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By Wolf D. Storl

That includes gardening suggestions, recipes, and lovely full-color pencil drawings of every vegetable, this e-book for farm-to-fork aficionados and gardeners with an esoteric bent explores the key heritage of forty eight popular and infrequent greens, analyzing their symbolism, astrological connections, therapeutic houses, and total character.
a desirable creation to vegetable gardening and cooking, A Curious heritage of Vegetables units horticulture in its old, cultural, and cosmological contexts. the writer deals his deep realizing of the idea of biodynamic gardening and important tips about mild and heat, flooring covers, composts, crop rotation and weeds. Woven in with people stories and tales from heritage, each one access additionally comprises scrumptious ancient recipes for every vegetable.

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This is just as true for the vegetables in our gardens. From one generation to the next, traditional kitchen knowledge is passed on regarding both the nutritional and healing aspects of the garden’s produce. For example, women cooked celeriac and served it to their men in order to activate their sexual prowess. Borrage was used to create a cheerful mood as well as for flavoring, and lettuce was cooked to calm members of the household. In other words, gardens were apothecaries full of tried and true cures.

Com or call 800-733-3000. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Storl, Wolf-Dieter, author. Title: A curious history of vegetables : aphrodisiacal and healing properties, folk tales, garden tips, and recipes / Wolf D. Storl. Other titles: Bekannte und vergessene Gemèuse. English Description: Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, 2016. | Originally published as: Bekannte und vergessene Gemèuse; translated from the original German by Christine Reindal-Storl. | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Though most plants flower in the summer and bear fruit in the fall, some plants show curious shifts. Food plants, especially grains and fruits, are in harmonious unison with the yearly sun cycle and therefore have a harmonious and energizing effect on us. Plants that blossom in fall and winter, such as autumn crocus and helleborne, have fallen out of the cosmic rhythm—so much so they often prove to have a poisonous, destructive effect on our body rhythms. Under certain circumstances, however, these kinds of plants can be used medicinally, such as to bring on a severe somatic reaction.

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