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|Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul StametsThis is the magnum opus of mushroom cultivation. Mycologist extraordinaire, Paul Stamets, takes up where The Mushroom Cultivator left off to explore even more deeply all facets of mushroom cultivation. This is hands down the most comprehensive and valuable information source for both amateur and professional growers revealing techniques you will not find anywhere else. 552 pp. Softcover.|
Absinthe: Sip of Seduction - A Contemporary Guideby T. A. Breaux (Editor) Betina Wittels (Author) Robert Hermesch (Author)
Take an intimate look into the contemporary world of absinthe. International in scope, Absinthe: Sip of Seduction is a visually rich journey into an alluring subculture. Punctuated with color reproductions of classic and current lithographs, posters, postcards, cartoons, antiques, glassware, bottles, and other tools of the absinthe drinker, this new and thorough study explains and illustrates the history, culture, and mystique of the drink known as the Green Fairy.
Absinthe bars have popped up all over the globe in recent years. Festivals in Switzerland and France celebrate the many distilleries and varieties of absinthe available on the market today. Museums, films, collectors, and reviews of existing brands all set this title apart from the historically based volumes currently on the English language market. Absinthe: Sip of Seduction explores contemporary absinthe and ritual.
The focus is unique; in addition to the customary glimpses of history, the authors provide insights into the controversy and effects of the Green Fairy through the stories of famous connoisseurs such as Vincent Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso. However, consumption and enjoyment of absinthe is not just relegated to history; contemporary drinkers include Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson. Explained are sipping instructions, variations including French, Czech, and German methods, cocktail and drink recipes, and even suggestions for culinary accompaniments.
Confirmed absinthe drinkers, neophytes, the curious, and collectors will all find this book equally intriguing and seductive.
Publisher: Speck Press
Trade Paper: 9 x 9, 144 pages
The New Taste of ChocolateA Cultural & Natural History of Cacao with Recipes
By Maricel E. Presilla
More than two hundred years ago, the great Swedish botanist Carolus Lennaeus christened the cacao tree Theobroma cacao, "food-of-the-gods cacao." Truly, chocolate is the closest thing we mortals have to ambrosia. But not all chocolate is created equal, a fact we instinctively know when we bite into an exceptional bar of chocolate.
Going far beyond the scope of anything currently written about chocolate, this unique book immerses chocolate lovers in the rich history and science of the cacao bean, offers an amazing collection of recipes from internationally renowned pastry chefs, and speaks of a new approach toward chocolate that is being taken by manufacturers and connoisseurs -- like wine and cheese, chocolate is beginning to receive the scrutiny it deserves.
Illustrated in full color throughout, this comprehensive and gorgeous book will help chocoholics cultivate an appreciation for the subtleties of their favorite culinary delicacy.
198 pages hardcover
|Urgent Message from Mother - Gather the Women, Save the WorldThe message Bolen brings to women everywhere is: "Wake up! Arise! Do not ask for permission. What cannot be done by men, or by individual women, can be done by women together."|
The culmination of all her previous work, this poetic polemic explores the spiritual and scientific aspects of women as collaborators for change.
From biological and psychological evidence, Bolen makes a convincing case that now is the time for women to lead - "to fiercely protect all that we love."
Publisher: Conari Press
|Toads and Toadstools by Adrian MorganSo why is a mushroom called a toadstool? The answer will inspire fans of magic mushrooms and curious toads as Morgan presents a fascinating look at the history and folklore surrounding the two and the reasons why each has been accorded with such magical, mystical and even exalted significance the world over. Lots of compelling info about Amanita muscaria and a wealth of other mind moving fungi, and of course, the ever humble toad. Includes firsthand accounts of the authors own experiences. This book is a feast for the mind and the intellect. 208 pp. Softcover.|
|Medicinal Plants of the WorldBy Ben-Erik van Wyk and Michael Wink|
Medicinal Plants of the World is a comprehensive and scientifically accurate guide to the best-known and most important medicinal plants. The book includes descriptions of more than 300 medicinal plants and their close relatives. Each entry gives a short summary with a description of the plant, the geographical origin, therapeutic category, historical and modern uses, active ingredients, and pharmacological effects. More than 500 full-color photographs assist in the identification of the plants. It is an essential reference guide for health care professionals — doctors, nurses, and especially pharmacists — or anyone with an interest in medicinal plants and their uses.
480 pp. Hardcover
A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth YearFor the ancient Druids, the healing and magical properties of herbs were inseparable from the larger cycles of the seasons, the movements of the planets, and the progression of a human life.
A Druid’s Herbal shows the reader how to use herbs when creating rituals to celebrate festivals and significant life passages such as births, house blessings, weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies.
Drawing on extensive research and a deep personal experience with Pagan traditions, Ellen Evert Hopman explores the history and folklore surrounding the eight major Celtic festivals: Samhain, Winter Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, Summer Solstice, Lugnasad, and Fall Equinox. Included in each discussion are complete instructions on the medicinal and magical uses of the herbs associated with each celebration.
Using these Celtic traditions as examples, the author suggests ways to incorporate the symbolic and magical power of herbs into personal rituals that honor all phases of life from childbirth to last rites. Also included are chapters on how to prepare herbal tinctures, salves, and poultices; herbs used by the Druids; herbal alchemy and the planets; and the relationships between herbs and sacred places.
Filled with practical information and imaginative suggestions for using herbs for healing, ceremony, and magic, this book is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to age-old herbal practices.
228 pp. Softcover
Ecological Medicine - Healing the Earth, Healing OurselvesThis is a book everyone should read!
Drawn largely from presentations given at the annual Bioneers Conference, this pathfinding book - the first in Sierra Club Books’ new Bioneers Series - focuses on pragmatic solutions emerging at the fertile edges between the overlapping worlds of environmental restoration and holistic healing.
In this kaleidoscopic collection, many of the world’s leading health visionaries show us how human health is inescapably dependent on the health of our environment.
The rich array of voices in this book reflects the collective intelligence of the emerging movement known as Ecological Medicine. Its advocates look to the strategic public health measures that, first, do no harm to the environment and, in turn, improve human health. They call for prevention and precaution as the first line of action. They seek to heal the tragic split between conventional medicine and nature and to conjure nature’s own mysterious capacity for self-repair.
They celebrate the virtues of ancient natural-medicine practices but also embrace an integrative medicine that uses the best of all approaches to healing - with special emphasis on the centrality of the human spirit in the healing process. Their inspiring work, described so compellingly in this book, is of critical relevance to everyone concerned about health and the environment.
|Home Distillation HandbookThe Home Distillation Handbook describes how to make alcoholic spirits at home. This is an excellent book for the beginner, taking you through the basics of exactly how distillation works, giving you a better understanding of the entire process.|
NOTE: This process is illegal in North America, however, the construction of a distillation apparatus following the directions in the book is not, and the information can be read in all democratic countries. The information given in the book is not intended to encourage the manufacture of alcohol.
93 page Softcover
|Creative Propagation - A Grower's Guide by Peter ThompsonWhether you're and experienced grower or an absolute beginner, you'll find this book brimming with some of the best and most useful advice available on plant propagation. It's loaded with info on how to use simple techniques and inexpensive equipment to effectively start and raise plants from seed, cuttings and divisions. Required reading for every grower! 220 pp. Softcover.|
|Hydroponic Home Food Gardens by Dr. Howard ReshA great introduction to homescale hydroponic growing written by one of the most respected experts in the field. While most of the examples discuss food crops the techniques and systems presented will work perfectly for nearly all plants. 159 pp. Softcover.|
|The Insatiable Gardener’s GuideFrom lighting and plant propagation to climate control, common indoor garden pests, and everything in between, The Insatiable Gardener’s Guide offers beginners the information they need to create successful indoor gardens and advanced indoor gardeners insight into areas they may have previously overlooked.|
An artist and avid gardener, Susan M. Brackney breathes new life into soil and soilless gardening with her engaging prose style and whimsical illustrations.