This book contains interesting details about 141 tropical fruit and nuts. Learn how to identify, harvest or purchase tropical fruit and nuts; learn how to store them and know when they are mature or ripe. Most importantly, Know and Enjoy Tropical Fruit explains how to eat these fruit and contains 333 cosmopolitan recipes. Extensive tables list each fruit’s vitamins, minerals, energy contents, botanical and common names and their fruiting periods.
Know and Enjoy Tropical Fruit is an excellent reference to tropical fruit and nuts and their uses. Tropical fruit is appealing and healthy. Frequent travel and fast international trade have made these fruit widely available. Knowledge opens the way to best appreciation. A unique book for the gourmet, adventure traveller and fruit lover.
Written by James J Darley the book has 192 printed pages on glossy art paper. 62 high quality colour photographs are integrated with the text. Hardcover binding with gold stamped spine. Attractive, colourful jacket. ISBN 0 646 135392
The author, Jim Darley, lived for some years in Canada. Perhaps the lone cherry tree in his garden there inspired him to start, in northern Australia, a collection of tropical fruit trees, and this has become a consuming interest.
For the past eighteen years Jim and his family have enjoyed a one acre garden adjoining the Ross River near Townsville, North Queensland. This garden harbours a surprisingly large and varied collection of tropical fruit trees. For many years he has a keenly assimilated facts about exotic tropical fruit and nuts.
In 1981 Jim become foundation chairperson of the Townsville Branch of the Rare Fruit Council and he has maintained various position on the Branch's Executive since.
In 1982 he wrote an Australian Bicentennial proposal for a palmetum in Townsville. This palmetum is now one of the world's outstanding palm collections. Professionally, Jim has written papers and made a major contributions to a botanical book in electron microscopy.
Experimenting in the kitchen is another of Jim's favourite activities; he constantly modifies his recipes and records with interest the varied reactions of his friends and neighbours as a taste testers.
He has wide experience in photography and has produced all the illustration in this book - most of which were taken in that garden by the Ross River.
Discover the histories behind the apples, and learn some startling apple facts. Identify the taste, appearance, and uses of 40 different heritage varieties and gain useful growing and harvesting information. Meet apple growers, cider-makers, and people fighting to preserve heritage apples, and join a lifestyle that embraces local and slow food movements. Then try the recipes! Create delicious apple-based dishes, such as Chickpea-Apple Curry, French Apple Clafouti, Tarte Tatin, Apple Brownies, Apple Pie, and more. Expand your knowledge of one of our most popular fruits and celebrate its history with Heritage Apples.
Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.
After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.
Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard
Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.
On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today.
This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.
The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts provides everything one needs to know about the most commonly found wild foods—going beyond a field guide's basic description to provide folklore and mouth-watering recipes for each entry, such as wild asparagus pizza, fiddlehead soup, blackberry mousse, and elderberry pie. This fully illustrated guide is the perfect companion for hikers, campers, and anyone who enjoys eating the good food of the earth. With it in hand, nature lovers will never take another hike without casting their eyes about with dinner in mind.
• A 3-day detox cleanse for when you need an extra smoothie boost
• Troubleshooting guides for common smoothie snafus
• Daily inspirational quotes and intentions to motivate you
• 30 delicious salad recipes to complement your daily smoothie
Stick to the smoothie plan, and turn your best intentions for healthy eating into reality.