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Awesome Ancient Grains and Seeds: A Garden-to-Kitchen Guide, Includes 50 Vegetarian Recipes

Category: Book
By (author): Genest, Michele
By (author): Jason, Dan
Subject:  COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Rice & Grains
  GARDENING / General
  GARDENING / Landscape
  GARDENING / Regional / Canada
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Published: January 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 10.00in x 7.96in
Our Price:
$ 24.95
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From The Publisher*

Bravo for tomatoes, beans and kale. But what's next for the ardent home gardener? Wheats, including farro, spelt and kamut, are surprisingly easy and very rewarding backyard crops. They can be planted as early as the ground can be worked in spring and harvested mid-summer to make room for fall crops. These ancient food sources can be milled for flour, sprouted or eaten as whole grains to retain their natural amino acids, fibre, vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics, among other benefits.

In addition to wheat, there are also heirloom cultivars of barley and oats that offer an abundant way for gardeners to harvest fibre, protein and carbohydrates. Buckwheat makes an excellent grain substitute and attracts many beneficial insects. Seeds like soybeans, flax, amaranth, quinoa and Styrian pumpkin are very high in protein and there are many beautiful types that are easy to grow. Expert gardener Dan Jason provides gardening advice and recommends varieties that are adapted to Canadian conditions.

Once the harvest is in, it's time to celebrate with Michele Genest's fifty vibrant vegetarian recipes featuring the garden's bounty. Ranging from the simple (Pumpkin Seed Butter Cookies) to the sophisticated (Beet and Triticale Gnocchi with Kale Pesto), the in this exciting garden-to-kitchen volume will inspire readers to expand their horizons when it comes to growing and cooking grains and seeds.

From The Publisher*

A backyard-to-table guide to growing and enjoying ancient grains and seeds, featuring fifty vegetarian recipes.

Review Quote*

The perfect handbook for the good food revolution-one backyard at a time. Dan Jason demystifies how to grow ancient grains and staples, and with recipes included, it's everything you need for farm-to-table living. Utterly unique!

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Jason and Genest give you the power to control what is on your plate, with both quality nutrition and great satisfaction in this comprehensive DIY sure to make you a pro at garden-to-table.