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Better Days Books
The Better Days Books Complete Origiganic Grower By Better Days Books
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Grow more and better food naturally, the "Origiganic" way! It has been only since the 1960s that dangerous petroleum-based fertilizers and pesticides have been in widespread use, so any... More > gardening or farming "how to" published prior to 1960 will, quite "naturally," exclude their use. The old-fashioned, "original" method - "Origiganic" is the term we use here at Better Days Books for such Old World growing techniques - is simply a better, healthier, safer, and often less expensive way to produce bounties of fabulous, poison-free food – for our families, and for the marketplace. THE BETTER DAYS BOOKS COMPLETE ORIGIGANIC GROWER brings our five best-selling gardening titles together in a single volume, offering instructions for improving your soil, growing vegetables, fruits and berries, producing bumper crops where rain is scarce, raising cabbage and cauliflower, and cultivating, harvesting, and curing a wide variety of culinary herbs. Nearly 700 pages of gardening guidance!< Less
Dr. Allinson's Vegetarian Cookbook: Your Culinary Prescription for Healthy, Happy, Tasty, Meat-Free Living By Dr. Thomas R. Allinson
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"Nowadays, most people admit that too much meat is eaten," writes Dr. Thomas R. Allinson in the introduction to his classic treatise on healthy vegetarian living,"but when asked to put... More > before family or friends a meal in which meat is conspicuous by its absence, the cook is often at a loss how to set about it." Never again! With OVER 500 tanillizing recipes for vegetarian soups, stews, salads, savory dishes, sauces, breads, desserts and more, Dr. Allinson's "Culinary Prescription for Healthy, Happy, Tasty, Meat-Free Living" is an indispensable handbook for all who wish to live in a way that is both conducive to health, and at the same time innocent of slaughter and cruelty.< Less
The Healthy Life Vegetarian Cookbook By Florence Daniel
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In her preface to THE HEALTHY LIVING VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK, Florence Daniel confesses that her work "… is not addressed to the professional cook, but to those who find themselves, as I did,... More > confronted with the necessity of manufacturing economical vegetarian dishes without any previous experience of cooking…" Her recipes are simple, yet savory, and in every way tailored to the vegetarian novice seeking a broad and reliable set of everyday guidelines for meatless living. Health, nutrition, the practicalities of cooking for a vegetarian family and many other relevant topics are handled with the same earthy wisdom that shines through in every palate-satisfying recipe. From soups and casseroles, to breads, pastries, gravies, sauces, and even "unfired" whole raw foods, THE HEALTHY LIVING VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK offers a wholesome and time-tested serving of instruction for successful meat-free living.< Less
Every Step In Canning: The Cold - Pack Method By Grace Viall Gray
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So you've planted your garden, worked hard all summer, and brought in a bumper crop of fresh, delicious, healthy – and perishable! – produce… Now what? Grace Viall Gray's classic... More > EVERY STEP IN CANNING: THE COLD-PACK METHOD holds the key to ensuring that your bountiful harvest blesses your family's dinner table all winter long! Learn tried and true methods for canning fruits, vegetables, meats and soups, making jellies, jams, fruit butters and marmalades, and even for curing, smoking and preserving meat, brining and pickling a variety of foods, and preserving eggs for use when the chickens stop laying. Plus, discover the best old world methods for safely storing fresh produce for use all winter without refrigeration or electricity! First published in 1920, EVERY STEP IN CANNING: THE COLD PACK METHOD Is a treasure trove of food preservation and storage knowledge from our grandparents generation that is ripe for rediscovery by enlightened home gardeners today!< Less
Handwork In Wood By William Noyes
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William Noyes' HANDWORK IN WOOD to this day ranks among the all time best, most complete and practical primers on the tools and techniques of good, old fashioned "no electricity needed"... More > hand tool carpentry. Whether you are headed "off the grid" or just off to the garage, with over 300 photographs and illustrations, HANDWORK IN WOOD is the only book the modern handyman with a taste for Old World craftsmanship and style will ever need.< Less
The Better Days Books Frugal Food Bible: Practical Advice for Feeding Your Family During Hard Economic Times from Americans Who Survived and Thrived In Tougher Times Than These By Lydia M. Child et al.
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Is your food budget out of control? THE BETTER DAYS BOOKS FRUGAL FOOD BIBLE can help, offering four 19th and early 20th Century frugal food classics bound together in one practical, enlightening and... More > entertaining omnibus collection: "The American Frugal Housewife," by Lydia M. Child (1832), "Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them" by C. Houston Goudiss (1918), "Home Vegetable Gardening: A Complete And Practical Guide To The Planting And Care Of All Vegetables, Fruits And Berries Worth Growing For Home Use," by F. F. Rockwell (1911) and "Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery: A Manual Of Cheap And Wholesome Diet," by A.G. Payne (1891). With over 400 pages of frugal food recipes, household hints, money saving tips, backyard gardening guidance and more, THE BETTER DAYS BOOKS FRUGAL FOOD BIBLE is a gift of practical wisdom from the past that no modern family can afford to be without during the hard economic times ahead.< Less
Our American Holidays: Their Meaning and Spirit By St. Nicholas Magazine
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OUR AMERICAN HOLIDAYS: THEIR MEANING AND SPIRIT is at once a heartwarming reminiscence on the Victorian Era in America and a reminder of the inspiration and delight our most beloved Traditional... More > holidays – Christmas, Thanksgiving Day, Easter, Halloween – as well as the national identity and pride our uniquely American holidays – Independence Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington – can still hold for us today. Compiled from the pages of St. Nicholas Magazine, a popular turn of the Century publication for youth ages five to eighteen, OUR AMERICAN HOLIDAYS: THEIR MEANING AND SPIRIT is an ideal resource for reclaiming the original, uncommercialized significance and character of every American holiday for ourselves, and for sharing that vision, inspiration and delight with the children we love.< Less
How to Camp Out: Practical Advice for the Outdoor Adventurer Based On the Experience of a Civil War Soldier By John M. Gould
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Originally published in 1877 – just 12 years after the Civil War ended – John M. Gould’s HOW TO CAMP OUT: PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURER BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE OF A... More > CIVIL WAR SOLDIER is at once a down to Earth guide to recreational camping and a must-have, “you are there” handbook of 19th Century American military methods, sure to please any fan of Civil War reenactment. From Boy Scouts seeking to “rough it” in the wilderness to contemporary wearers of the Blue or the Gray, HOW TO CAMP OUT: PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURER BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE OF A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER is an indispensable addition to any well-stocked library of outdoor wisdom.< Less
How to Do It!: A Hands - On Introduction to the Essential Woodworking, Electrical and Mechanical Skills Every Handyman, Craftsman and Inventor Needs By J. S. Zerbe
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This lavishly illustrated collection gives clear instructions for "how-to-do" everything from properly using and maintaining tools, to designing, drafting and accomplishing projects on... More > every scale (up to and including building, roofing, wiring and burglar-proofing a house!), to becoming an inventor, and following the step by step process required to carry a new idea all the way from first imaginings to working prototype to patent-protected product ready for the marketplace. Combining three vintage WWI era "How To" guides - Carpentry for Boys, Electricity for Boys, and Practical Mechanics for Boys - HOW TO DO IT! brings practical, hands-on woodworking, electrical and mechanical skills, not just to boys, but to adult would-be handymen (and women!) everywhere. With more than 400 pages of approachable instruction, and over 500 original illustrations, J. S. Zerbe's HOW TO DO IT! is the ultimate "How-To" manual for beginning "do-it-yourselfers" of any age.< Less
How To Do It!: A Hands-On Introduction to the Essential Woodworking, Electrical and Mechanical Skills Every Handyman, Craftsman and Inventor Needs By J. S. Zerbe
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This lavishly illustrated collection gives clear instructions for "how-to-do" everything from properly using and maintaining tools, to designing, drafting and accomplishing projects on... More > every scale (up to and including building, roofing, wiring and burglar-proofing a house!), to becoming an inventor, and following the step by step process required to carry a new idea all the way from first imaginings to working prototype to patent-protected product ready for the marketplace. Combining three vintage WWI era "How To" guides - Carpentry for Boys, Electricity for Boys, and Practical Mechanics for Boys - How To Do It! brings practical, hands-on woodworking, electrical and mechanical skills, not just to boys, but to adult would-be handymen (and women!) everywhere. With more than 400 pages of approachable instruction, and over 500 original illustrations, J. S. Zerbe's How To Do It! is the ultimate "How-To" manual for beginning "do-it-yourselfers" of any age.< Less