Storey Basics®


Get things done with the new Storey Basics® series. Storey Basics® are a portable, accessible introduction to our most popular skills. Each title offers the solid expertise you expect from Storey’s authors, getting your projects started (and finished!) faster than ever before. If you’ve ever wanted to take the first step toward mastering a new skill, start here.

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Knife Skills

Good knife skills are key to feeling confident and comfortable in the kitchen. Chef Bill Collins teaches you how to wield cooking knives properly, so you can slice, peel, bone, and dice with ease. Illustrated step-by-step instructions show you how to cut and carve seafood, poultry, meats, and produce of all kinds. In addition to profiling the best uses for a variety of knife types, Collins includes tips for using other sharp kitchen tools like graters, vegetable peelers, and mandolins. Get ready to chop away!

$ 9.95 US, Paper
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Saving Container Plants

Enjoy your favorite container plants year after year! From geraniums to fuschia and beyond, many container plants can be overwintered and enjoyed again the next season. Alice and Brian McGowan offer simple techniques for overwintering a variety of common tender perennial plants, based on what kind of dormancy the plants go through in their native environment. You can easily overwinter most plants with few to no pest problems, simply by giving them the dormancy conditions they need. Includes a plant-by-plant guide for quick reference.

$ 9.95 US, Paper
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Saving Vegetable Seeds

This illustrated, step-by-step guide shows you how to save seeds from 20 of the most popular vegetable garden plants, including beans, carrots, peas, peppers, and tomatoes. You'll learn how each plant is pollinated (key to determining how the seed should be saved), how to select the seeds to collect, and how to process and store collected seeds. Grow the varieties you love, year after year!

$ 8.95 US, Paper
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Herbs for Stress & Anxiety

Treat stress, anxiety, depression, and more with simple herbal remedies that calm your mind, build a healthy nervous system, and promote lasting peace. In this informative guide, renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar profiles 21 herbs proven to be effective at soothing common ailments like insomnia, panic attacks, skin conditions, and migraines. With simple directions for making herbal mixtures that can be used in delicious teas, tinctures, and capsules, Gladstar shows you how to harness the power of nature to achieve a more relaxed and fulfilling life.

$ 8.95 US, Paper
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Herbs for Long-Lasting Health

It’s not just about how long you live - it’s about how well you live. World-renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar guides you on the path to the vibrant health and wellness in middle age and beyond. This exciting guide outlines the rejuvenating and healing immune system, helping to prevent and treat long-term infections - to bilberry, which can prevent and cure eye problems as well as reduce excess sugar in the blood - to milk thistle, which fights the damage cause by three radicals and can rebuild damaged liver cells. There are herbs to support your nervous system, activate your metabolism, support bones and joints, and improve your ability to handle stress. You’ll learn how to choose the right herbs for your needs and how to prepare and use them safely and effectively, improving your vitality and well-being, whatever your age!

$ 8.95 US, Paper