing berries and learn to nurture slow-growing tree fruit and exotic greenhouse produce
Author: Charles C. Ryrie
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Release Date: 1991-11-09
What good is a broken fingernail? What can you do with a frying pan, a hammer, and an egg? How is a balloon different from a brick? The world around us is full of items useful for interesting and meaningful object lessons. Dr. Ryrie uses pencils, light bulbs, sunglasses, and even the air around us to illustrate truths about salvation and the Christian life. All 100 objects are simple and easy to find, and the lessons can be used for any group of any age. Children and adults alike will enjoy learning more when you present these fascinating illustrations.
Author: Walter Willett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
The bestselling guide to healthy eating, debunking dietary myths and proposing the radical benefits of low-carbohydrate diet, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy is “filled with advice backed up by documented research” (Tara Parker-Pope, The Wall Street Journal). Dr. Walter Willett’s research is rooted in studies that tracked the health of dieters over twenty years, and in this groundbreaking book, he critiques the carbohydrate-laden diet proposed by the USDA. Exposing the problems of popular diets such as the Zone, South Beach, and Atkins, Dr. Willett offers eye-opening research on the optimum ratio of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and the relative importance of various food groups and supplements. Find out how to choose wisely between different types of fats, which fruits and vegetables provide the best health insurance, and the proportions of each to integrate into their daily diet.
Author: Gayla Trail
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-06-16
This is not your grandmother's gardening book. You Grow Girl is a hip, humorous how-to for crafty gals everywhere who are discovering a passion for gardening but lack the know-how to turn their dreams of homegrown tomatoes and fresh-cut flowers into a reality. Gayla Trail, creator of YouGrowGirl.com, provides guidance for both beginning and intermediate gardeners with engaging tips, projects, and recipes -- whether you have access to a small backyard or merely to a fire escape. You Grow Girl eliminates the intimidation factor and reveals how easy and enjoyable it can be to cultivate plants and flowers even when resources and space are limited. Divided into accessible sections like Plan, Plant, and Grow, You Grow Girl takes readers through the entire gardening experience: Preparing soil Nurturing seedlings Fending off critters Reaping the bounty Readying plants for winter Preparing for the seasons ahead Gayla also includes a wealth of ingenious and creative projects, such as: Transforming your garden's harvest into lush bath and beauty products Converting household junk into canny containers Growing and bagging herbal tea Concocting homemade pest repellents ...and much, much more. Witty, wise, and as practical as it is stylish, You Grow Girl is guaranteed to show you how to get your garden on. All you need is a windowsill and a dream!
More and more people are interested in eating well and in understanding where their food comes from. But where do you start? Organic, free-range, local, or sustainable: the choices can be overwhelming—not to mention expensive. In Organic Cooking on a Budget, Arabella Forge shows that developing a better relationship with food is not as difficult as it may appear. She provides hands-on, practical advice for a new way of living—eating frugally. Learn how to access quality produce straight from the source; rediscover forgotten cooking techniques; create your own kitchen garden (complete with compost and a chicken coop); learn how to stock your pantry well; shop for and cook the most economical cuts of meat and fish; discover local farmers’ markets, community gardens, and co-ops; and more! Packed with more than one hundred recipes for delicious dishes, such as heirloom roasted vegetables, chicken and leek pie, chickpea and rosemary soup, meatloaf with red sauce, minced fish cakes, and minty lemonade, plus resources, tips, and tricks to living and eating well, this is the book for every healthy, modern kitchen.