All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘book review’

Vegetable Gardening In The Pacific Northwest

What’s New in Vegetable Gardening Books

Spring is now so close that we can almost touch it, taste it, see it, smell it, hear it. Part of what makes spring so sensory is the fresh little green things that begin to grow in the vegetable garden. Whether you have garlic and broad beans popping up, or some overwintering Brussels sprouts from last year’s planting, there is a whole …

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Homemade Soda Book Review and All-Natural Root Beer Recipe

I’m excited to share a review of our latest book club selection: Homemade Soda.  Since getting a SodaStream  almost two years ago, I have made countless syrups like Wild Blackberry Cordial and Grape Cordial. This time I was eager to try something totally different: my childhood favourite, homemade root beer. I’ve shared the recipe below.

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Book Club: The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener

This month we take a look at a garden book from a few different perspectives.  Three of our reviewers from Garden Therapy Book Club join us to share their thoughts on The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live.  

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Weekend Handmade: Trivets to Stepping Stones

We had a great start to Garden Therapy Book Club with lots of readers visiting and commenting on the recipes from A Green Guide to Natural Beauty + Mango Citrus Body Butter Recipe and Hemp & Honey Lip Balm.  The selection is a book that I’ve been very excited about reviewing: Weekend Handmade, by Kelly Wilkinson. On the jacket, it describes Kelly Wilkinson as …

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A Green Guide to Natural Beauty + Mango Citrus Body Butter Recipe

As part of the Natural Skincare Series I’ve shared recipes and tutorials for soap, scrubs, and bath products all made with natural ingredients, and where possible ingredients from my garden. I love to try new recipes so here is my take on a few of them from A Green Guide to Natural Beauty: 35 step-by-step projects for homemade beauty by Karen Gilbert. As …

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Get Ready for the Garden Therapy Book Club!

I learned to garden at the library.  Well at least that’s where the guidance came from: the books.  When I was forced to stop working due to illness, both budget and boredom had me leaving the library with an armload of books on some gardening-related topic to learn about.  Then through multiple trials and failures and successes, I started to get my feet (or should I …

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