Dandelion Hunter

Author: Rebecca Lerner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762793139
Size: 75.70 MB
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In this engaging and eye-opening read, forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After a disheartening week trying to live off wild plants from the streets and parks near her home, she learns the ways of the first people who lived there and, along with a quirky cast of characters, discovers an array of useful wild plants hiding in plain sight. As she harvests them for food, medicine, and just-in-case apocalypse insurance, Lerner delves into anthropology, urban ecology and sustainability, and finds herself looking at Nature in a very different way. Humorous, philosophical, and informative, Dandelion Hunter has something for everyone, from the curious neophyte to the seasoned forager.

The Ultimate Dandelion Cookbook

Author: Kristina Seleshanko
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781491267479
Size: 47.32 MB
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An Amazon #1 Bestseller! Become a dandelion hunter! 148 dandelion recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and even dessert! What if someone told you one of the world's most nutritious foods is also tasty, can be cooked many different ways, is easy to find, and is totally free? I know what I'd do: I'd run out and grab some! Well, the good news is, there is such a food: Dandelions. Yes, those pesky weeds with bright yellow flowers you've grown up thinking are the enemy of perfect lawns are actually food – brought to North America by immigrants who knew how valuable they are. Every part of the dandelion is edible: * Dandelion greens recipes are common throughout Europe and often used in salad, quiche, lasagna and other pasta dishes, and many other familiar and less-familiar dishes. * The honey-like flowers are a healthy and tasty addition to bread, omelets, pancakes, and more – plus they make delectable dandelion wine, dandelion jelly, and dandelion wine. * The buds are often pickled or added to stir frys and other dishes. * The stems can be eaten like noodles. * And the roots add coffee flavor to everything from ice cream and cakes to drinks. And let's not forget dandelion root tea! The Ultimate Dandelion Cookbook offers 148 recipes, plus expert advice and tips, for cooking all parts of the dandelion – one of nature's best free foods. Black and white interior photos. "5 Stars. Here is what we had for dinner last night: Dandelion noodles, picked with revenge in my garden, and eaten up with zest! So great, and so easy to make this recipe from the brand-new Ultimate Dandelion Cookbook. You can see pictures on my blog." --Caleb Warnock author of Backyard Winter Gardening and other books "5 Stars. Kristina Seleshanko has created a wonderful collection of enticing recipes, all featuring those yellow-top, front yard pests: dandelions. She includes some rather expected dishes, like omelets, salads and soups. Other recipes, however, are likely to catch readers off guard, like pizza, soda, jellies, wine and even ice cream and cookies! What I enjoy most about this cookbook is the abundance of education. The author includes valuable nutritional information, but also instructions on how to harvest dandelions, how to preserve them and store and what alters the taste of these greens. She's obviously very knowledgeable. All in all, this book is an excellent value at a great price." --Tanya Dennis Writer & Editor "5 Stars. What a fantastic book! I have seen dandelion recipes here and there, and am determined to try my hand at dandelion cordial, but this book has it all. The author went to great pains to give a very comprehensive book on dandelions in every form. With this book you will learn to use every part of the dandelion to make foods and beverages for every meal of the day. If you are interested in frugal living or just trying something a little different, get this book and get out in the yard and start picking!" --Jennifer Shambrook Author of I Can Can Chicken!

Nature Spirituality From The Ground Up

Author: Lupa
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738747823
Size: 43.62 MB
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Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up invites you to go beyond simply exploring the symbols of nature and encourages you to bury your hands in the earth and work with the real thing. This is a book on green spirituality that makes a difference, empowering you to connect with totems as a part of your spiritual life. Uniquely approaching totems as beings we can give to, rather than take from, Lupa shows how orienting yourself this way deepens your spiritual connection to the earth and helps you rejoin the community of nature. And while most books on totems focus on animals, Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up helps you work with interconnected ecosystems of totems: plants, fungi, minerals, waterways, landforms, and more.

Midwest Foraging

Author: Lisa M. Rose
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697024
Size: 33.75 MB
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From fields to woodlands, riverbeds, and lakesides—and even in our own neighborhoods—the beautiful Midwest is rich in delicious wild edibles. Herbalist, forager, and urban farmer Lisa M. Rose helps you find peppery watercress and delectable nettles at a nearby lake in the spring and nutritious burdock roots from sunny fields in the fall. Try brewing chai from roasted hickory or beech nuts, or capturing the citrus notes of pine needles in a lightly fermented, aromatic ale. Savor the delicate snow-pea flavor of rampant kudzu greens in the southern part of the region, or, in cool-running northern marsh waters, gather nutty wild rice for a foraged feast.

The Devil S Coachroad

Author: Garry McElherron
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326769669
Size: 28.32 MB
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This is the second book in the MourneQuest series. It tells of the further adventures of Jack Turner who continues to search for his father. He will stop at nothing and will do much more than can be expected of any boy. But Jack Turner is no ordinary boy... Revisit familiar places and journey to places that are beyond imagination

Unseen City

Author: Nathanael Johnson
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623363853
Size: 75.86 MB
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It all started with Nathanael Johnson's decision to teach his daughter, Josephine, the names of every tree they passed as they walked up the hill to daycare in San Francisco, CA. it was a ridiculous project, not just because she couldn't even say the word "tree" yet, but also because he couldn't name a single one of them. When confronted with the futility of his mission, his instinctive response was to expand it, Don Quixote-style, until its audacity obscured its stupidity. And so the project expanded to include an expertise in city-dwelling birds (the raptors, the shockingly shrewd crows, the gulls, the misunderstood pigeons), rodents (raccoons, rats, squirrels), and tiny crawling things (the superpowers of snails, the vast intercontinental warfare of ants). There's an unseen world all around us. There are wonders that we walk past every day without noticing. Johnson has written a book that will widen the pinhole through which we see the world. What does the world look like through the eyes of a peregrine falcon, or a raccoon, or an ant? What does a sidewalk Gingko balboa "see?" What would you learn each morning if you understood how to speak pigeon? If we look closely enough, Johnson believes that the walk to the subway can be just as entrancing as a walk through the forest. Follow along as the author and his family search for the beauty and meaning of nature in an urban jungle.

A Dandelion For Dereau

Author: Lansford O'Dell Lilly
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 146695700X
Size: 31.15 MB
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A story about the American South; how an interracial group of young and old flee Sheridan's burning of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War, and settle together in West Virginia. The story is interwoven with clandestine interracial love affairs and marriages, the miracles and bigotry of old-time religions, corrupt back-hills justice, wars, and the aftermath of wars. Murders, rapes, and other injustices are often never known by the "law", but are met with heavy vengeance in the quiet of the hills. There is also some humor. This is a tale of days gone by, but not so far gone that we cannot still get glimpses of them; a down-home story about love, honor, faith, courage, patriotism, and loyalty, that follows the group and their descendants from the early 1800's to the late 1940's.

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Strategy Guide

Author: GamerGuides.com
Publisher: Gamer Guides
ISBN: 1630417548
Size: 59.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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You are Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster-hunter known as a Witcher. You've fully regained your memories since your miraculous revival and escape from the Wild Hunt, and have cleared your name of the false accusations of regicide. In the wake of the assassination of Foltest, king of Temeria, the north have been rent by warfare as Nilfgaard launches its third major invasion, and the northlands have been united under the insane king Radovid. Overshadowing these petty politics is the mysterious return of Ciri - Geralt's adopted daughter, who is now being pursued by the Wild Hunt. The guide offers the following: - A full walkthrough that's more than just a listing of quests-it's an "ideal chronological order" that will get you through the whole game and allow you to see and do everything the game has to offer. - Side quests, including monster contracts and treasure hunts for obtaining powerful Witcher sets. - Descriptions of decisions, quests, and events that influence the various endings of the game. - Crafting and Alchemy information. - General strategies on how to take down foes large and small, monstrous and humanoid, boss or mundane. - Information on how to complete all the Gwent quests and obtain all the Gwent cards, including detailed Gwent strategies. - Trophy/Achievement information. MASSIVE UPDATE: Version 1.02 (Ongoing) - 7th September 2016 -Added DLC quests "Fool's Gold" and "Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear". - Organisational changes in the Velen section of the walkthrough to reflect the increased level of Griffin School Gear. - Organisational changes throughout the walkthrough to provide a "no skulls" path through the game. - Added Death March difficulty tips and commentary throughout the guide. - More XP reward numbers included. - Walkthrough now includes additional information based on patch changes. - Various typo and grammar fixes.

Trance Journeys Of The Hunter Gatherers

Author: Nicholas E. Brink, Ph.D.
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 1591432383
Size: 23.39 MB
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Regaining oneness with the Earth through the practice of ecstatic trance • Explains how the shamanic techniques of ecstatic trance allow us to connect with animal spirit guides, shape-shift, and discover ways to help heal the Earth • Shows how to create personal rituals to maintain oneness with the Earth and all life • Illustrates trance postures and rituals from a variety of hunter-gatherer societies, including ancient Celtic, Norse, Native American, and South American traditions Early man ran with the animals, lived with the animals, and was one with the wild symphony of the natural world--a time fondly remembered as the Garden of Eden, or Idunn as it is known in Norse mythology. But as humanity shifted from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to one of farming and cities, embracing the modern worldview of man’s superiority over nature, we began ignoring our innate connection with the Earth. Now we are waking up to what we’ve lost, yearning to heal our relationship with the Earth and rekindle the oneness with nature that we naturally enjoyed as children. Drawing on the work of Felicitas Goodman, Thomas Berry, Ervin Laszlo, and other important voices calling for recognition of our connection with all life, author Nicholas Brink shows how ecstatic trance can return us to profound union with our Great Mother, the Earth. He details the specific healing and spiritual powers of trance postures and rituals from a variety of hunter-gatherer societies, including ancient Celtic, Norse, Native American, and South American traditions. He explains how the shamanic techniques of ecstatic trance allow us to access waking-dreamlike visions where we can connect with animal spirit guides, the six directions, and the seasons and discover ways to help heal the Earth. We can shape-shift to see through the eyes of each species of flora and fauna, interacting with life-forms in the skies, on land, in the seas, and underground, as well as journey to the realm of the dead to meet our ancestors. Sharing personal trance experiences of healing, spiritual connection, and divination, Brink shows how these practices enable us to create personal rituals to maintain oneness with all life. He reveals the spiritual power of being one with your environment and experiencing the spirits of everything around you. And, as we reconnect with the spirit of the Earth, we can once again experience the world not only as alive but also enchanted.