Here is an alphabetical list of books recommended on the Turning Ground site. They are different, informative and entertaining. You can buy them by clicking on the image and ordering through Amazon or Kobo. Click on the text below each image to connect to the post that book is mentioned in. Happy reading!
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life is an anecdotal book about one families year of eating locally. The Kingsolver clan packs up and moves from Arizona to a farm in Virginia where they grow all the food they will eat for a year. A rich story, enhanced with recipes and essays. It will change how you think about what you eat maybe even how you live. A must read!
Samantha McNesby’s easy to follow instructions make sewing sweet little ditty’s for your baby fun! Don’t let the slightly dates patterns discourage you, the patterns are timeless- besides half of the fun is picking the fabric out anyhow!
Beginner Meditation by Sally Kempton. An amazing, insightful and practical guide to meditation. Sally really knows her stuff and no matter what she writes (she is a regular columnist with Yoga Journal) it hits a nerve. She just knows. Amazing!
The Joy of Cooking is one book that everyone should own. It has everything in there and although some of the recipes may be dated- that’s what makes them so great. They remind you of a time when people cooked without microwaves and mixers. Or…of course you could also just buy an updated version.
The Macadamia Nut Emergency is my first published eBook and I am very proud of this work. It is the delightful story of a young girl named Penny who wants to surprise Santa Clause. Her gift of macadamia nut chocolate milk backfires when she discovers- too late- that Santa is allergic to macadamia nuts. Penny is thrust into a high-flying adventure as she races Santa’s sleigh to Maui to try and save Santa and Christmas. A juvenile chapter book for readers aged 8-11. Available through Kobo and readable on smartphones, computers, tablets and the Kobo eReader.
Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma offers shocking insight into what North Americans are eating and how it gets to the table. Real, disturbing and truthful, Pollan tells it like it is. You’ll never shop for groceries the same way again.
The Robin Hook Baking Book is one kitchen staple I can’t live without. This book covers all the baking basics and I find myself coming back to it time and time again. A must for every kitchen library.
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson is eye opening to say the least. The true story of one man who devoted his life to bringing education to girls living in the shadows of the Himalayan mountains. Moving, inspiring and uplifting. A wonderful read.
This is one cookbook I can’t live without. This book is the authority on how to cook any and all vegetables (just add meat, if you eat it- simple really). Whether you are clueless about Kale or baffled by broccoli, Madison has recipes and information that help any vegetable virgin. It is absolutely indispensable!
Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz teaches what has been ” bypassed by the superhighway of industrial food production”. Learn what our ancestors knew all along, how to create fermented foods to keep us healthy and happy.