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THOUGHTFUL GARDENING

ROBIN LANE FOX
Hardcover

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In Thoughtful Gardening, award-winning historian and Financial Times gardening columnist Robin Lane Fox takes readers on a delightful journey through each season of the gardening year. From fending off vine-weevils to visiting Yves Saint Laurent’s private gardens in Marrakech, Morocco, Fox imbues each of his musings with grace, sophistication and charm. Essential reading for anyone planting a new garden or taking stock of one after several years, Thoughtful Gardening offers expert advice and a touching reminder of the power of art and literature to deepen what we see and experience in nature. Combining a vast understanding of horticulture with wit and artful storytelling, these vignettes form — season by season — a rich reflection on the lessons, challenges and joys of life with a green thumb.


182.

SMALL ECO HOUSES: LIVING GREEN IN STYLE

Benitez and Vidiella
Paperback

Price: $35.00

Fresh perspectives on how good design can create stylish yet ecologically sound living spaces in small-scale homes. Anyone who has faced the challenges of limited living space will find inspiration in…

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Fresh perspectives on how good design can create stylish yet ecologically sound living spaces in small-scale homes. Anyone who has faced the challenges of limited living space will find inspiration in this survey of the latest trends in environmentally sensitive, small-scale residential designs.

More than 50 residential spaces are profiled — from woodsy houses and repurposed barns to cool apartments and urban lofts — both inside and out. Most of the projects were designed by up-and-coming architects, and each design proves that small-scale efficiency as well as beautiful, thoughtful design can overcome the apparent constraints of a small setting.

Environmental impact is a growing concern, so each project was chosen because of its ecological sensitivity. Each case history describes the challenges confronting the designer and the solutions. Creating color schemes to enhance the feeling of openness, taking advantage of high ceilings to make multiple levels, and using collapsible furniture and sliding doors to maximize space are some of the design solutions that can be applied in any situation. Filled with beautiful color photographs and helpful floorplans, this book is a remarkable showcase of how good design can transform any small space into a comfortable, modern and environmentally sensitive home.

About the Authors:
Cristina Paredes Benítez has degrees in fine arts and in information science. She is an editor specializing in illustrated books and she has collaborated with several publishers and photo agencies.

Àlex Sánchez Vidiella earned a degree in art history, specializing in contemporary art, baroque art, and entertainment art (cinema), from the University of Barcelona. He has worked as an art history teacher and as an editor and graphic editor for various publishing houses specializing in art, architecture, geographic atlases and scientific encyclopedia. He is currently a writer and editor, working mostly on architecture books.


183.

SENSATIONAL STEVIA DESSERTS

Lisa Jobs
Paperback

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Sensational Stevia Desserts has 82 fantastic low-carb desserts and variations to help you take sugar and artificial …

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Sensational Stevia Desserts has 82 fantastic low-carb desserts and variations to help you take sugar and artificial sweeteners out of dessert preparation forever by using stevia, an all-natural alternative. Whether you’re diabetic, on a low-carb or candida diet, hypoglycemic, or simply watching your sugar and artificial sweetener intake, this book is for you.

A natural alternative to sugar, aspartame, saccharin and sucralose, stevia makes desserts delicious, low-carb and lower in calories, without sacrificing flavor.

Author and former stevia business owner Lisa Jobs has perfected these dessert recipes and stresses more natural, healthy ingredients, reducing sugar intake and eliminating the need for artificial sweeteners. For the past 10 years, Lisa Jobs has developed and tested hundreds of stevia dessert recipes. Now, with the creation of Sensational Stevia Desserts, she is sharing them with you!


184.

LIQUID GOLD: THE LOGIC OF USING URINE TO GROW PLANTS

Carol Steinfeld
Paperback

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Nitrogen pollution of lakes, rivers and oceans by human urine is a growing problem. Liquid Gold shows how urine can …

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Nitrogen pollution of lakes, rivers and oceans by human urine is a growing problem. Liquid Gold shows how urine can safely be used to grow food, fuel, fiber and beautiful landscapes while protecting the environment and providing free and safe fertilizer. This great bathroom reader features a short history of urine use, from ritual to medicinal and even culinary, and many whimsical illustrations. It's an ideal gift for irreverent gardeners, homeowners, campers, environmentalists and anyone who urinates.

About the author:
Carol Steinfeld is a writer, urinal designer and ecological wastewater consultant.


185.

OLD SOUTHERN APPLES

Creighton Lee Calhoun, Jr.
Hardcover

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A book that became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1995, Old Southern Apples is an indis…

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A book that became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1995, Old Southern Apples is an indispensable reference for fruit lovers everywhere, especially those who live in the southern United States. Out of print for several years, this newly revised and expanded edition now features descriptions of some 1,800 apple varieties that either originated in the South or were widely grown there before 1928.

Author Lee Calhoun is one of the foremost figures in apple conservation in America. This masterwork reflects his knowledge and personal experience during more than 30 years, as he sought out and grew hundreds of classic apples, including both legendary varieties such as Nickajack and Magnum Bonum and little-known ones such as Buff and Cullasaga. Representing our common orchard heritage, many of these apples are at risk today by disappearing from our national table.

Illustrated with more than 120 color images of classic apples from the National Agricultural Library’s collection of watercolor paintings, Old Southern Apples is a fascinating and beautiful reference and gift book. In addition to A-to-Z descriptions of apple varieties, both extant and extinct, Calhoun provides a brief history of apple culture in the South, and includes practical information on growing apples and on their traditional uses.

About the author
Lee Calhoun lives in Chatham County, N.C., where he settled after a career in the military. During the past three decades he has sought out many old-time Southern apples and has grown more than 550 varieties himself. For many years he and his wife, Edith, operated Calhoun Nursery, which was a key resource for rare and regional apple varieties.


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GROWING TASTY TROPICAL PLANTS IN ANY HOME, ANYWHERE

L. Martin and B. Martin
Paperback

Price: $18.95

Harvest tropical fruits and berries from your own houseplants! Enjoy fresh coffee brewed from beans grown in the kitchen, juice from an orange picked in the living room, or pomegranate seeds from a tr…

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Harvest tropical fruits and berries from your own houseplants! Enjoy fresh coffee brewed from beans grown in the kitchen, juice from an orange picked in the living room, or pomegranate seeds from a tree in the dining room. It’s now possible in any climate. This book, from the co-owners of Logee’s Tropical Plants, gives you everything you need to successfully plant, grow and harvest 47 varieties of tropical fruiting plants—from chocolate to cherries, papaya to passion fruit, grapefruit to guava, pepper to pineapple. It’s easy, fun and rewarding—and local food has never been more exotic.


187.

HERB MIXTURES AND SPICY BLENDS

Maggie Oster
Paperback

Price: $14.95

Spice rubs and herb blends are some of the hottest elements of today's healthful cooking. Here are more than 100 tasty recipes from herb shops and herb farms across North America.

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Spice rubs and herb blends are some of the hottest elements of today's healthful cooking. Here are more than 100 tasty recipes from herb shops and herb farms across North America.

Why not add Kate's Savory Seasoning, Taos Lightning Chili Powder, and Fanny Couch's Pungent Curry Powder to the oregano and basil already on your herbal spice rack? Jazz up your family's favorite soups, salads, meats, vegetables and desserts with one of these homemade blends developed by specialty herb shops.


188.

HERBAL VINEGAR

Maggie Oster
Paperback

Price: $14.95

First make dozens of vinegars with recipes that feature various herbs, spices, vegetables and flowers. Then put your vinegars to flavorful use in more than 100 recipes for everything from appetizers t…

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First make dozens of vinegars with recipes that feature various herbs, spices, vegetables and flowers. Then put your vinegars to flavorful use in more than 100 recipes for everything from appetizers to entrees.

This book covers it all, including directions for buying, making and flavoring inexpensive, easy-to-make vinegars. There are recipes for using flavored vinegars and step-by-step instructions for growing flavorful herbs indoor and out. Also, gift packaging ideas and customized labels and household uses and hints for more than 100 home uses for vinegar.


189.

THE COMPLETE HERB BOOK

Jekka McVicar
Paperback

Price: $29.95

The Complete Herb Book is a comprehensive A-Z guide to the fascinating world of herbs, providing practical information on each herb's organic growing requirements, use, mythical properties and histori…

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The Complete Herb Book is a comprehensive A-Z guide to the fascinating world of herbs, providing practical information on each herb's organic growing requirements, use, mythical properties and historical background. This new edition is updated and revised to include complete entries for 40 additional herbs.

The directory features a full double-page spread for each herb, with details that include:

  • Natural habitat
  • Species and related plants
  • Soil properties
  • Watering requirements
  • Weather protection
  • Container growing
  • Strategies to eliminate pests
  • Best harvesting times
  • Culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and other uses
  • Recipes
The how-to section features step-by-step instructions and best practices for herb gardening. Included are sample plans; month-by-month checklists; drying, freezing and storing guides; tips for making oils, vinegars and preserves; and information on propagation.

The Complete Herb Book is the ideal handbook for growing herbs and provides hours of browsing pleasure for gardeners, cooks and natural-healing practitioners.

About the author
Jekka McVicar has been growing organic herbs for 20 years. Her world-famous herb nursery, Jekka's Herb Farm, has won 59 Royal Horticultural Society gold medals. She is a co-author of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit.


190.

JEKKA'S HERB COOKBOOK

Jekka McVicar
Hardcover

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Jekka McVicar — whom Jamie Oliver dubbed the "queen of herbs" — has assembled a special collection of her top-50 fav…

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Jekka McVicar — whom Jamie Oliver dubbed the "queen of herbs" — has assembled a special collection of her top-50 favorite herbs. Each herb is described in detail, including its Latin and common names as well as:

  • Its botanical features and varieties
  • A history of the herb in cooking
  • How to harvest and use the herb
  • Non-culinary uses
  • The most important and useful varieties of that herb
  • Suggestions for using excess harvest
Jekka's Herb Cookbook also features 250 original recipes that use her top-50 garden herbs. The recipes include:
  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Stews
  • Beverages
  • Desserts
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Seafood dishes
  • Condiments and sauces
There are international recipes, such as salsa verde, and familiar favorites, such as caraway seed cake. Extraordinary color illustrations highlight McVicar's knowledgeable and enthusiastic descriptions.

For cooks and herb gardeners, Jekka's Herb Cookbook is a fascinating guide to using herbs in practical and inspiring recipes.

About the author
Jekka McVicar has been growing organic culinary, aromatic, decorative and medicinal herbs for more than 20 years. She owns Jekka's Herb Farm, which has won 59 Royal Horticultural Society gold medals, including 12 Chelsea golds.

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