Category: Bookshed: Reviews

Post #1993: April showers bring sore throats (and reading)

(The above photo is of our Easter Sunday brunch – scones, marmalade, hard boiled eggs and chocolate – and has nothing to do with this post). I’m home today, in bed with a bit of a cold. Mostly it’s a sore throat, but there…

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Mini-Review: A Tale for the Time Being

Returning home from Victoria to my Amazon order of new fiction coincided with this dreadful cold that has kept me in bed for the last day and a half – which at the very least has allowed me to power through my first read…

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In the Bookshed: Unlikely approaches

Kiss my Aster, Amanda Thomsen 2012 This is probably one of the most fun gardening books I’ve come across in a very long while – “a graphic guide to creating a fantastic yard totally tailored to you” which incorporates amusing drawings and humorous commentary…

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In the Bookshed: Recipes for Good Living

The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook, Barbara Damrosch & Eliot Coleman 2012 This book has been sitting on my kitchen counter over the winter months, tantalizing not only the fresh-ingredients cook in me, but also the gardener. A two-in-one book, the first half of…

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In the Bookshed: Two on Permaculture

Permaculture is the harmonious integration of the landscape, people and appropriate technologies, providing food, shelter, energy and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.”  Bill Mollison I first heard the term permaculture about thirteen years ago, out of the mouth of my…

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