Originally published in 1903 and updated and revised in 1915, this scarce early instruction book on soft cheesemaking is both expensive and hard to find in its first editions. We have now republished it in an affordable, high quality, modern edition, using the original text and artwork. Ninety five pages contain detailed chapters on: The Production and Handling of Milk. - Cream: Its Production, Composition and Properties. - Principles of the Manufacture of Soft Cheese. - Varieties of Soft Cheese and Their Process of Manufacture. - Cream Cheese. - Double Cream Cheese. - Rennetted Cream Cheese. - Gervais. - Bondon. - Coulommier. - Cambridge or York. - Sour Milk or Lactic Acid Cheese. - Pont L'Eveque. - Camembert. - Little Wensleydale. - Colwick. - Ripening. - Packing and Marketing. - Dairy Terms. - Regulations. - Preservatives and Colouring. - Measures. - etc. The book is illustrated with full page vintage photos and various line drawings. Twelve pages of advertisements for dairy equipment and associated items have been reproduced for their historical interest. This fascinating little book will be of much interest to anyone with an interest in dairy farming or the production of dairy products on a large or small scale. "The book is a model of conciseness and clearness. The instructions given as to the handling of milk are admirable, and the particulars of making all kinds of soft and cream cheese leave nothing to be desired." - FARMING PRESS.
Bring a new level of richness and variety to your quilts with this guide to mixed-fabric quilting.
It’s time to go beyond cottons. With The Art of Mixing Textiles, you will learn how to blend your standard quilting fabrics with rich wools, lustrous silks, and textural home decor fabrics for quilts that beg to be touched. Quilt designer Lynn Schmitt teaches you the secrets to cutting, piecing, sewing, and pressing fabrics of texture and sheen.
The step-by-step instructions in this volume make it easy to get started. The 14 pieced and appliquéd projects include table runners, quilts, pincushions, tote bags, and more. Dimensional and exciting, mixed-fabric quilts are ripe for using up scraps and expanding your horizons!
Since first domesticating the chicken thousands of years ago, humans have become exceptionally adept at raising them for food. Yet most people rarely interact with chickens or know much about them. In Under the Henfluence, culture reporter Tove Danovich explores the lives of these quirky, mysterious birds who stole her heart the moment her first box of chicks arrived at the post office.From a hatchery in Iowa to a chicken show in Ohio to a rooster rescue in Minnesota, Danovich interviews the people breeding, training, healing, and, most importantly, adoring chickens. With more than 26 billion chickens living on industrial farms around the world, they’re easy to dismiss as just another dinner ingredient. Yet Danovich's reporting reveals the hidden cleverness, quiet sweetness, and irresistible personalities of these birds, as well as the complex human-chicken relationship that has evolved over centuries. This glimpse into the lives of backyard chickens doesn't just help us to understand chickens better—it also casts light back on ourselves and what we've ignored throughout the explosive growth of industrial agriculture. Woven with delightful and sometimes heartbreaking anecdotes from Danovich's own henhouse, Under the Henfluence proves that chickens are so much more than what they bring to the table.
Highly acclaimed author and naturalist Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) made his living writing about the countryside in which he lived.
He made his name through his newspaper columns about the countryside and rural life, and achieved the peak of his fame as author of The Gamekeeper at Home and The Amateur Poacher.
His love of nature and wildlife was nurtured by his father who taught him much about the life of the fields and woods.
Jefferies' own remarkable powers of observation infuse his writing on the habits and habitat of his quarry, the techniques of fieldsports and the enjoyment of outdoor pursuits.
These sporting articles are collected here for the first time in a new anthology.
“France’s conversion is deeply touching . . . This is religious discovery for a postmodern generation.” —Philip Zaleski, Los Angeles Times The tiny, arid Greek island of Patmos is one of the most sacred places in the Christian world—a place of bewitching power, where people come for a brief summer visit and end up returning, year after year, for the rest of their lives. They respond to an unexplainable force that they can find nowhere else. Perhaps it is the invigorating “Greek light” that infuses the Holy Island’s rocks and hills with a breathtaking sharpness and clarity, dating back to the time when Zeus raised the island from the bed of the sea. Or perhaps it is Patmos’s incredible history. Almost two thousand years ago, Saint John was exiled here, and lived as a hermit in the cave of Revelation, where he experienced a vision that led to the most famous piece of apocalyptic literature, the Book of Revelation. In A Place of Healing for the Soul, BBC commentator Peter France—who arrived on the island a hardened skeptic—tells how he came to change his life perspective. Learning from the island’s gregarious inhabitants and its religious eccentrics—hermits, ascetics, monks, and nuns—he discovered the pleasure and security of living simply and doing without, in a timeless realm where history, myth, and spirituality are endlessly alive. “France, an erudite and amiable companion, who spices his writing with self-deprecating wit and thoughtful commentary on the eternal mysteries of the universe, has created a delight for open, even if skeptical, minds.” —Booklist
Where can you read about a monstrous cheese big enough to hold a girl of 13 inside? Or that the invention of the bicycle directly, and poorly, impacted sales of cheddar? Or that some of the first cheese makers hid gold coins inside their wheels of dairy as a sales tool?Brethren, the writer calls you this because he hopes that you are ‘cheese-minded’ like himself.This classic and charming audiobook, a timeless love letter to English cheeses, was first published in 1937, newly rediscovered. It is a treasure trove of wonderful anecdotes including the tale of the monstrous cheese big enough to hold a 13-year-old inside, the Stilton that purred like a cat and the famous cheese maker in Manchester who selected which Cheshire cheese to sell based on where the mice had been nibbling, ‘as they were the best judges of a good cheese’.Sir John Squire, a notable journalist of the time, collected together ‘a galaxy of talent’, with the aim of making this ‘one of the most delightful and entertaining gift books that has ever been published’. Each of the distinguished 10 contributors champion an individual cheese, setting forward their passionate and compelling arguments, celebrating the differences and delights of each type. Through their explorations, the chequered beauties of the English landscape unfolds.It will certainly whet the appetite for English cheese, for that is ultimately what matters most, as, after all, ‘the only way to learn about cheese is to eat it’.
The geologist and explorer’s own account of his perilous venture into one of the last unmapped portions of the continental United States.
Join John Wesley Powell’s expedition to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, and one of the last unmapped portions of the continental United States. Powell’s detailed descriptions of the rocks, plants, and animals seen in the canyon; the geography of the area; his team’s interactions with native groups; and dangers and mishaps along the trail allow readers to feel the thrill, the awe, and the humility of standing on the canyon’s edge.
After losing an arm in the Civil War, the young Powell took on an extraordinary challenge as he led a small team into this remarkable landscape. He would go on to become the director of the US Geological Survey and the Smithsonian, and is acknowledged today for his foresight on the importance of conserving natural resources—particularly water—as the nation rapidly expanded westward.
“Powell’s ideas powerfully shaped development of the West’s water supply.” —Scientific American
“He had entered the Grand Canyon as a pioneer, hoping that it could be exploited and settled, but the experience changed him. He realized that the presence of indigenous peoples, the landscape, water and ecosystems meant that it could not and should not be settled as the Eastern states had been. Now, as the Western states are threatened with a catastrophic water shortage, it is possible that he should be remembered not just as an explorer, but also as a prophet.” —BBC News Magazine
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