Our second 5 year compilation, including the years 2008 through 2012. 450 full pages (8.25 x 10.750) paperback with color cover and a 10 page index, we combed through all 30 issues and put everything together into 7 great chapters: ~Single Herbs ~Gardens and Gardening ~Crafting ~Food and Drink ~Medicine Making ~Bath and Body ~Living Herbal
Come along and join us, a group of long-time friends, as we share our favorite uses for elder flowers and berries. We've even got a few uses for leaves and wood! Learn about growing, harvesting, preserving, making medicine, delicious dishes and tantalizing teas all using this very versatile native plant. Over 30 recipes, remedies and crafts are included, along with light-hearted folklore and good lots of pictures to help you identify Elder. We're certain that soon you'll love the Elder as much as we do, and be finding a place for one (or more) in your yard or garden. 40 pages, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. (Printed version is also available $7.50). Written by Michele Brown, Susanna Reppert Brill, Susan Hess, Betty Pillsbury, Tina Sams and Maryanne Schwartz note: the book will be sent manually, so although it might be sent very quickly there will be times when it may take up to six hours.
Tons of wonderful potpourris from 16 different sources. Also included are sachets, simmers, and pillows. How does Autumn Aria sound? Smelly jellies, 3 King's layered potpourri, wax pomanders, Friendship potpourri, and Ancient Echoes are all inside, along with citrus pomanders and house blessing potpourri. Many others, just as wonderful.
Would you like to make delicious vinegars using the herbs you're growing? Or maybe the ones showing up in the produce departments in the grocery stores? Once you've made them, what can you do with them? Well! We've got some answers and some luscious recipes to try. Our readers and friends have really come through with some delightful new recipes. This little book is jammed with the expertise of over 20 fabulous cooks and herbalists. The novice will find instruction and the expert will find inspiration!
We've gathered recipes from all over the country and beyond, and you'll be blending health giving and delicious teas in no time at all with the help of this book. 17 herb shops and businesses each sent us a couple of their favorites. Stress busters, relaxing teas, winter remedies, sweet tea, lavender mint, honeybush and lemon myrtle... Many wonderful tisanes to try.
Have you ever wondered how to add magic and whimsey to your garden? Do you want to make it a place where the fairies play? Would you like to create picnics and parties where there is a touch of mystery and fancy? This little gem of a book will give you plenty of ideas to ponder. You'll know which flowers to plant, how to keep the wee folk safe and cozy once they've settled into your garden, and some stories for the young - and the not so young.
Well over 50 recipes for salves, balms, lotion bars, and lip balms from our own 20+ years of making them ourselves. Also several wonderful recipes from friends! We talk about infusing, properties of herbs, essential oils, base (carrier) oils and butters, and give some great sources. From gardener's salve to a bug repellant solid bar, from drawing salve to hair pomade - you'll find them all here. 52 pages, saddle bound, color cover.
There is delicious food all around us. It is food that we've just stopped noticing. This book is filled with unique and tasty recipes to help the beginner get started or to expand an old forager's repertoire. Recipes were submitted by well over 30 contributors. While there are pictures, this is not a field guide. It IS a great cookbook, with recipes you and your family will look forward to for years to come! B&W with color cover 120 pp.
The Essential Herbal - By the Hearth is a 245 page book that compiles the very best of the first five years (2002 - 2006) from the magazine's fall and winter issues. Inside you'll find an array of crafting and gift instructions, recipes for cozy winter meals or holiday entertaining, herbal remedies, herbal lore, and much, much more. So much information that will make you feel a lot more comfortable in your garden and in your stillroom! You'll be making herbal preparations in no time at all. Paperback, 8.25 x 10.5
We are in the 13th year of publication here at The Essential Herbal Magazine. The first several years were filled with wonderful stuff, but the audience was limited. Most of those issues sold out long ago. So we took the 15 spring and summer issues from those 5 years (Mar/Apr, May/June, and July/Aug), and put them together into a truly fabulous book. Over 200 pages, sized 8.5 x 11, filled with all the things readers have come to expect from The Essential Herbal. We reworked some of the early stuff, combined things into reasonable chapters - like "The Stillroom", "The Kitchen", "Just Weeds", and "Herbal First Aid", and added a few surprises. There are articles on gardening, favorite backyard remedies, wild eats, and tons of crafting ideas.