Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bedside Reading.....

...ummm, that's only if I can get through a few pages before dozing off. Not at all a reflection on the juicy content of the books, just that it's the end of a very long day!! But who doesn't love falling asleep reading books they love and dreaming of herbs? Forget the 'escape novels' by my bed. I already live in Paradise. I only need more hours in a day to play with all of these recipes! Maybe I should just take the books downstairs and keep them there ...but who has time to languish over them when the sun is shining? The eternal dilemma, is it not? All joking aside, these books hold amazing springtime inspiration for me. Check them out:

Compiled by my pal Tina over at The Essential Herbal in Lancaster County with a bounty of recipes submitted by many long distance herb pals from the Essential Herbal Yahoo Group, yours truly, included. Oh by the way, Friends of the Farm, I do have a supply here....otherwise, go bug Tina and tell her I sent you. hehheh. This one is always on the top of the pile...

This is a brand new find that I'm still reading through, but I'm continually amazed all the things you can do with stinging nettles. Neat book. I got this on Amazon.

This little beauty was published by herb friend Peter Gail from Goosefoot Acres in Cleveland, Ohio...Believe it or not, I actually have two autographed copies of this book. The MAN spent some time with Peter at a conference last fall, and knowing how much I LOVE the violas, bought me a copy and had Peter autograph it for me. He didnt know that I already had my own copy autographed 4 or 5 years before. Anyway, Peter is really known as the Dandelion Guy, but I can't find that book on my shelf at the moment...hmmm, who did I loan that to? Anyway, I'd be willing to give away my first copy (I'll keep the one my MAN brought me) Anyone interested?? I know all you lurking violet lovers out there. Please throw your name into the comment 'hat' and I will draw a name at noon on Friday and announce the winner here on this post. Don't forget to check back! Good Luck and may the Violets be with you!!!!
(Seems the server is down for www.Edibleweeds.com...I'll check back on this link later)

10 comments:

Aunt Jenny said...

What a wonderful giveaway idea!!
and hey..I sure wish I would have known what a good thing nettles were when I was a kid. THe only thing we used them for (they grew wild and free mixed with the blackberries on the creek behind my grandma's house) was to "get" my city cousins. They would come to visit all dressed in white and snotty attitudes so we would take them for a "walk" to pick berries and they would come home purple splotched from berries and itching and crying from the nettles..mean, huh??? Dandelions I do love. I havn't seen nettles growing here. I wonder if they do?
I love reading your blog..and the pictures are fantastic!

Anonymous said...

I'm in!!

Hildie

Susan said...

Aunt Jenny, What ornery 'country mouse/city mouse' childhood memories!!

Clare said...

Throwin' my name in the violet hat!

Anonymous said...

Since i've already made everything violet you've taught me,I sure could use that book.The children at the Beaver Run kindergarten have been helping me pick them,so I have lots.lisa

ikkinlala said...

I am definitely interested if this is open to Canadians!

Carol Simon said...

Would love to have my name in the hat! Great idea!
Carol

Susan said...

Ms. Canadian, if your name is chosen, I may just request some help with the shipping.Whaddya think? Fair? Lemme know before noon Friday, k? Thanks.
By the way, your blog is sweet.

kansasrose said...

Hon, can I do this too? Throw my hat in the hat, kindly please. :) Thank ya ma'am. Bustillo

Donna said...

count me in.

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