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Idiot S Guides Foraging

Author : Mark Vorderbruggen
ISBN : 9781465450487
Genre : Nature
File Size : 44. 44 MB
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Foraged delicacies have become the latest foodie obsession. Wild edibles collected by professional foragers are proliferating on the plates of top-tier restaurants because they offer novel and ultra-fresh sensations for the tongue, and they frequently taste more flavorful than farmed foods. For people seeking new food experiences and wanting to forage for themselves, Idiot's Guides: Foraging shows how to find wild edibles and when and how to harvest them. Includes 30+ tasty recipes that describe how to prepare these wild foods. * Includes common plants all across North America * Covers positive plant identification * Multiple large, full-color photos identify each plant (including the mature plant, how it looks at various stages of growth, and how it looks at the right stage of growth for harvesting) * Each entry gives facts on the plant's habitat, physical properties, which parts are edible, harvesting sustainability, preparation, storage, and poisonous look-alikes * More than 30 delicious recipes * Includes range maps and charts that list plants by habitat and by season

The Everything Guide To Foraging

Author : Vickie Shufer
ISBN : 9781440525117
Genre : Nature
File Size : 28. 35 MB
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If you're searching for the freshest fruits and vegetables to add to your diet, you don't have to look any further than your own backyard! With dozens of detailed illustrations, color photos, and more than 150 tasty recipes, this guide is your ultimate one-stop reference for identifying and harvesting the wild fruits and vegetables that grow in fields, forests, and even on your own lawn. Inside you'll find: In-depth descriptions of edible plants, including their likely locations Easy and delicious recipes for your wild harvest A primer on careful foraging techniques and conservation ethics Essential information on poisonous look-alikes From clover and cattails to milkweed and mustard, this book will teach you how to collect and prepare some of the most common--and delicious--feral plants in America. And, more than just a way to a fantastic meal, this book will guide you to both a newfound confidence in your own abilities, as well as a greater appreciation of the natural world.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Fishing Basics 2e

Author : Mike Toth
ISBN : 9781101222126
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 67. 57 MB
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that the joy of fishing comes with skill, patience, and the right equipment. You can get yourself to the water and relax, but when it comes to baiting your hook and casting your cares away, you feel like a minnow swimming with the sharks! Don't throw back your angling ambitions just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fishing Basics, Second Edition', gives you the essentials for a successful fishing expedition whether you're heading for the local creek or the high seas. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -An emergency fishing guide to help get you started immediately. -The lowdown on tackle, hooks, lines, sinkers, and more. -All the right moves to feel, hook, play, and land your catch. -The bottom line on what you'll need (and need to do) if you want to flyfish, saltwater fish, or fish in still waters.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Eating Local

Author : Diane A. Welland, M.S., R.D.
ISBN : 9781101514733
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 25. 98 MB
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Supporting local farmers has really grown on people - and here's the guide to doing it right. There are so many great reasons to shop for and eat locally grown or raised foods, including freshness, taste, energy conservation, and supporting small business owners. That is why tens of thousands have made the switch to local foods. Now families and communities are enthusiastically supporting farmer's markets, artisan dairy farmers, cheese makers, family farms, local vineyards, and local livestock. Food expert and nutritionist Diane A. Welland explains what local eating is and isn't and how anyone can move toward a more sustainable way of eating. It covers: Types of foods considered local; what is in season when; Storing foods; Money saving tips. ? A practical approach for a challenging endeavor. ? Includes a complete overview of local eating across all 50 states.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Beekeeping

Author : Buzz Bissinger
ISBN : 9781101197813
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 87. 76 MB
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The buzz on beekeeping. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Beekeeping has all the information a beginning beekeeper needs to know to start a hive and keep it buzzing. Expert beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, owners of Golden Rule Honey, take readers step by step through the entire process-from information on the inhabitants of a hive and how it works to collecting bees, keeping them healthy, raising a queen, harvesting honey and wax, and storing hives for the off- season.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Self Sufficient Living

Author : Jerome D. Belanger
ISBN : 9781101152041
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 34. 34 MB
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How to be green, save green, grow greens, even turn a thumb green. Self-sufficient living can mean a healthier life, a way to protect the earth, or a way to save money. This guide helps readers find their perfect degree of self reliance in the areas of food, shelter, energy, clothing, and more. For both the urban and rural dweller, it covers gardening, cooking from scratch, preserving food, raising livestock, keeping chickens, generating or supplementing energy, essential tools and equipment, foraging for wild foods, hunting, fishing, and trapping. ?Saving money in today's economy and self-sufficiency go hand-in-hand ?For the growing number of eco-friends considering self-sufficiency ?Existing books focus on either rural or urban self-sufficiency, but this covers both

The Complete Idiot S Guide Greens Cookbook

Author : Trish Sebben-Krupka
ISBN : 9781615643462
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 87. 37 MB
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The Complete Idiot's Guide® Greens Cookbook includes more than 200 mostly vegan and many vegetarian recipes for greens and provides nutritional and preparation information to help readers get the most flavor and nutrition from the greens they eat. In addition to traditional greens, this cookbook covers many newly-popular greens, such as bok choy, beet, kale, and dandelion.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Urban Homesteading

Author : Sundari Kraft
ISBN : 9781101529003
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 61. 76 MB
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How to save money, time, and the environment - on the urban frontier. With The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Urban Homesteading anyone can learn how to live sustainably and responsibly - and save money and time - in any urban environment. Expert urban homesteader Sundari Elizabeth Kraft shares her hands-on knowledge of: growing organic foods and preserving them; composting; raising small livestock and chickens; generating electricity and biofuels; and other ways to cut costs and live green. This book has all the information required to become a successful urban homesteader in any city. ? Practical advice on everything from composting to clean energy. ? Sundari Elizabeth Kraft is an expert in urban homesteading.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Personal Finance In Your 40 S 50 S

Author : Sarah Fisher
ISBN : 9781101221914
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 50. 23 MB
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So you've got the basics of your personal finances under control (at least -- you've controlled your credit card spending, purchased a house, started saving for retirement) but wait! Now that your kids are growing up and your career is moving along, you're facing a whole new set of personal finance challenges. College, weddings, your son or daughter's first car! How to manage these big expenses and still stay afloat?! And how to deal with unexpected changes such as downsizing or a move?! Help is here. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in Your 40s and 50s is the guide you need to everything from helping your kids get on their feet to buying a second home. Coverage includes: Assessing your own financial position in mid-life -- pluses and minus Being a parent and a blank check -- teaching your kids about money Paying for cars, college, weddings and other big parent expenses Assessing and affording your second home, dream home, or vacation home Keeping your finances in order during a job change -- for the better or worse What to think about if you want to start your own business Divorce and personal finance Thinking of the future -- wills, in-laws, aging parents and more! The basics of investing -- in your 40s and 50s. Where to start or how to progress

The Complete Idiot S Guide To String Theory

Author : George Musser
ISBN : 9781101029350
Genre : Science
File Size : 57. 78 MB
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Everything is connected... We''re living in the midst of a scientific revolution that''s captured the general public''s attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a "theory of everything"- -- a set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, readers will learn the ideas behind the theories, and their effects upon our world, our civilization, and ourselves.

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