Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier, tomato advisor for Seed Savers Exchange, offers everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes -- from sowing seeds and planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to the various pests and diseases of tomatoes and explains how best to avoid them. No other book offers such a detailed look at the specifics of growing tomatoes, with beautiful photographs and intriguing tomato profiles throughout.
Making ice cream at home is fun and easy! Nicole Weston shows you exactly how to achieve delectable results with these 50 exciting recipes ranging from classic vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and strawberry to innovative creations like blackberry cobbler, toasted coconut, lemon curd, brown sugar and cinnamon, fresh ginger, salted caramel, maple bacon, matcha, chocolate hazelnut, and goat cheese and honey. She even includes flavors especially for the holidays -- gingerbread cookie, pumpkin pie, eggnog, peppermint mocha, and more.
It’s easy to make mouthwatering vegan “ice creams” with soy, almond, or coconut milk or to create refreshing sorbets, granitas, and frozen pops at home! Nicole Weston shows you all the techniques you need. Her 50 irresistible recipes include ice creams ranging from the classics (vanilla, chocolate, coffee, strawberry) to innovative flavors like chai tea, mocha almond fudge, peanut butter and banana, horchata, and coconut-raspberry-lime. The sorbets include peach melba, tangerine and olive oil, and spiced cranberry, and you’ll love the fresh and interesting granitas, such as honeydew and mint, Meyer lemon, and pear and cinnamon. You’ll also find 12 recipes for frozen pops (including blueberry-balsamic pops, mojito pops, and lots of pudding pops), cookies for making ice cream sandwiches, and sauces and toppings for sundaes -- all completely vegan and completely delicious!
This fresh, fun cookbook for kids ages 6 to 12 explains basic cooking techniques in kid-friendly language and offers recipes for making dozens of favorite foods from scratch, including French toast, granola, pancakes, sandwiches, smoothies, muffins, biscuits, applesauce, fruit leather, goldfish crackers, tortilla chips, Buffalo chicken fingers, pizza, California rolls, pudding, and more. The recipes use fresh, healthy ingredients and feature imaginative presentations that kids will love to prepare (and devour), such as egg mice, fruit flowers, mini-meatballs, mashed potato clouds, and carrot coins. Includes fun stickers and other activities!
Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey (author of the award-winning blog Tilly’s Nest) provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have tons of fun doing it! Caughey shares her advice in an engaging way so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive. She also includes ideas for lots of creative activities sure to spark enthusiasm and imagination, such as speaking chicken, making a veggie piñata for the flock, and building a chicken fort in the backyard. She even offers ten egg-centric recipes that kids will love to make and eat, including egg drop soup and Mexican egg pizza.
From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, every aspect of growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine is covered in this classic guide. Fully illustrated instructions clearly show you how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; build effective trellising systems; select, plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for your climate; press, ferment, age, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, and taste. This revised and updated second edition features all-new information on creating your own sparkling wines, ice wines, port-style wines, and dessert wines.
Growing Christmas trees is a great way to generate off-season farm income and make better use of your land. This Storey Basics® guide shows you exactly how to grow and sell your trees, from choosing the best site and preparing the soil to selecting the best tree species, planting seedlings, maintaining trees to market size, controlling weeds, dealing with pests and diseases, marketing your trees, and generating additional income with wreaths and greens.
Whether you need a fence to protect your garden, keep animals or children safe, or add privacy, Jeff Beneke explains exactly what you need to know to build it yourself -- even if you’ve never built anything before. He gives clear, simple, step-by-step instructions for several basic fence styles using a variety of materials, including wood, vinyl, and chain link. And once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be skilled enough to build any kind of fence, even those not covered in the book.
Anyone who raises livestock or keeps horses must deal with manure, and this concise guide shows you how to make it manageable, valuable, and even profitable. Expert Mark Kopecky thoroughly discusses the characteristics and nutrient content of the manure of various species. He then explains the fundamentals of storing, composting, and spreading manure and even how to handle and market certified-organic manure for fertilizer on organic farms.
This beginner’s guide teaches you everything you need to know to string beaded necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry with a professional look and finish. Clear, illustrated, step-by-step instructions walk you through the basic techniques, and the book covers bead types, shapes, and sizes; string types; how to choose and use various types of pliers, wire cutters, and crimping tools; and how to select and attached all kinds of clasps, rings, bead tips, cones, and crimps.