The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Local Foods

I have been trying hard to eat local foods as much as I can. I have come to realize that it isn't as easy as I thought it was! Diane Welland has put together a very useful resource for anyone trying to eat a little bit closer to home. The Complete Idiot's Guide To Eating Local is chock full of so much information your head will be swimming by the time you finish reading it! I highly recommend this book and you should also check out my post on how to support local farmers to encourage them to keep growing food close to home. If you enjoy … [Read more...]

Making Wild Wines and Meads

Making Wild Wines and Meads is more than just a cookbook. This book teaches you about how to ferment just about everything. It also has a very unique collection of wines and meads that can be made from ingredients you can find in your garden or local farmer's market. Keep reading for my full review or check out my post on the carbon footprint of wine or how to choose green beer.   Title:  Making Wild Wines and Meads Subtitle: 125 Unusual Recipes Using Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & More Author: Pattie Vargas, Rich Gulling ISBN:  … [Read more...]

Beekeeping For Dummies: Everything You Need to Know About Beekeeping

Beekeeping is a great way to support our pollinators.  Of course, raising honeybees isn't easy!  How do you build a beehive?  Where do you buy honeybees? If you want answers to these questions, Beekeeping for Dummies can help! Interested in raising honey bees? Beekeeping for Dummies is a friendly, practical guide to starting your own beehive. It includes expert tips for maintaining a healthy honeybee colony. You get the latest on honey bee medication and treatments, harvesting and marketing your honey, and the impact the … [Read more...]

The River Cottage Bread Handbook

Want to start making homemade bread?  The River Cottage Bread Handbook should be added to your bread making cookbooks and supplies!  I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the art of bread making, whether you are a novice or a pro! The River Cottage Bread Handbook Buy This Bread Making Handbook! Title: The River Cottage Bread Handbook   Author: Daniel Stevens ISBN: 978-1580081863 Publisher: Ten Speed Press Genre: cooking Pages: 224 (Hardcover) From the back cover: The River Cottage farm, … [Read more...]

Natural Pest and Disease Control

Over the last few years, I have been trying my hand at organic gardening. I am learning, quite quickly, that it is NOT easy! Luckily, books like The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control are around. It's a great help to poor souls like me who just don't have much of a green thumb! The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control Title: The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control Subtitle: A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth Friendly … [Read more...]

Considering Desert Gardening? Read Tough Plants in a Fragile Land

Tough Plants in a Fragile land is an amazing look at the challenges and joy of desert gardening. From the fragrant Desert Lavender to the hearty Creosote Bush, Fritzie Von Jessen introduces beginning and avid gardeners to the beauty of desert gardening. And by using native plants and learning to garden in a chemical free and holistic manner, you can grow beautiful desert plants while still being gentle to our planet. Tough Plants in a Fragile Land Love Desert Gardening? Buy this book on Amazon! Title: Tough Plants in a Fragile … [Read more...]

Sproutman’s Kitchen Garden Cookbook

Sproutman's Kitchen Garden Cookbook contains 250 flourless, dairyless, low temperature, low fat, low salt, living food vegetarian recipes. This cookbook would be great for someone dedicated to removing dairy, wheat, and meat from their diets. Title: Sproutman's Kitchen Garden Cookbook ISBN: 978-1878736864 Author: Steve Meyerowitz Publisher: Book Publishing Company Genre: cookbook Pages: 322 pages (paperback) Buy this book on Amazon About Sproutman's Kitchen Garden Cookbook The information in this book includes: Dairy - the Pros and … [Read more...]

The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible

The Vegetable Gardeners Bible contains everything a gardener needs to know! Join Ed Smith and hundreds of thousands of happy gardeners who are using the W-O-R-D system to grow their own delicious, abundant, organic vegetables. Title: The Vegetable Gardeners Bible Author: Edward C. Smith ISBN:978-1-60342-475-2 Genre: Gardening Publisher: Storey Publishing Pages:336 (paperback) Buy This Gardening Book on Amazon About The Vegetable Gardeners Bible Already loved for its friendly advice, vegetable specific information, and unwavering … [Read more...]

Raw Food Made Easy For 1 or 2 People

Raw Food Made Easy For 1 or 2 People is a good book for someone just starting out in the kitchen who wants to follow a raw food diet. It would also be good for someone who may just want to include some raw food recipes into their diet as a way to improve their health. Title: Raw Food Made Easy Subtitle: For 1 or 2 People Author: Jennifer Cornbleet ISBN: 978-1-57067-175-3 Genre: cookbook Publisher: Book Publishing Company Pages: 185 (paperback)  Buy This Raw Food Cookbook on Amazon About Raw Food Made Easy Well Known Chicago … [Read more...]

The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!

Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves. Keep bees, raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. The Backyard Homestead shows you how it's done. If you are interested in learning how to homestead, this is a great beginner resource for you. This book seems to have enough information in it that you can use it to begin your journey to self sufficiency. If you are interested in homesteading, check out some of my posts like the one on uses for wood ash and my soap making book review. Book Title: The Backyard Homestead Subtitle: Produce all … [Read more...]

The Beginner’s Guide to Preserving Food at Home

Preserving food at home doesn't have to be hard. You don't need a lot of time or years of experience to preserve garden fresh fruits and vegetables. This book has simple step-by-step instructions five you the confidence and know how to freeze, dry, can, root cellar, and brine the abundance from your CSA share or summer garden. Check out my post on how to freeze zucchini and if you really want to start preserving your harvest, keep reading to learn more about this book! The Beginner's Guide to Preserving Food at Home Book Title: The … [Read more...]

Children’s Earth Day Book: Be Cool, Follow Earth’s Rule

Looking for a children's Earth Day Book? Just in time for Earth Day, Be Cool, Follow Earth's Rule by Penelope Ann Kysiak is a wonderful book to teach young children the importance of caring for our planet. Check out this list of other Earth Day Books for Kids and teach your children how to be kind to the earth. Children's Earth Day Book Be Cool, Follow Earth's Rule by Penelope Ann Kysiak Book Title: Be Cool, Follow Earth's Rule Author: Penelope Ann Kysiak Genre: Children's ISBN: 978-1-4349-0250-4 Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Back to Basics All Natural More Than Just a Cookbook

Grandma's Back to Basics All Natural More Than Just a Cookbook (published by Dorrance Publishing) by Teresa Thompson is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in learning how get back to a more simple style of cooking. This cookbook is a paperback and has 281 pages of recipes, including chapters on Appetizers, Beverages, Breads, Breakfast, Desserts, Soups/Sandwiches, Sauces/Dressing, Vegetables, and Main Dishes. Every recipe uses simple and easy to find ingredients such as whole wheat flour, real butter, eggs, and fresh fruits and … [Read more...]