Mead, or fermented honey, may be the oldest alcoholic beverage out there. The collection of honey predates agricultural practices and appears across most cultures in some form. Take it from your ancestors – this sweet libation, often used in ceremony or celebration, is a gift from the gods. The following recipe is from Full Moon […]Read More..
Two years ago Hurricane Irene ravaged Vermont—displaced families, isolated communities, and washed away homes, roads and bridges. Many communities and families are still rebuilding from the devastation caused by this powerful storm—a storm that hit Vermont harder than almost any other state. Could much of the damage caused by Hurricane Irene—and similar storms—be prevented by […]Read More..
All good things must come to an end – and that includes warm summer nights. But with the close of summer comes overnight frosts, the ideal time to gather plump, ripe rosehips.A rosehip’s sweet, unique flavor is perfect on morning toast. There are endless variations on ingredients and many ways to make rosehip jam. Here […]Read More..
At Chelsea Green, our mission is to publish books designed to help people live more sustainable, self-sufficient, and ecologically conscious lives. Along with the books that we bring into print, we also partner with publishers and writers around the world and distribute their books throughout the United States. A new addition to our catalog comes […]Read More..
In his latest book, Cooked, Michael Pollan takes the reader on a journey through history, explaining the evolution of cooking using the four elements – fire, water, air, and earth. In the Earth section of Cooked, Pollan explores just how deeply we’re connected to death, the earth itself, and “’the microcosmos’ – the biologist Lynn […]Read More..
Flying Blind is more than just a story about one man’s battles with bats, buckthorn, authority and byzantine government regulations. Celebrated author Howard Frank Mosher says Don Mitchell’s forthcoming memoir “does for rural New England what Wendell Berry’s essays do for Kentucky and Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It does for the American West.” […]Read More..
Increasingly, consumers are turning away from mass-produced and excessively processed foods, and seeking out local farmers and neighbors for antibiotic- and hormone-free milks, meats, and organic produce they can trust. Meanwhile, as food-borne illnesses continue to appear in the industrialized U.S. food supply, regulators are cracking down on small-scale farmers. In his new book, Life, […]Read More..
Is your electricity bill rising with the soaring temperatures as you try to stay cool this summer? By changing a few simple habits you can reduce the heat and your energy costs. Such as: Unplug your electronics when you’re not using them; grill or prepare food instead of cooking with the stove or oven; hang […]Read More..
Is marijuana the “new beer?” A new, eye-catching advertisement from the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) emphasizes that marijuana is a safer, more desirable option than alcohol. The ad was scheduled to air 72 times during NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 races but officials pulled it at the last minute as to protect the family-oriented audience at their […]Read More..