Veg Patch

River Cottage Handbook

Author: Mark Diacono

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140889632X

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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In the fourth River Cottage handbook, Mark Diacono tells us everything we need to know to create our own productive, organic garden, no matter where we live. Drawing directly from his experience as an acclaimed climate-change gardener, and of setting up a kitchen garden from scratch for River Cottage, Mark explains the practical aspects of organic growing, introduces us to a whole world of vegetables we may not have previously considered, and does away with alienating gardening jargon once and for all. Mark begins with a catalogue of vegetables that will grow in this country, explaining for each their benefits, what varieties to go for, dos and don'ts, and popular culinary uses. He then invites us to create a wish list of foods, and shows us his own list from his early gardening days. Next, he explains how to turn this wish list into a coherent kitchen garden plan appropriate for our space, whether it be a patch of acidic soil, a roof-top garden or an allotment, whether we put on our wellies in every free moment or are 'time-poor' gardeners. Then he puts all the theory into practice, showing us how to look after nutrients in the soil, how to resist pests and diseases, and how to make our garden sustainable and organic. In clear, concise sections we learn about seed trays, supporting plants with climbing structures, mulching, composting, companion planting, irrigation and promoting pollination, and there are additional tables showing sowing and harvesting times, plant sizes, and alternative varieties of plants for different sites. About thirty recipes and a directory of useful addresses finish the book, and the handbook is complemented by bright colour photography throughout. Practical and inspiring, with a textured hard cover and an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Veg Patch is destined to join Handbooks No. 1, 2 and 3 as an indispensible household reference.

Fruit

River Cottage Handbook

Author: Mark Diacono

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408896338

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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In the ninth River Cottage Handbook, Mark Diacono explains how to nurture and grow your own garden fruit. Growing fruit at home is a delicious and altogether more enjoyable alternative to buying it in the shops. Mark Diacono offers a practical and accessible guide to making the most of your garden and what it has to offer. The first part of the book is an A-Z of the different varieties of fruit, with old favourites like apples, cherries, plums, blackcurrants, white currants, redcurrants, strawberries, blueberries, gooseberries, raspberries and rhubarb as well as more exotic species like figs, grapes, cranberries, Japanese wine berries and apricots. Each is accompanied by a photograph, with detailed advice on when and how to grow and harvest. In the second part of the book, Mark gives straightforward guidelines on techniques like pruning and training, as well as how to deal with problems or pests. There is a section dedicated to growing under covers and in containers. Introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and with 30 delicious recipes, beautiful, full-colour photographs and a directory of useful addresses, this is the ideal reference for any aspiring fruit grower.

The Alternative Kitchen Garden

An A-Z

Author: Emma Cooper

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 9781856230469

Category: Gardening

Page: 371

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The Alternative Kitchen Garden is an evolving idea of what a kitchen garden could be in the twenty-first century: organic, environmentally sustainable, resilient, and about localizing at least some of our food production. It’s also a place not only for learning and practicing growing skills but also for enjoying ourselves and having fun. The Alternative Kitchen Garden is the ideal companion for anyone getting dirt under their fingernails for the first time and full of fascinating ideas and experiments for the adventurous gardener. A self-confessed “cyber geek,” Emma documents the transformation of her “ropey old lawn with potholes and brambles” into a fertile and abundant permaculture plot via Internet radio and a popular blog site. Eight years of her postings and stories have been collected in here, illustrated with beautiful color photographs and arranged into easily accessible alphabetical order. The Alternative Kitchen Garden: An A-Z covers subjects as diverse as growing achocha (a forgotten Incan crop) to zucchinis. Emma’s style, is light and friendly, yet at the same time informative and based on personal experience—you feel you could actually be sitting in the garden chatting face to face as she shares her knowledge and experience.

Chicken & Eggs

River Cottage Handbook

Author: Mark Diacono

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140889663X

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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In the eleventh River Cottage Handbook, bestselling author Mark Diacono gives recipes and comprehensive guidance for keeping chickens. Chickens are a fantastic addition to a garden or outdoors space - you don't have to live in the back of beyond to have a few clucking around and giving you fresh eggs. They come in all shapes and sizes: some are layers, some are just born to strut. Mark Diacono begins at the basics, showing how you can raise chickens from eggs, and look after them once they start laying their own. The first part of Chicken & Eggs explains how to think ahead about what kind of chickens you want and how many to get, whether you are going for a breed that lays eggs regularly, or that you might eventually use for eating, or that simply looks decorative. You can choose from Orpingtons, Derbyshire redcaps, Muffed Old English Game, Leghorns and many more.

Neubeginn in Virgin River

Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch

ISBN: 3956499441

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Von vorn anfangen, das wünscht sich Mel Monroe von ganzem Herzen! Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes kann sie das Leben in der Großstadt nicht mehr ertragen - es gibt zu viele Erinnerungen. Da kommt der Job im beschaulichen Virgin River gerade recht. Allerdings beginnt der Neubeginn mehr als holprig: mieses Wetter, das Haus eine Ruine. Schnell stellt Mel fest, dass das Landleben nicht so idyllisch ist wie gedacht - doch der attraktive Barbesitzer Jack setzt alles daran, sie vom Gegenteil zu überzeugen ... "Die Virgin-River-Romane sind so mitreißend - ich habe mich auf Anhieb mit den Charakteren verbunden gefühlt." SPIEGEL ONLINE-Bestsellerautorin Debbie Macomber

Teich

Roman

Author: Claire-Louise Bennett

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641212928

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1830

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Vom Geheimtipp zur weltweit gefeierten literarischen Sensation. Claire-Louise Bennett erzählt vom Alltag in einem einsamen Cottage an Irlands Westküste und verwandelt persönliches Erleben in soghafte Sprache. „Eines der sensationellsten Debüts des Jahres.“ (Colum McCann). Sie lässt alles hinter sich – Freund, Job, Karriere - und zieht in ein kleines irisches Küstendorf. Sprachmächtig und fesselnd zeichnet Claire-Louise Bennett das Porträt einer jungen Frau, die allein in einem hundert Jahre alten Steincottage lebt - mitten in der Natur, abseits von den Zwängen der Gesellschaft. Ein Rückzug, der die Wahrnehmung schärft und den Blick auf die Welt verändert, dem Profanen eine besondere Schönheit entlockt. Mitreißend und kunstvoll beschreibt Claire-Louise Bennett ihren Alltag und zeigt, wie kleine Dinge mit einem Mal eine ungeahnte Tiefe gewinnen, wenn man auf alles Überflüssige verzichtet und die Welt auf sich wirken lässt.

Das grosse Buch der Selbstversorgung

Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831018222

Category:

Page: 256

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Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.

The New Kitchen Garden

How to Grow Some of What You Eat No Matter Where You Live

Author: Mark Diacono

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444734806

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 2959

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Whether you are taking your first steps in growing some of what you eat, or experienced and looking for inspiration, ideas and some new plants to grow, The New Kitchen Garden is for you. Inspired by a range of gardeners growing food on allotments, on rooftops, in container gardens and in other edible spaces, many of them urban, Mark shows you the full exciting breadth of what a kitchen garden can be. Whether you have a window sill, space for a few plants by the back door, an allotment or an acre, you'll find a series of invitations to grow any of almost 200 fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, flowers and vegetables to suit your space, time and inclination. Everything is here - the tools, the techniques, the ideas and the knowledge - to enable you to realise that vision of your own kitchen garden, wherever you live. There's also a dozen incredible edible gardens - a rooftop food forest, a courtyard of metre-square raised beds, Charles Dowding's no-dig garden, a child's container garden and Raymond Blanc's heritage garden at Le Manoir among them - their gates flung open by the gardeners to reveal their methods, ideas and techniques, with plans, key plants and photography to accompany. Mark Diacono - who was head of the gardening team at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage - captures the spirit of adventure and imagination of those growing food in the twenty-first century. He takes ideas from gardens around the world, including that of his own home, Otter Farm in Devon, with its unique blend of orchards, vineyards, forest gardens, edible hedges, perennial garden and veg patch. No matter whether you have space for a collection of pots or a small farm at your disposal, The New Kitchen Garden will show you how to create the most incredible edible garden you can.

Design trifft Natur

Die modernen Gärten des Piet Oudolf

Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800179602

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 7542

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light & easy

Gesunde Rezepte ohne Weizen und Milchprodukte

Author: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783038008279

Category:

Page: 415

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Herbs

River Cottage Handbook

Author: Nikki Duffy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408896672

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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In the tenth River Cottage Handbook, Nikki Duffy shows how to grow and cook with herbs. Herbs are the most liberating and confidence-boosting of ingredients: grow some and you feel like a proper gardener, bring some into the kitchen and you feel like a proper cook. They allow you to experiment and bring individuality to your cooking while, at the same time, anchoring you in sound culinary tradition because herbs are often responsible for those key flavours that 'make' a dish. Not only that but they are a step on the road to a more self-sufficient, homegrown, organic way of eating. In the first part of the book, Nikki explains how to get the most from herbs. She outlines the basic choosing, picking and using guidelines. The second part is a catalogue of herbs, each with grow-your-own notes, flavour descriptions and mini-recipes. Among the forty herbs that Nikki describes are basil, bay, bergamot, chives, coriander, dill, fennel, horseradish, hyssop, marigold, marjoram, mint, parsley, perilla, rocket, rosemary, sage, scented geranium, tarragon, thyme, wild garlic and winter savory. Following this are over fifty wonderful and adaptable recipes for everything from herb-scented cakes and biscuits to soups, stuffings and tarts, where more than one herb is, or can be, used. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and full-colour photographs, Herbs is a must-have book for every kitchen.

Der Geschmacksthesaurus

Ideen, Rezepte und Kombinationen für die kreative Küche

Author: Niki Segnit

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827074835

Category: Cooking

Page: 544

View: 5739

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Warum schmeckt gerade Apfel und Zimt so gut zusammen, Käse und Weintraube oder auch Schokolade und Chili? Die Antwort darauf liefert Niki Segnit mit ihrem Geschmacksthesaurus: Sie teilt 99 Lebensmittel in verschiedene Kategorien wie senfig, erdig, fruchtig, paart sie miteinander und kommentiert die Ergebnisse in kleinen unterhaltsamen Beiträgen. Da wird Gurke mit Minze kälter als ein Auftragskillerpärchen und Avocado mit Limette zu Lee Hazlewood und Nancy Sinatra, die »Some Velvet Morning« singen, wobei Lee die samtige Avocadonote beisteuert und Nancy den hohen Limettenton, der die Weichheit genau dann durchdringt, wenn es allzu gemütlich wird. Mit literarischen Anekdoten, leckeren Rezepten und persönlichen Präferenzen ist der Thesaurus eine gelungene Mischung aus Aromalexikon, Kochbuch und Reisebericht und eignet sich als unterhaltsame Bettlektüre ebenso wie als ernstzunehmende Rezeptesammlung.

Das Haus der Treppen

fünf junge Menschen kämpfen ums Überleben

Author: William Sleator

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423078597

Category:

Page: 158

View: 9173

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Fünf junge Menschen als Versuchsobjekte für menschliches Verhalten in Extremsituationen in einem Haus, wo nur Treppen existieren. Die lebensbedrohende Lage löst einen Kampf aller gegen alle aus. "Dieser spannende Science-Fiction Roman ist ein Plädoyer für die Unantastbarkeit individuellen Verhaltens." (Quelle: Verzeichnis ZKL).