From a discussion of the legends and mythology associated with apples to the development of the Donisthorpe Wassail, via the favourite recipes of village residents, Lynne Tann-Watson provides a... More > history of the apple and its use by man.
The Donisthorpe Apple Book includes a wide variety of the favourite recipes of village residents using apples, covering savoury dishes going beyond the traditional association with Pork (Autumn Chicken Casserole for example), sweets and puddings, and preserves.
Lynne concludes with the ancient tradition of wassailing apple orchards, now being revived in many parts of the country, and in particular the annual celebration held in the village. This has become one of the high points of village life, finishing with a good party in the village pub.< Less
A modern herbal covering culinary and medicinal uses of herbs and wild plants, together with aspects of the history, folklore and magical uses of the plants. The book covers many of the more common... More > garden herbs in use today, as well as those used by previous generations which have now been forgotten. Lynne draws on her experience of over forty years of the cultivation and use of the plants to provide a book packed with information to help anybody wishing to grow or use herbs.< Less
A guide to simple and traditional herbal remedies for many conditions and ailments. "Remedies" draws on the author's extensive knowledge and experience of using herbs, but is not a guide... More > to diagnosis. Many of the remedies described in the book were well known to previous generations, and commonly used, but have been forgotten with the use of modern medical techniques and drugs - many of which have been derived from the plants used in the book.< Less