Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Library Loot ~ Beginner Medicinal Herbal Book
I've been borrowing books from the library, over and over, contemplating which is the best medicinal herb book to purchase and have on hand (along with handicraft pattern books). The above stack came in all at once, and my loving Hubby picked them up for me. He was struggling to get in the house with them, ha ha! I had to explain, how it saves us money.
I do like the recipes in this book - Medicinal Herbs, A Beginner's Guide, by Rosemary Gladstar. I think I've shared this book before also. I have one of her books with herbal tea recipes and make the teas. This book remains on my wish list, unless another one interests me.
These other three have many recipes that may be useful for us too. There is a headache tea I'd like to try, and a few others, but need a few more herbs planted next year. For now, I'll borrow these again.
In the process of borrowing books on growing mustards, and making mustards, I located more herbal recipes for meals here. I actually found enough that I am making a binder for all recipes with herbs (because my recipe box in my kitchen has exploded).
I checked my library account again - 7 more books were in. The bottom one may be the one home manual I need to buy regarding medicinal herbs. Most of these I am flipping through quickly, but taking notes and checking costs. I'm also looking at the recipes. I do not want to buy a book that has strange ingredients that I do not grow or cannot buy organic at a good price either.
Now...if I can find a book that contains a great length of information on using turmeric for pain and other health issues, I'll be even happier.
I have been madly working on handmade Christmas gifts for the girls, writing, and puppy training.
Last night's dinner? Homemade meatballs baked and warmed in the crock pot with home canned hot pepper mustard sauce, and roasted brussel sprouts with onions and garlic.