Idiot s Guides Foraging

Author: Mark Vorderbruggen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465450487
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Nature

Foraged delicacies have become the latest foodie obsession. Wild edibles collected by professional foragers are proliferating on the plates of top-tier restaurants because they offer novel and ultra-fresh sensations for the tongue, and they frequently taste more flavorful than farmed foods. For people seeking new food experiences and wanting to forage for themselves, Idiot's Guides: Foraging shows how to find wild edibles and when and how to harvest them. Includes 30+ tasty recipes that describe how to prepare these wild foods. * Includes common plants all across North America * Covers positive plant identification * Multiple large, full-color photos identify each plant (including the mature plant, how it looks at various stages of growth, and how it looks at the right stage of growth for harvesting) * Each entry gives facts on the plant's habitat, physical properties, which parts are edible, harvesting sustainability, preparation, storage, and poisonous look-alikes * More than 30 delicious recipes * Includes range maps and charts that list plants by habitat and by season

Backyard Foraging

Author: Ellen Zachos
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428491
Release Date: 2013-04-12
Genre: Nature

There’s food growing everywhere! You’ll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Full-color photographs make identification easy, while tips on common plant locations, pesticides, pollution, and dangerous flora make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.

Southeast Foraging

Author: Chris Bennett
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604696912
Release Date: 2015-05-06
Genre: Nature

From seashores and riverbanks to mountains, valleys, and overgrown fields, the beautiful Southeast is rich in wild edibles. Forager, farmer, teacher, and chef Chris Bennett helps you find the most delicious plants—from delectable wild greens, like the often-overlooked sweet, fan-shaped leaves of common mallow to wild hazelnuts, hickory nuts, and fruity black walnuts. Try making syrup from summer’s honeysuckle blooms, simmer a rosehip jam, or pickle some blackberries in vinegar to spark up a savory dish. Whether you venture out on the water for cattail corndogs and wild rice or stay close to home for the candy-crunch of hackberry fruits, this book will help you find an abundance of wild plants right outside your door.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Self Sufficient Living

Author: Jerome D. Belanger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101152041
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: House & Home

How to be green, save green, grow greens, even turn a thumb green. Self-sufficient living can mean a healthier life, a way to protect the earth, or a way to save money. This guide helps readers find their perfect degree of self reliance in the areas of food, shelter, energy, clothing, and more. For both the urban and rural dweller, it covers gardening, cooking from scratch, preserving food, raising livestock, keeping chickens, generating or supplementing energy, essential tools and equipment, foraging for wild foods, hunting, fishing, and trapping. ?Saving money in today's economy and self-sufficiency go hand-in-hand ?For the growing number of eco-friends considering self-sufficiency ?Existing books focus on either rural or urban self-sufficiency, but this covers both

Foraged Flavor

Author: Tama Matsuoka Wong
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780307956613
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Cooking

Helps prospective foragers identify 72 edible plants and then provides more than 80 recipes for utilizing them, including Cardamine Cress With Fennel and Orange Vinaigrette; Braised Beef With Onions and Dandelion; Violets, Strawberries, and Créme Fraiche; and more.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Fishing Basics

Author: Mike Toth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780786549177
Release Date: 2004-10-25
Genre: Fishing

Mike Toth's second edition on the basics of fishing features expanded coverage of everything anglers need to know, from getting started and choosing and buying tackle to recording the catch hopefully.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Eating Local

Author: Diane A. Welland, M.S., R.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101514733
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Genre: Cooking

Supporting local farmers has really grown on people - and here's the guide to doing it right. There are so many great reasons to shop for and eat locally grown or raised foods, including freshness, taste, energy conservation, and supporting small business owners. That is why tens of thousands have made the switch to local foods. Now families and communities are enthusiastically supporting farmer's markets, artisan dairy farmers, cheese makers, family farms, local vineyards, and local livestock. Food expert and nutritionist Diane A. Welland explains what local eating is and isn't and how anyone can move toward a more sustainable way of eating. It covers: Types of foods considered local; what is in season when; Storing foods; Money saving tips. ? A practical approach for a challenging endeavor. ? Includes a complete overview of local eating across all 50 states.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Urban Homesteading

Author: Sundari Kraft
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101529003
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Genre: House & Home

How to save money, time, and the environment - on the urban frontier. With The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Urban Homesteading anyone can learn how to live sustainably and responsibly - and save money and time - in any urban environment. Expert urban homesteader Sundari Elizabeth Kraft shares her hands-on knowledge of: growing organic foods and preserving them; composting; raising small livestock and chickens; generating electricity and biofuels; and other ways to cut costs and live green. This book has all the information required to become a successful urban homesteader in any city. ? Practical advice on everything from composting to clean energy. ? Sundari Elizabeth Kraft is an expert in urban homesteading.

The Complete Idiot s Guide Greens Cookbook

Author: Trish Sebben-Krupka
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781615643462
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Cooking

The Complete Idiot's Guide® Greens Cookbook includes more than 200 mostly vegan and many vegetarian recipes for greens and provides nutritional and preparation information to help readers get the most flavor and nutrition from the greens they eat. In addition to traditional greens, this cookbook covers many newly-popular greens, such as bok choy, beet, kale, and dandelion.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Aquaponic Gardening

Author: Meg Stout
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781615643332
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Gardening

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Aquaponic Gardening is a comprehensive guide to aquaponic gardening, from choosing a setup to selecting fish and vegetables. In addition to everything one needs to know to run a healthy aquaponic garden and care for both the vegetables and fish, there are step-by step plans with photos for building different size systems. The expert author fully explains how to garden indoors and how to resize and move a garden inside or outside, depending on the season, to produce an abundant supply of edible, organically-raised vegetables and fish.

The Scout s Guide to Wild Edibles

Author: Mike Krebill
Publisher: St. Lynn's Press
ISBN: 1943366063
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Nature

Ever seen a tasty-looking plant or mushroom in a yard or forest but weren't sure if it would taste good...or even be edible? In The Scout's Guide to Wild Edibles, renowned forager Mike Krebill profiles 40 widely-found edible wild plants and mushrooms of North America, in a guide small enough to fit right in a pocket. The author offers clear color photos and positive-ID tips for each plant, along with 15 recipes and 10 DIY activities for all skill levels. The Scout's Guide will help foragers locate, identify and safely enjoy wild edibles - with the added satisfaction of knowing exactly where their food came from.

Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest

Author: Delena Tull
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292781644
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Nature

All around us there are wild plants good for food, medicine, clothing, and shelter, but most of us don't know how to identify or use them. Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, one of the first focused specifically on plants that grow in Texas and surrounding regions of the South and Southwest. Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features: Recipes for foods made from edible wild plants. Wild teas and spices. Wild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materials. Instructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paper. Information on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap. Information on medicinal uses of plants. An identification guide to hay fever plants and plants that cause rashes. Instructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berries. Detailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Self Sufficient Living

Author: Jerome D. Belanger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101152041
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: House & Home

How to be green, save green, grow greens, even turn a thumb green. Self-sufficient living can mean a healthier life, a way to protect the earth, or a way to save money. This guide helps readers find their perfect degree of self reliance in the areas of food, shelter, energy, clothing, and more. For both the urban and rural dweller, it covers gardening, cooking from scratch, preserving food, raising livestock, keeping chickens, generating or supplementing energy, essential tools and equipment, foraging for wild foods, hunting, fishing, and trapping. ?Saving money in today's economy and self-sufficiency go hand-in-hand ?For the growing number of eco-friends considering self-sufficiency ?Existing books focus on either rural or urban self-sufficiency, but this covers both

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Fermenting Foods

Author: Wardeh Harmon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101580219
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Cooking

The art of fermenting foods is an ages-old craft that is enjoying a resurgence as people are discovering not only the benefits of live-culture foods, but the true pleasure of creating their own fermentations at home. Research is proving that live-culture foods can help reduce high cholesterol, strengthen and support digestive and immune systems, and help fight and prevent chronic diseases. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Fermenting Foods will cover the amazing health benefits of fermented or "living" foods and the techniques for safely fermenting food at home. It will contain over 100 unique and delicious recipes for ferments of all types, from beer to tempeh to yogurt, with detailed recipes to guide the way.