How to find fresh, seasonal, sustainable foods, plus delicious, healthy recipes.
Eat Well for Less:
Cut Your Food Bills in Half
How to Eat Better and Avoid the Industrial Diet
Cut Cost, Not Quality: How to Afford Better Food
Save Money on Groceries
Is Sustainable Food Affordable?
How to Find the Best Food
Eat in Sync With the Seasons
Join the Real Food Revival
Storing Food: It’s Time to Stock Up
Home Canning and Storing Foods Safely
Putting Food By the Old Fashioned Way
Stocking the Pantry for Three Months of Meals
Water Bath Canning and Pressure Canning Explained
Home Canning Guide
Learn to Can for Homemade Flavor
Solar Food Dehydrators
Solar Dehydrating Tomatoes, Step-by-Step
Freezing and Cooking Your Garden Vegetables
Make the Best:
Homemade Bread: You Have to Try This Amazing Recipe!
Super-Easy Homemade Cream Cheese and Sour Cream
The Secret to Incredibly Easy Homemade Pizza
Perfect Buttery and Flaky Pie Crust
Homemade Ketchup and Mustard Recipes
How to Bottle and Sell Your Own Hot Sauce
Make Your Own Hard Cider
Press Your Own Cooking Oil
This book turns the compost bin upside down with a natural six-way gardening system of keeping compost heaps right in the garden, rather than in some dark corner behind the garage. The compost and plants live together from the beginning in a nourishing, organic environment.
Author Barbara Pleasant's bountiful, compost-rich gardens require less digging, weeding, mulching and even less planting. And here's one of the best parts — no more backbreaking slogs from compost bin to garden. Pleasant and co-author Deborah Martin even identify the plants that benefit most from compost and how the elements of a composted garden work together. Their natural six-way compost gardening system provides the ruling principles for successfully improving every garden with healthy compost.
Beth M. Howard knows about pie. She made pies at California’s Malibu Kitchen for celebrities including Barbra Streisand (lemon meringue), Dick Van Dyke (strawberry rhubarb) and Steven Spielberg (coconut cream) before moving back home to rural Iowa. She now lives in the famous American Gothic House (the backdrop for Grant Wood’s famous painting), where she started the hugely popular Pitchfork Pie Stand.
With full-color photos throughout, Ms. American Pie features 80 of Beth’s coveted pie recipes and some of her own true tales to accompany them. With chapters like Pies to Heal, Pies to Seduce and Pies to Win the Iowa State Fair, Howard divulges her secret for making a killer crust without refrigerating the dough and shows you how to break every rule you’ve ever learned about making delicious, homemade pie.
Whether you’re a suburbanite looking to live more simply or a die-hard homesteader interested in taking your garden to the next level, this guide is packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, vintage photographs and illustrations, and time-honored wisdom … creating one of the most comprehensive books on country skills available. This book is compiled of tested and practical experience passed down from generations of farmers and homesteaders.
Here readers can learn about:
- Creating a vegetable garden
- Canning and preserving
- Keeping poultry
- Soap making
- Natural medicine
- Bridge building
- Farm mechanics
- Crop rotation
- Cattle and dairying
- The basics of beekeeping
- Foraging for wild food
- Fertilizing, soils, drainage and irrigation
- Building a barn
- And much, much more!
Success comes to the person who works the most efficiently … not simply the person who works the hardest. Learn invaluable advice and tips for how to create a sustainable lifestyle and live off the land.
Using detailed, step-by-step photography to show every stage of the process, author Adam Danforth demonstrates exactly how to humanely slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry, rabbits, sheep, pigs and goats. From creating the right pre-slaughter conditions to killing, skinning, keeping cold, breaking the meat down, and creating cuts of meat you'll recognize from the market, Danforth walks you through every step, leaving nothing to chance. He also covers food safety, freezing and packaging, and tools and equipment. This comprehensive reference is the only guide you need to successfully, safely, and humanely slaughter and butcher your own animals.
In an era of corporate greed, Bob Moore’s philosophy of putting people before profit is a shining example of what’s right about America. Instead of selling out to numerous bidders who would have made him a very wealthy man, the founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods gave the $100 million company to his employees.
Bob Moore’s gift on February 15, 2010 (his 81st birthday) gave hope to an American workforce rocked by a decade of CEOs behaving badly. The national media heralded the announcement as the “feel good story of the recession.” It was an example of a return to ethics in the workplace, but as the legions of fans of Bob’s whole grain natural products would argue, ethics and a sense of corporate responsibility didn’t “return” to Bob’s Red Mill, they never left.
Most 60-year-old men who saw their business destroyed in an arson fire might have quit or faded away into retirement. Not Bob. After his wooden flour mill burned to the ground in 1988, he considered the 17 employees who counted on him for their livelihood, and started over. He rebuilt, and flourished. He grew the company to become the nation’s leading manufacturer of whole grain natural foods.
Bob’s is an amazing story of overcoming challenges and making great comebacks. His wife, Charlee, was the inspiration to feed the family healthy natural foods, but it was a divine appointment with a random library book titled John Goffe’s Mill that began Bob’s love affair with the ancient art of milling, using stone wheels to slowly grind grains into nutritious whole wheat flours, cereals, and mixes. His unconventional thinking and passion for healthy living is an inspirational story for readers of all ages.