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Grow: A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables
Grow
A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611804027
A delightful guide--packed with games, activities, and extras--that will satisfy the garden-curious and get families excited about growing their own fruits and vegetables.

Have you ever wondered how plants work? Or why we eat the fruit of one plant, but the leaves of another? What's the big deal about growing things--and how do we decide what we need to grow in the space we have? Discover the whole life cycle of food, from sowing and saving to planning and planting, and--most exciting of all--harvesting the food you've grown. In Grow, you'll get all the inspiration and knowledge you need to get out there and start planting.

Included inside:
- A visual guide to the world of plants--what they need to grow, how to care for them, and more
- Grow your own pizza How to plant for a recipe, with fruits and vegetables in pots or a whole vegetable garden
- Pull-out activities, including a runner-bean growth chart, a Fruit Pairs game, Rainbow Taste Wheel (turn the dial to find out which vitamins are found in each fruit and vegetable), and four sheets of stickers
An Avocado a Day: More Than 70 Recipes for Enjoying Nature's Most Delicious Superfood
An Avocado a Day
More Than 70 Recipes for Enjoying Nature's Most Delicious Superfood
Hardcover      ISBN: 1632170817
Go beyond guacamole Enjoy avocados in 70 delicious and different ways and improve your health with this cookbook devoted to the popular superfood.

Research shows that adding an avocado a day to your diet can improve your overall health, but even most avocado lovers don't know what to do with them beyond adding a slice or two to a sandwich or mashing one into guacamole. Here are 70 simple and delicious tasty recipes for everything from breakfast to dessert, including Avocado Green Curry Noodles, Tequila, Citrus and Ginger Stuffed Avocados, Avocado Waffles, and Avocado Key Lime Pie. Author Lara Ferroni educates readers on the various kinds of avocados and how to pick them, store them, and even grow them Home cooks will learn how to use avocado butter, oil, and honey, and how to incorporate avocados into any every meal of the day.
Small Plot, Big Harvest: A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Small Spaces
Small Plot, Big Harvest
A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Small Spaces
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 0756690552
Want to grow your own fruit or vegetables, but unsure how? Small Plot, Big Harvest contains brilliantly simple instructions on how to grow more than 50 different crops - perfect for beginners and expert gardeners alike.

Look up the specific crop you want to grow, and follow the photos and practical advice on starting, nurturing, and harvesting.

Choose your variety from more than 275 covered across the book, with galleries featuring unusual, exotic, or heirloom options for the most popular crops.

Discover how to plan your space, whether it's a vegetable patch, a small raised bed, or just some containers (outside or inside). Explore different planting themes to suit your needs and maximize your harvest.

This updated edition contains the latest popular new cultivars and heirloom varieties and expanded troubleshooting information to help keep your plants healthy. Whether you're a novice, a longtime gardening fan, or just want to explore a new at-home hobby, Small Plot, Big Harvest is an invaluable resource for all your gardening needs.
Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide of Minnesota, Wisconsin & Michigan
Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide of Minnesota, Wisconsin & Michigan
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1591937965

Now you can identify wild berries and fruits

Learn what's edible and what to avoid with this easy-to-use field guide. The nearly 200 species in this revised and updated book are organized by color, then by form, so when you see something in the field, you'll know just where to look to learn more about it. Full-page photos and insets show each plant's key identification points, while detailed descriptions give you the information you need to know. Interesting tidbits about the plants' many uses, range maps, a ripening calendar, and more make this an indispensable guide for Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan foragers. Teresa Marrone has been gathering and preparing wild edibles for more than 20 years. Let her share that experience with you.

Four Seasons in Five Senses: Things Worth Savoring
Four Seasons in Five Senses
Things Worth Savoring
Paperback      ISBN: 0393325369

On the farm, appreciating the fruits of one's own labor requires all the senses: smell that knows when a peach is ready to be picked; sight that observes the health of a season's crop; touch that measures the weight of a fruit; hearing that recognizes each voice that calls out across the fields; and taste that savors the refreshing tang of a fruit at that perfect moment of ripeness. Taking us into his fields to witness the cycle of the harvest, Masumoto reminds us that we must stop living on the run in order to savor the world around us.
The Jam Maker's Garden: Grow Your Own Seasonal Preserves
The Jam Maker's Garden
Grow Your Own Seasonal Preserves
Hardcover      ISBN: 0711238146

Growing your own veg, fruit, herbs and flowers is second nature for many gardeners but this book shows how to preserve the best homegrown ingredients in jams, chutneys, cordials and sauces for many months and even years to come. From planning the jam-maker's garden through to selecting the best varieties to grow; from sowing and planting to harvesting and foraging, and using tried and tested cooking methods to preserve the best flavour and quality, this book presents 50 recipes for the tastiest jams, chutneys and preserves that you'll savour for months. Everyone loves eating jam and now we have a good reason to grow the ingredients and create the jams, chutneys and cordials to share.

Sugar Snaps & Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden
Sugar Snaps & Strawberries
Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden
Paperback      ISBN: 1604691247

Imagine savoring fresh-picked strawberries on a weekend morning, plucking plump figs from your mini-orchard to quarter and serve at a farm-to-table meal with friends, or harvesting and saut ing the edible stalks of garlic bulbs. If the size of your space is bringing you back to reality, here's the best part: you don't need a big backyard to grow your own food. In fact, you don't need a yard at all.

Andrea Bellamy, founder of the acclaimed blog Heavy Petal, gives you the dirt on growing gorgeous organic food with very little square footage. Simple, straightforward, design and growing advice can help you transform just a snippet of space into a stylish and edible oasis. Bellamy goes beyond the surface and shows you how to create and maintain healthy soil, decide what and when to plant, sow seeds and harvest, and most importantly, enjoy the process. So go ahead, picture that tiny nook, corner, strip, porch, alley, balcony, or postage-stamp-sized yard overflowing with fingerling potatoes, fragrant herbs, sugar snap peas, French breakfast radishes, and scarlet runner beans.

Armed with luscious photography, encouraging tips, and sophisticated designs, you're sure to be inspired to join the grow-your-own revolution.

Apple: A Global History
Apple
A Global History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1861898487

Gravenstein. Coe's Golden Drop. Mendocino Cox. The names sound like something from the imagination of Tolkien or perhaps the ingredients in a dubious magical potion rather than what they are--varieties of apples. But as befits their enchanting names, apples have transfixed and beguiled humans for thousands of years. Apple: A Global History explores the cultural and culinary importance of a fruit born in the mountains of Kazakhstan that has since traversed the globe to become a favorite almost everywhere. From the Garden of Eden and Homer's Odyssey to Johnny Appleseed, William Tell, and even Apple Computer, Erika Janik shows how apples have become a universal source of sustenance, health, and symbolism from ancient times to the present day. Featuring many mouthwatering illustrations, this exploration of the planet's most popular fruit includes a guide to selecting the best apples, in addition to apple recipes from around the world, including what is believed to be the first recorded apple recipe from Roman gourmand Marcus Apicius. And Janik doesn't let us forget that apples are not just good eating; their juice also makes for good drinking--as the history of cider in North America and Europe attests. Janik grew up surrounded by apple iconography in Washington, the "apple state," so there is no better author to tell this fascinating story. Readers will eat up this surprising and entertaining tale of a fruit intricately linked to human history.

Apples
Apples
Hardcover      ISBN: 1682680193

90 beautifully illustrated common and rare apples from the orchards of North America.

Apples of New England: A User's Guide
Apples of New England
A User's Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 1581572239

This fascinating and helpful guide will offer practical advice about rare heirlooms and newly discovered varieties, chapters on the rich tradition of apple growing in New England and on the "fathers" of American apples--Massachusetts natives John Chapman ("Johnny Appleseed") and Henry David Thoreau. Apples of New England will present the apple in all its splendor: as biological wonder, super food, work of art, and cultural icon.

Apples of New England will be an indispensable resource for anyone identifying apples in New England orchards, farm stands, grocery stores--or their own backyard. Photographs of the more than 200 apples discovered, grown, or sold in New England will be accompanied by notes about flavor and texture, history, ripening time, storage quality, and best use.