Qigong Through the Seasons

Author: Ronald H. Davis
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857011855
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Within the holistic framework of the Daoist way, Ronald H. Davis provides a comprehensive and straightforward guide to the principles and practice of actively living in harmony with the seasonal energetic changes throughout the year. The program focuses on the importance of Qigong, meditation, and diet to support good mental and physical health. The author includes clear explanations of the theory underlying this approach to a healthy life, including the Five Phases of Change (Five Elements) of Chinese Medicine, the body's Qi system of channels and reservoirs, and the concept of chronobiology. For each season he provides a Qigong specific for the season, meditations, herbal information, and dietary recommendations with simple recipes to support the functions of the organ in focus in that season. This accessible program of Qigong for the seasons will be of interest to anyone seeking a healthy life, students of Qigong at any level, and the seasonal emphasis makes this an excellent quick reference for Qigong teachers.

Vegan Rustic Cooking

Author: Diana White
Publisher: Permanent Publications
ISBN: 9781856230346
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Vegan Rustic Cooking is packed with fiber-rich, low-glycemic-index, whole foods that encourage friendly gut bacteria and give more food for fewer calories. The useful index lists not just recipe titles but also ingredients. This means you can select the available veggies from your garden or veggie box, look them up in the index, and choose an appropriate recipe that uses what you have available! This will enable you to cook tasty food from the freshest, healthiest ingredients you can find, all year round. The recipes are organized in sections: Soups; Fillings for Sandwiches, Toast, and Baked Potatoes; Sauces; Main Meals; and Baked Goods. There are even naughty fry-ups (all the fun without the health hazards), omelets, quiches, pizzas, and puddings galore! Each section is arranged according to the seasonal availability of the ingredients.

East Wind Melts the Ice

Author: Liza Dalby
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520259911
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"To read East Wind Melts the Ice is to slip into a time stream that is both as long and sinuous as history and as ephemeral as the present moment. Drawing inspiration from the thousand year old history of Japanese poetic diaries, and form from the ancient Chinese almanac that she uses to contain her musings, Liza Dalby has accomplished the seemingly impossible task of translating the sensibility of the Heian Court of 11th century Japan into the context of contemporary America. The result is a stunning chronicle of the beauty of time passing and an evocation of the transient and whimsical nature of all things."--Ruth Ozeki, author of My Year of Meats and All Over Creation "I imagine Liza Dalby writing this book in an ancient library, a lion sleeping at her side, as in the paintings of Saint Jerome. As she collects and layers arcane and fascinating pieces of knowledge, she builds her own very personal almanac packed with the wonder of loving two cultures, the intense inner life of each season, and boundless curiosity of the scholar/child. This is a book to dip in and out of throughout the year."--Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun "Liza Dalby's memoir of the seasons is as fresh and captivating as springtime. A very special book."--Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma "This beautiful book awakens the senses. A journal, an almanac of the seasons, and a series of reflections on ancient Eastern Chinese and Japanese cultures, here you will find subtle observations of rain and heat, tangerines, mulberries and paulownia trees, crickets and doves forming a rich tapestry as they are woven with evocative fragments of history--stories of geishas, of salesmen who sold bulk fireflies, of the wood that was used for kimono chests, of emptiness in the tea ceremony. Like a lush garden, this book is meant to savor."--Susan Griffin, author of The Book of the Courtesans

Amherst and Hadley

Author: Daniel Lombardo
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439621586
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Nestled deep in the Connecticut River Valley are Amherst and Hadley, two New England towns responsible for the inspiration of many classic poets, writers, and thinkers of America. In Amherst and Hadley: Through the Seasons, the landscape changes continuously throughout the seasons. Each season brings its own natural beauty and dangers, from the scorching summers to the bitter winters. This photographic history offers a rare glimpse of Robert Frost’s world of fire and ice. Visit a place where Ralph Waldo Emerson ate dinners with Emily Dickinson’s family and see the site on which Noah Webster founded Amherst College. Look through a visual record of small towns, where the seasonal changes of the hills, fields, and woods inspired local writer Ray Stannard Baker and area photographer Clifton Johnson. Meander through a place that left fond memories in the hearts and minds of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone and writer Sylvia Plath.

Farm to Chef

Author: Lynn Crawford
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143193619
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Bestselling author and acclaimed chef Lynn Crawford celebrates the bounty of the seasons with over 140 recipes featuring farm-fresh produce for every occasion There's nothing more satisfying than going to a farmer's market, picking out the freshest produce and creating vibrant recipes to showcase those ingredients. Farm to Chef comes to life with Lynn Crawford's passion for seasonal cooking and takes readers on a year-long journey with 140 original recipes, organized by season. You'll discover how easy it is to prepare fresh market ingredients, with a range of the chef's favourite fruits and vegetables: peas and rhubarb in the spring, summer berries and corn, leeks and pears in the fall, and parsnips and squash in the winter months. Whether you're braising, roasting, baking or preserving an abundance of produce, these recipes will offer immediate inspiration. Lynn shares her go-to favourites, like Harvest Apple Pie, Primavera Pizza with Ramp Pesto and Zucchini Bread with Walnut-Honey Butter, and new takes on the classics, including Butter Chicken with Rutabaga, Morel Mushroom Panzanella Salad, and Fennel Gratin with Feta and Dill. In the autumn, curl up with a warm bowl of Carrot Lemongrass Soup with Ginger Pork Dumplings, but when the weather heats up, enjoy Grilled Flank Steak with Charred Beefsteak Tomatoes and Blue Cheese. With something for everyone and beautiful photography throughout, Farm to Chef celebrates the bounty of the seasons and will become a mainstay in your kitchen.

Insects Through the Seasons

Author: Gilbert Waldbauer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674454897
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Traces the life cycles of numerous insect species by describing their methods of courtship, mating, raising young, self-defense, and surviving seasonal changes.

Hello Squirrels

Author: Linda Glaser
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 0822565250
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Scamper alongside gray squirrels as throughout the seasons of the year-- as helpless newborns in the spring, as playful youngsters in the summer, as busy gatherers in the autumn, and as sleepy homebodies in the winter.

Birding Journal

Author: Vanessa Sorensen
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 1591933188
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Record your favorite birding moments inside this perfect birding companion. Note which birds you see, and when and where you saw them. Document the birds eating at your feeder. Compare first arrivals from year to year. Keep track of your life list and more. Whether you're a beginning bird watcher or a seasoned birder, this beautiful journal - with its sophisticated art and elegant style - is a book you'll use again and again.

Life Through the Seasons

Author: John Comer
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440121982
Format: PDF, Kindle
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There was a time when life seemed simple and not so complicated. In Life through the Seasons, author John Comer reflects on those times. In this personal memoir, he describes life through the eyes of a farm boy growing up in rural Missouri during the 1940s and 1950s. His family of eight two parents and six children lived from season to season, always preparing for the next. Comer tells of life before electricity, running water, and television, while describing his family's relationships, traditions, and values. Most importantly, he recounts how his modest upbringing contained all of the essential experiences for life, health, and happiness, which included Christian spirituality, honesty, respect, and hard work. In this evocative narrative, Comer has captured the flavor of the time and has brought it to life. Sometimes tried and tested, his family learned to value the troubling times as well as the good. Faith and determination formed the foundation of his being; Life through the Seasons illustrates those simpler times. This book has been enjoyed by people who grew up in the 40s and 50s. It makes a great gift at Christmas, birthdays and on Mother's and Father's Day.