This extraordinary collection, a trove of enchanting designs, appealing colors, and forgotten motifs that stir the imagination, features an unprecedented assortment of ephemera, or paper collectibles, related to food. It includes images of postcards, match covers, menus, labels, posters, brochures, valentines, packaging, advertisements, and other materials from nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. Internationally acclaimed food historian William Woys Weaver takes us on a lively tour through this dazzling collection in which each piece tells a new story about food and the past. Packed with fascinating history, the volume is the first serious attempt to organize culinary ephemera into categories, making it useful for food lovers, collectors, designers, and curators alike. Much more than a catalog, Culinary Ephemera follows this paper trail to broader themes in American social history such as diet and health, alcoholic beverages, and Americans abroad. It is a collection that, as Weaver notes, will "transport us into the vicarious worlds of dinners past, brushing elbows with the reality of another time, another place, another human condition."
A compelling book about the water crisis facing the West, grounded in history and important for residents as well as readers nationwide. This narrative weaves together the stories of human folly and grandiose endeavor that shaped the states and reveal the background of the critical economic and political issue that is how water is used and misused today.
Why does food taste better when you know where it comes from? Because history-ecological, cultural, even personal-flavors every bite we eat. Whether it's the volatile chemical compounds that a plant absorbs from the soil or the stories and memories of places that are evoked by taste, layers of flavor await those willing to delve into the roots of real food. In this landmark book, Gary Paul Nabhan takes us on a personal trip into the southwestern borderlands to discover the terroir-the taste of the place-that makes this desert so delicious.
To savor the terroir of the borderlands, Nabhan presents a cornucopia of local foods-Mexican oregano, mesquite-flour tortillas, grass-fed beef, the popular Mexican dessert capirotada, and corvina (croaker or drum fish) among them-as well as food experiences that range from the foraging of Cabeza de Vaca and his shipwrecked companions to a modern-day camping expedition on the Rio Grande. Nabhan explores everything from the biochemical agents that create taste in these foods to their history and dispersion around the world. Through his field adventures and humorous stories, we learn why Mexican oregano is most potent when gathered at the most arid margins of its range-and why foods found in the remote regions of the borderlands have surprising connections to foods found by his ancestors in the deserts of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. By the end of his movable feast, Nabhan convinces us that the roots of this fascinating terroir must be anchored in our imaginations as well as in our shifting soils.
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Here is inspiration and instruction for anyone interested in making beautiful art out of earth. The author of Build Your Own Earth Oven teaches you to find, mix, and sculpt the right mud; develop group goals and vision, and translate simple, natural (and easy to draw) patterns into sophisticated and complex designs. The resulting murals will transform anonymous "spaces" into real places. Or make "garden art" you can sit on (or in). Get inspired by earth artists across the country and over seas. Brief, elegant, wonderfully and generously illustrated with drawings and 32 pages of color photos.
About the author
Kiko Denzer is an artist, teacher, and author in the earthen building revival. He serves as artist-in-residence in schools in his home state of Oregon, and has muddied tens of thousands of hands with his popular oven and bread manual, Build Your Own Earth Oven.
Do you want to feel good again, have abundant energy, and finally take control of your own health? Wouldn't it be nice to effortlessly release excess weight and return to your natural vibrancy and glow? It's time you make the connection between what's on your plate and how you feel. Discover Your Nutritional Style shows you the way.
Holli Thompson, CHHP, CNHP, gives you the information you need to understand how to nourish yourself in a way that's best for you, based on your individual needs and preferences. Learn what's right for you … and how what's right for you changes with the seasons and with your needs.
Drawing on her years of experience as a certified holistic health coach, Thompson helps you discover what nutritional style (from healthy omnivore to flexible vegetarian to modern vegan) is ideal for your personal nutrition. Her flexible, seasonal approach to eating helps you modify your diet to support your health and lifestyle throughout the year.
Thompson provides extensive discussions and valuable advice on how to discover your nutritional style. From there, she tells you all about foods to avoid, foods to choose, and the principles of holistic eating and personal care. In addition, Thompson provides clear, sensible advice for resetting your system and doing a safe, healthy and trouble-free cleanse. Dozens of delicious, easy-to-make recipes using seasonal ingredients round out the book.
Abundant scientific evidence shows that four simple things (not smoking, eating well, being active and maintaining a healthy weight) play an enormous role in our health. Drawing upon the latest scientific evidence and decades of clinical experience, Katz arms us with the skills to make lasting changes in each of these areas. Disease-Proof equips readers with the knowledge to manage weight, improve immune function, reprogram our genes, and prevent and reverse life-altering illnesses.
Featuring 30 new designs by leading designer-makers from around the world, DIY Furniture 2 builds on the international success of the previous title, showing you step-by-step how to make unique designer furniture.
Including both conceptual objects and modern designs, the book showcases innovative processes using readily available materials commonly found at the local hardware store. Each project features diagrams with short, easy-to-follow instructions on how to build the piece.
The projects range from novice to experienced, allowing the reader to start where they are comfortable and work toward more difficult projects as they gain knowledge, familiarity with tools, and confidence.
The designs in this book will have you thinking about common materials in a whole new way!
Oleum Vera’s Do-It-Yourself Organic Body Care Kit is packed with everything you need to start your all-natural, organic beauty journey. Embrace organic skin care by creating 3 body butters, 4 body scrubs and 3 lotion bars at home, using the kit’s essential and plant-based oils, butters, waxes and reusable tools. How does it work? 1.Complete a simple test to identify your skin type - oily, dry, sensitive or combination 2.Pick a recipe for homemade body butter, homemade body scrub or DIY lotion bars that best suits your skin’s unique needs 3.Mix the natural oils, butters and waxes in your kit with everyday household ingredients 4.Your product is ready. Enjoy! Why not try out the following organic recipes? 1.Chocolate Orange Lotion Bar - For Normal or Combination Skin 2.Mocha Scrub Bar - To Reduce Visible Cellulite 3.Breakfast Body Scrub - With Oats and Vanilla 4.Lemonade Body Scrub - With Sweet Orange Learn even more about organic body care with our DIY Organic Body Scrub Kit! Contents Plant-based oils: •Grapeseed Oil* - This gentle, moisturizing oil helps to clear blocked pores, balance both dry and oily skin and calm breakouts. 2 fl oz (60ml) •Avocado Oil* - Moisturize dry skin with this luxurious, organic oil, which is one of the richest oil sources of vitamin C, E and provitamin A. With its hydrating and antioxidant properties, avocado oil is especially useful in regenerative and anti-aging skin care. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Kukui Nut Oil - This natural oil contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that are ideal for dry skin. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Non-GMO Vitamin E - Antioxidant Vitamin E helps to keep your homemade beauty remedies fresh, and prolongs their shelf life. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) Essential oils: •Sweet Orange Essential Oil* - Antibacterial and aromatic, this organic, fresh-scented oil is ideal in a natural body scrub and for stimulating digestion and circulation. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Patchouli Essential Oil** - Keep skin glowing, healthy and vibrant with Patchouli essential oil. Renowned for its regenerative and relaxing powers, it’s an ideal ingredient in DIY body scrubs and butters. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Cedarwood Oil* - Ease inflamed skin the organic way with cedarwood oil. This natural, woody-scented oil leaves your skin feeling wonderfully firm and smooth. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Vanilla Extract - Naturally relax your body with vanilla extract, used to relieve muscle pain and balance hormones. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) Butters and waxes •Shea Butter* - Packed with natural vitamins and fatty acids, shea butter is often associated with reducing inflammation and promoting the skin’s natural elasticity. 2 oz (60ml) •Aloe Vera Butter* - Soothing Aloe Vera butter is best known for its ability to calm sunburn, but it can also be used to heal chapped and windburned skin. 2 oz (60ml) •Cocoa Butter* - Leave your skin silky smooth with a natural chocolate scent with cocoa butter, a powerful natural moisturizer linked to reducing the appearance of cellulite. 2 oz (60ml) •Beeswax* - Hydrating beeswax draws moisture to the skin and seals it in. It also helps to calm irritated skin while allowing it to breathe. 2 oz (60ml) High-quality accessories •Butter jar •Scrub jar •Silicone mould •Recipe booklet Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own organic cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. *MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard
Blend together seven customizable body scrubs from luxurious organic oils, white kaolin clay and rose petals for natural, gentle exfoliation that refreshes and polishes your skin. The Oleum Vera Organic Body Scrub Kit is the perfect introduction to beauty recipes for body and includes everything you need to combine the natural exfoliating power of organic ingredients with easy-to-find items from your own kitchen. The key to vibrant skin year-round, a regular exfoliation routine gently removes old skin cells to uncover the healthy new skin below, which helps your moisturizing products work more effectively and can even reduce the appearance of concerns like cellulite. How does it work? 1.Choose from dozens of body scrub recipes 2.Blend together our organic ingredients and oils with simple items from your kitchen according to the recipe 3.Enjoy your fresh, all-natural body scrub! Whip up these beauty recipes for body (and dozens more) Our natural beauty recipes for body use powerful ingredients like white kaolin clay, coffee, mint and rose petals to exfoliate alongside soothing organic oils to reveal beautifully healthy skin. •Lemonade Body Scrub with Sweet Orange Oil •Coffee Body Scrub to Reduce Visible Cellulite •Choco-Mint Body Scrub with Fresh Mint •Milk and Honey Exfoliant for Dry or Sensitive Skin Every Organic Body Scrub Kit includes: •Organic Sweet Almond Oil**- Give your skin a healthy glow with sweet almond oil, an organic, light oil that helps cleansing oils penetrate deeply into the skin and draw out impurities. 2fl oz (60ml) •Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil* - Antibacterial and aromatic, this organic, fresh-scented oil is ideal in a natural body scrub and for stimulating digestion and circulation. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •White Kaolin Clay - Gentle yet stimulating, White Kaolin soothes the skin while absorbing impurities and exfoliating dry patches. 0.7 oz (20g) •Organic Rose Petals** - The natural oils in rose petals help to moisturize and soothe sensitive skin, leaving the face soft and calm. As well as bringing a sweet aroma to your homemade cosmetics, these petals are also high in Vitamin C. 0.1 oz (3g) •Eco-friendly Reusable Scrub Jar Are you ready for an entirely green body care routine? Try our complete DIY Organic Body Care Kit for homemade lotion bars, creamy body butters and even more body scrubs. Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 *Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard **98% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
The Oleum Vera DIY Organic Face Mask Kit is the perfect introduction to homemade beauty recipes for face, and includes everything you’ll need to design your own cleansing face masks from unique natural ingredients along with simple items that are already in your kitchen.
Our natural beauty recipes for face masks use powerful ingredients like avocado, honey, clay, lavender buds for deep cleansing alongside luxurious organic oils for glowing, healthy skin.