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  1. How to Pick a Peach

    HOW TO PICK A PEACH

    by Russ Parsons. Understand not only where your produce comes from but also how it got there, and the best way to choose, store, and prepare it. Learn why you should never refrigerate a potato, which unripe fruits will gain great flavor, and those that never will if they were picked before their time. Interesting and informative, it tells the history of how the storage, transportation and selling of fruits and vegetables in modern markets has developed heartier but less flavorful products. Goes on to discuss how food co-ops, farmer’s markets, organic produce, and move back to local, seasonal foods can help you find the flavorful and quality produce that’s been missing too long. A must read for anyone looking to understand the modern farm/factory food system. Hardcover. 412 pp Pub at $27.00. Learn More
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  2. Keeping Fitness Simple

    KEEPING FITNESS SIMPLE

    By Porter Shimer 500 tips for fitting exercise into your life. The focus is different ways to fit more exercise into a busy life even if you don't have hours to go to the gym or jog, or bike. This new approach to fitness deals with what to do in the morning, activities you can fit into your workday, or evening activities, combining fitness and fun with your family, activities when traveling, sports, and diet. The appendix includes 20 pages of exercises, some are familiar but others are very innovative. Softcover 172 pp Pub. at $9.95 Learn More

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  3. Literate Gardners Notebook

    LITERATE GARDENERS NOTEBOOK

    From the writings of Louise Beebe Wilder and others. Illustrated by Sia Kaskamanidis. Louise has long been one of the finest American gardening writers. She declares that a flower?s willfulness is a large part of its charm, and her journal is filled with simple prose on the challenges and triumphs of gardening with beautiful line drawings of flowers. This is set up by month and offers ample space for all your gardening notes and thoughtful musings throughout the year. Softcover 96 pp pub at $9.95 Learn More
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  4. Making Herb Vinegars

    Making Herb Vinegars

    How to make great tasting gourmet herb and fruit vinegars. Includes 55 recipes and lots of uses. Learn More
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  5. Mamas Home Remedies

    MAMAS HOME REMEDIES

    by Svetlana Konnikova MA, AN. Many traditional medicines were based on plant use, the knowledge of which was passed down through the generations. Much of that has been lost, which is why books like this are so valuable. Svetlana Konnikova began documenting the herbal wisdom of her Russian heritage when she was 12. She came from a long line of old healers and her mother was a doctor with an interest in natural healing. Her book is wonderful for those interested in a natural approach to health. There are numerous safe and easy-to-make remedies for the following conditions: common colds (89 recipes), allergies (61), children's allergies (40), headaches (70), sleep (63), fatigue (19), stress (10), and asthma (51). Remedies use over 100 medicinal herbs, vegetables and other plants and are in the form of teas, 'nastoykas' (infusions), tinctures, juices, compresses, and just plain good advice. In addition, Konnikova spices up the text with personal antidotes and Russian folktales. Softcover 312pp. Learn More
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  6. Spicy

    MARIE CLAIRE SPICY

    by Michelle Cranston. The name says it all - spicy! Marie Claire’s modern and fresh approach uses ginger, herbs, saffron, leeks, chili peppers, and of course garlic to bring out savory taste sensations with a truly global appeal. A cookbook that will give you some exotic dishes that are easy to make and will wow your friends and family. This has recipes for tasty dips, salads, main dishes, drinks and desserts. Lots of Southern and Central American inspired recipes as well as great Indian dishes! Much more than hot peppers and it covers appetizers, entrees, sides, even desserts. Try the tamarind duck salad, chipotle chicken, crab tartlets or sticky date pudding! Soft cover 400pp Pub at $14.95 Learn More
    $6.98

  7. Microgreens

    MICROGREENS BOOK

    By Eric Franks and Jasmine Richardson. This expanding style of gardening has become very popular and demand has increased our own seed section of microgreens. Eric and Jasmine were first introduced to microgreens while staying at Elliot Colemans 4 Season Farm in Harbourside, Maine. After they left, they traveled to coastal California to start their own farm. Land was hard to find so they started with a small mountainside place growing microgreens for local restaurants. In this book they share with you how to plant, grow and harvest the most nutrient dense greens available. You will find that they can be easily grown in pots or trays on your porch, patio, deck, balcony or windowsill and enjoyed with recipes from some of Californias Big Sur chefs. Softcover 192 pp Learn More
    $24.95

  8. My Garden

    MY GARDEN

    By Jamaica Kincaid. Join the great storyteller and writer Jamaica Kincaid in her musings about her gardens in Vermont, with her passionate nurturing of plants and creation of beauty in a garden, her childhood gardens in Antigua, visits to English gardens and flower shows, and her interesting plant hunting trip to China. Hardcover. 229pp. Pub at $23.00. Learn More

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  9. Native American Gardening

    NATIVE AMERICAN GARDENING - BUFFALOBIRD WOMANS GUIDE

    By Gilbert L. Wilson. Of special interest to economic historians, anthropologists, or anyone fascinated by Native American life. In 1917, anthropologist Gilbert Wilson recorded a year of gardening activities of Buffalo Bird Woman, a Hidatsa Indian born in 1839 North Dakota and raised in the tradition of sustainable agriculture. A fascinating account of how the women (who did all the agricultural work) broke ground and cultivated extensive crops of corn, squash, beans and sunflowers. Full of information on seed varieties, harvesting, drying, saving seed and food preparation. She also recalls songs, stories and ritualistic ceremonies essential to a successful harvest. Captivating reading. Softcover 144 pp Newly pub at $14.95 Learn More
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  10. Native Harvests

    NATIVE HARVESTS

    By E. Barrie Kvasch. -new edition- I had been trying to find this book for years so I was very pleased when the reprint came out. It offers even more than I expected. Published in 1979, it is still one of the few books on American Indian wild and cultivated foods with recipes. Kvasch researched how hundreds of tribes across the country used nuts, berries, fruit, tree sap, wild herbs, cultivated vegetables, ferns, lichens, mosses, mushrooms, wild game, and salt and fresh harvest for sustenance medicine, cosmetics and ceremony. The recipes she collected reflect native uses of harvest in soups, entrees, breads, beverages, smoking mixtures, chewing gums, and as seasonings. Kvasch drawings illustrate this field guide cookbook and ethnobotony study. Softcover 238 pp. Learn More
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  11. Plain and Happy Living

    PLAIN AND HAPPY LIVING

    Amish Recipes and Remedies -new edition- By Emma Byr The Amish believe that God put all man's needs in plants and that man's job is to learn how to use them for food and medicine. Emma Byler, an old order Amish woman was widowed at age 33 with 10 children to feed and no money. She found it a necessity to make do with what was on hand. Throughout her life, she jotted down the remedies, stories, and recipes that she valued and stored them in a shoe box. When Dr. Peter Gail, an anthropologist doing research on herbal remedies, came across Emma Byler (now in her 70's) and her shoebox, he realized what a treasure was stored there. He helped Emma put these into book form in her own words. In the book, she shares recipes for homemade household products, nutritious foods, and an extensive list of home remedies. The remedies were learned from her father, who in turn was taught them by a neighboring Indian. Emma also shares the ideas, wisdom, and best of all, the marvelous sense of humor, that brought her a rich and rewarding life. Don't miss this delightful and thought-provoking look at a simpler way of life. Softcover 156 pp? Learn More
    $17.95

  12. Plants From the Edge of the World

    PLANTS FROM THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

    by Mark Flanagan and Tony Kirkham. This riveting story of recent plant explorations in the Far East began when a 1987 storm devastated the Royal Botanic Gardens trees. During recovery, they noticed a need for more temperate woodland plants in their collection. A plant collecting initiative was born, resulting in 4 expeditions led by the authors. In 1989, they went to South Korea, then to Taiwan in 1992, far eastern Russia in 1994 and finally Japans Island of Hokkaido in 1997. The authors encounter plenty of perilous situations, diverse characters, interesting food, all manner of lodging, stunning scenery, and of course the thrill of the hunt. Their story is written in an engaging, lively, descriptive manner that makes it hard to put down. It is also beautifully printed and illustrated with color photographs of exquisite plants, scenery, local color and people. Hardcover 312pp. Pub at $39.95 Learn More

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