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Cider and Scalloped Apples

Boiled cider is the secret ingredient. All through the year, a bit of cider reduced to a syrup adds deep apple flavor to so many recipes. It’s no work, very economical, and your house will smell fabulous all day!

Heirloom Pumpkin Empanadas

This Empanadas Dulces de Calabaza Recipe uses homegrown heirloom pumpkin puree to fill these crispy, sweet dessert empanandas.

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THE LOW GI EATING PLAN FOR AN OPTIMAL PREGNANCY

A scientifically proven, safe and effective program to help boost your chances of conceiving, ensure a healthy pregnancy, avoid gestational diabetes and give your baby the best possible start toward lifelong health.

The Low GI Eating Plan for an Optimal Pregnancy -- written by the world's leading experts on the glycemic index (GI) -- will help you to clearly understand the connection between the food you eat, your blood glucose levels and your baby's future health. The focus is on low GI carbohydrates -- vital at this time, because reducing the GI of your diet is one of the safest and most effective ways to ensure that your baby grows at the optimal rate, without you gaining excessive body fat and without compromising nutrition during this important stage of life.

This book will show you how to optimize your diet-pre-conception, during pregnancy, and once your child has been born-to ensure a healthy baby and a healthy mom, and includes:

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  • The importance of blood glucose in pregnancy (and why gestational diabetes is a big deal)
  • 8 guiding principles that make it easy to put everything into practice
  • The best foods to eat-as well as the ones to avoid
  • 50 delicious, quick and easy low GI recipes, plus sample menu ideas
  • Helpful checklists and guidance on how to exercise safely.
The Low GI Eating Plan for an Optimal Pregnancy is the only book specifically for pregnancy written by internationally recognized scientists qualified in nutrition, dietetics and diabetes. It is an essential, authoritative guide for all mothers-to-be and new moms.

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THE COMPLETE ROOT CELLAR BOOK

Whether as a way to manage challenging economic times or retain a garden's bounty, root cellars are making a big comeback.

This book takes a fresh look at the art, science and romance of building and stocking a root cellar. There are detailed, illustrated construction guides for making four different kinds of root cellars that are functional and attractive. These include never-before-seen models for apartment and condo dwellers and home owners without a basement.

The Complete Root Cellar Book provides technical information on using photovoltaics (solar cells) and other energy technologies to enhance a root cellar's performance and ecological sustainability. It also includes must-know information on how to choose, store and manage a supply of fruits, vegetables, nuts and preserves.

The book features 100 recipes that call for stored produce, many of which also make use of the root cellar's specific environment, such as sauerkraut and barrel-fermented dill pickles. These classic dishes, many with new twists, include:

  • Classic leek and potato soup
  • Golden puffed potato puddings
  • Maple pecan crumble apple pie
  • Classic carrot cake
  • Spiced pear butter
  • Three-onion relish
Root cellars are the best natural way to store food, and this book is the most complete and up-to-date reference available on this time-honored tradition.

$24.95

EARTH REPAIR

Millions of acres of land have been contaminated by pesticides, improperly handled chemicals, dirty energy projects, toxic waste, and other pollutants in the United States and Canada. This toxic legacy impacts the environment, our health, our watersheds, and land that could otherwise be used to grow healthy local food and medicines. Conventional cleanup techniques employed by government and industry are tremendously expensive and resource-intensive and can cause further damage. More and more communities find themselves increasingly unable to rely on those companies and governments who created the problems to step in and provide solutions.

Earth Repair describes a host of powerful grassroots bioremediation techniques, including:

  • Microbial remediation - using microorganisms to break down and bind contaminants
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  • Mycoremediation - using fungi to clean up contaminated soil and water
Packed with valuable, firsthand information from visionaries in the field, Earth Repair empowers communities and individuals to take action and heal contaminated and damaged land. Encompassing everything from remediating and regenerating abandoned city lots for urban farmers and gardeners, to recovering from environmental disasters and industrial catastrophes such as oil spills and nuclear fallout, this fertile toolbox is essential reading for anyone who wishes to transform environmental despair into constructive action.

$22.95

BUILDING HOMEBREW EQUIPMENT E-HANDBOOK

Build your own home brewing equipment with this Mother Earth News e-handbook. Making your own counterflow wort chiller or a refrigerated keg system will save you money. Brew your own beer without buying expensive equipment.

The instructions in these e-handbooks are written for beginner or advanced brewers, whether you brew from a kit or are an experienced grain master. Chapters include:

  • Immersion Wort Chillers
  • Counterflow Chillers
  • Mash Tuns
  • Kegging
  • Brewery Design


This valuable resource will help you enjoy making these products and succeed in achieving the ultimate goal; excellent beer! 36 pages.

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GRIT E-Handbooks are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start reading today!

$9.95

FERMENTED FOODS FOR HEALTH

Fermented foods have proven beneficial for a number of health conditions including candida overgrowth, IBS and digestive difficulties, sugar/carb cravings, and other inflammatory disorders. What's more, science is starting to show that our modern lifestyle of completely eschewing bacteria via pasteurized foods, hand sanitizers, disinfectants and antibiotics is actually making us more, not less, susceptible to illness and allergies. Regular inclusion of fermented foods in the diet naturally combats bad bacteria and strengthens the immune system. Fermented Foods for Health includes meal plans of fermented foods for addressing specific ailments and repairing the metabolism. Author Deirdre Rawlings includes 75 delicious recipes that show readers how to ferment everything from meats to vegetables, fruits and dairy. She explains how to use each for specific health benefits, such as balancing the body's PH, increasing enzyme production and strengthening immunity.

$21.99