• THE THINKING BEEKEEPER

    What's the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. But conventional beekeeping requires a significant investment and has a steep learning curve. The alternative? Consider beekeeping outside the box.

    The Thinking Beekeeper is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them, the advantages of this approach include:

    • simplicity, sustainability and cost-effectiveness
    • increased safety, because of less heavy lifting and hive manipulation
    • chemical-free colonies and healthy hives

    Top bar hives can be located anywhere bees have access to forage, and they make ideal urban hives because of their small footprint. Emphasizing the intimate connection between our food systems, bees and the well-being of the planet, The Thinking Beekeeper will appeal to the new breed of beekeeper who is less focused on maximizing honey yield and more on ensuring the viability of the bee population now and in the coming years.

    Item: 6193

    Author: Christy Hemenway

    Format: Paperback

  • ULTIMATE CHEESE PRESS - CHERRY WOOD

    Now you can obtain the best cheese press available on the market today, and make your own hard cheeses at home! Plus, order this press and we’ll even add in some 90-count cheesecloth and a cheddar recipe. (All you need is the milk and cheesemaking ingredients!)

    Designed specifically for hard cheesemaking, the Ultimate Cheese Press features all-natural hard cherry wood sourced right here in the United States. Each press is preserved with 100 percent organic, non-GMO, cold-pressed coconut oil, and the natural antibacterial properties of the real wood and natural oil pay off: There’s no odors or chemicals, the wood is waterproof, and you can rest assured that your food is coming into contact only with natural products. What’s more, the latest research confirms that wood inhibits bacterial growth. (That’s not the case for plastics such as melamine. Now you know why everyone’s going back to butcher block cutting boards!)

    Each press is as unique as the wood it's made from. The innovative design makes pressing cheese easy and reliable. No need for pressure gauges, no lopsided cheeses: Every product comes out great!

    This item is available for shipment to USA addresses only.

    Item: 8807

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • ULTIMATE CHEESE PRESS - MAPLE

    Now you can obtain the best cheese press available on the market today, and make your own hard cheeses at home. Plus, order this press and we’ll even add in some 90-count cheesecloth and a cheddar recipe. (All you need is the milk and cheesemaking ingredients!)

    Designed specifically for hard cheesemaking, the Ultimate Cheese Press features all-natural hard maple wood sourced right here in the United States. The beautiful grained hard maple, with a lighter basic color featuring various shades of darker marbling, is preserved with 100 percent organic, non-GMO, cold-pressed coconut oil.

    The natural antibacterial properties of the real wood and natural oil pay off: There’s no odors or chemicals, the wood is waterproof, and you can rest assured that your food is coming into contact only with natural products. What’s more, the latest research confirms that wood inhibits bacterial growth. (That’s not the case for plastics such as melamine. Now you know why everyone’s going back to butcher block cutting boards!)

    Each press is as unique as the wood it's made from. The innovative design makes pressing cheese easy and reliable. No need for pressure gauges, no lopsided cheeses: Every product comes out great!

    This item is available for shipment to USA addresses only.

    Item: 8808

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • YOUR EMERGENCY GAME PLAN

    Most first responders will tell you that, during the first hours, days, and sometimes weeks of a mass casualty disaster, they will not be able to immediately help everyone. Overwhelmed by people in need of medical care, food, water, and shelter, the emergency response system quickly breaks down. You must be prepared to take care of yourself and the people you care about for an extended period of time. The world we live in is unpredictable. Natural and man-made disasters can occur anywhere at any time. Hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, floods, fires, civil unrest, chemical spills, and blackouts are constant threats to our safety and well-being. When the unimaginable becomes reality, you may find yourself without electricity, food, water, gas, or any means of communication. The last thing you want to be without is a plan. Your emergency game plan is your disaster preparation and response guide. Its purpose is to provide you with confidence in knowing what to do before, during, and after any potential emergency or disaster. It will provide you the peace of mind that comes with, knowing you are prepared to keep your family safe. Start now to create a clear course of action for your family. You may not be able to control everything, but you can prepare for anything.

    Item: 8262

    Author: Tipping, Tipping & Harris

    Format: Paperback

  • ONE-HOUR CHEESE

    In a cookbook whose results seem like magic but whose recipes and instructions are specific, easy-to-follow and foolproof, Claudia Lucero shows step by step (with every step photographed) how to make 16 fresh cheeses at home, using easily available ingredients and tools, in an hour or less.

    Item: 7407

    Author: Claudia Lucero

    Format: Paperback

  • DELUXE DIY CHEESE KIT

    You CAN make mozzarella, ricotta, goat cheeses, paneer and queso blanco in one hour … you just need a good kit to get you started. No aging, no frustration, just fun and deliciousness! Make over 30 batches (more than 40 pounds of cheese) with this all-inclusive, hefty kit!

    The Deluxe Cheese Kit makes all of the cheeses listed above. It is the ultimate hobby starter kit and an amazing housewarming gift.

    Note that you get a thermometer and a variety of four cheese molds!

    Included are:

    • Instruction and recipe handbooks, plus unlimited email support.
    • 2 yards of fine-mesh , 100% cotton cheesecloth (also known as butter muslin).
    • 4 cheese molds (in a variety of shapes).
    • Glass dairy thermometer (alcohol not mercury).
    • 5 gluten-free, non-GMO vegetarian rennet tablets (only mozzarella requires it, for 20 batches).
    • Gluten-free, non-GMO citric acid.
    • Pure, non-iodized flake salt.

    This huge kit includes enough of the above for at least 30 batches of cheese (batch yield varies from 2 pounds of ricotta to 6 ounces of goat cheese).

    Food safety and handling: Please note that the kits and their supplies are hand-poured, hand-folded and assembled in a food-safe, fully licensed space. The food items are all gluten-free but packaged in a room that comes in contact with wheat, soy, corn, nuts and other food allergens (with cleanings in between). The kits are also vegetarian-friendly.

    Enjoy making cheese!

    Item: 7790

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

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