Keyword: food

    From No-knead to Sourdough

    From No-knead to Sourdough

    A Simpler Approach to Handmade Bread

    Is there any food that evokes pleasant memories and warm feelings more than bread? It's the most basic of foods, yet many of us are intimidated by the prospect of making our own. "Artisan" bread, craft bakeries, and wood-fired pizza are gaining …

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    DIY Kombucha

    DIY Kombucha

    Sparkling Home Brew Made Easy

    Since the relatively recent introduction of kombucha onto North American supermarket shelves, this healthy sparkling beverage has exploded in popularity. But can it be brewed at home, with the same tasty, healthy results?

    With this straightforward, …

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    The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

    The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

    While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as "security" over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading …

    A New Garden Ethic

    A New Garden Ethic

    Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future

    Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically-programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life's language and learn from other species?

    Plenty of books tell home …

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    The Aquaponic Farmer

    The Aquaponic Farmer

    A Complete Guide to Building and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System

    Aquaponic farming — raising fish and vegetables together commercially — is the most promising innovation for a sustainable, profitable, localized food system. Until now, systems have largely focussed on warm-water fish such as tilapia. A lack of …

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    Pure Charcuterie

    Pure Charcuterie

    The Craft and Poetry of Curing Meats at Home

    Full colour photos and illustrations

    Cured meat products arose from the need for preservation, in a time when cooking and refrigeration were not always available. Today, charcuterie is an embodiment of art in the kitchen, combining precision, …

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    Invest Like You Give a Damn

    Invest Like You Give a Damn

    Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night

    You give a damn, right?

    You want your money to do good, but your pension is riddled with oil and defense companies. Besides, investing is a pain in the ass. It's tedious, and most sustainable and responsible investing books are as much fun as a root …

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    The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

    The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

    How to Design and Build Swales, Dams, Ponds, and other Water Harvesting Systems

    In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater …