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  1. NATIVE AMERICAN GARDENING - BUFFALOBIRD WOMANS GUIDE

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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
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  4. 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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  5. PUTTING FOOD BY

    PUTTING FOOD BY

    5th Edition Edited by Stephen Schmidt By Janet Greene, Ruth Hertzberg and Beatrice Vaughan. For more than thirty years this book has been the one-stop source for everything the home cook needed to know about preserving food. Now, this classic is fully updated sharing step-by-step directions to help you do it safely and deliciously! This 5th edition includes: instructions for canning, freezing, salting, smoking, drying and root cellaring, mouthwatering recipes for pickles, relishes, jams and jellies, information on preserving with less sugar and salt, tips on equipment, ingredients, health, safety issues and resources. With all the salmonella and e-coli scares today chapter two covers why foods spoil, giving you easy to understand and follow information. Several Pinetree employees have older versions of this book and still use them constantly as their best resource for procedures and recipes. Softcover 454pp Learn More
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  6. Indoor Topiary

    QUICK AND EASY INDOOR TOPIARY

    By Chris Jones. These 25 introductory topiary projects will have you crafting and decorating with nature. It shows how to choose a container and equipment, make a frame, your plant basics with choices and care, and the easy step by step instructions with plenty of color photos for you to follow. A shape to display a variety of plants in any area, from cubes, spirals, spheres to free-form. Softcover 128 pp pub. at $19.95 Learn More

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  7. Recipes From the Old Mill

    RECIPES FROM THE OLD MILL

    Baking with Whole Grains. By Sarah E Myers and Mary Beth Lind. This book is written by two Amish sisters whose memories bring them back to the old grist mill in the mountains of West Virginia. While giving you the recipes from their childhood they also provide newer recips. Each chapter has an introduction to its grain and then tips and recipes for each. The grains are the basic staples: corn, wheat, rye and buckwheat. There are different quotes and tidbits of information throughout the book. So sit back and read and then enjoy sampling a traditional corn bread, old fashioned apple dumplings, your own chewy granola bars, tortilla wraps, yogurt or multi grain breadsticks. They also include chapters on spreads, breakfast and holiday breads, cultural foods, main dishes and desserts. Spiral bound. 252 pp Learn More

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  8. Recipes From the Root Cellar

    RECIPES FROM THE ROOT CELLAR

    By Andrea Chessman. Here is another great book by Andrea! In this she gives you 270 fresh ways to enjoy your winter vegetables. Now you can have all the fresh vegetables of Autumn and Winter with as much enthusiasm as you did all your summer vegetables. Root vegetables, winter squashes, hardy greens and dried beans store well and although they have been ignored in recent years over more exotic vegetables they are always the more economic choice and are truly a flavorful and dependable experience. Some of her recipes she adapted from other vegetables giving new variety and flavor to the humble root crops. So grab some winter veggies and get ready to enjoy wild rice salad with roasted squash and fennel, pasta e fagioli, apple squash bisque, rosemary roasted potatoes, black beans and chipotle sauce or rumbledethump. Softcover 387pp Learn More

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  9. The Vinegar Ladies

    SECRETS OF THE VINEGAR LADIES

    by Dixie Anderson and Tami Feulner. You'll never find 2 ladies more enthusiastic about vinegar than Dixie and Tami. They're the Rachel Rays of vinegar. There is no easier or more beautiful way to preserve the flavors of herbs, vegetables and fruits than in vinegar. And using the techniques and recipes you'll learn here will make them even better. First the ladies share their "fabulous 5" recipes - Provencal, hot pepper, garden blend, tangy citrus, and lemon dill. Then there are recipes with cranberries, oriental spices and other creative mixings. The ladies also explain how to create the attractive bottles you see with peppers, fruit slices or berries colorfully layered in them. Then they share recipes for using these vinegars in vinaigrettes, dressings, salads, marinades, pasta sauces, stews, soups, baked goods and more. There is also a chapter on using vinegar for cleaning and beauty products. Great gift idea - combine some lovely homemade vinegars with this book! Softcover 135pp Pub at $14.95 Learn More

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  10. SENSATIONAL SALSAS

    SENSATIONAL SALSAS

    It's simple to make your own salsas and healthier - no additives. Just chop and mix. Some of the ingredients (besides tomatoes and peppers) you'll find in Long's salsas are melons, bananas, blueberries, papayas, black beans, pineapple, mango, mint, tequila, cucumber, peaches, raspberries, and more! Softcover 34pp. Learn More
    $5.95

  11. Simple Italian Snacks

    SIMPLE ITALIAN SNACKS

    By Jason Denton and Kathryn Kellinger. Simple Italian Snacks follows the growing trend of serving bite-sized mini meals, whether tapas, bar snacks, or antipasti for family meals or entertaining. Here you can plan a menu for any gathering in the informal yet chic way that Italians have mastered. These are easy to follow recipes with beautiful color photos with a wide range of menus to choose from. The Red Beet salad with Pistachios, Bruschetta of Summer squash with Red Pepper and Mint, and Rosemary Pine Nut Shortbreads are just a few of the many colorful and delicious recipes offered with helpful hints for serving. Hardcover 184pp pub at $23.95 Learn More
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  12. Small Batch Preserving

    SMALL BATCH PRESERVING

    By Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard. This is a great book that has over 300 delicious recipes for getting the most out of your harvest. Many times we only have small amounts of fruits and vegetables as they become available from our garden or local farmers markets throughout the year. Some recipes require as little as ten minutes of processing time making it perfect for using ingredients when they are at their peak season and lowest price. Ellie and Margaret guide you through the easiest and safest methods for making home-made preserves, syrups, flavored oils, pickles and chutneys without spending all day in the kitchen. A small yield gives the opportunity to make several different preserves and reduces the risk of scorching that is always a danger when cooking larger batches. Using fresh produce and a wide availability of fruits and vegetables you will be able to fill your pantry with an outstanding variety. Color photos give a nice finish to these delicious recipes. Softcover 376pp Learn More
    $19.98

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