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November 2012

Recipes from Home Baked

“There is magic in grain: when it’s in the field, when the grains are ground to four in the mill, when the flour is turned to dough, and when the dough is baked to bread.” So says Hanne Risgaard in her introduction to Home Baked: Nordic Recipes and Techniques for Organic Bread and Pastry. Risgaard […]

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Slow Money Success Story: How Local Finance Helps Business Grow

Recently, the environmental blog Treehugger featured a Slow Money success story from North Carolina. Slow Money is a movement founded on the idea that our economy can no longer afford to ignore the health of the soil, the happiness of people, and the importance of a robust food system that’s feeds communities instead of producing […]

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The Season of Snow Moon (and a recipe for Kimchi)

Jessica Prentice’s cookbook Full Moon Feast combines simple recipes with food history and the meanings of various meals throughout the seasons. Food has become a commodity in our time, something to be consumed quickly, and to be measured in terms of nutrient levels or cost. Flavor takes a backseat to cheapness and quality has given […]

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Save 35% on Taste, Memory This Week

If the concept of “food biodiversity” seems abstract to you, our new book Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter, will make it clear and tangible as the crisp tang of an heirloom apple. Author David Buchanan has been saving rare varieties of food plants for years, from cider apples to beans […]

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Preserving Food 101

We talk a lot about preserving food here at Chelsea Green, but it’s not to be didactic! It’s because we believe in the possibilities of having power over one’s food supply, and being able to seek a more sustainable life, with a stocked larder. We believe in food that is affordable, in spaces for gardens […]

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In Memory of Lynn Margulis

Lynn Margulis died in late November 2011. She was a longtime friend of Chelsea Green Publishing, and collaborated with us on the Sciencewriters Books imprint to develop outstanding science books for the general public. A recent article in Orion (“State of the Species”) by Charles C. Mann, captured some of Lynn’s unbending scientific mind matched […]

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Project: Save Energy with Insulated Shutters

Unless you’ve taken special preventative precautions, it’s likely that on cold days much of your house’s heat pours out through your (closed) windows. Most houses—especially old houses—have drafty, uninsulated windows that do little to prevent heat from dumping out into the cold night. Even if your windows aren’t drafty, the expensive heat your furnace has […]

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Celebrate Homemade Bread Day!

Do you remember the story of the little red hen?She found a grain of wheat, and wanted to turn it into bread. She tried to get her friends in on the action, but they were lazy or uninterested — or maybe they were gluten-intolerant and she just didn’t realize that. Anyway, she had to do […]

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Now Available: Nuclear Roulette

“Since the first toss of the atomic dice at a desert test site in Alamogordo, New Mexico, incalculable harm has been done to our planet—its air, its water, its land, and its peoples. Tragically, much of this damage will remain as an invisible legacy that will shadow the lives of our children for generations. But […]

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Project: Shag Carpet Your Refrigerator

Refrigerators are one of the single largest users of energy in the average home. They seem to do a decent job of keeping things cold, but they’re typically not very well insulated. This may have become abundantly clear to any of you who lost power during Hurricane Sandy recently. Food stored in a fridge that […]

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