Hayley McKee is passionate about creating sweets that taste of nature, where the ingredients are familiar, the coloring is genuine, and the flavors are unmasked. In Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb she celebrates the use of vegetables, edible flowers and herbs in her incredible baked desserts. Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb includes recipes such as spiced parsnip and willow blossom cake; sweet pea and green tea cake; passionfruit cupcakes with raspberry basil frosting; peanut butter, rock salt and rosemary cookies; hibiscus brownies and lemon myrtle & fennel seed honey cake. Broken into five chapters: Real Baking Know-how; Vegetables in Baked Desserts; Herbs in Baked Desserts and Edible Flowers, each section includes a handy flavor wheel and gardening tips and tricks. This is baking as it should be – soulful, earthy and seasonal in Hayley's signature, delicious style.
The mythic Greek Sphinx-part lion, woman, and eagle-has endured erosion for five thousand years. She is a symbol of wisdom and mystery and my personal symbol of an invisible, toxic plague that continues to seep into Mother Earth. In ancient Greece, she was a symbol of an enigmatic death demon. If no traveler could answer her riddle, he or she was strangled. Today she represents civilization's pollution time bomb that Mother Earth may soon be unable to defuse. In Neolithic times (Stone Age), the first humans painted with ochre earth and animal blood on cave walls to capture the animal's spirit, mana. The tribe's survival depended on the hunter's kill. Mother Earth was revered. She nourished man, beast, and spirit. Through ritual offerings, humans created the necessary structure to reduce chaos and allowed them to survive and flourish. One Green Thumb and Nine Sticky Fingers is both a serious and humorous guide that highlights some of the ancient sacred rituals and cycles and will inspire both novice and expert gardeners of today. Natural cycles are the spine and theme of One Green Thumb. This book reminds my readers that to survive, modern man must live in balance with plants and animals. This book will inspire individuals and families who want to learn how to understand and grow organic vegetables and flowers, enjoy the protection and privacy of trees, and promote a more balanced lifestyle for themselves and humanity. Mother Nature's rhythmic cycles are signposts that guide the reader through mankind's eons of trial and error with her gifts: the ability to recognize wild weeds as edible herbs as well as to plant and harvest healthy organic plants. The reader learns here to follow the simplest rules of horticulture to maintain humans', animals', and insects' life cycle integrity. We can learn to re-educate ourselves to respect all creatures right to life without poisoning ourselves with toxic chemicals. With inspiration and education, today's gardeners will contribute toward a more harmonious and productive future environment for humanity.
Reviews and discusses the research studies of self-healing, CAM and bioenergy therapies in less detail, with explanations appropriate for lay readers. It is not referenced as extensively as the Professional edition. An additional chapter provides many self-healing approaches and exercises. Learn how the body and mind work together in health and illness, and how to use new and ancient wholistic mind-body techniques to heal physical and psychological problems. Explore techniques used for self-healing; Learn about biological energy medicine from Acupuncture to Yoga; Learn the interactions of biological energies with environmental energies; See research in unconventional energies and their relevance to healing.
Self-Healing and Energy Medicine for the 21st Century
Author: Daniel J. Benor
Publisher: Wholistic Healing Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
People have the potential to heal themselves and each other. Dr. Daniel Benor, a wholistic psychiatrist, explains how mind-body and body-mind interactions promote health or cause illness. Clear and concise explanations of a large body of research, clinical examples, and a variety of theory explain healing through complementary/alternative medicine. Dr. Benor reviews research-supporting claims that complementary/alternative therapies and bioenergy therapies are potent and effective treatments.
The moon in its many guises has for aeons fascinated storytellers. Moonbeams offers eleven richly imagined stories inspired by this age-old fascination...each one told on a moonlit night. "Eight Maids A-Milking" features a depression-era North Carolina family whose eight females - Mama, Millie, twins Matilda and Myrtle, Maude, Muriel, Maggie May, and Mirabelle - bring Daddy headaches, heartaches, and happiness. In "Music of the Spheres," a trip to the campground of her youth brings a lonely woman much more than memories. From the comedic to the surreal, in each of these tales the moon works its mysterious magic.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the electrifying conclusion to her powerful Circle Trilogy. Worlds have collided and centuries have elapsed as six people have brought their unique powers, their courage, and their hearts to a battle that could drown humanity in darkness… Her face, so pale when she’d removed her cloak, had bloomed when her hand had taken the sword. Her eyes, so heavy, so somber, had gone as brilliant as the blade. And had simply sliced through him, keen as a sword, when they’d met his… In the kingdom of Geall, the scholarly Moira has taken up the sword of her people. Now, as queen, she must prepare her subjects for the greatest battle they will ever fight—against an enemy more vicious than any they have seen. For Lilith, the most powerful vampire in the world, has followed the circle of six through time to Geall. Moira also has a personal score to settle. Vampires killed her mother—and now, she is ready to exact her revenge. But there is one vampire to whom she would trust her soul… Cian was changed by Lilith centuries ago. But now, he stands with the circle. Without hesitation, he will kill others of his kind—and has earned the respect of sorcerer, witch, warrior, and shape-shifter. But he wants more than respect from Moira—even though his desire for her makes him vulnerable. For how can a man with an eternity to live love a woman whose life is sure to end—if not by Lilith’s hand, then by the curse of time? Don’t miss the other books in the Circle Trilogy Morrigan’s Cross Dance of the Gods From the Trade Paperback edition.