Thursday, August 10, 2017

Harvest, beautiful projects for gardeners and herbalists

Harvest is a stunning book that every gardener, experienced and novice will love having on their bookshelves! With 47 projects ranging from dyes, drinks, balms, to seasonings, Harvest will inspire.the creative in your soul. You may even want to start gardening in attempts to create these exciting projects!

There are 3 categories, Early, Mid, and Late, each section tempts readers with ideas for each growing season. The authors, Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis, use both known and lesser known herbs, vegetables, and fruits, and go into detail for each herb, vegetable, and fruit, notifying the readers how and where to grow these items and how to harvest them once they are ready.

The photography is stunning, showing each herb, vegetable, and fruit, as well as the projects! Readers will learn how to make items such as Rosewater Facial Toner, Huckleberry Shrub, Papa’s Finger Lime Gin & Tonic, and Pineapple Guava Simple Syrup. Harvest is a perfect read or gift for anyone who loves nature’s bounty and gardening.

Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants, STEFANI BITTNER and ALETHEA HARAMPOLIS

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Rad Women

I have no daughter, but I have young cousins. This book will be in the mail to them as soon as I finish this review. It's great fun, well written, and has a wonderful variety of Rad Women from different eras, different countries, and different fields of endeavor. What is most important to me is that all these women made a difference, either in their own country or the world. The short length of each biography makes it easy to read one in a sitting, which I think will appeal to younger readers. Or, perhaps Mom can read one at bedtime, out loud!