Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes [EPUB]

Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes [EPUB]
Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes by Cassie Liversidge
2014 | EPUB | 16.08MB

Homegrown Tea explains how to grow a large variety of plants in your own garden, on a balcony or even on a window sill could become your tea cupboard. It shows you how to grow your tea from seeds, cuttings, or small plants, as well as which parts of the plant are used to make tea. Liversidge lays out when and how to harvest your plants, as well as information on how to prepare the plant, including how to dry tea leaves to make tea you can store to last you throughout the year. As a guide to using tea to make you feel better, there are nutritional and medicinal benefits. Finally, there is an illustrated guide to show how to make up fresh and dried teabags and how to serve a delicious homegrown tea. It is sustainable way to look at a beverage, which is steeped in history and tradition.

Sample drinks include well-known plants such as rose hips, mint, sage, hibiscus, and lavender, as well as more obscure ones like chicory, angelica, apple geranium, and lemon verbena.

Vegetables and Herbs for the Greenhouse and Polytunnel [EPUB]

Vegetables and Herbs for the Greenhouse and Polytunnel [EPUB]
Vegetables and Herbs for the Greenhouse and Polytunnel by Klaus Laitenberger
2013 | EPUB | 7.2MB

With our unpredictable weather, there's never been a better time to cultivate vegetables under shelter. Experienced grower, Klaus Laitenberger shows how to use the heat and shelter of a greenhouse or polytunnel to maximise crop production and supply tasty, healthy food throughout the year. He gives full details of sowing, planting, spacing and harvesting for all our best-loved herbs and vegetables, as well as introducing exotic newcomers such as pepino and yacon.

The Edible Flower Garden [EPUB]

The Edible Flower Garden [EPUB]
The Edible Flower Garden by Rosalind Creasy
1999 | EPUB | 12.19MB

Learn how to grow lovely and fragrant flowers then use them create delicious meals with this beautifully illustrated flower gardening and cooking book.

Anyone who picks up The Edible Flower Garden will be tempted to grow, harvest, and sample at least a few of the more than forty varieties of edible flowers. Among them you'll find more familiar food plants—dill and mustard, for example—in addition to common flowers, such as tulips or roses. Author Rosalind Creasy's stunning photography and detailed plans for an edible flower garden make this a must-gave book for any flower gardener or home chef.

Come along with Creasy on a tour in colorful pictures and careful diagrams and descriptions of her own flower gardens. Included is a tour of the edible flower gardens of Alice Waters famed Chez Panisse restaurant.

Creasy catalogues each variety of flower and how to grow it, plus gives a myriad of delectable ideas on how to use the flower from candied violets and roses to decorate appetizers and cakes, to nasturtiums for a colorful shrimp salad, to day lily buds, pink clover and wild mustard flowers that are tossed together in a spectacular stir-fry.

Favorite Recipes Include:

  • Flower Butters
  • Candied Flowers
  • Tulip and Endive Appetizer
  • Pineapple Sage Salsa
  • Rose Petal Syrup
  • Lavender Ice Cream
  • And many more…
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