A Cookbook for Sustainable, Seasonal, and Local Ingredients
Author: Jesse Ziff Cool
Publisher: Chronicle Books
The world is changing, and along with it, so must our eating habits. Author and restaurateur Jesse Ziff Cool has compiled over 30 years of knowledge about organic, local, and sustainable food into one magnificent cookbook, including indispensable elements of her earlier cookbook, Your Organic Kitchen, which is now out of print. With 150 enticing recipes, Simply Organic encourages home cooks to embrace organics as a lifestyle rather than a fad. Cool organizes her chapters seasonally to ensure that the freshest, ripest ingredients enhance the flavors of dishes like Filet Mignon with Smashed Potatoes and Leek Sauce in early spring to Pumpkin Raisin Bread Pudding in autumn. Inspiring profiles on farmers and producers reveal how these individuals are working to create a sustainable future every day.
A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead
Author: Jenna Woginrich
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Category: House & Home
Jenna Woginrich is well loved for her essays on all that accompanies the life of a true homesteader: the mud and mess, the beautiful and tragic, the grime and passion. In Cold Antler Farm, she draws our attention to the timekeeper of such a lifestyle: the ancient agricultural year, filled with celebrations and seasonal touchstones that mark turning points in the cycles of life. Amidst these new-old holidays, we learn the stories of her beloved animals and crops. May apple blossoms become sweet fruit for rambunctious sheep in June. Come September, the apple harvest draws together neighbors for cider making under the waning summer sun. These living beings fuel one another—and the community—day to day, season by season. If we examine what living seasonally truly means, the agrarian calendar becomes a source of wisdom. How do we set down roots and break new ground in spring? How can we best nourish body and soul in the heat of deep summer? And what can we learn by simply paying more attention to the weather? Cold Antler Farm encourages us to eat and live well with respect for the natural rhythms of the year. In turn we learn what it means to be truly connected.
The Grangers return in The Other End of the Farm. Join them as they embrace longtime friend Jason Connelly as he finds himself becoming just another member of their slightly dysfunctional world. Jason had grown up an only child raised by his father, the police chief of a small close-knit community in Liberty Creek, Virginia. The past years found both men somewhat lonely and wondering what their lives held for them. When Jason takes the first big step and marries the mother of his toddler son, things start to change. Jason moves out, leaving his father, Gary Connelly, alone for the first time in forty-three years. As Jason begins to make changes in his life, he finds that he wasnt really prepared for what those changes meant for him. He takes on the job of his dreams, working for the Granger Horse Farm. This job, and becoming a full-time husband and father, presents Jason with things he wasnt expecting. His relationship with the Grangers deepens, putting him in the middle of some unbelievable circumstances. Meanwhile, his father is learning to live again at sixty-one years old. With the Grangers and their loved ones, there is no telling what will happen next! One thing is always for certain thoughwhatever happens, theyll all get through it together.
Life is a lucrative business, as long as you play by the rules... Ambitious businesswoman Mae Yu runs Golden Oaks - a luxury retreat transforming the fertility industry. There, women get the very best of everything: organic meals, fitness trainers, daily massages and big money. Provided they dedicate themselves to producing the perfect baby. For someone else. Jane is a young immigrant in search of a better future. Stuck living in a cramped dorm with her baby daughter and her shrewd aunt Ate, she sees an unmissable chance to change her life. But at what cost? Welcome to The Farm. 'The Handmaid's Tale of 2019' - Marie Claire 'Set to be one of the biggest books for 2019' - Stylist 'The debut to order now' - Sunday Times 'A firecracker of a novel' - Madeline Miller Chosen as a book of the summer by the Guardian, Telegraph, Evening Standard and Cosmopolitan