Category Archives: Books

Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys by David Tanis

I have to preface this book review with a quick mention that the Dinner Event with David Tanis (celebrated chef from Chez Panisse) at the Artichoke Cafe on November 15th is almost sold out. Call Bookworks ASAP for details and … Continue reading

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Fields of Plenty and On Good Land

I don’t know why it took me so long to read Michael Ableman’s wonderful books: Fields of Plenty and On Good Land. I remember reading about the latter when it was published in 1998, but it fell off my radar … Continue reading

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The Small-Mart Revolution

I just finished The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses are Beating the Global Competition by Michael Shuman. This is a great read for those of us interested in creating stronger local economies and avoiding the planned obsolescence of big box … Continue reading

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Healing Magic: A Green Witch Guidebook

Here’s a review of Robin Rose Bennett’s Healing Magic: A Green Witch Guidebook that I originally wrote for the Journal of the Northeast Herbal Association back in 2004. -Jen There is a scene in Michael Moore’s film, Farenheit 9/11, where … Continue reading

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Rainwater Harvesting at the New Mexico Xeriscape Expo

Jen and I dropped by the 2008 New Mexico Xeriscape Expo yesterday to check out the exhibitors, visit our friends Bard and Zoe at the Soilutions booth and attend Brad Lancaster’s seminar on harvesting rainwater. We bought a copy of … Continue reading

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The River Cottage Meat Book

Jen opened her Christmas present from me this morning (I can never wait until Christmas) so now I can write about it. I gave her a copy of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s The River Cottage Meat Book which was originally published in … Continue reading

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