[google pdf books] The Wild & Weedy Apothecary by Doreen Shababy, 0738719072

  • Full Title : The Wild & Weedy Apothecary: An A to Z Book of Herbal Concoctions, Recipes & Remedies, Practical Know-How & Food for the Soul
  • Autor: Doreen Shababy
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; 1 edition
  • Publication Date: February 8, 2010
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738719072
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738719078
  • Download File Format: epub
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Just outside your doorstep or kitchen window, hidden beneath a tall pine tree or twining through porch latticework, a wild and weedy apothecary waits to be discovered.

Herbalist Doreen Shababy shares her deep, abiding love for the earth and its gifts in this collection of herbal wisdom that represents a lifetime of work in the forest, field, and kitchen. This herbalism guidebook is jam-packed with dozens of tasty recipes and natural remedies, including Glorious Garlic and Artichoke Dip, Sunny Oatmeal Crepes, Candied Catnip Leaves, Lavender Lemonade, Roseberry Tea, Garlic Tonic, Parsnip Hair Conditioner, and Dream Charms made with Mugwort.

A sampling of the herbal lore, legend, and instruction found within these pages:

  • The difference between sweet-faced flowers and flowers with attitude
  • How to assemble a well-stocked pantry
  • The importance of gratitude
  • Plant-spirit communication basics
  • How to use local wild herbs
  • How to make poultices, teas, tinctures, balms, and extracts

“Those who dare delve into this book may emerge with catnip on their breath, mud on their knees, wild fruit juices on their hands, and a mysterious, satisfied smile―the very image of a wild and weedy woman. Come on!”―Susun S. Weed, wild woman herbalist


Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Herbalist Shababy’s well-considered alphabetic valentine to natural healing is an informative guide to the benefits and applications of everything from apples to “Zip,” a hearty garlic tonic said to ward off colds and flu. Readers will be caught up by Shababy’s enthusiasm while she divulges all sorts of trivia and history: juniper was once burned in hospital rooms to destroy airborne fungi; lavender can aid and stimulate circulation when added to a bath; PMS symptoms can be treated with catnip tea. Readers will also learn how to make their own bath salts and create their own herbal shampoo. Even if readers take a pass on saying a prayer of thanks to plants before harvesting, or fail to see immediate results when using anise in a pillowcase to ward off bad dreams, readers will likely find a use for recipes such as Manicotti Crepes, homemade blackberry brandy, spinach dip, and a simple fruit pie with a coconut cream cheese crust. Generous with her sources and references, Shababy’s voluminous guide will help armchair naturalists and horticulturalists get the most out of nature’s bounty without risking harm to themselves or the environment.
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“Generous with her sources and references, Shababy’s voluminous guide will help armchair naturalists and horticulturalists get the most out of nature’s bounty without risking harm to themselves or the environment.”―Publishers Weekly

“…[D]oesn’t disappoint readers.”―The Plain Dealer (Ohio)

“A great cross-over herbal that brings the aspects of a medicinal herbal into the kitchen.”―American Herb Association Quarterly

“Those who dare delve into this book may emerge with catnip on their breath, mud on their knees, wild fruit juices on their hands, and a mysterious, satisfied smile―the very image of a wild and weedy woman. Come on!”―Susun S. Weed, wise wild woman herbalist and author of the Wise Woman Herbal series

“Doreen Shababy translates technical information for the lay person in a chatty, informal style. She weaves botanical nomenclature seamlessly with folk tales, herbal remedies, recipes, and personal anecdote to provide an enjoyable reading experience while sharing good, usable information. When you read this book, you’ll feel like you’re out in the fields on a beautiful spring day with a knowledgeable and entertaining friend. If you have ever wanted to know more about the wonder of wild herbs, Shababy will lead the way.”―Deborah Duchon, former publisher of The Wild Foods Forum, and guest star on FoodNetwork’s Good Eats with Alton Brown




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Some of the material in this work first appeared on the Food52 website.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Hesser, Amanda, author. | Stubbs, Merrill, author.

Title: Food52 a new way to dinner : a playbook of recipes and strategies for the week ahead / by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs ; photography by James Ransom.

Other titles: Food 52 a new way to dinner | Food fifty-two a new way to dinner | New way to dinner | Food52.

Description: First edition. | Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2016] | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2016022690 (print) | LCCN 2016024436 (ebook) | ISBN 9780399578007 (hardcover : alk. paper) | ISBN 9780399578014 (eBook) | ISBN 9780399578014 (E-book)

Subjects: LCSH: Cooking, American. | Seasonal cooking. | Dinners and dining. |

LCGFT: Cookbooks.

Classification: LCC TX715 .H57265 2016 (print) | LCC TX715 (ebook) | DDC 641.5975—dc23

LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2016022690

Hardcover ISBN 9780399578007

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as you’d like it to continue. I spent years rushing out of the door ready to battle my way through traffic with unbrushed hair and one shoelace undone, but I’d always make sure I had some breakfast in me.

In my 1980s childhood, breakfast was always high-sugar cereal and toast with jam, but now the breakfast arena has opened up to new excitement.

These days I often arrive at work with some Tupperware, packed with oats I have soaked the night before, spelt bread with nut butter, or fruit and coconut yoghurt. All super-quick to assemble yet massively appreciated once at work.

As long as that first meal is packed with slow-burning energy and nutrients you’re good to go. In the UK we are kings of the fried breakfast, and now even this can be a healthy option with a twist to the techniques and ingredients.

Now I have kids, breakfast time is one of the most fun yet chaotic mealtimes. With an age range that spans from a baby to a 14-year-old, it’s all going on: some are off to school, and some are trying food for the first time. We have to be organised and militant about that first hour of the day during the week when my stepchildren are with us, but at weekends, breakfast has always been a different kind of love affair. This is the time to scoot around in your PJs and slippers rustling up eggs or decadent pancakes piled with fruit. If you happen to have a wonderful partner in your life, perhaps they would even do this for you so you can enjoy breakfast while you’re still snug under your duvet.

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When my friend Amanda introduced me to chia seeds I laughed as she explained how delicious and creamy this bowl of frogspawn-like mixture was. The next morning, when I approached the bag of seeds she had left me, it exploded all over the floor and I was sure chia and I were just not meant to be .

But these days, we get on very well. With these tiny seeds it’s all about what you do with them. Their health properties are impressive: they are packed with omega-3 fats, protein and fibre, to name just a few benefits. But how do you make them delicious? Soaking them in nut milk or coconut water is a great start and then you can build up a divine little pudding with layers of fruit and crunch, and store it in a jam jar ready to take to work or eat on the go .


80g chia seeds

650ml almond milk (here or shop-bought), rice milk or coconut water

4 tbsp yoghurt (coconut, Greek or soya yoghurt all work well)

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra for drizzling

½ tsp ground cinnamon

200g mix of blackberries and raspberries

1 tbsp toasted flaked almonds

Combine the chia seeds, milk (or coconut water), yoghurt, vanilla extract, maple syrup and cinnamon in a bowl. Divide the mixture between 4 jars, cover and chill for at least 6 hours, or ideally overnight, until the seeds have doubled in size.

When ready to serve, remove the lids and top the chia mixture with the berries and flaked almonds, and a little drizzle of maple syrup.


I love Mexico and have had some of my favourite meals of all time there. This is the perfect lazy weekend breakfast. If you wanted to prove yourself to be ‘partner of the year’, serve this in bed on a tray to your loved one. This is also an impressive dish if the masses have descended on your house after a big night out. Eggs are the ultimate brekkie champ as they’re extremely versatile, and eating protein is a brilliant way to start your day. I am a bit of a coward when it comes to spice levels, but you can make this as hot or as mild-mannered as you like .


4 tbsp olive oil

1 red onion, halved and finely sliced

5 cloves garlic, crushed

1 courgette, cut into 1cm cubes

1 tsp sweet smoked paprika

½ tsp ground cumin

½ tsp ground cinnamon

1 red chilli, halved lengthways, deseeded and thinly sliced

½ tsp dried chilli flakes

400g can chopped tomatoes

400g cherry tomatoes, halved

8 eggs

Small bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley or coriander leaves, roughly chopped

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Sourdough bread, to serve

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan (with a lid) over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, courgette, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, most of the fresh and dried chilli (retaining some to garnish) and a large pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté gently for about 10 minutes until softened, then add the canned and fresh tomatoes. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has reduced a little. Taste and season again, if necessary.

Make 8 small wells in the mixture, crack in the eggs and season them with a little salt and pepper. Cover and cook over a low heat for 4–5 minutes (for slightly runny yolks). (I


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