Cooking from the Gourmet's Garden : Edible Ornamentals, Herbs, and Flowers




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Cooking from the Gourmet's Garden : Edible Ornamentals, Herbs, and Flowers

by Coralie Castle, Robert Kourik (Contributor) List Price: $12.95 Our Price: $10.36 You Save: $2.59 (20%) Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days. Paperback - 224 pages 2nd edition (March 1998) Cole Pub Co; ISBN: 1564265633 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.54 x 8.01

Reviews From Booklist , May 15, 1994 An intriguing alliance by a prolific cookbook writer and a landscape designer presenting recipes featuring ornamental edible plants with savory taste appeal. Many dishes highlight exotic culinary ingredients that should pique the interest of adventurous cooks; included are cardoon, a popular Italian vegetable; chayote, produced on vigorous perennial vines in mild areas; feijoa, fruit borne on a decorative evergreen tree or shrub; and elaeagnus (also called goumi) berries. This sophisticated fare generally focuses on a melding of herbal seasonings with both the familiar and the unusual. Contains a list of resources and also of poisonous plants.
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Philippine fruit and vegetable processing guide / compiled and edited by Sonia Y. de Leon and Virginia D. Garcia. Published Manila : National Book Store, 1978.

LOCATION CALL NO STATUS 2nd Fl, Tec Stack 664.8 REQUEST NEEDED Descript'n 210 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Subject Canning and preserving. Food -- Preservation. Cookery, Philippine.


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Preserving summer's bounty : a quick and easy guide to freezing, canning, preserving, and drying what you grow

edited by Susan McClure and the staff of the Rodale Food Center. Published Emmaus, Pa : Rodale Press ; [New York] : Distributed in the book trade by St. Martin's Press, c1995.

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Descript'n xi, 372 p. : ill ; 25 cm. Series A Rodale garden book ISBN 0875966489 (hardcover : acid-free paper) Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 361) and index. Subject Vegetables -- Preservation. Fruit -- Preservation. Cookery (Vegetables) Cookery (Fruit) Added author McClure, Susan, 1957- Rodale Food Center.


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Unif title Stocking up III Title Stocking up : the third edition of the classic preserving guide / by Carol Hupping and the staff of the Rodale Food Center. Edition 1st Fireside ed. Published New York : Simon & Schuster, 1990. Descript'n ix, 627 p. : ill ; 24 cm. ISBN 0671693956 Note "A Fireside book.". Reprint. Originally published: Stocking up III. Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale Press, c1986. Includes index. Unif title Stocking up III Subject Food -- Preservation. Added author Rodale Food Center.

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Keeping the Harvest : Preserving Your Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs

(Down-To-Earth Book) by Nancy Chioffi, Gretchen Mead, Linda M. Thompson, Jill Mason (Editor), Kim Foster (Editor) List Price: $14.95 Our Price: $11.96 You Save: $2.99 (20%) Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. Paperback - 208 pages Rev/Updtd edition (May 1991) Storey Books; ISBN: 0882666509 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.56 x 10.97 x 8.52

Reviews From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by Ilene Rosoff , February 1, 1997 This book gives you all the basics for canning, freezing, drying, preserving and storing a variety of fruits and vegetables, and drying herbs. There are also recipes and instructions for making jams and jellies, pickled vegetables and even sauerkraut. Food preservation has a long tradition; it's practical for reasons of economy and convenience, but it evokes a special feeling to serve peaches in mid- December to your family, or to give something home-canned to a friend. Booknews, Inc. , October 1, 1991 Practical, accessible information, updated to reflect current Dept. of Agriculture standards. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. Customer Comments Average Customer Review: Number of Reviews: 1 A reader from Salt Lake City , December 30, 1998 I'm a 1st time canner & this book was helpful. I found this book in the library and used it for my first garden bounty -- my first canned peaches, my first jam, and my first frozen green beans. Keeping the Harvest is informative, fairly comprehensive and simple to follow. I'm buying it now so I'll be ready for next summer!
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Backyard Meat Production : How to Grow All the Meat You Need in Your Own Backyard by Anita Evangelista Our Price: $14.95 Paperback (June 1997) Loompanics Unlimited; ISBN: 1559501685 Availability: This title usually ships within 4-6 weeks.

Reviews The author, ale@townsqr.com , February 12, 1998 The Best Meat You've Ever Eaten. Tired of wondering where your meat came from, how it was handled, or what's living on it? It's surprizingly easy to grow your own protein -- and even a teeny urban balcony can produce the best tasting, most fresh, most nutritious meats you can imagine. (That urban balcony could house a trio of quiet, clean, "pet" rabbits -- who could provide two dinners per week for years to come! And cheaper than you can buy chicken!) Just imagine what you could do with a REAL yard -- bacon and sausage coming along nicely over there; scrambled eggs and fried chicken growing on the other side; a handful of roasted quail bouncing around; some milk and cream -- and baked goat -- near the gate.... You don't have to be a farmer, simply a conscientious animal raiser and a person who likes to eat the very best. Plus....the book is written for folks on a budget, with low-cost solutions to high-priced equipment. Let me know how your meat-garden grows!


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How to Live Without Electricity -- And Like It

by Anita Evangelista Our Price: $13.95 Paperback (May 1997) Loompanics Unlimited; ISBN: 1559501626 Availability: This title is currently on back order. We do not have a reprint date for this title, but we expect to be able to ship it to you within 3-5 weeks.

Reviews How-To Editor's Recommended Book How to Live Without Electricity--And Like It could perhaps be more appropriately called How to Live Without Being Hooked Up to Commercial Electrical Utilities, Save Money, and Like It. Whether you seek to be completely "off the grid" or simply prepared for occasional or frequent power outages, you'll find the concrete information you need. Among a number of other ways to be independent of the local utility company, learn how to monitor your current power usage accurately; convert to solar energy--both passive and active systems; pump and store potable water; refrigerate food without electricity; and generate electrical power independently and charge batteries. How to Live Without Electricity is a surprisingly nontechnical book, easy to read and understand, with many diagrams and helpful illustrations. It also includes a list of the best resources for ordering the products and materials discussed and a bibliography of additional books on cooking, heating, and cooling with alternative sources of energy.

Customer Comments Average Customer Review: Number of Reviews: 2 richard evey r-evey@usa.net from Boone, NC , January 5, 1999 An excellent general introduction to the subject. This is the kind of book than can be difficult to find - a general work. Too many books will explain minor details of using a specific type of alternative power, but not any comparison with other forms. That is why I like this book so much. It gives side-by-side-by-side comparisons of the choices for heating, cooking, etc. Armed with the basics, you can then research into specific areas. That task is also assisted, as there is a listing of companies and books for further reading. For those considering or curious about living at least somewhat off the power grid it is a must-have book. A reader , August 2, 1997 Electric! There are a few books out there about living without electricity and/or making your own. This is the best one I've come across. It hits lots of areas, from wood cook stoves to candle making to generators to kerosene lamps. If you ever plan to be without electricity on purpose, or if you think you might be cut off accidentally (and who hasn't), buy this book. Recommended reading for all back-to-the-land types.


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The Encyclopedia of Country Living : An Old Fashioned Recipe Book

by Carla Emery List Price: $27.95 Our Price: $22.36 You Save: $5.59 (20%) Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. Paperback - 864 pages 9th edition (May 1994) Sasquatch Books; ISBN: 0912365951 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.90 x 10.90 x 8.48 Amazon.com Sales Rank: 103 Number of Reviews: 22 Customer Comments : A reader from Eastern Shore, Maryland , January 20, 1999. It's like being able to talk with my grandmother! Growing up in New England, we were quick to accept the "modern" life styles. I never had the opportunity to sit with my grandmother and gather all the valuable wisdom from her life - how to live a simple life close to the land. How I could sustain my family off the land. In 1977, I purchased my first copy of this book. It has been greatly USED and ABUSED! The front cover has since fallen off, along with the first few pages. It is tattered. Notes have been scribbled in it. Pages are spattered with stains. And I would NOT trade it for anything. If my grandmother could have written me a book, covering ALL areas of daily life, I believe this is how she would have written it. When I get stumped by something, my husband says, "Well, what does Carla Emery say. She could tell you what to do." And he's right, she does. "How to" - just about anything!I have recently purchased my second copy, as a spare in case one gets destroyed. I definitely wouldn't want to be without a copy when the year 1999 roles over. For my family's well being, I consider it a very crucial tool. amazonred@webtv.net from Wakeman, Ohio USA , January 7, 1999 Excellent for anyone that wants advice on primitive living This is the best book I've found yet offering everything imaginable for "country living". I have used it many times for recipes from soap making to planting guides. Their candle making section is excellent. They have the most informative book that I've found yet covering a very broad spectrum without being too vague on any particular topic. A reader from The Bayous of Louisiana , December 15, 1998 The most comprehensive choice for self-reliant living! This book covers everything from gardening to cooking to taking care of your animals. She also has a section of encouragement at the beginning (actual testimonies) for those who are trying to get off-the-grid so to speak. It has very detailed information on the various breeds of livestock so you can make an educated purchase, as well as how to raise, butcher and cook them. Ms. Emery also has a very inclusive section on gardening and harvesting the various grasses and grains and vegetables. The recipes include soap making as well as tasty dishes from your pantry. An excellent all around choice! Pat Hoffman (burenh@tstar.net) from Tow, TX (pop. 500) , December 9, 1998 There's no book like it! I have an older version,'70's ((currently looking for an updated copy)and have always asked "Carla" when I need to know something from milking goats to making snow ice cream. She was the ONLY one who knew what snow ice cream was. We are getting ready to move to Guatemala and "back to the land" and Carla absolutely has to go with me!! tannis@elko.net from Elko, Nevada , December 8, 1998 The way to step back in time in memory as well in actuality. I am a friend of Carla's but have lost touch with her over the years. I was a pen pal for many years and finally in 1992 I got to meet Carla at the North Fork Barter Faire. She was working on this edition and adding some first hand stories from the mountain people who were venders at the Faire. Carla if you read this, know that you are loved and it sure is good to have another edition out. love you girl. tannis A reader from America the Beautiful , December 3, 1998 A necessity for the year 2000+ I bought this book years ago when it was first published. I learned all the lost arts my grandmother lived by. Now that we face uncertain times with the new millenium, I'm buying this book for family members who may need to know how to survive if our government fails to protect us. masonpamela@sprintmail.com from Aromas, California on five acres , November 17, 1998 A Great Book, But... I received this book two days ago and already I've learned that my beets might cross pollinate and that my Hampshire Reds are heavy layers. BUT - and this really worries me - this book is printed on paper like newsprint. This is a book I mean to go back to time and time again. I'm really sorry it's not built more substantially. A reader from Yakima, WA, USA , November 16, 1998 The style in which this book is written makes it delightful Mrs. Emery has done a wonderful job of bringing practical advise in an entertaining style. It many ways it feels like reading letters from a good friend. The information is general for the most part but detailed enough to be very usable. A reader from Middle Tennessee , November 11, 1998 Best darn encyclopedia/how-to diary available! I thought I'd do Carla a favor and tell the world what a wonderful book she'd written. Too late! The whole world already seems to know! This book truly is an Encyclopedia! It's crammed full of how-to information that I refer to as the lost arts. Unlike most books, it's not generic information, but instead, step by step useful stuff and little known hints from folks who've spent a lifetime learning it! In addition to being all inclusive, it's also her life's work.... A personal diary of her triumphs and heartaches as she worked on this masterpiece. When you finally put this book down, you feel like you really know her personally. As a mother of 4 small children, all close in age, I have been inspired by her. As a homemaker, I have learned a great deal from her. Thank-you, Carla for being true to your inner voice and putting down on paper a thousand lifetimes worth of knowledge. My family is better prepared and living a simpler, happier life because you've enlightened me! Nashville, TN Lynette(lynylooper@juno.com) from southern California , November 9, 1998 No back to the land manual is more comprehensive I purchased this manual in 1978 & still refer to it regularly. Its just like the old five & dime- there's nothing you can't find there. We are living a very different life than we would have had we not found this treasure. A reader from Reddick, Fla , October 23, 1998 I LIVED IT! Unlike the previous reviewers, I lived this book. I was raised in a big city in Florida and moved to a small country town (pop. 181) in the Arkansas mountains. I was in my late 20's and imagined myself as part of the back-to-the-earth movement. A friendly librarian pointed me to this book, which I bought after checking it out so often. Since we moved to a small community where "everyone was related" except us, we did not get much neighborly help at first. The first week there we bought baby goats (which rode home in the front seat with me), 2 pigs (which didn't), and planted our garden. Using Carla's book we mail-ordered baby chicks who lived in our bathtub until the weather got warmer. We bought a wood stove and learned to can and dry vegetables. I tried most everything, using Carla's book as a reference. When it came time to butcher our hogs, we could not get anyone to help us, even for $$. The closest we had been to a hog before moving to Oden was in the grocery store. So we checked out Carla's book and I sat on the cab of the truck reading the instructions aloud while DH took aim and shot the pig. We were both very nervous, so we went inside (it was very cold) and had a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, when we went back outside, the pig was up and boy, was he mad! I won't go into any further details except to say we had funny looking meat that winter, but it was tasty. By the way, the townsfolk treated us differently from then on. Anyway, I just wanted to say that you can really do what she says and make it happen. Carla gives you practical backyard-to-table "hands-on" advice, and I've recommended it to may people. A reader from USA , October 22, 1998 Great resource that Carla keeps up-to-date This is an awesome guide for many country skills and a great starting point for the rest. Carla covers best the skills she's experienced in and gives a very thorough introduction and references to other resources to get you going on just about anything else. For more involved skills that you are really interested in, you should also get a book that is specifically about that subject. Some suggestions include "Deerskins into Buckskins" for hide tanning, "How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Thought Possible" on gardening, any of Michael Moore's guides for herbalism, and "The Natural Pregnancy Book" and "Spiritual Midwifery", for home birthing. Amazon.com sells all of these. A reader from Kansas City, KS , September 27, 1998 THE MOST COMPLETE, HELPFUL BOOK IN TEN YEARS OF SEARCHING! Carla's priceless collection of country living wisdom from all over and from all ages has been the most valuable, practical, and utilized in our home, after a ten-plus year of collecting such back-to-basics publications. Her down-home presentation doesn't leave you feeling like you just walked out of a city classroom. Folks from the city and life-long country-dwellers alike find the Recipe Book a delightful resource. kgilles14@aol.com from Alta Loma, California , August 11, 1998 The most complete and thorough book ever! When I purchased an 8-acre ranch in 1985 I had a six-month old baby one on the way and had never been off of concrete in my life. Now I had 8-acres, goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, geese, pigs, 60 fruit and nut trees and an acre garden. I had no clue how or what to do! I learned everything from reading that book. How to harvest, can and cook up your garden & orchard harvest, feed and butcher animals, all kinds of doctoring for kids and animals, crafts, and even how to cut hair. That book is so dog-eared with tape from all of my years of use. I owe my sanity to that book. It has every scenario imaginable. I recommend it to anyone living in the country or on a farm or thinking of it. What I learned from Carla Emery's book will stay with me forever! The knowledge is priceless. Dawn Feken (dawny8671@aol.com) from Lakewood, Illinois U.S.A , June 16, 1998 One book I dont want to live without! Ms. Emery has truly been an inspiration in my life. This book has everything from making soap to Butchering hogs! I use it in my everyday life. I would love to her write even more so I can get more information on how to live a pure and Natural life! The chapter on Poultry I have found to be very useful. Many things that are in there I have never heard of before .But now thanks to this book I have. I have told many of my friends of this book and convinced a few that they couldn’t be without it either. To sum it up if all people lived their lives as Carla and her children do there would be a lot more peace in the world! A reader from Albuquerque , June 1, 1998 A great book for everyone! Even though I am a confirmed city dweller, I enjoyed this book. I read it more as an encyclopedia, rather than a how-to manual. It was great! Have you ever wanted to know how women fed their families hundreds of years ago? This book will answer all your questions. It explains all about country living and gives some incite into the struggles and the many rewards that come with that kind of life. It is a must for any reference library! Rambler@pop.skyenet.net from Indiana, USA , May 16, 1998 A "MUST HAVE" for anyone interested in "country" living! I read this book quite a few years ago. I borrowed it so much from my library, I got others hooked on it! So much so, I soon was unable to check it out because someone else always had it checked out!!! Silveroak.@centuryinter.net , February 25, 1998 What a Great Book This big, thick book is full of all kinds of wonderful information. I love it! I use it as a reference all the time. It includes almost everything to do with farming and "doing things the old-fashioned way" as well as references on where to go if you desire still more information and a helpful list of contacts and books for each subject. I think it has something to teach everyone. I farm as a hobby and have found the book indispensable and my relatives, who are homesteaders, found lots of new and helpful information in it. This book would make a great gift and is a must-have for a library. It's like a country friend that sits on a shelf, ready to give answers when you have a question! A reader from Washington, USA , November 24, 1997 My wish The Encyclopedia of Country Living is the essential wish book. I never imagined dreaming of hard work, but Carla has me dreaming it. Through my correspondence with Carla, I've learned the woman in the book is the real Carla. She is a warm, caring, knowledgeable person. If she were to write 3 more books that were twice as long, I would read them all. Carla writes with such detail and such truth. She doesn't try to make country living sound easy or glamorous. My wish is that there were more Carla's and more books with the honesty of hers. A reader , July 31, 1997 Carla Emery fills in where our grandparents have failed us As someone whose grandparents grew up on farms but abandoned the rural life and neglected to pass on family traditions and wisdom, I am grateful to Carla Emery for spending almost 30 years compiling this wonderful collection. As my generation rediscovers herbs, natural foods, organic gardening, frugal living, recycling/reusing, home births, home education, home health care, and the importance of family ties, we need something like this book to get us started on our quest for information. So far our family has used it to build a chicken house, select chicks for our flock of laying hens, build a rabbit hutch, can bread & butter and dill pickles, plant, harvest and dry herbs, and much more. Reading this book is the next best thing to asking Mom or Grandma how the old-timers did it, including the warm, folksy, conversational style. A reader , February 16, 1997 The most complete book for countryfolk ever published If you have ever wanted to get back to nature and live in a self-sufficient environment, this encyclopedia is a must! Carla Emery has grown up living off the land and explains how to do everything from growing your own food and butchering your own animals to birthing babies at home. It is chock full of delightful recipes and anecdotes. Once you read her book, you will feel a part of Ms. Emery's life and literary success. A reader , August 28, 1996 THE "BACK TO THE LAND" BIBLE OF HOW TO DO ANYTHING Carla Emery started out peddling recipes by mail to make ends meet and gradually expanded them, by answering questions sent to her, into a telephone book size compendium of everything you might need to know in order to live in the any country with little money. It tells how to do everything from locating your land, digging a well, growing, canning, preserving, storing, pickling, your food, raising, birthing, milking animals, making cheese, making do, and surviving in the country. There are a few recipes included. Buy two copies! The first you will wear out the first year. The second will be a reference. You will know Carla as a friend with her personal story intertwined with a book as enjoyable as it is informative. Reviews Amazon.com For twenty years people have relied on these hundreds of recipes, instructions, and morsels of invaluable practical advice on all aspects of growing and preparing food. This definitive classic on food, gardening, and self-sufficient living is a complete resource for living off the land with over 800 pages of collected wisdom from country maven, Carla Emery--how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, catch a pig, make soap, work with bees and more. Encyclopedia of Country Living is so basic, so thorough, so reliable, it deserves a place in every home--whether in the country, the city, or somewhere in between. Mother Earth News Carla Emery is certifiably one of the craziest, warmest, (sometimes unintentionally) funniest, wisest, most lovable, and idealistic zanies now walking the face of the earth and we think this old world would be a lot better off if we had a few more people like her. Organic Gardening If you're dreaming about moving "back to the land" someday, or if you're already there and want to live more self-sufficiently (wherever you may be) you'll want a copy of the ninth edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Living...We think you're pretty swell, Carla. Country Woman Rural Life from A to Z is well covered in Carla Emery's Encyclopedia of Country Living...Carla taps into her rural roots to bring forth a bounty of folksy information. Book Description No home is complete without this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia! For twenty years people have relied on the hundreds of recipes, instructions, and invaluable practical advice in this definitive classic on food, gardening and self-sufficient living. Whether you're in the city, the country, or somewhere in between, you'll find The Encyclopedia of Country Living indispensable. From The Woman Source Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by Tara Springer , February 1, 1997 Carla Emery started this ambitious reference project in 1969 as a complete guide to family food production and now, in its ninth edition, it has grown into an all-encompassing encyclopedia spanning everything from buying land to family farming to raising livestock to barn building to beekeeping to bread baking to making your own yogurt, plus a generous helping of suppliers, catalogers, books and magazines, and organizations. Hundreds of unique down-home recipes fill these pages, along with advice and instructions on all manner of food growing and preparation and a wealth of folk wisdom collected over the years from homesteaders that Carla has met or corresponded with. This book is an absolute gold mine of how-to, where-to information, whether you want to head for the hills or you just want to learn to live more self-sufficiently. Synopsis From the garden or barnyard to the kitchen table, here is a comprehensive resource for step-by-step information about food production. Filled with more than 1,000 recipes, 700 mail-order sources, how-to instructions, and earthly wisdom gleaned from a lifetime of self-sufficient living, this thorough, reliable treasury should be in every home. Features 300 illustrations. Midwest Book Review No library is complete without this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia. There isn't a more complete source of step-by-step information about food production, from the garden or barnyard, all the way to the kitchen table. Filled with hundreds of recipes , detailed instructions, and wisdom gleaned from a multitude of readers, The Encyclopedia of Country Living is so basic, thorough, and reliable it deserves a place in every country life collection. With a wealth of practical information, anecdotes, recipes, and personal advice, readers will quickly become devoted fans of growing and processing every kind of food! The author, Carla Emery CarlaEmery@aol.com , November 3, 1998 Hi to My Readers from Carla! What a privilege and joy it is to have authored a book read by more than 400,000 persons. For 25 years, I've collected information about family food production and related rural subjects. It feels good at this stage of my life to know that work was well done. My life is now a perpetual speaking tour, helping folks understand what's coming, "How to prepare for Y2K." (I hope for lecture invites also from overseas.) Everywhere I go, I meet old friends whom I've never personally met before. These folks have enjoyed and relied on the how-to-do-it information in the Encyclopedia of Country Living for years. Their beat-up old books tell a beautiful story of hard work and dedication.. Sometimes I've felt foolish for insisting on telling readers things like how to save seeds and how to grow their own feed for farm animals. At times, I've been scorned and berated for trying to keep oldtime skills alive. But as Y2K approaches, inexorably as the clock ticks, this information is becoming mainstream again. I love you, dear readers. You have been a beautiful thing in my life, too. God be with you in the coming years.

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