• LADLED

    A hearty stew on a cold winter night; a light, clear soup as a start to a meal; a spicy pho soup to warm the body and soul … It’s hard to imagine a more comforting, nourishing food than a homemade soup or stew. And it is even harder to find a food more steeped in history. The art of creating homemade stocks and soups has known no borders, leading to such delicacies as Scottish yellow broth, Vietnamese pho soup, Indian lentil soup, and English pea soup. But these types of tantalizing creations, once a part of most households, have been largely replaced with canned foods or overly salted and MSG-laden restaurant fare. With homemade soups and stews being nourishing, delicious, frugal and simple to make, this has been a great loss indeed.

    Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons seeks to rekindle a love for making soups and stews at home, with instructions for every part of soup making. It details how to create a wide variety of stocks and how to salt a soup correctly. It describes how to create soups and stews both simple and complex, offers a detailed shopping guide that helps you find fresh ingredients, and breaks down all the healthy benefits of making your own homemade stocks.

    As a busy mother, author Kimberly Harris shares many soups that are simple enough to enjoy on an everyday basis and shows you how to integrate this traditional art into a busy modern lifestyle.

    In Ladled, you will visit the past, travel the globe and help revive a lost form of art.

    Item: 7455

    Author: Kimberly Harris

    Format: Hardcover

  • LANDSCAPING

    This comprehensive reference provides practical guidance for any homeowner who wants to create a more attractive yard. Written by landscaping experts, it provides time-tested, easy-to-follow instructions for designing and shaping an effective landscape plan. Whether renovating an existing landscape or completely starting from scratch, readers will learn to make the best use of the space that they currently have, while thinking ahead about how they might improve their grounds in the future. From growing lawns and planting trees, to putting in stone walkways or water elements, readers will discover the right way to do it in straightforward steps that anyone can follow to realize their dreams. City dwellers, suburbanites and rural homesteaders alike will find a wealth of useful ideas for landscaping their properties, accompanied by clear step-by-step illustrations. This all-you-need-to-know reference will prove indispensable for both amateur and professional landscapers. Readers will get useful tips on correcting drainage and preparing soil for planting, plus great information on planting and caring for newly planted growth. A section on hardscaping shows how to build patios, fences, walls and gates, with advice on working with pavers, brick, concrete and stone. A final section covers finishing touches, including planting and caring for newly planted flowers, bulbs and trellises.

    Item: 7187

    Author: Skills Press Inst.

    Format: Paperback

  • LEON: FAMILY & FRIENDS

    Leon Family & Friends is the third cookbook to be published in the United States from the healthy British fast food restaurant chain Leon, and it contains hundreds of recipes for flavorful, nutritious food that won't take hours to prepare.

    Item: 6776

    Author: Kay Plunkett-Hogge

    Format: Hardcover

  • LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF FOOD RIGHTS

    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights takes readers on a disturbing cross-country journey from Maine to California through a netherworld of Amish farmers paying big fees to questionable advisers to avoid the quagmire of America’s legal system, secret food police lurking in vans at farmers markets, cultish activists preaching the benefits of pathogens, U.S. Justice Department lawyers clashing with local sheriffs, small Maine towns passing ordinances to ban regulation, and suburban moms worried enough about the dangers of supermarket food that they’ll risk fines and jail to feed their children unprocessed, and unregulated, foods of their choosing.

    Item: 6793

    Author: David Gumpert

    Format: Paperback

  • LIVING ROOM REVOLUTION

    Research shows that people - given the right circumstances - can be caring, nurturing and collaborative. Presented with the opportunity, they gravitate toward actions and policies embodying empathy, fairness and trust instead of competition, fear and greed. The regeneration of social ties and the sense of caring and purpose that comes from creating community drive this essential transformation.

    Item: 6586

    Author: Cecile Andrews

    Format: Paperback

  • LOCALLY GROWN

    CLEARANCE $15.72 This beautiful new book by 30-year-old writer and photographer Anna H. Blessing introduces readers to the story of the modern heartland farm. The book explores how sustainable practices--and close ties to high-profile chefs and restauranteurs--have propelled the "locally grown" culinary movement into a central feature of life in major cities like Chicago. Blessing lays out the rich histories of 25 midwestern farms through beautiful photography, fascinating anecdotes from farmers and chefs, and up-close looks at what makes each farm so unique. Interest in sustainable farming has been growing rapidly across the country and around the world, emphasizing locally produced and grown foods in place of the mass-marketed offerings from corporate consortia. When inhabitants of major cities choose to purchase food raised in nearby farms, they not only support vital satellite economies, but also improve the social and ecological quality of life along with the environmental sustainability of the world around them. Now there are also innumerable top-tier dining establishments, led by esteemed chefs like Charlie Trotter and Paul Kahan, who scour farmers markets for natural ingredients and develop personal business relationships with small-time farmers to supply their restaurants with the best and most sustainable foods. Locally Grown shows how both long-standing and newly founded farms, along with urban farms and metropolitan nonprofit organizations like Growing Power and City Provisions, are boosting the sustainable food movement throughout Chicago and its neighborhoods. Each chapter profiles a different farm, outlining locale, scale, production, and inner workings while also revealing the captivating backgrounds of each farmer. Blessing shows how each farm and farmer are making efforts to improve sustainability, and describes the behind-the-scenes practices that have made locally grown food an increasingly important part of America's food culture.

    Item: 6700

    Author: Anna H. Blessing

    Format: Paperback

  • LOVE YOUR MOTHER POSTER

    CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $4.95 AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

    Show your support for the Earth with "Love Your Mother" posters by Mother Earth News. 18" x 24."

    Item: 2437

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • LOW COST POLE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

    Cost-effective and adaptable, pole buildings are the perfect solution for tool sheds, barns, or even summer homes. Low-Cost Pole Building Construction focuses on designs that provide good wind resistance with minimal grading and no need to excavate for a foundation. With full plans for a number of sample buildings that include a solar cottage, garage, and woodshed, you’ll be able to quickly and effectively build the structure you need while saving both money and time.

    Item: 530

    Author: Ralph Wolfe

    Format: Paperback

  • LUNCH WARS

    CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $17.95 AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

    The average kid will eat 4,000 school lunches between kindergarten and twelfth grade. But what exactly are kids eating in school lunchrooms around the country? Many parents don't quite know what their children are eating-or where it came from. As award-winning filmmaker and nutritionist Amy Kalafa discovered in researching her documentary film Two Angry Moms: Fighting for the Health of America's Children, these days it's pretty rare to find a piece of fresh fruit in your average school lunchroom amid all the chips, french fries, Pop-Tarts, chicken nuggets, and soda that's being served. But what, if anything, can parents do about it?

    Written in response to the onslaught of requests she received from parents who saw her film and asked, "If I want to attempt to change the food culture in my kid's school, how on earth should I get started?!" this empowering book arms parents with the specific information and tools they need to get unhealthy-even dangerous-food out of their children's school cafeteria and to hold their schools and local and national governments accountable for ensuring that their growing children are served healthy meals at school. In Lunch Wars, Kalafa explains all the complicated issues surrounding school food; how to work with your school's "Wellness Policy"; the basics of self- operated vs. outsourced cafeterias; how to get funding for a school garden, and much more. Lunch Wars also features the inspiring stories of parents around the country who have fought for better school food and have won, as well as details Amy's quest to spark a revolution in her own school district.

    For the future health and well-being of our children, the time has come for a school food revolution.

    Item: 5726

    Author: Amy Kalafa

    Format: Paperback

  • MADE AT HOME: VEGETABLES

    Made at Home Vegetables is the latest volume in a series that shows you how to take top-quality produce and create a whole range of truly delicious, handcrafted foods that you will be able to enjoy throughout the year.

    Item: 6901

    Author: Dick and James Strawbridge

    Format: Hardcover

  • MADE BY HAND

    In 2009, tastemaker and best-selling author Lena Corwin turned the top floor of her Brooklyn brownstone into a studio and began hosting classes for local crafters. In Lena Corwin's Made by Hand, she re-creates and builds upon her popular workshop series in order to reach crafters in Brooklyn and beyond. For this "best of" collection, she has chosen expert teachers and her favorite projects: Jenny Gordy introduces us to knitted socks and elegantly sewn tops and dresses; Cal Patch teaches how to make a modern embroidery sampler as well as a braided rag rug; and Corwin herself presents her favorite screen-printing and stamping techniques. In total, there are 26 lessons and projects, all presented with step-by-step photos and illustrations.

    Item: 7028

    Author: Lena Corwin

    Format: Hardcover

  • MAIL ALERT FLAG

    Mail Alert ends wasted trips to the mailbox. A bright yellow flag pops up to signal mail delivery. Mail Alert can be easily seen from the house or the driveway. Baked enamel finish stands up to weather. Attaches in seconds with screwdriver, hardware included.

    Item: 808

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MAKING BABIES

    CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $35.00 AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

    Making Babies is a fun, informational, artistic and colorful pregnancy book. Follow author Shoshanna Easling through her pregnancy and the birth of her daughter, as she stays healthy and builds a baby. Packed with 480 beautiful pages of research about fertility, conception, morning sickness, pregnancy, birth, nursing, postpartum issues, losing weight, and more, Making Babies is a fresh, organic look at the simple beauty of pregnancy and birth. You will also find delectable recipes, superb remedies, must-have tips, birthing exercises, resources, and relaxing techniques to aid in having a healthy and natural pregnancy and birth.

    Item: 6430

    Author: Shoshanna Easling

    Format: Hardcover

  • MAKING HOME

    Other books tell us how to live the good life … but you might have to win the lottery to do it. Making Home is about improving life with the real people around us and the resources we already have. While encouraging us to be more resilient in the face of hard times, author Sharon Astyk also points out the beauty, grace and elegance that result, because getting the most out of everything we use is a way of transforming our lives into something much more fulfilling.

    Written from the perspective of a family who has already made this transition, Making Home shows readers how to turn the challenge of living with less into settling for more: more happiness, more security and more peace of mind. Learn simple but effective strategies to:

    • Save money on everything from heating and cooling to refrigeration, laundry, water, sanitation, cooking and cleaning
    • Create a stronger, more resilient family
    • Preserve more for future generations


    We must make fundamental changes to our way of life in the face of ongoing economic crises and energy depletion. Making Home takes the fear out of this prospect, and invites us to embrace a simpler, more abundant reality.

    Item: 6211

    Author: Sharon Astyk

    Format: Paperback

  • MINDFULNESS FOR BEGINNERS

    We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work and play … and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are.

    Here, the teacher, scientist and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways: as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding “lesson-a-day” primer on mindfulness practice.

    Beginning and advanced meditators alike will discover in these pages a valuable distillation of the key attitudes and essential practices that Jon Kabat-Zinn has found most useful with his students, including:

    • Why heartfulness is synonymous with true mindfulness
    • The value of coming back to our bodies and to our senses over and over again
    • How our thoughts “self-liberate” when touched by awareness
    • Moving beyond our “story” into direct experience
    • Stabilizing our attention and presence amid daily activities
    • The three poisons that cause suffering … and their antidotes
    • How mindfulness heals, even after the fact
    • Reclaiming our wholeness

    The prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough: Return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on. But if you’ve tried it, you know that here is where all the questions and challenges begin. Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers, insights and instruction to help us make that shift, moment by moment, into a more spacious, clear, reliable and loving connection with ourselves and the world.

    The book includes a complete CD with five guided mindfulness meditations by Kabat-Zinn, selected from the audio program that inspired this book.

    Item: 7396

    Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

    Format: Hardcover

  • MODERN FOOD, MORAL FOOD

    American eating changed dramatically in the early 20th century. As food production became more industrialized, nutritionists, home economists and so-called racial scientists were all pointing Americans toward a newly scientific approach to diet. Food faddists were rewriting the most basic rules surrounding eating, while reformers were working to reshape the diets of immigrants and the poor. And by the time of World War I, the country's first international aid program was bringing moral advice about food conservation into kitchens around the country. In Modern Food, Moral Food, Helen Zoe Veit argues that the 20th century food revolution was fueled by a powerful conviction that Americans had a moral obligation to use self-discipline and reason, rather than taste and tradition, in choosing what to eat.

    Veit weaves together cultural history and the history of science to bring readers into the strange and complex world of the American Progressive Era. The era's emphasis on science and self-control left a profound mark on American eating, one that remains today in everything from the ubiquity of science-based dietary advice to the tenacious idealization of thinness.

    Item: 7021

    Author: Helen Zoe Veit

    Format: Hardcover

  • MONTH-BY-MONTH GARDENING IN WASHINGTON & OREGON

    The Month-By-Month series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you'll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most. Valuable hints are located throughout the book, and beautiful photographs will inspire you. Written just for gardeners where you live, you can be confident that the information is right for you … and your garden will show it.

    Item: 6715

    Author: Mary Robson

    Format: Paperback

  • MORE PEAS, THANK YOU

    CLEARANCE $9.66 More Peas, Thank You deliciously pairs vegetarian recipes and stories from a mainstream family eating a not-so-mainstream diet. "Mama Pea" has lightened up family favorites like cinnamon rolls, tacos, lasagna and brownies, using fresh, nutritious ingredients. From hearty breakfasts to easy snacks and tempting desserts, there's something here for everyone to love.

    Item: 6748

    Author: Sarah Matheny

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FRESH FOOD ALL YEAR, 4TH EDITION

    Eat better. Save money. That’s the theme of the fourth edition of the Mother Earth News Guide to Fresh Food All Year. This 100-page guide shows how to grow, maintain and harvest your own food all year long. At least 20 A wide variety of articles – 20 in all - cover everything from growing the best tomatoes to building a mini-greenhouse, from preserving fresh food to making homemade butter.

    Read how to use cedar fence boards to build produce storage bins that move easily from garden to pantry or basement. Discover how to make delicious homemade bread and say goodbye to the intimidation factor in baking bread. Learn how to have the freshest eggs by raising your own backyard chickens.

    Other articles include:

    • Freezing Fruits and Vegetables from Your Garden - Round out your food preservation regimen! Follow these straightforward freezing tips to turn your garden harvests into sensational, off-season meals.
    • Quick Hoops: Easy-to-Make Mini-Greenhouses – Stretch the growing season to savor fresh, homegrown veggies all year by using these nifty quick hoops in your winter vegetable garden.
    • The Incredible Versatility of Eggs – Eggs can star in numerous recipes, from simple scrambled eggs to tangy pickled options to elegant soufflés.
    • Grow Your Own Mushrooms – With the help of a simple do-it-yourself kit, you can harvest lots of fresh, tasty fungi.
    • Make Delicious, Low-Sugar Jams and Jellies – With these simple ingredients, you can craft naturally sweet, low-calorie preserves.
    Item: 7591

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO HEALING HERBS, 3RD EDITION

    Looking for natural, healthier ways to cure those common ailments or take preventative measures for fighting off heart disease, cancer and other serious health problems? The Mother Earth News Guide to Healing Herbs, 3rd Edition is filled with more than 131 herbs for growing, cooking and healing. You'll learn 21 recipes for better health, read about in-depth plant profiles, make your own cough drops, find cancer-fighting herbs and more.

    With cold and flu season upon us we need to arm ourselves with the best information possible on healing herbs. Broken into sections, Guide to Healing Herbs offers information on health basics, cold and flu, heart health, stomach soothers, pain relief, cancer prevention, skin soothers and more. This guide includes more than 20 articles on herbal remedies. Read the plant profile on Eleuthero to boost your immunity and combat stress. Read "Herbs for Good Digestion" to help regulate your digestion with stomach-soothing herbs. Or read "Calm Skin With Homemade Salves" to help with those day-to-day rashes, cuts, bruises, chapped lips and much more.

      Articles include:
    • Healing With Honey: Soothe an aching throat with this ancient remedy.
    • Immunity-Boosting Plants: Stave off the cold by supporting your immune system with herbs, selected supplements and plant extracts.
    • Herbs for Arthritis: This ready Q&A explains how you can ease joint pain from arthritis.
    • Natural Skin Solutions: Our experts answer questions about herbal solutions for two common skin ailments: eczema and varicose veins.
    • Berries for Health: Berries are stock full of phytochemicals and dietary fiber. Pick the best for your health at the peak of their season.
    • And more!
    Item: 6485

    Format: Paperback

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