Table of Contents
Knowing more about Mushrooms
Mushrooms in Medicine
Cultivated varieties Of Mushrooms
Types of Popular Mushrooms in Cuisine
Cantharellus cibarius or trumpet mushrooms
Shitake or Golden oak mushrooms
Hon- Shimeji- Beech Mushroom
The Death Cap – Amanita phalloides
Fly Agaric- Amanita muscaria
How to Avoid the After Effects of Inedible Mushrooms
Precautions while Hunting Mushrooms in the Wild
Cultivating Mushrooms in Your Home
For millenniums, mankind has been looking towards nature to find easily available food supplements. While animals and birds provided him with protein, he also looked towards the plant kingdom to provide you with herbs, spices, and other edible means of food. Out of these mushrooms and all their varieties have been an integral part of his cuisine down the centuries, all over the world.
In ancient China mushrooms were used in alternative medicine more than 3000 years ago. They are still used to cure a number of ailments, along with problems related to the nerves, mind and psyche. The mushrooms used here in minute quantities have psychoactive and psychedelic properties. That is why ancient medicine men normally gave them to patients, who believed that they had gone through a spiritual trance which was life defining.
These psychedelic trance inducing mushrooms are now called shrooms and even though they are illegal in many parts of the world, they are eaten by people who want a “fix”.
Edible mushrooms are called mushrooms, while the poisonous varieties were called toadstools. Only very experienced “mushroomists” know the difference between an edible variety and a poisonous variety. And this comes only with proper training from older experienced mushroom collectors.
"At a time
when we must adapt to the changing character of conflict, this is a serious
book on a serious issue that can give us the edge we need.”
—General James Mattis, USMC, Ret.
"Left of Bang offers a crisp lesson in survival in which Van Horne and Riley
affirm a compelling truth: It's better to detect sinister intentions early
than respond to violent actions late. Left of Bang helps readers avoid the bang."
—Gavin de Becker, bestselling author of The Gift of Fear
"Rare is the book that is
immediately practical and interesting. Left of Bang accomplishes this from start to finish. There is something
here for everyone in the people business and we are all in the people
—Joe Navarro, bestselling author of What Every BODY is Saying.
"Left of Bang is a highly important and innovative book that offers a
substantial contribution to answering the challenge of Fourth Generation war
—William S. Lind, author of Maneuver Warfare Handbook
"Like Sun Tzu's The
Art of War, Left of
Bang isn't just for the military. It's a must read
for anyone who has ever had a gut feeling that something's not quite
right...be it walking down the street, sitting in a corporate boardroom, or
even entering an empty home."
--Steven Pressfield, bestselling author
of The Lion's Gate, The Warrior Ethos and Gates of Fire
“An amazing book! Applying the lessons
learned during the longest war in American history, and building on seminal
works like The Gift of Fear and On Combat, this book provides a
framework of knowledge that will bring military, law enforcement, and
individual citizens to new levels of survival mindset and performance in
life-and-death situations. Left of Bang is an instant classic.”
--Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, U.S. Army
Ret., author of On Combat and On Killing
-- You walk into a restaurant and get an
immediate sense that you should leave.
-- You are about to step onto an elevator
with a stranger and something stops you.
-- You interview a potential new employee
who has the resume to do the job, but something tells you not to offer a
These scenarios all represent LEFT OF
BANG, the moments before something bad happens. But how many times have you
talked yourself out of leaving the restaurant, getting off the elevator, or
getting over your silly “gut” feeling about someone? Is there a way to not
just listen to your inner protector more, but to actually increase your
sensitivity to threats before they happen?
Legendary Marine General James Mattis
asked the same question and issued a directive to operationalize the Marine
Corps’ Combat Hunter program. A comprehensive and no-nonsense approach to
heightening each and every one of our gifts of fear, LEFT OF BANG is the
Herbs in Your Kitchen that Heal
Table of Contents
Herbs in Your Kitchen and to Heal
How to Make Herb Biscuits
Making Herb Butters
Making Natural Green Dye for Your Butters
Herb Waters for Perfumed Uses
List of Herbal Teas
Dill and Caraway seeds
Lime flowers- Linden- – also known as Tilleul- teey- uhl.
Lime flowers Sirop
Tomato Cream Sauce
Traditional White Sauce – Béchamel
How to make Rose Water
Rosewater through Steam Condensation
A keen young budding botanist once asked me, “Ma’am, how do we know the difference between herbs, shrubs and trees?” Well, the answer is that a majority of herbal plants are definitely soft stemmed and smaller in size when compared to shrubs which are woody and often branched. Herbs are annuals and sometimes perennials. Shrubs are perennials like trees. And trees are definitely different, because they have long woody trunks, which are branched, grow to huge heights, and live really long.
Herbs have been used since ancient times, for medicinal value, and also for cookery purposes. Shrubs are mainly ornamental plants, with their leaves and flowers being used as culinary accompaniments, and also for medicinal purposes. Herbs can be shrubs. Shrubs can be herbs.
Woody stemmed bushes like rosemary, thyme, lavender, winter savory, and Sage come in the herbal category. The serious use of plants in medicine is in the province of homeopathic practitioners and natural herbalists who employ most species of herbs from mosses to trees in making their herbal remedies.
This book is going to give you an introduction to some of the herbs, which are easy to grow and you can obtain easily fresh or dried.
How did people get to know about herbs in ancient times? The awareness of the edible as well as the remedial qualities of herbs must have been gained by happy and sad experiences in prehistoric days. When food was scarce and often very nasty, pungent herbs made it more palatable. The larger succulent leaves, and plants provided salads and vegetables as an accompaniment to hunted mastodons and other prehistoric beasties.
Soon, man found out that some of these herbs could cure and heal wounds and ease suffering, as even the tastiest culinary herb has a real medicinal value and virtue. This is how prehistoric man found out that Moss – sphagnum – was an excellent healer of wounds. Just imagine he went hunting and got into an argument with a sabertooth. And there he was with wounds all over his body, lying nose down on the mossy ground.
So he found himself clutching a handful of moss, squeezing it, and trying to stop the blood flow from the wounds. Hey, the Moss was so absorbent, that it stopped the wound from bleeding any more. So back he came back to his tribal camp with Moss sticking all over his body. After a week or so, he noticed that his wounds were healing really well.
Now, most of this was just by trial and error, and luck. His genetic makeup was strong, and his diet conducive to good natural healing. But that meant that the next time he went on the warpath with other tribes in the vicinity, he made sure that the healer had packed lots of sphagnum, along with food in a pouch for every warrior.
Early civilizations inherited this knowledge and developed it even further, and both doctors and cooks used herbs appreciatively and with increasing beneficial effects.
Doctors experimented with every kind of plant and cooks with the more deliciously flavored types.
Warning signs of sexual abuse
How to screen baby-sitters and choose schools
Strategies for keeping teenagers safe from violence
All parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children's safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the nation's leading expert on predicting violent behavior and author of the monumental bestseller The Gift of Fear, offers practical new steps to enhance children's safety at every age level, giving you the tools you need to allow your kids freedom without losing sleep yourself. With daring and compassion, he shatters the widely held myths about danger and safety and helps parents find some certainty about life's highest-stakes questions:
How can I know a baby-sitter won't turn out to be someone who harms my child? (see page 103)
What should I ask child-care professionals when I interview them? (see page 137)
What's the best way to prepare my child for walking to school alone? (see page 91)
How can my child be safer at school? (see page 175)
How can I spot sexual predators? (see page 148)
What should I do if my child is lost in public? (see page 86)
How can I teach my child about risk without causing too much fear? (see page 98)
What must my teenage daughter know in order to be safe? (see page 191)
What must my teenage son know in order to be safe? (see page 218)
And finally, in the face of all these questions, how can I reduce the worrying? (see page 56)
Table of Contents
Introduction to Internet Scams and Fraud
Getting to Know More about Internet Scams/Identity Theft/Credit Card Theft and Internet Frauds
Difference between Internet scams And Internet Fraud
Tips and Techniques to Recognize Frauds and Scams
Rule number one – giving personal information out
Rule number two – identification documents
How does Internet fraud work?
Victim of Lottery Fraud?
Giving Money Away Free Scam
Protecting yourself from Internet fraud
Credit card thefts/work-at-home scams/banks and scammers
Work from Home Frauds – Facebook Fortune
Country Oriented Work-At-Home Scams
How to Recognize a Work-At-Home Scam
Anti Internet Fraud agencies
Social media advertising – YouTube etc. Promoting Scams
Tips for Working at Home Jobs
How to Trap Internet tricksters Through Social Media?
How Do Banks Encourage Frauds?
How Can a Bank Help in Catching a Scammer?
Banking Laissez-faire attitudes
Strict Ways of Tackling Credit Card Frauds
Banking Secrets Unfolded
Bank Update Frauds
Introduction to Internet Scams and Frauds
With the Internet becoming such an integral part of all our lives, is it a surprise that we are more vulnerable to Internet scams and Internet fraud. So for all those people who want to know about the different ways in which a person can get scammed through Internet scams and Internet fraud, here is a complete information dossier telling you all about identity thefts, credit card thefts, Internet fraud and Internet scams.
Along with this, you are going to know more about how fraudsters can gain access to your bank account, thanks to emails which you demand information from you under the garb of updating your banking details and information.
Ignorance is not bliss. In such cases you have to be one step ahead of all the scamsters who benefit from a credulous public who believe that if banking and financial company officials have written to you about a serious matter, it is serious. They thrive on such threatening and scare tactics, telling you that your account is going to be limited within three days or some such ultimatum.
Remember that no bank or any other institution which has anything to do with money is going to ask you for your details, by asking you to update them online. Anybody with a little bit of common sense knows that any information which is sent online either through mail or through tapping on supposedly secure websites can be easily accessed by any hacker with a little bit of experience and computer know how.
So apart from showing you ways and means with which you can check these Internet scamsters and credit card identity thieves, this book is going to give you information on how you can protect yourself from future financial losses.
When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life.
In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his “positive awareness”—a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior—on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation.
In his engaging and empowering book Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Jason shares this know-how with readers, revealing how to:
• prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes
• run counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft target
• recognize common scams at home and abroad
• become a human lie detector in any setting, including business negotiations
• gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of uninformed or afraid
With the skill of a trained operative and the relatability of a suburban dad, Jason Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world.
From the Hardcover edition.
Table of Contents
Best Time-Tested Remedy for Colds
Making a Ginger and Cinnamon Decoction
Cayenne – Capsicum minimum
Cayenne Hot Oil
Making an Infused Oil
Lemon – Citrus lemonum
Lemon for Fever
Lemon for Beauty and Health
Lemon Body Lotion
Cardamoms- Elettaria cardamomum
For Caffeine Addicts
Mind Clearing Potpourri
Onions –Allium cepa
Garlic– Allium sativum
Garlic Bread and Garlic Butter
Cloves – Eugenia Aromatica
Analgesic Rub for Headache and Backache
Fennel- Foeniculum Vulgare
Fennel as a Diuretic
How to Make Herbal Teas
“Smoking” Fennel Seeds
Healthy Parsley Soup
Making a Rosemary Tincture
This 21st century world is full of toxic water, poisoned air, and chemical pollution. We are also very worried about the thinning ozone layer, because it is definitely going to have a bad after effect on our climate, and then correspondingly on our health.
This is the reason why, we are looking towards the use of natural elements, to keep us healthy and fit. That is because we have understood the fact that chemical-based drugs are efficacious on a short-term basis, but they do not heal us long-term. Besides, there is always the chance of dangerous side effects. And so our health is ruined, because we could not prevent ourselves from popping that pill.
Ancient remedies, on the other hand, have been passed down through centuries. Many of us consider these remedies to be quack remedies, because many of them have not been subjected to scientific research, and a stamp of experienced researchers telling you, all right, it is useful to add a lot of cinnamon to your diet, because that has been scientifically proven to cure 99% of bacterial and viral infections.
Nevertheless, there are a lot of infections, which have been proven down the millenniums to be cured only by practical and natural remedies. Many of these practical remedies have been in use for thousands of years and are still in use because they have proved their time tested efficacy over and over again in solving your health problems and curing you. Best, you are going to be cured from the root, and the effects are going to be long-term.
No matter what ailment you suffer from, you can always do something with a little bit of knowledge, and a little bit of help from nature to enhance your well-being and good health.
Many of us living in the cities are terrified of picking up any useful herbal plant material growing wild and which we encounter when we are on open-air ambles, because we know that they have been contaminated from lead from vehicle exhausts, and also could have been sprayed with agri-chemicals. Also, we do not have the herbal lore, which was taught to our ancestors, by their ancestors. There was a time when every proud housewife worth her salt knew all about herbs, spices and natural remedies and had a still room in which she used to brew herbal remedies to keep our family healthy and happy, and natural ointments to keep them youthful looking.
Gathering herbs from the wild can only be done by those botanists and herbalists will have extensive knowledge of the beneficial points of plants. So that is the reason why a large number of the plants which I am going to describe to you in this book can be easily found in your local market.
As one of the world's top experts on psychopathy and criminal behavior, Mary Ellen O'Toole has seen repeatedly how relying on the sense of fear alone often fails to protect us from danger. Whether you are opening the door to a stranger or meeting a date you connected with online, you need to know how to protect yourself from harm-physical, financial, legal, and professional.
Using the SMART method, which O'Toole developed and used at the FBI, we can confidently know how to:Respond to a threat in any situation Hire someone who will work inside your home like a contractor or housekeeper Figure out whether a prospective employee is a safe bet Know whom you can trust with your children
An especially useful book for women living alone, parents who are concerned about their children's safety, and employers worried about employees who might go postal, Dangerous Instincts gives us the tools used by professionals to navigate potentially hazardous waters. Like The Gift of Fear and The Sociopath Next Door, it will appeal to anyone looking to make the right call in an ever threatening world.
Tips and Techniques for Writing
Table of Contents
The Art of Writing
Writing Meaningful Content
The Will to Write
What Is Expected Of A Good Content Writer?
How to Become a Good Content Writer
Comparing Textbroker with Other Content Writing Companies
Non-USA resident – try Odesk
Knowing More about Textbroker
Winning with a Well-Written Test Article
Keeping Yourself Informed
How to Write Quality Articles
Catching The Reader’s Interest
Rereading and proper editing
Do the Math
Check out some of the other JD-Biz Publishing books
This book is going to give you an introduction on how to become a successful article and content writer on Textbroker. Unfortunately, writing for Textbroker is limited only to people based in the USA, due to taxation problems. I was a writer for eight months, there, so when I decided to change locations and careers, I decided to stay on with content writing.
This book is going to give you plenty of helpful tips and techniques, content writing profitably, what your clients are going to expect from you, and other useful information, including writing for websites.
A successful content writer is that responsible person who takes the undertaking of writing a newsletter, article, blog, website content, or develops content, with the specific goal of educating his readers or bloggers. His secondary goal is to drive traffic to the client’s website.
Elayne has performed more than 40,000 piercings over the course of her professional piercing career, so she’s seen it all—including every type of infection. Her troubleshooting tips address the problems that can arise, such as:
· Localized infections
· Piercing pimples
· Dry skin
· Tarnish tattoos
· Embedded jewelry
· Traumatic tears
· Rejection and migration
With this quick, updated reference, you’ll know exactly how to clean and care for your new piercing, no matter what questions you may have.
Table of Contents
What Is Wheatgrass?
Benefits of Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass therapy for Curing Different Diseases
What Is Natural Immunity?
Factors That Reduce Natural Immunity
Using Wheatgrass to Strengthen Body Resistance
How to Grow Wheatgrass
Sprouting the Seeds Beforehand
Watering Your Wheatgrass
How to extract Juice from Wheatgrass
Drinking or “Eating”?
When to Take Wheatgrass Juice?
The hustle and bustle of our modern world with its state-of-the-art technology and gradual weaning away from nature has brought about a trend of a synthetic lifestyle. That is the reason why there will soon come a generation which may not know all about the miracles of nature and natural remedies and cures.
This unhealthy lifestyle has brought with it an increase in ailments and diseases. Also, it is the harbinger of many new diseases, which could not be imagined more than 150 years ago. People spend fortunes in medicines and drugs for quick cures.
This book is going to tell you all about the healing and health giving benefits of one of the most powerful natural curing grains in the world – wheatgrass. Research is being done worldwide to determine the prophylactic quality of this antidote to a number of ills, but for those who believe in the curative powers of natural remedies, this is a panacea.
So if you are disillusioned with the medicines, pills, nostrums, and other drugs being given to you by health providers in your city, and are apprehensive of their ensuing side effects, you would want to look at natural cures for your ailments.
Everyone loves a good spy story, but most of the ones we hear are fictional. That's because the most dangerous and important spycraft is done in secret, often hidden in plain sight.
In this powerful new book, bestselling author and former CIA officer Jason Hanson takes the reader deep inside the world of espionage, revealing true stories and expert tactics from real agents engaged in life-threatening missions around the world.
With breathtaking accounts of spy missions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and elsewhere, the book reveals how to:
* Achieve mental sharpness to be ready for anything
* Escape if taken hostage
* Set up a perfect safe site
* Assume a fake identity
* Master the "Weapons of Mass Influence" to recruit others, build rapport, and make allies when you need them most
With real-life spy drama that reads like a novel paired with expert practical techniques, Survive Like a Spy will keep you on the edge of your seat – and help you stay safe when you need it most.
Table of Contents
Knowing More about Alternative Medicine Practices
The Quality of a Substance
Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine
Tips about Food for Healing
How to Make Traditional Yogurt
Making Butter Out Of Cream
What Are the Health Benefits of Buttermilk?
Traditional Ancient Buttermilk Recipe
Traditional Clarified Butter – Desi Ghee
Millenniums ago, an alternative medicine science based on natural ingredients, began to be practiced in the area, which is now called the Indian subcontinent. This science was known as Ayurveda. The exact Sanskrit meaning of this word means life knowledge.
For millenniums, the art of healing knowledge based on this science has been passed down through the generations to heal and cure people of the diseases known to man.
More than 5000 years ago, two of these great wise men, who practiced this science, named Charaka and Susrutha made medical compendiums, which talked about healing procedures, operational procedures, and medicines which would be used to heal the diseases known to man down the ages. These classics written in Sanskrit have been considered to be the foundation of the ancient science of Ayurveda.
At the same time, traditional Chinese medicine was also making a name for itself, thanks to great medical practitioners, who took the help of these compendiums in order to develop well-known medical systems.
Nowadays, these systems are considered to be alternative and complementary treatments, supporting the more conventional forms of modern medicine. This science is practiced in the USA, as a complementary health care licensed practice.
This science is divided into eight parts – General medicine, surgery, pediatrics, dentistry/ENT/ophthalmology, toxicology, psychiatric treatments, anti- aging remedies and remedies for bearing healthy children.
So, one can see that even at that time, all the ills of human beings were studied and remedies hunted for them. Ayurveda is based on curing disease or disorders from the root level. It uses herbs which are 100% natural, and are definitely not going to have a detrimental effect upon the body, when you stop using them.
According to ancient Ayurveda, a living body is made up of five elements. The proper balance between the five elements so that they work in harmonious tandem with nature. [Prakriti.] Prakriti can also be called Constitution, when it is applied to another substance like a mineral, a fruit or a vegetable, etc.
A healthy person is going to have an inborn and natural combination of three important elements, which are going to put him in harmony with nature. That means he is in good health. When these important elements are imbalanced, you are going to suffer from diseases.
Ayurveda is the method in which these three elements are balanced by helping to modulate the surrounding environment, the human diet, lifestyle and the behavior of a suffering patient so that he can be healed.
An Ayurvedic lifestyle concentrates on more of fruit and vegetables in your diet to keep healthy.
Thousands of people make an early exit each year and arrive on medical examiner Jan Garavaglia’s table. What is particularly sad about this is that many of these deaths could easily have been prevented. Although Dr. Garavaglia, or Dr. G, as she’s known to many, could not tell these individuals how to avoid their fates, we can benefit from her experience and profound insight into the choices we make each day.
In How Not to Die, Dr. G acts as a medical detective to identify the often-unintentional ways we harm our bodies, then shows us how to use that information to live better and smarter. She provides startling tips on how to make wise choices so that we don’t have to see her, or someone like her, for a good, long time.
• In “Highway to the Morgue,” we learn the one commonsense safety tip that can prevent deadly accidents—and the reason you should never drive with the windows half open
• “Code Blue” teaches us how to increase our chances of leaving the hospital alive—and how to insist that everyone caring for you practice the easiest hygiene method around
• “Everyday Dangers” informs us why neat freaks live longer—and the best ways to stay safe in a car during a lightning storm
Using anecdotes from her cases and a liberal dose of humor, Dr. G gives us her prescription for living a healthier, better, longer life—and unlike many doctors’ orders, this one is surprisingly easy to follow.
From the Hardcover edition.
Gardening Tips and Methods for Growing Fruit Trees
For Pleasure And Profit.
Table of Contents
Which Fruit to Grow?
Fruit Production Charts.
Cold Hardiness zones
Planting Your Strawberries
Protecting Your Strawberries.
Growing Strawberries in Barrels.
Buying the Right Trees and Bushes
Nitrogen Fixing Crops
Planning your garden
Supporting Your Fruit Trees
Planting Fruit Trees Against Walls
What Are Espaliers?
Keeping Your Bushes and Trees Healthy
Fertilizers and pesticides – Cow Manure – the Best Organic Fertilizer/Compost Base
John Innes Compost
Basic Healthy Compost Mixtures
How to Make Leaf Compost
Preparing Neem seeds
Fungicides for Soil
Onion – Garlic Antifungal Solution.
Using Cow Manure Ash as a Pesticide
Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms in Plants
Fruit Plant Propagation
Harvesting your fruit
When Mother Nature blessed the new born earth with life forms milleniums ago, the diversity of one celled creatures took up different lines of evolution due to climatic changes and mutations. That is when plant life evolved along with animal life. And that is how the surface of the earth was covered with lush fruitful vegetation, which flourished and evolved in different climates.
As time went by, climatic changes also changed the nature and the appearance of these plants. From multicelled algae and fungi, they became huge multicelled giant trees, like the Sequoia, which are remnants of those glorious days of giant Green trees gone by.
And soon man found out that trees were very useful to give him shelter, to give him food, and to provide him with essential fruit, leaves, and seeds to supplement his diet. That was because he was imitating the animals around him.
They nibbled at leaves, he did the same thing. Sometimes he ended up with a tummy ache. Sometimes the animals ended up sick while he was left hale and hearty. But down the ages, and through lots of trial and error, he found out that every single plant out there could be put into use, even those plants we consider weeds today.
The mythological and historical hanging Gardens of Babylon, which were supposed to have been built by Nebuchadnezzar, but in actuality were built by Sennacherib in Nineveh, Assyria, about 300 km away from Babylon.
These were lush with green trees from all over the world. And historians who are not really bothered about historic authenticity and the names of kings, did not bother much about the locality or the creator of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
First-hand accounts of that time were not available, and when Babylon conquered Assyria, they called it the new Babylon. And so centuries later historians wrote about the wonders of marvelous trees and green vegetation, growing in Babylon.
So that is the reason why since ancient times, trees, especially fruit trees have been an important part of cultured and civilized landscaping. They were and are planted in gardens for the pleasure of the general public or for your own private enjoyment.
You can grow one kind of fruit or another in almost any garden. Even the smallest garden can produce apples and strawberries. If you have plenty of land you are lucky because you have the space to allow your trees to spread their wings and flourish.
Table of Contents
How to Grow Asafetida
Harvesting the Sap
Type of Soil?
Watering Your Plant
Sowing the Seedlings
Asafetida to Heal
Heeng Spicy Mix
Strengthening a Heart
Healthy Heart Mix
Suffering from Diarrhea/Dysentery
So How Do You Make Buttermilk?
Making Clarified Butter the Traditional Way
Tempering Your Food with Asafetida.
Chicken in the Wok.
This book introduces you to one of the most notorious of all spices – the Asafetida. Many people do not use it, as a flavoring ingredient in their foods, because they say it smells. Nevertheless, this spice has been an integral part of the cuisine found near the regions, of the NWFP , which is now called Afghanistan.
My father was born in this area, and he talks about remembering Pakhtoons crossing the border with their backpacks full of dried fruit, Asafetida, and spices, which they used to grow on the mountains of Afghanistan. This Asafetida was collected as sap from the taproot of an indigenous plant, which grew extensively all over that region.
He remembers, running after the gruff Afghani salesmen saying “Khan-a, Kharo Moshai” which was a greeting to the Khan. In return, a gruff baritone would always answer Khara Moshay in return. These vendors sold their products, from door to door, and one knew that they were going to be getting original spices, dry fruits, as well as natural Asafetida without any sort of adulteration. That is why this spice is so expensive.
The call of these door to door salesman always used to be “Heeng-o-jeera” which meant Asafetida and cumin seeds. That is why, Asafetida cannot do without cumin seeds and vice versa, when you are cooking a traditionally Eastern dish.
It is on par with saffron, which is often adulterated with other dried flower stamens. Pure Asafetida powder is going to have its particular smell and that is why it is not used more than one pinch to give any dish, a taste of onions or leeks.
Since ancient times, Asafetida has been used as a medicine to cure lots of ailments. In the West, it was considered to be the devils dung, because of its fetid odor and lumpy yellowish dung like look. That is why it was used in black magic rituals. No wonder it got a notorious reputation in medieval times.
Any woman buying this spice would immediately be labeled as a Devil’s disciple, and would either be burned at the stake or ducked in the nearest pond. However, this sort of ritualism was definitely not a part of Eastern cuisine, or Eastern ancient medical alternative medicine tradition.
This is also known as giant fennel, and as fennel is traditionally called ajowain, Asafetida was called jowani badian- the badian meaning excellent in the vernacular. So excellent fennel!
Tempering in the Indian subcontinent cannot do without Asafetida. Every proud housewife has this ingredient in her kitchen, and all she has to do is put clarified butter in the wok, a hefty pinch of Asafetida, and some onion seeds and mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, she empties out her lentils dish or meat dish on top of this red-hot tempering oil. It will be served sizzling hot to people who enjoy their food.
In many parts of India, many people do not eat onions and garlic, because traditionally, they consider these herbs of not being a part of their ancient and traditional religious beliefs. That is why a pinch of Asafetida was enough to give the food an “onion taste.”
South Indian food, traditionally the sambhar you eat with traditional vegetarian foods like idli and dosai are tempered with a small bit of Asafetida, so that this food is acceptable to even all those people who are extremely particular about garlic, and onions in their diets! This tempering is called Popu in South India and Tadka in North India.
Renowned combatives instructor and self defense writer, Neal Martin presents his no nonsense, practical and highly effective approach to self defense in his bestselling book series.
Everything you need to know about self defense and combatives in one place!
Self Defense Tips Everyone Should Know
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In this book you will learn:
How to properly take responsibility for your personal safety
How to formulate a self defense game plan that works
How to sharpen your awareness skills and stay "switched on"
How to conquer fear and adrenaline
How to really hit hard and hit first when necessary
The self defense techniques that instill panic in your attacker and force them to capitulate
And much more!
By the time you finish reading this book you will have a complete self defense game plan in place and you will know more about how to protect yourself than most people out there—even the ones who train in self defense already!
A book for all instructors and students of self defense who strive for excellence in their teaching and training.
"...like Hemingway on fighting." B. Williams
A completely practical guide on self defense training methods that will give you:
A complete blueprint for teaching and training combatives
A detailed and fully explained combatives syllabus for you to work from
Essential training practices and guidelines
The best self defense techniques to teach and train
Numerous example training drills
Guidelines for developing your students (and yourself)
And much more!
This book details all the essential elements of teaching combatives the right way so that you can get the results your students are looking for.
Self Defense Solutions
Do you want better results from your self defense training? If you do then you need to change your approach to your training. How you approach your combatives training will determine whether or not you end up GETTING GOOD RESULTS, or whether you end up wasting your time.
This book will help you define a way to approach and conduct certain aspects of your training so that you can ACHIEVE THE RESULTS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.
If you are serious about learning how to properly defend yourself against violence, and if you are serious about your training, then you will get a lot out of this book. If you are not serious however, don't bother reading this book, as you will gain little from it.
The only way you will get better results from your training is to train...a lot. And to train in the right way, as THIS BOOK WILL SHOW YOU HOW.
Inside this book you will learn:
How to make yourself a hard target for criminals
The right way to train on pads and how to design pad drills for better results
How to improve your striking skills and hit like a pro
The power of intent and how to use it to double the power and effectiveness of your techniques
The three major flaws in combatives training and how to fix them
How to develop your fighting instincts
The role of reality dyslexia in training and how to avoid it
The truth about self defense psychology and mental training
And a lot more!
If you want REAL RESULTS from your self defense training, this book will help you achieve those results.
BUY NOW and learn what real self defense is all about!
Table of Contents
How to Lay Out a Herbal Garden
Thinking of Layout Plans
Best Flower Choices
Making a City Herbal Garden
Making Leaf Mold
Making Natural Organic Compost
Feeding the Soil
My Way of Planting
Making Soil Beds
Wooden Boxes as Plant Containers
Herb Growing Project for Children
Suitable Herbs for Your Garden
Perennials for herb borders and for beds
Culinary and Beauty Uses of Herbs
Herbal Force Meat Stuffing
Apple and Mint Jam
The moment you hear the word “Herb” you visualize a soft stemmed plant, which is normally used in cookery, as well as in alternative medicine. These herbs used for millenniums have been an important part of our social traditional and religious fabrics all over the world. No one, without an interest in nature is not going to know more about Rosemary, sage, lavender, thyme, hyssop, basil, and other herbs put into use down the centuries.
The awareness of the medical as well as the edible qualities of herbs, was naturally gained in prehistoric days by happy and sad experience. When food was nasty tasting or scarce, the pungent herbs made it more delicious and acceptable to eat. Leafy herbs provided vegetables and salads. Soon people began to find out that some herbs would also heal wounds and ease suffering. So that means that even the herbs that we supposedly used for culinary purposes could be used for healing purposes.
In 460 B.C. Greeks were writing about the curative powers of plants. In the East, these herbs were used in alternative medicine, through medical books and compendiums written more than 5000 years ago. In Europe, all medical treatment based on herbs was done, thanks to a book written by Dioscorides in A.D. 60.
In ancient Europe, The Greeks, Egyptians and the Romans could not do without their herbs. Culinary delights, especially the blending of sauces, which were made of flowers, herbs, spices and wines were possibly started in a Greek country named Sybaris , from where we get the term “sybarite” , or a person who enjoys pleasure. They were the people who made sleeping on rose petals, a fashion.
All the herbs and the flowers which were used to keep the Sybarites happy were grown in the gardens in the plains of Possidonia and you can still see them today.
The regular use of a large variety of flowers and herbs for medical and culinary purposes has just come down the ages to us since ancient times. However, in the early – mid-19th century with the rise of industrialization, the popularity of herbs began to grow lesser, because people started to clear up large tracts of lands on which herbs grew, to give way to cities and human settlements. In fact, one great forest in the USA, Limberlost made popular in the writings of a writer and naturalist, Gene Stratton Porter was totally destroyed due to the felling of timber.
If Teddy Roosevelt was not such an ardent and dedicated naturalist, many of the great green forest areas of the USA, which are now natural forest reserves, with herbs still present in them, would have been destroyed through man’s encroachment and greed.
So apart from these herbs still available in the wilderness, this book is going to tell you how to make an Herb gardening your own house. Thanks to the revival of interest and appreciation of herbs in the 21st century to heal and to cure and to beautify you, people with gardens are realizing the beauty of herbal plants. They are also learning the added pleasure of growing them in their garden, so that they can use these herbs freshly picked.
People living in flats are raising these herbs on windowsills by planting them in window boxes. In town gardens, you can grow them in wooden tubs, boxes, and even in large pots on balconies and in your backyards.
The sound of breaking glass downstairs in the middle of the night.
The words, "Move and you die."
The hands on your child, or the knife to your throat.
In this essential book, self-protection expert and former military intelligence officer Tim Larkin changes the way we think about violence in order to save our lives. By deconstructing our assumptions about violence-its morality, its function in modern society, how it actually works-Larkin unlocks the shackles of our own taboos and arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for, and survive the unthinkable event of life-or-death violence. Through a series of harrowing true-life stories, Larkin demonstrates that violence is a tool equally effective in the hands of the "bad guy" or the "good guy"; that the person who acts first, fastest and with the full force of their body is the one who survives; and that each and every one of us is capable of being that person when our lives are at stake.
An indispensable resource, When Violence is the Answer will remain with you long after you've finished reading, as the bedrock of your self-protection skills and knowledge.
Easy Tips and Techniques for Growing Houseplants in Your Home
Table of Contents
How to Choose Houseplants
Different Types of Containers
Watering your plants
Rule of hand Watering Tips
Going for a long holiday – What about my indoor plants?
Feeding Your Plants
Re-potting a plant
What Is the Best Potting Mixture
Training and Pruning Your Plants
Cleaning Your Plants
Common pests and their treatment
Index of common names and botanical names of popular houseplants.
Millenniums ago, a man deciding to build a garden was fortunate because he had all that land right outside his door. All he had to do is clear out a piece of land, and mark it with a boundary wall. After that, he could go hunting for attractive looking plants in the wild, and bring them back home. With a little bit of care and cherishing, he would soon have a tame garden of his own.
But today, a large number of us are not so fortunate. Space is at a premium. Concrete jungles have taken the place of what was once nature’s backyard. And that is why man is looking for easy options to bring beautiful greenery inside his limited space.
And so this book is for all those, who want to know more about indoor plants, how to grow them, how to take care of them, which are the best plant varieties which flourish indoors and tips and techniques with which you can enjoy not only a relaxing hobby, but also greenery around you.
Until just after the Second World War, indoor household plants were limited to ferns, palms, and potted plants, which flowered in season. Surely plants like aspidistras were also popular for interior decoration but soon more and more wide-ranging varieties and species of foliage parted plants began to be known to keen gardeners.
This change is due chiefly to the architects who designed postwar buildings on severe lines. Gone were the rambling houses with huge gardens. Strictly utilitarian designs were utilized by architects to design these houses and flats.
Frankly speaking most of them were chicken coops. The introduction of houseplants in a large variety of colors and fonts provided a flash of color to those austere and severe designs. You could relieve the simplicity and the austerity of the home by growing houseplants indoors.
Thanks to the improved heating and lighting systems, many varieties which were once grown in hot houses, greenhouses and conservatories would now flourish indoors as houseplants. There are many plants which are easier to grow, and last for several years.
Survive the Unthinkable reveals the effective, proven principles behind Target Focus Training, the system Larkin has used to train Navy SEALs, celebrities, and soccer moms. It's a counter-intuitive mind / body approach women can use to protect themselves and their loved ones. Readers learn how to identify the difference between social aggression (which can be avoided) and asocial violence (which is unavoidable), recognize personal behaviors that may jeopardize safety, and target highly specific areas on an attacker's body for a strategic counterattack.
Larkin discusses how predators think and teaches women how to spot them, outsmart them, and stop them in their tracks. With principles proven to work regardless of size, strength, or athleticism, Larkin's approach revolutionizes women's perspective on violence and self-protection. Armed with the tools to neutralize any threat, readers will blast through the victim mindset and live freer, safer, more peaceful lives.
Table of Contents
How to Grow Coriander
Where to Get Seedlings?
Cilantro or Culantro?
Fresh Coriander or Dried Coriander
How to Use Coriander Seeds
Coriander Seeds for Preservatives
Sunstroke And Other Heat Related Problems
Some Ancient Knowledge about Viral Diseases like Chickenpox And Measles
Suffering from Headaches?
Coriander Mint Chutney
Hair Loss and Baldness
Coriander as A Natural Diuretic.
All Healthy Coriander Juice
Coriander Sherbet – Natural Cough Syrup
Easy to Cook Coriander Recipe
If you happen to enjoy your food, it is possible that you may find yourself missing some particular ingredient, because you are so used to seeing it being sprinkled on your food, before it was served up to you. These food items include salt, pepper, possibly some honey for sweet dishes, sauces, syrups, nuts, and of course garnishing like tomatoes, onions, and chopped coriander.
I am happy to introduce you to one of these wonder spices, which also happens to be a herb. It is known as coriander.
The leaves of the coriander are used along with the seeds, which have a distinct flavor and taste. This plant is an herb and that is why it is not going to grow very large. Green coriander leaves are normally ground-up in the summer, along with mint leaves, and made into chutney. That is because there is an impression, coming down through ancient times, that coriander is excellent for cooling down your systems. That is why coriander use is not encouraged in the winter!
Just imagine that you have had a hard day’s work on a summer day. You want to cool down really fast. You immediately take a glassful of cold water or fresh juice, and now you are ready for a meal. That meal is accompanied with the fresh mint and coriander chutney.
Now this is the thing which is healthy, it is going to keep your system warm and well-toned, and the best thing of all is that it is so delicious. It is a perfect complement to the food that you are eating. In the East, it is normally given to people suffering from fever, so that its diuretic qualities can get rid of any toxic wastes in the body and thus lower the fever.
Since ancient times, coriander has been used all over the world as herbal remedies. When people could not get to the wise man, or to some ancient, who was knowledgeable about herbal cures, they used to resort to herbs like coriander and ginger and other such naturally healing medicines, to take care of small and large problems and ailments in the family.
So the moment, some child or some elder used to complain of some family problems, brought about by either eating too much or too rich a diet, the wise woman of the house would immediately feed him buttermilk in which she had added a little bit of green coriander leaves. And soon, that person would find him cured and as merry as a tadpole and chirpy as a lark.
Since ancient times, powdered coriander seeds, and their ground leaves have been used as an excellent remedy, mixed with chopped coconut, green chilies and ginger to get it of any stomach ailments.
This remedy is still in use, in places where you can get coconut easily. Also, do not use too many green chilies, because they are just to heal. You can seed them so that you do not have anything really hot and, which you think is going to aggravate your tummy problem even more.
From cyanide to strychnine, from Botox to ricin and Sarin gas—have you ever wondered about their sources? Where do they come from? How do you detect something that can kill you in a matter of seconds? Macinnis methodically analyzes the science of these killing agents and their uses in medicine, cosmetics, war, and terrorism. With wit and precision, he weighs these questions and many more: Was Lincoln’s volatility caused by mercury poisoning? Was Jack the Ripper an arsenic eater? Can wallpaper kill? For anyone who has ever wondered and been afraid to ask, here is a rich miscellany for your secret questions about toxins.
Straw and Sedge Peat Mulch
Selecting the Right Plants
Feeding Your Plants
Protecting Your Strawberries
Strawberry Pests and Diseases
Fungi and Viruses –
Soil pests –
Popular Strawberry Varieties
Climbing Strawberries –
Innovative Ways of Growing Strawberries
Polythene Covered Frames
Traditional Gardening Soil Mix
The Best Organic Fertilizer/Compost Base
Nobody knows when the attractive Woodland plant known to the world as strawberries decided to leave the edges of the wood lands and invade the gardens of human beings. But one is grateful that this is one plant which was allowed to grow and flourish in the gardens, instead of being considered to be just another weed, which had this habit of taking over large coppices, which were rich in natural humus.
This very popular fruit, cultivated globally is now known as the garden or just a strawberry. It belongs to the Fragaria genus of plants, which is made up of other fruits which are not berries, but are a number of aggregate fruits.
Thanks to its very attractive red and bright color, strawberry aroma, sweetness and juicy flavor, is it a surprise that there is no fruit like the strawberry for adding style and distinction to your garden patch.
Just imagine ice creams, fruit juice, milkshakes, chocolates and pies, which have not been flavored with the delicate flavor of a strawberry. In fact artificially produced strawberry flavors are used extensively in lip glosses, lip balms and other beauty products.
Strawberries, especially the Woodland strawberries are supposed to have originated in Europe, because references to these sweet delicious berries have been found in ancient Roman classical cuisine. They were also used by the Romans to cure a number of ailments related to the skin. Crushed strawberries were placed under ashes and skin problems in order to clear and cure the skin ailment and to make it smooth and glowing again. The plant was also used to treat depression.
Strawberry growers of the early Victorian days used to take a great delight in digging up large coppices in the wood lands. These lands were rich in natural fertilizer, especially organic fertilizer, humus, and a well fertilized soil too. These lands were then allowed to be overrun with strawberries.
When people got to know in the medieval ages that all you had to do was go into the woods, cut some strawberry runners and plant them in your plot of land, and they would grow and bear fruit, this fruit began to be more and more popular both with gardeners and with farmers.
Let Nature Decide for You
Manure and Crops
Why Go in for Crop Rotation
4 Course Rotation
3 Course Rotation
General Potato Cultivation
Best Organic Manure
Using Seed Drills
Cultivation of Carrots
Tips for Sowing Seeds
Growing through Cuttings
Types of Fertilizers
Voltaire once said “Happy is the man who has his own garden and true contentment is when he grows things in it.”
Having your own garden may not be possible for many of us today busy in the rat race of the 21st century. Nevertheless, there are still many people fortunate enough to have open land outside their houses where they can make their own flower gardens or kitchen gardens.
This book is going to tell you how to make an organic kitchen garden for pleasure and also for profit. Just like any other garden, a little bit of planning has to go into making your vegetable garden. It should have sufficient paths in it so that you can wheel about manures etc. in barrows, if necessary. You may also want to remove all the green vegetal rubbish accumulating while gardening.
There is absolutely no need for your garden to be all paths if it is pocket-sized and you are strapped for space. In small gardens one path at one side is more than enough.
Whatever the size of your organic vegetable garden may be, this book is going back to traditional methods of growing vegetables in a healthy manner. We are not talking about chemical fertilizers and poisonous pesticides. Instead, we are going to talk about natural manure, compost, and other traditional methods used by our forefathers to get a good healthy crop for family and neighbors.
Many people out there would not want to grow all kinds of vegetables because hey, how many of us like eating greens? But then the moment we see them growing in our gardens and we pluck our first harvest, we begin to think in terms of healthy eating, especially when the meals have been made of organic vegetables grown in our own backyard.
Your main priority is to see that the ground is fully occupied for most of the year and that no part of your garden is wasted. Think Japanese gardens. They know how to utilize every single inch of space and get the most out of it. All right, you may see their gardens on a small scale, but no inch of soil in a farm is left uncultivated if they can help it. This may look crowded, but it is not. So let us consider ourselves gardening newbies and begin our journey towards achieving the goal of the perfect long-term organic vegetable kitchen garden right now.
Remember that your kitchen garden is not going to be restricted to just vegetables. You can also grow herbs in it. Who is stopping you from growing flowers in it? Your aim is to plan your kitchen garden in such a way that you gain lots of pleasure from it, and then you may decide to carry on to the profit stage.
Table of Contents
Sage – Leaves
Mint – Herb – Mentha spicata.
Ginger – Roots
Ginger for Skin Infections
Coriander [Cilantro] - Coriandrum Sativum – leaves, seeds
Chives – Allium choenoprasum – leaves
Plant Cuttings with Heels
Bergamot - Momarda Didyma – leaves, bark and flowers
Bergamot Tea Infusion.
Dill – Poucedomum Graveolus – Seeds and Leaves
Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare – F.officinale – Leaves, Stem And Seed
Chamomile Anthemis nobilis – flowers
How to Make a Chamomile Lawn
Parsley Petroselinum Crispum – Leaves.
Maître D’hôtel Butter
Rosemary – rosemarinus officinalis – whole sprig
Rosemary Scalp Tonic
Thyme – Thymus vulgaris - Leaves
Growing Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera for Beauty
Face Wash Mixture
PH Balanced Skin Toner –
Basil - Oscimum basilicum – leaves
Carraway (Caraway) - Carum carvi - seeds, leaves, root.
Chervil - Anthriscus cerefolium – leaves and roots
Hyssop – Hyssopus officinalis – young shoots
Garlic – Allium sativum – bulb
Comfrey - Symphytum caucisicum – leaves
Violet – Viola odorata – Leaves And Flowers
Violet Cure for Insomnia
Marjoram - origamum omits - leaves
Tarragon - artemisia dracunculus – leaves.
Angelica - Angelica archangelica – stem
Just imagine a world without herbs. You would be flavoring your food with spices or even with natural minerals, because you did not know all about the value of the plant world to make a difference between a bland dish, and a delicious one.
Also, just imagine trying to get rid of a cold more than 5000 years ago, by rubbing your face with cold water. Until somebody decided that he was feeling really cold and he needed something hot to drink. So he just put some water on to boil, but because he did not like the taste of bland water, he just added some nice green leaves. Hey, this chance combination turned out to be really tasty. It also happened to cure his cold and made him feel really warm.
Believe it or not, most of the herbal lore, which has passed down to us down the ages has been found due to experimentation or by Lucky chances. Also, anything which my goats, sheep, horses and cattle liked may not have suited my innards and vice versa. That is why you do not give your cats and dogs , well spiced food, especially your pizza remains, unless you want them really sick.
At that time people did not know much about writing, because we are talking about prehistoric times. However, down the generations, they passed on this knowledge to the people of their tribe. And when they met up with other people of other tribes, they shared this knowledge.
This continued some sensible person decided that this knowledge had to be stored up for the use of future generations. And so this compile addition of herbal lore and information was born and the teachers, the wise men helped mankind for ages to come.
This included the knowledge of the essential oils in the plants.
Basil and mint essential oils are excellent for cooking and in beauty products.
Many of the herbs and remedies known to our ancestors have been lost with the passage of time. However, a lot of these remedies are still being rediscovered by chance, or through documents, found in excavations. Many of the plants which were so common during the time of the Pharaohs are now extinct.
Nevertheless, their knowledge can be considered to be the basis of modern medical knowledge. They knew all about how to use onions to cure colds, as well as heart diseases. Thanks to the Eber papyri , modern researchers are researching on the benefit of onions to cure heart ailments.
There Is Something about Turmeric
How to Grow Turmeric
Best Soil for Turmeric.
How to Harvest Turmeric
Turmeric Essential Oil
Storing Your Turmeric
How to Grind Turmeric
Using Turmeric for Dyeing
Turmeric as an Insecticide
Turmeric for Beauty
Natural Skin Remedy
Getting Rid of Skin Blemishes
Getting Rid of Sunburn
Turmeric Body Mask
Oatmeal Turmeric Scrub
Turmeric in a Toothpaste?
Sprouted Lentil Veggie Burger
Orange Turmeric Cake
Marinated Grilled Prawns
Turmeric to Heal You.
Suffering from anemia?
Turmeric for Curing Wounds
Turmeric and Onions team up against Colon Cancer
There is an ancient and amusing saying, very prevalent in the East," Mr. Rat found a rhizome of turmeric; he immediately opened up a grocers/herbalist shop!" This may be used to talk about a dreaming, ambitious person, who is trying to extend his wings beyond his capacities, but on the other hand, it talks all about the power of turmeric.
As a grocer, Mr. Rat could not only sell turmeric as a condiment and as a spice, for cooking purposes, but he also had easy access to the cure-all for all ailments – turmeric!
Scientific research in the West, has found out that turmeric, has antibiotic and germicidal qualities, but that was already known in the ancient alternative medicine of the Orient and of the East. It had to be a necessary part of the medical arsenal of every wise woman out there, in ancient times, because if she did not have easy access to the medicine man or to a physician, she just had to resort to plain old turmeric.
So her family's cough and cold prevalent chest infections, cuts, wounds, and even skin problems in her teenage kids, with those pimples and skin blemishes could be cured by turmeric.
The idea that turmeric is used just as a spice, giving flavor and a golden color to cuisine, is slowly and steadily disappearing from the Western mind. Instead, they are getting to know more about its curative properties, thanks to research telling them about Curcumin – a natural product present in turmeric, which keeps you safe, healthy, and also prevents cancer.
Chinese, Greek, Egyptian, Indian, and Oriental medicine knew all about the value of this rhizome since ancient times. This plant belongs to the same family as the equally important curative Herb – ginger.
The herb that you are going to get in the market, is going to be a golden yellow powder, made up of grinding dry rhizomes in a heavy-duty grinder.
I remember one of the persuasive salesman, trying to persuade my father to buy some of his hundred percent pure, freshly ground in his own mill turmeric powder, packaged in his own shop. My father looked at him and told him, "last time I bought some of this hundred percent pure, freshly packaged powder from the market, I put a teaspoon full of it in the water, and I have got enough of saffron dye mixed in it to dye a turban!" That shut the sales man up, because that is when guilty conscience works.
Yes it is true; the powder that you are going to get in the market today is possibly definitely not pure, that is why it is necessary for you to use a grinder to grind the rhizomes.
This book is going to tell you all about the magic of turmeric, and you are going to be surprised to know that you knew so less about this amazing herb/spice. Not only is it being used extensively to cure and prevent life-threatening diseases, but it can help save you a lot of headaches and possible financial expenditure, related to your health in the future.
From golf to tennis, swimming to running, cross training to strength training, everyday athletes everywhere can benefit from mobility training. Essential for promoting better performance and reducing risk of injury, mobility refers to how well your body moves through a given movement pattern. The Mobility Workout Handbook is your complete guide to incorporating this critical aspect of fitness into your workout routines. Exercise, paired with proper mobility training, is what enables professional athletes to work to their fullest potential without fear of injury or burnout…and now you can too!
Fitness experts Will Smith, David Kirschen, and Mike Volkmar have brought their decades of experience together to provide an effective and easy-to-follow series of sports-specific mobility routines. Designed to help increase range of motion and allow for better performance at all levels of the fitness spectrum, these cutting-edge training routines bring the leading concepts in injury prevention and mobility development to the everyday athlete.
The Mobility Workout Handbook includes:
• 100 mobility routines, with endless possible variations
• Expert-designed workouts of the day (WODs), tailored to a variety of sports and fitness activities
• Detailed, easy-to-understand exercise descriptions to help you master each movement
• Tips on how to supplement your existing workout regimen and completely customize your fitness experience to your needs
• Everyday Tracker journal pages to help you keep track of your progress
Revamp your body and revitalize your routines with all-in-one mobility workouts!
Table of Contents
Choosing Your Cacti
Growing Your Cacti
Preparing Soil for Cactus
Suitable Soil for Cactus
Preparing Leaf Mold
Potting Your Cactus Plant
Watering Your Cactus
Light spray During Summer
Hibernation for Cactus
Protecting Your Cactus in the Winter
Planting Your Cactus Offsets
How to grow Cacti from Cuttings
Cactus as Food
Diseases and pests
For all those people who have confronted a prickly pear, at least once in their lives, cacti are boring spiny plants. Also, cactus plants have long been the subject of a superstition that any house, which has cactus growing in it is going to be filled up with strife and trouble and arguments. That is because of the spines of the cactus which are known as spikes promote ill feeling.
There is something so odd about a cactus plant that it is often difficult until you grow them yourself to believe that these really belong to the plant kingdom. Historically, how many pioneer explorers of the desert areas in America saw them in the twilight and thought stories of monsters with their arms outstretched, and no heads, who turned into plants in the desert in the morning. No wonder, these giants which can grow up to 63 feet have always been the subject for legends.
Even today, most of us are told tales about the cactus, which many of us half believe. Some of us have heard that cacti are poisonous. Other people are going to tell us that cacti flower only once in 100 years, and only when the area is subjected to rain. The first tale is totally and true. The second tale is also untrue because certain species of cacti will flower, almost every year, if given proper cultivation and care.
Cactuses, also known as cacti belong to the family Opuntiaceae. Many of these plant varieties have lost true leaves, but they still have fluted and ribbed stems. The stems store water, and many of the desert varieties have very short growing time periods. Their periods of dormancy may be long, because many times, they have to go without water and rainfall for years, especially when they are growing in the Atacama Desert.
Cactus originally are natives of the Americas, except for some species, which grow in Africa.
New to this edition:
Differentiates security and fire life safety issues specific to:
Residential and apartment buildings
Updated fire and life safety standards and guidelines Includes a CD-ROM with electronic versions of sample survey checklists, a sample building emergency management plan, and other security and fire life safety resources.
Table of Contents
Why Make Chutneys and Pickles?
Tips for choosing best fruit and Vegetables
Tips for Pickles and Chutney Making
Traditional Farmer’s Garlic Chutney
Technique of Marination
Making Spiced Vinegar
Traditional Garden Pickle
Traditional Red Cabbage Pickles
Soft vegetables – Sour Cucumber Pickles
Sweet and Spicy Pickled Onions
Traditional Pickled Wild Boar
Traditional Tomato Sauce
Garam Masala-Curry powder
Millenniums ago, when human beings were still food gatherers instead of food growers, they decided to find out some ways and means in which they could preserve food for a longer time.
Winter was the time when they could not go out and hunt. So was the rainy season, especially they were living in rain forests and tropical areas. So if they found out some way in which they could preserve food, on which they and their tribe members could survive, this would make all the difference between life and death.
And so through a lot of experimentation, the ideas of pickles, chutneys, jams, jellies, preserves, conserves, spiced fruit and other ways of preserving food, as well as fruit and vegetables came into existence.
Today, millenniums later, there is absolutely no fruit and vegetable, which has not been turned into a pickle, chutney, jam, jelly or conserve, by some cook. Even meat in the form of venison and boar has been pickled in the east, down the ages, as well as eggs. Too many eggs, and you are worried about preserving them? Do as the ancient Chinese did. Preserve them in egg pickles.
So this book is going to tell you how to make the best use of all those extra vegetables and fruit in your garden, and turn them into a valuable food source, which can be eaten later.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1.7 million people developed healthcare acquired infections in 2010. Since most people spend only a small part of their lives in healthcare facilities, this guidebook also tells readers how to avoid picking up serious infections in day care centers, schools, business offices, and other common locations.
Unlike other books, which focus on how to change the hospital systems, The Patient Survival Guide focuses on empowering you with the knowledge and techniques to ensure a safer healthcare experience.
The Patient Survival Guide: Inspires you to be a your own advocate Describes in vivid detail how your preparation and informed vigilance can significantly reduce the chances of harm and death to your loved one in a hospital Provides specific, practical, and outside-the-box strategies for anticipating and preventing errors, with chapters devoted to each of the most common mistakes and mishaps Provides checklists for patients to use upon admission to healthcare facilities
A Beginner’s Guide to Rock Gardens
Wrong Way Of Placing Rocks
The Right Way to Place Rock Stones
Good Rock Work-
Stones on Slopes
Choosing the Best Soil
Building Your Rock Garden
Planting Your Rock Plants
List of Rock Plants, depending on the Particular Conditions and Places
Rock Plants For Walls
Crazy paving plants –
Rock gardens have been part of landscaping and gardening lore for millenniums. In the East Japanese rock gardens or Zen gardens have been places where people could meditate in serene and harmonious surroundings.
Why are more people designing their own gardens incorporating at least one rock garden in the design? Even if the rock garden is quite small, it is going to add a touch of distinction to the landscaping of your garden.
In Japan, rock gardens were normally built as dry landscape gardens, where a number of landscapes were made up of natural compositions made from natural products incorporated into a landscape. These natural items included bushes, trees, Moss, water, rocks and sand. One believes that the concept of rock gardening originated in China, especially when the ancient religion of Shintoism spoke about places of harmony where one could commune with nature and the spirit in serenity. These were normally made in monasteries, where they could be seen from one focal point, like say the porch of the head priest of the monastery.
These dry Landscape gardens which you call a Zen garden in Japan were built to be seen from one viewpoint, with the walling closed around it in ancient times. Nowadays they stretch on for miles incorporating all the natural features available and present in the area to make up harmonious surroundings.
Japanese Zen gardens go back to 784 BC. Chinese gardens have been around for even longer. The incorporation of gravel and white sand in a Zen or rock garden was an important feature. These were the symbol of distance, emptiness, purity, white space and water. All these symbols were supposed to aid in meditation. White sand and gravel used harmoniously together were also used around temples, shrines and palaces.
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The Global Scope of Grapes
Grapes for Health
Grapes to “cure” Possible Incurable Diseases
Types of Grapes
Difference between Wine Grapes and Table Grapes
How Do You Grow Grapes?
Best Climate for Grapes
Best Soil for Grapes
Grapes from Seeds or from Young Vines?
Plenty of Water
Making a Trellis for Your Vine
Protecting Your Grapes from Birds
Harvesting Your Grape Yield
Difference between Sultanas, Raisins and Grapes.
How to Get Grape Juice?
Traditional Carrot Pudding
Using Grapes for Natural Cures
Stress and Strain
Flatulence and Digestion Related Problems
The moment you hear the word “grapes”, you visualize a bunch of yellow or black – purple delicious, juicy fruit, which you enjoy plucking off their stalks and popping in your appreciated mouth. Believe it or not, grapes are just about the only fruit, which can be eaten in large quantities, without any sort of harmful side effects.
The magic about grapes is that not only is this considered to be an extremely good way which you can cure yourself, but it is also such a good and delicious, easy to eat fruit, that even fussy and finicky eaters who touch fruits and vegetables very rarely cannot resist a fistful of grapes.
The history of grapes goes back as long as mankind existed. In prehistoric times, grapes were gathered in the jungles, before man decided to cultivate them in his vineyards or gardens.
The Bible says that Noah grew grapes on his farm. But before that, the classical age of Greece had already assigned a God Dionysius, as the God of grapes and wine, and you can see him sporting around with the grape vine leaves around his head as he blesses his worshipers with the gift of the grapes – wine. The Romans called him Bacchus.
So when did wine get associated with grapes? An old legend talks about a Georgian princess who was suffering from toothache around 8000 years ago. No dentist would do anything for her, so being a delicate dainty darling, she said that she was going to kill herself because she could not bear the pain. So she went around looking for something to eat, which would put her out of her misery.
Now one of her could not care less slaves had left some grape juice neglected in an earthenware pot, and it had been fermenting over a long time in its corner. Naturally, it gave out the fermenting aroma of grape wine, which no one in that land had smelled before. So the Princess grabbed this pot, and drank everything and grew tipsy.
I am sure, she woke up with a hangover, but according to her, her toothache was gone and she had slept and dreamt pleasantly of no pain. Well, that was how people began to think about the juice of the grape in its fermented form.
In the same way, poetry, talking about the wine of Shiraz, going back more than 4000 years ago, speaks about the importance of wine in the old Oriental legends.
Wine can be made from almost any vegetable or fruit, yes, I have heard of people making wine from vegetables too, but that is rather an insult to the not so humble grape, because this berry is best suited to give you enough of juice, to make delicious sparkling wine, which can either be champagne, or can be ordinary table wine. Also, wine, if not made from farm grown grapes ripen in the sun in their vineyards, I consider to be sacrilege, and really not worth appreciating, or savoring.
Mark Twain in his hilarious book “Innocents abroad” talks about enjoying the adventure of he and his friends raiding an Italian vineyard at night, when they reach Italy. Now that should have been quite an intoxicating experience.
Acts of terror. Kidnapping. Cyberstalking. Campus assaults. Getting drugged at a party by a “friend.” One out of four women will be a victim of a crime or assault in her lifetime. Don’t let this be you.
In The New Superpower for Women, Steve Kardian, a thirty-year veteran of law enforcement, FBI defense tactics instructor, and an expert on the criminal mind, demonstrates how to become a “hard target” and not a “soft target” by simply trusting your gut. Additionally, he shows how the habits of safety can become an integral part of your daily routine.
This guide is your essential resource to understanding how to stay safe in today’s world, whether you’re experiencing unwelcome attention, feel threatened in a large crowd, or are facing online harassment. Kardian shares proven safety tips, shows how to be proactive in identifying potential trouble, and illustrates defense techniques specially created to enhance the physical strengths of a woman. Real-life stories and examples are included to demonstrate what criminals look for in a victim. You will learn how to avoid being targeted and what to do in a confrontation.
Be prepared. Know the habits of safety to protect yourself and your loved ones.
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How to Grow Sage
Taking Care of Sage
Pests Attacking Sage
Harvesting and Storing Your Sage Leaves
Sage as a Healer
Sage Tooth Care Remedy
Sage for Healing Cuts
Sage for Hair Treatment
Josna’s Rosemary and Sage Hair-Conditioner
Knowing More about Coconut Oil
How to make Infused Oils
The Slow Sun Method
How to Make Desi ghee (Clarified Butter) for Infusions
Quick kitchen Method:
Sage in Cuisine
Traditional Onion and Sage Sauce
Just imagine that you are living in ancient times in the Mediterranean area. Naturally, you do not have access to state-of-the-art medicine. So you are going to be using nostrums, lotions, potions, concoctions, decoctions and other remedies handed down from your ancestors and which are supposed to heal all your ailments.
That means the next time you feel weak, exhausted, or just need something to perk you up, the woman of the house is going to feed you with Sage tea. After that, she is going to feed you delicious dishes flavored with this culinary magical herb.
Is it a wonder that Sage is one of the most popular of herbs, grown in our herbal gardens, with its lore of healing powers and culinary delights coming to us down the ages?
Sage, like a number of very popular cooking herbs originated from the Mediterranean, although it found a home in colder climates, where the frost was not so harsh.e a number of very popular cooking herbs originated from the Mediterranean, although it found a home in colder climates, where the frost was not so harsh. This worldwide conquering of the Sage is due to the fact that traders from the West took it all over the East, and so did the gypsies. The gypsies who are very well-versed in herbal lore used (and still use) Sage extensively to keep them healthy.
Apart from using Sage leaves to make their traditional delicious stuffings and sauces, Gypsy children were taught from a very young age to chew on Sage leaves. Not only did this keep their breath fresh, but also kept their mouth, chest, and throat infection free.
Sage has a strong taste and is generally used to flavor the richer meats such as duck, pork and goose. Rosemary and sage – both of them go together mixed with thyme, marjoram and other herbs.
In ancient times, sages – no pun intended – always advocated that people who were addicted to overeating, eat more Sage because this aided in the digestion of fats, and did not allow it to accumulate on your tummy, legs, hips and thighs.
So I would not be surprised that Romans having their parties and bacchanalias would not enjoy such delicacies as larks and peacocks stuffed with Sage, and also – ahummmm, ah well, – dormice sprinkled with poppy seeds, honey, and sage. All these recipes are authentic recipes, taken from an ancient Roman book on Roman cuisine, during the times of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Since then, is it a surprise that for centuries Sage has been highly regarded as a delicious flavoring addition to your cuisine, as well as in medicine, as shown by a traditional saying, “why should a man die while Sage grows in his garden?” That is because it was considered to be a cure-all for a large number of ailments, from which mankind suffered periodically.
It was also said that any person growing Sage in his garden would never fail in business. Well, there is some justification here. Plenty of Sage in his food, and he would be working with a clear head, enhanced concentration,
The Latin name of sage is Salvia officinalis. The Sage that we use in cuisine is often dried or used fresh, like other members of the Labiateae family like mint. It is cultivated extensively in Yugoslavia, England, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, England and the USA and Canada.
The author approaches his task with a research question: Why is the average trucker continuously placed in conditions that, according to truckers, demand risky driving? As a result of direct experience with truckers and trucking, Rothe observes that truck drivers act as they do to gain autonomy over their work, freedom from control of others, and assurance of a reasonable livelihood. In order to maintain a sufficient income in the transportation market, even the most serious drivers perform tasks that often impinge on lethality and safety, not as blatant radicals or daredevils fighting the system, but as persons responding to the fear that they may lose their livelihood in trucking.
The thrust in trucker safety has followed a victimization philosophy in which emphasis on interventions has been aimed directly at truckers. Rothe contends that safety programs would work better if they emphasized what influences, motivates, or encourages truckers to take chances on the road. With this in mind, he analyzes driver risk, vehicle maintenance, owner-operator, company driver, policing, home life, drugs and alcohol, government regulations, and hours of service as they are seen by truckers, industry officials, and others. Expanding our vision to encompass essential factors in the socioeconomic reality of the truck-driving culture. Rothe elucidates the far-reaching consequences that safety issues have for truckers, other road users, policymakers, and traffic safety educators.
Important tips For Gardening
Where Do You Plant Shrubs
Choosing the Best Location for Your Garden
Different Advantages of Annuals and Perennials
Fern and wildflower gardens –
Which Bulbs to Select
Preparing Your Garden
Planting the Seeds
Thinning of Plants
Cold frames and hotbeds.
Cultivating the Soil
Enemies of Your Garden
Storing Vegetables for the Winter
Did you know that even in a small city lot, a large amount of pleasurable and profitable work in growing plants can be possible right where there is some soil available in which to plant things? It does not matter if you just have a pocket handkerchief sized backyard.
If you want to know more about gardening for pleasure and gardening for profit, this book is going to give you some easy to implement tips and techniques so that you can start up this relaxing and amusing hobby right now.
There is nothing quite so soul satisfying as getting your hands into rich and fertile earth and soil in order to grow something right now.
You may make up a flower garden to beautify the outside of your house. A vegetable and fruit garden is going to furnish you with a continuous source of food of the best kind at a low cost.
Both of these are going to give you plenty of opportunity for healthy outdoor exercise, while furnishing a source of pleasure to the one who cares for them and watches their development throughout the seasons.
If you have a large yard, the vegetable and fruit gardens are going to yield you financial return, as well as keep your home table, kitchen and cellar supplied with fresh vegetables and fruit produce.
Before beginning the actual work on planting, it is much more satisfactory to make a paper plan. This can be done in late winter before you intend any work done outdoors.
Ask the neighboring nurseries for catalogs. You may also want to ask your neighbors about giving you some seedlings from their own gardens. This plan is going to consist of a map of your grounds drawn to a proper scale. This will show the location of the buildings, boundaries, trees, shrubbery, and other plants which have already been planted there.
For example, this illustration can show you the plan of a herb garden. Along with an outer boundary limit, there is going to be an inner square, a center square, and the herbal bed areas.
You can make your plan according to your own wish, but it is always sensible to ask the advice of an experienced gardener to look at your land and tell you about the right places where you can plant borders, hedges, beds, walks, and so on.
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Knowing More about Your Skin
Natural Skincare Products in the Market
Traditional Oatmeal wash
Getting Rid of Wrinkles
Tips for a Healthy, Youthful Skin
Cabbage and Yeast
Ice water Treatment
Rice Powder Treatment
How to Use Honey and Water
Skin Snacks for Your Body
Best Night Time Skin Lotion/Moisturizer/Cleanser
Patchy and Rough Skin
Slow Sun Method
Quick Kitchen Method:
Giving Luster to Your Skin
Natural Hand Lotion
Protective Foot Powder
Have you noticed that everybody who is self-conscious and beauty conscious is very careful about applying makeup, which focuses on the face, but they do not bother much about skin and body care for the rest of the body?
That is the reason why you may have skin tones, a shade or two lighter than the rest of your body because you have been bleaching it or slathering sunscreen lotion on it.
Just go into the shower and do a careful survey of the rest of your body. You are going to be surprised to see parts of it which have been neglected for ages. In fact, let me admit it. I find rubbing and scrubbing the lower extremities below the knee, a big bore, because I have to bend over so much, to get to my knees, ankles and feet. Even sitting down and lifting them up in order to scrub them is a major headache. You may think this reason so absurd. According to me, I think it perfectly reasonable!
Believe it or not, most of us have some silly excuse or reason to justify why we neglect major portions of our body, so much. That is why we have rough elbows and rough knees and perhaps neglected feet, especially the dead cells around the soles and so on.
So this book is going to tell you many natural skin and body care tips and techniques, which you can use easily on your body. Remember your face may be your fortune, but the rest of your body is equally important. So remember to cherish it.
This two-part guide to our food system's problems and how consumers can help protect themselves is written by two seasoned journalists, who helped break the story of the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people. Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown, award-winning health and investigative journalists and parents themselves, answer pressing consumer questions about what's in the food supply, what "authorities" are and are not doing to clean it up, and how they can best feed their families without making food their full-time jobs. Both deeply informed and highly readable, Eating Dangerously explains to the American consumer how their food system works—and more importantly how it doesn’t work. It also dishes up course after course of useful, friendly advice gleaned from the cutting-edge laboratories, kitchens and courtrooms where the national food system is taking new shape. Anyone interested in knowing more about how their food makes it from field and farm to store and table will want the inside scoop on just how safe or unsafe that food may be. They will find answers and insight in these pages.
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Introduction to Oranges
Growing Oranges for Pleasure and profit
Planting Oranges From Seeds
Propagation of the Tree
How Far Should You Plant Trees?
Orange planting in a Nutshell.
Pruning for Rejuvenation
Flowers and Fruit Setting
How to Get a Good Harvest
Uses of the Rind
Storing of Oranges
Enemies of Oranges
Natural Remedies Cures by Oranges
Pain in the chest
Swelling in Your Belly?
Oranges and lemons sold for a penny.
Oranges, along with others citrus fruits are considered to be one of the most popular and extensively cultivated of popular fruits all over the world. This is a very important fruit, grown not only for its taste and flavor, but also for its nourishing and nutritive qualities.
The sweet orange is popularly grown in the United States. Mandarin oranges are what you are going to find more commonly grown in other parts of the world and which are an important part of the economy of many countries.
- The origination of Krav Maga: its history, birthplace, philosophy, and why it was created.
- The core essentials of Krav Maga's theory and practice.
- A review of how to condition the body and mind to outside threats and violence.
- An understanding of not only the physical aspect of Krav Maga, but how it is part of the bigger picture of personal protection.
- The thought process of the attacker and how to avoid potentially dangerous situations, if possible.
- How Krav Maga differs from martial arts in terms of not following handed down fighting rules and techniques.
- A breakdown of the belts in Krav Maga (yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, black), what it takes to attain them, and the differences between them.
- Step-by-step illustrated directions on the popular stances, positions, movements, kick/punch strikes, falls, joint locks, deflections, and techniques from the basics to advanced moves.
- How to use body weight, your most powerful muscles, and momentum to defeat an attacker.
- Instruction on protecting the body and weapons defense, in addition to mastering escapes.
Proper Budget Management
Thinking up a Budget
The 10% Bank Account
Making an Household Account
Buying for a Large Family
Recognizing Your Money Problems
There was a time when managing finances for the family was considered to be a part of every future homemakers’ training. A girl had to learn to become up proper and capable household manager and utilize all the finances available to her in a sensible and adept manner. The world economy in itself means the careful use of available materials, including money.
A large majority of women have charge of the spending of most of the money gained by the wage earners of the family. So if the woman is extravagant and has no economic sense, the family is soon going to find itself facing a number of bills on the 1st of every month, adding to the stack of unpaid bills from the previous month.
Let us take an example – what is going to benefit the family more, an increase of hundred dollars in your annual income, or the saving of the same amount by wise management? You may think a penny saved is a penny earned as one of the old-time clichés, but our ancestors went through hard economic and financial times. They knew how to stretch a dollar so far that it squeaked.
The Great Depression of the 1930s is now the Great Depression of the 2020s, and the financial and economic problems, which took place then are still very much around. So a little bit of sensible management, proper judgment and some self-discipline is going to help you in managing expenditure properly so that you never have spent nights wondering where you are going to get enough of money to pay pending and long-overdue bills.
Budget management is not a modern concept. It started in the 1880s under the label of home economics in the USA when it was taught to girls at school who were the future homemakers. Cornell University is the only universe to the USA, which had a full-fledged curriculum based on home economics.
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Classic sauces – The Mother Sauces
How to Make the Perfect Sauce
Starch Thickened sauces
Flour and Butter Thickeners
Liquids used in making Sauces
Why “Season to Taste?”
Tomato Sauce – Bottled Variety
French dressing –Vinaigrette
Cream Cheese Salad Dressing
Spiced Tomato Chutney/Sauce
Butter-based and Egg Thickened Sauces
Sauce Has Separated?
Traditional Hollandaise Sauce
How to Make Traditional Gravy
Why would anybody want to write a book on gravies and sauces, you may ask? After all, you know everything about sauces, there is tomato sauce, soybean sauce and chili sauce readily available in the market. And gravies are what you make to thicken up a dish and give it more body.
Well, the interesting thing about gravies and sauces are that for millenniums, they have been used in cookery to add body, spice and flavor to otherwise bland dishes. In fact, the world-famous Worcestershire sauce also managed to be “discovered” or as you may say “invented” through sheer chance. It seems during the time of the British stay in India, one of these sahibs enjoyed a sauce which the locals made. It had vinegar, molasses, spices and other ingredients added to it.
So when he went back to England, he took the recipe along with him, and asked one of the grocers to make up that sauce and place it in a wooden cask. The sauce was very strong, when he tasted it. Being very disappointed in the end result, he went back to India, where he would eat the original sauce to his heart’s content, and wonder where he went wrong.
And the sauce kept mellowing in the wooden cask, all this while. When the Sahib came home on his next leave the grocer asked him what he wanted done with that cask. “You mean you have not thrown it out, man?” He said, and asked for another taste.
And to his great astonishment and wonder, the sauce was exactly right, spicy and delicious. And so the famous Worcestershire sauce was born, to make them both very prosperous. This is the sauce, which has been marketed so successfully by Lea and Perrin for the last 200 years.
All right, let me tell you the secret of many of the ingredients put in the original sauce, which went into the making of Worcestershire sauce. These included tamarind pulp soaked in molasses , vinegar, garlic, chilies, cloves, onions and shallots , and sugar, among other exotic Eastern herbs and spices.
Tamarind is a flavor used extensively in the Western and southern part of the Indian subcontinent. So I would not be surprised if the Sahib asked his grocer about the traditional recipe for that particular chutney, and was answered by “Laats aaf tamrind Sahib, you know, very so-wer.” This particular taste cannot be obtained from lemons.
Of course we cannot allow our sauces to mellow for a year or more, in this day and age to get a product which may possibly be, not what we set out to make in the first place. This is the world of Hurry and scurry because many of us are so pressed for time. That is why we are going to go to the nearest supermarket and take the first sauce, which catches our eyes.
Fresh herbs and spices have long been in use in the making of sauces and gravies.
And with so many marketing brands from which to choose, we are often spoilt for choice.
Really good fresh food does not need sauce, but it is a very pleasant addition to many dishes, including fish, poultry and meat. The best sauce is not going to be very thick. Nor is it going to be very thin. It is going to be served piping hot.
Chris Ryan served in the SAS for seven years and in several war zones throughout the world. During this time he was the Regiment's top striker and in 1991 during the infamous Bravo Two Zero mission behind Iraqi lines he was the only member of the team to evade capture and fight his way to safety, for which he was awarded the Military Medal - his CO said he had 'made Regiment history'. He is the author of bestselling fiction based on his own experiences and is an expert in dangerous situations.
Here he tells you how to keep yourself and your family safe from the perils of modern urban life. He leads you through a variety of situations including what to do if:
- You are walking down the street and think you are being followed
- You find yourself confronted by a threatening group of people or a gang
- You find yourself caught in the middle of a riot
- You hear gunfire or explosions in a crowed place (e.g. shopping centre)
- You hear on the radio that Russia has launched nuclear missiles that will land in the centre of London in two hours.
Planning Your Vegetable Garden
Related to Seeds
Length of Preservation
Traditional Testing of Seed Age
Soaking Seeds before Sowing
Getting Ready for Sowing
Seed Sowing – Wet Soil or Dry Soil
Traditional Quick Composting Formula
Since ancient times, dietitians knew all about the value of vegetables in human diet. The absence of fresh vegetables would result in ill health, as well as the lack of body resistance, and future healthy growth. Vegetables furnish nourishment in the shape of starch and sugar. They also stimulate intestinal activity.
The term vegetables has through common consent down the ages, come to be applied to a particular class of plants. We eat the leaves, buds, stems, and occasionally the fruits of these particular plants. So if you say “is the tomato a vegetable or a fruit,” the answer is the tomato is botanically a fruit, but we use the tomato as we use other members of the vegetables class.
Fruits are very sugary and vegetables are not.
Vegetables are on the whole short term plants, but allow for repeated sowings to prolong the season of growth. Down the ages, vegetables have been grown by householders in patches of land around their houses for home consumption. People with large gardens also had their own vegetable patches and herb patches. So this book is for all of those people who are interested in growing vegetables in their own back yard and using every inch of land in a sustainable fashion.
The tips and techniques given here may look so very old-fashioned, but they are tried and tested. That is because we believe in organic gardening where we are not going to be using chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides to protect our vegetables. Even though the methods given here may be called old school by 21st century gardeners, they have been in use throughout the world for millenniums and they have been giving time-tested results.
So let us look at the easy ways in which we can begin preliminaries in vegetable gardening, in our own backyard.
When a medical emergency strikes, what you do can mean the difference between life and death. The American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care, Revised Edition, gives you all the information you need--quickly, easily, clearly--so that you can make the difference.
Key features include the most up-to-date emergency care information:
¸ the newest CPR positions and techniques to be used on infants, children, and adults
¸ first-aid and lifesaving techniques you can practice so you're prepared when an emergency strikes
¸ injuries, illnesses, and medical emergencies: an alphabetical listing to help you find the information you need quickly
¸ easy-to-follow instructions and clear line drawings that walk you through each step
¸ what happens in the emergency room; knowing when to call your doctor or the hospital and what information to have ready
¸ sports injuries: treatment and recovery, especially for the amateur, school, or weekend athlete
¸ a chart to be filled in for each family member to list medical information, such as allergies and immunizations, to have on hand for emergency situations
¸ a comprehensive index, with complete listings by subject and symptom for fast reference
Yoga for Good Health and for Weight Loss
Table of Contents
Introduction to Yoga
The History of Yoga
The Guru –Shisya Tradition
Practicing Yoga in Your Daily Life
Your Yoga Lifestyle
Getting to Know More about Beginners Yoga
Who can Best Teach You Yoga?
Learning Yoga Online
Finding the Best and Well-Qualified Yoga Teachers
Tips for Beginners Yoga
So What Should You Expect from Beginners Yoga
How to Do Yoga
Beginner Yoga Poses and Techniques
Padmasana- The Lotus Pose
Shavasana- the Corpse Pose
The Cobra Pose – Bhujangasana
Most Effective Yoga Poses
Sukhasana- The Pose of Relaxation
Vajrasana -- the Rock Pose, the Resting Pose or the Diamond Pose
Siddhasana -- the Perfect Pose
Yoga for Weight Loss
More about Yoga
The Control of Life – Pranayama
Bikrama Yoga for weight loss
Suryanamaskara – Greeting the Sun
Ashtanga Yoga-the Yoga of Eight Limbs
Resources and helpful URLS
Introduction to Yoga
This book is going to tell you a little bit about yoga. I am not going to go very deeply in to the esoteric and traditional aspects of yoga, because that knowledge is only gained through years of training by a wise and experienced guru, but you are going to get to know more about this ancient tradition, which has come down to benefit mankind down the ages.
"What is Yoga?" Ask any health-conscious person this question and he is going to inspect the ceiling thoughtfully and say something on the lines of, "ahhh,umm…Is not yoga made up of some exercise routines in which you lie down on a mat, and twist your body into different shapes? These exercises are to get rid of weight and will make sure that you keep fit, fine, and healthy."
When you nod and say, "Go on," he is going to continue enthusiastically, "And then you are going to be chanting some mantras all the time that you are doing these exercises, because that is the way it is done!"
Hold it right there! You are right, that yoga is basically a set of exercises, but let me explain about the idea of mantras and chanting. This idea that you have to chant instant mantras in praise of the gods is perhaps the reason why so many people are not taking benefit of this ancient Eastern tradition. That is because they consider this to be religion, area, and civilization specific. This is definitely not so.
An American friend once asked me if I practiced yoga, being an Indian. I nodded and she replied, a bit bewildered. “But you are not a Hindu. So why would you want to practice yoga?” And then she shrugged her shoulders and said, “Well, I guess it is just a passing phase, this interest in yoga.”
This was 20 years ago, and for all those people out there who still are under the impression that yoga is a religion specific tradition, let me tell you a little bit about this ancient traditional way of keeping healthy. And I am glad to see that she has been proven wrong, because Yoga is definitely not a fad. It is not "here today gone tomorrow".
More and more people in the West, and also all over the world are getting interested in this natural way of keeping healthy and physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally fit.
Yoga has been around for more than 5000 years. It has been practiced in Asia in different ways and under different names with one goal – achievement of spiritual harmony and physical well-being. The Chinese have their own version of yoga,-Taichi and Taijiquan- which includes mental and physical exercises, including meditation. So have plenty of old Eastern civilizations down the ages.
Yoga is a state of mind; it is also the art of living, in which the mind, body and spirit work in tandem to achieve the state of mental, physical and emotional harmony. And if that is too philosophical for you, you can consider yoga to be a system in which you are getting in touch with your mind, body and spirit in a really positive manner!
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Growing a Vegetable Garden
Which Is the Best Potting Soil for Your Plants?
Organic Soil Mix
Cow Manure – the Best Organic Fertilizer/Compost Base
Preparing Your Beds and Sowing
Container size for different plants – in inches
Watering your plants
Fungicides for Soil
Onion- Garlic Antifungal Solution
Using Cow Manure Ash As a Pesticide
When to Sow Seeds
How to grow seeds at home
Sunflowers in Your Kitchen Garden
Best Climates for Begonias
Varieties of Begonia
Growing your own herbs and vegetables in your kitchen garden is a very enriching experience
All right, let me admit it. Just like any other normal red-blooded and healthy child, I loved getting grimy and dirty, rooting about in the garden when young. And I was fortunate to have elders around me, who positively enjoyed encouraging us kids to go out and play in the dirt and sun, instead of wrapping us up in cotton wool and clucking in concern when we got dirty and scrubby.
Luckily, my father always used to be transferred to out of the way mountain fastnesses and other forest laden places, where there was plenty of space to make really huge gardens – flowers and vegetables, with plenty of sun, water, and rich organic soil. That was the time when people did not bother about spraying every single plant surface with poisonous pesticides.
So naturally, the habit of digging my fingers deep into rich soil continued when I grew up. But that was when I found out, that the world consisted of places, where you could not manage to have huge gardens outdoors.
As adults, it was possible that you would spend most of your time living in cooped up flats like pigeons or doves in their cotes. So it was natural, that I began to look for other ways and means, in which I could grow my own kitchen garden in those limited areas.
And so I began kitchen gardening on the roof. But if you have a large backyard, so much the better.
Remember, a kitchen garden is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. You are going to get fresh fruit and vegetables, throughout the year. You have the pleasure of making something outdoors. You do not have to restrict your kitchen garden to just vegetables – you can also plant herbs, and even flowers. My kitchen garden has sunflowers, marigolds, Gladiolus, and even roses.
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Table of Contents
Introduction to the Mangosteen
Eating a Mangosteen
How Does the Mangosteen Taste?
Nutritional Value of a Mangosteen
How to Grow Mangosteens
Harvesting of Mangosteens
Mangosteens in Native Medicine
Healthy Mangosteen Recipes
Can Mangosteens Help You Lose Weight?
Getting Rid of Stubborn Mangosteen Stains
Lesser-Known Tips about the Mangosteen
Introduction to the Mangosteen
When you think of tropical fruits, – those fruits which are cultivated in warm climates – what comes to your mind immediately? Avocado, breadfruit, açai berry, custard apples, gooseberry, bananas, figs, sweet oranges, jackfruit, Papayas, watermelon, lemons, sweet pepper, and musk melons immediately come to mind, because they are easily available on your supermarket shelves.
Among the more popular tropical fruits, which have suddenly been discovered by the West as the best ways to control weight, including the açai berry – here is the newest kid on the block – the Mangosteen. This plant was also known as the Malabar tamarind, and Garcinia gummi gutta.
Just like the Durian, this comes in the exotic fruit category. The encyclopedia Britannica considers it to be a native to Southeast Asia, called men-gu in Burma, and yielding about 1000 fruit per healthy plant every year.
Just like the mango and many other tropical trees, this plant also has glossy and dark green leaves. The flowers are rose pink and large. The fruit are about the size of a small orange. The rind may be read or it may be purple. Depending on the Mangosteen variety, it can be flattened or it can be round on the ends.
Since ancient times, this fruit has been considered to be an exotic delicacy, especially because of its juicy and delicate texture. In the West, it is served as a gourmet dish much prized by gourmands. You can add the juice, to a citrus dessert or jelly.