How to Make and Use Your Own Low-Cost, High Performance, Sun-Powered Food Dehydrator

Author: Eben V. Fodor

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 155092415X

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

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The only book in print devoted to solar food drying.
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How to Make and Use Your Own Low-Cost, High Performance, Sun-Powered Food Dehydrator

Author: Eben V. Fodor

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865715448

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

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The only book in print devoted to solar food drying.
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Solar cooking and other ecologically friendly cooking methods for the 21st century

Author: Lisa Rayner

Publisher: Lifeweaver

ISBN: 098006080X

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 1018

What if there was a year-round method of cooking that was low cost, powered by sunlight, non-polluting, and easy to do even in college dorms, apartment balconies and off-the-grid locations? There is: solar cooking. At the dawn of the 21st century, the need for sustainable cooking solutions is great, including fossil fuel-caused climate change, the end of cheap oil, and deforestation due to firewood collection. Whether you spend a couple of hours building a simple solar cooker out of cardboard and foil, or buy a sturdy commercial model, it is possible to do everything from simmering to blanching, poaching, steaming, sautéing, braising, baking, roasting, toasting, pan frying, grilling, food canning, medical sterilization, and even making ice (at night!). The Sunny Side of Cooking is a practical, easy-to-follow guide for both beginning and experienced solar cooks. Includes: --How to choose the right solar cooker for you based on your climate and lifestyle needs More than 100 vegetarian solar recipes and tips --How to adapt slow cooker recipes to a solar cooker How to adapt your favorite recipes to a solar cooker --How to safely can foods using USDA canning guidelines --How to create a year-round sustainable cooking system that combines the use of solar cookers, fireless cookers, pressure cookers, and biomass-fueled stoves and earth ovens “Beautifully detailed and informative. I highly recommend it both for beginners and experienced solar cooks who may pick up some useful variations and additional uses. Her recipes make one’s mouth water just reading them!” — Solar cooking pioneer Barbara Prosser Kerr, Co-inventor of the EcoCookerTM solar box cooker,Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center, Taylor, Arizona Copyright (c) 2007 128 pages. 8 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches. Color cover, black and white illustrations.
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Living Light, Living Local, Living Large

Author: Stephen Morris

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550923445

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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The village green is the focal point of any community, a gathering place where the best ideas take root and the brightest voices are heard. The New Village Green gathers some of the best ideas and brightest voices of the green community, some famous and familiar, others fresh and unknown. Each tells an absorbing story, and collectively they comprise a powerful chorus that profiles the current state of the environment. This remarkable book gathers wisdom and insight from a compelling and thought-provoking virtual community. Each contributor brings a unique perspective that mingles reverence for the environment with provocative thoughts for the future. Topics range from spirituality to solar panels and, just like a real village green, are juxtaposed with opinions from “the new village people,” including: Writers Bill McKibben and Michael Pollan Scientists James Lovelock and Donella Meadows Spiritual leaders Gandhi and Buddha And practical, homespun topics are given equal time: Good reasons to embrace alternative currencies Tips for growing great garlic Meant to be devoured in one sitting or sipped a little at a time, this book springboards the green movement into the future by acknowledging its roots in the past. Rachel Carson, Paul Ehrlich, and Helen and Scott Nearing are as relevant today as the Slow Food Movement and Peak Oil. This book will touch the heart of anyone who lives with conscience and hope. Stephen Morris is editor and publisher of Green Living Magazine and co-founder of The Public Press.
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Garden Farming for Town and Country

Author: Peter Bane

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865716668

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

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A step-by-step guide to creating resilient and prosperous households introduces permaculture as a practical way to live well with less money, convert waste into wealth, and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
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Sustainable Living through Appropriate Technology

Author: Al Fritsch

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813172179

Category: Architecture

Page: 456

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Healing Appalachia is a practical guide for environmentally conscious residents of Appalachia and beyond. It is also the first book to apply “appropriate technology,” or the most basic technology that can effectively achieve the desired result, to this specific region. Authors Al Fritsch and Paul Gallimore have performed over 200 environmental resource assessments in thirty-three states. They bring this knowledge to bear as they examine thirty low-cost, people-friendly, and environmentally benign appropriate technologies that can be put to work today in Appalachia. They discuss such issues as renewable energy and energy conservation, food preservation and gardening, forest management, land use, transportation, water conservation, proper waste disposal, and wildlife protection. They pay close attention to the practicality of each technique according to affordability, ease of use, and ecological soundness. Their subjects range from solar home heating to greenhouses, from aquaculture to compost toilets, from organic gardening to wildlife restoration and enhancement, and from solar cars to microhydropower facilities. Their discussions of each topic benefit from the knowledge gained from thirty years of practical experience at environmental demonstration centers and public interest and educational organizations. Each section of the book includes details on construction and maintenance, as well as resources for locating further information, making this an essential volume for everyone who cares about the future of Appalachia.
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Author: Linda Frederick Yaffe

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811734028

Category: Cooking

Page: 120

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Quickly toss together the ingredients for Cashew Curry, place it in the solar cooker, point the cooker to the midday sun, and head to work. You'll come home to a ready-to-eat hot meal. Solar cooking is a simple and easy way to prepare a meal without heating up the kitchen, simply by using the sun's heat.Perfect for dishes requiring delicate cooking like Cheese Strata and Solar Baked Custard, and fish cooks up moist. Eliminate parboiling and marinating--it's done all in one step.Make your own solar box or folding panel cookerEasy recipes that can be made with little preparation at home or in campSide dishes and snacks, soups, stews, chilies, fish and seafood, casseroles, pasta, and baked goods
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Author: Leda Meredith

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581576536

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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The ultimate guide to putting up food. How many ways can you preserve a strawberry? You can freeze it, dry it, pickle it, or can it. Milk gets cultured, or fermented, and is preserved as cheese or yogurt. Fish can be smoked, salted, dehydrated, and preserved in oil. Pork becomes jerky. Cucumbers become pickles. There is no end to the magic of food preservation, and in Preserving Everything, Leda Meredith leads readers—both newbies and old hands—in every sort of preservation technique imaginable.
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How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve Your Community

Author: Eben Fodor

Publisher: New Catalyst Books

ISBN: 9781897408032

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Contrary to accepted wisdom, rapid urban growth can leave communities permanently scarred, deeply in debt, with unaffordable housing, a lost sense of community, and sacrificed environmental quality. This resource provides insights, ideas, and tools to empower everyone from ordinary citizens to professional planners to switch off their local "growth machine" by debunking the pro-growth rhetoric.
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The Complete Guide to Solar Cuisine with 150 Easy Sun-Cooked Recipes

Author: Lorraine Anderson,Rick Palkovic

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 9781569243008

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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What could be more entertaining and magical than putting food into a cardboard box outdoors on a sunny day and taking it out fully cooked a few hours later? Solar cooking — a safe, simple cooking method using the sun's rays as the sole heat source — has been known for centuries and can be done at least during the summer in just about any place where there's sun. In Cooking with Sunshine, Lorraine Anderson and Rick Palkovic provide everything you need to know to cook great sun-fueled meals. They describe how to build your own inexpensive solar cooker, explain how solar cooking works and its benefits over traditional methods, offer more than 100 tasty recipes emphasizing healthy ingredients, and suggest a month's worth of menu ideas.
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Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation

Author: The Gardeners and Farmers of Centre Terre Vivante

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581790

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Typical books about preserving garden produce nearly always assume that modern "kitchen gardeners" will boil or freeze their vegetables and fruits. Yet here is a book that goes back to the future—celebrating traditional but little-known French techniques for storing and preserving edibles in ways that maximize flavor and nutrition. Translated into English, and with a new foreword by Deborah Madison, this book deliberately ignores freezing and high-temperature canning in favor of methods that are superior because they are less costly and more energy-efficient. As Eliot Coleman says in his foreword to the first edition, "Food preservation techniques can be divided into two categories: the modern scientific methods that remove the life from food, and the natural 'poetic' methods that maintain or enhance the life in food. The poetic techniques produce... foods that have been celebrated for centuries and are considered gourmet delights today." Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning offers more than 250 easy and enjoyable recipes featuring locally grown and minimally refined ingredients. It is an essential guide for those who seek healthy food for a healthy world.
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Solar energy

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Renewable energy sources

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And Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

Author: Oscar Will,Karen Will

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925237

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 4829

Offers to teach modern homesteaders how to maximize their available resources, including animal management, construction techniques from woodlot materials, and replacing farm machinery with homemade hand tools.
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Author: Jennifer MacKenzie,Jay Nutt,Don Mercer

Publisher: Robert Rose Incorporated

ISBN: 9780778802136

Category: Cooking

Page: 381

View: 4614

"Dehydrating is one of the most effective ways to preserve food for maximum nutrition at very low cost. Sales of dehydrators are soaring as many cooks reject the suspect ingredients in commercially prepared foods. Dehydrating with the recipes in this book is one way to control all ingredients and please the whole family. "--From publisher description.
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The Complete Guide to Drying Food, Plus 398 Recipes, Including Making Jerky, Fruit Leather & Just-Add-Water Meals

Author: Tammy Gangloff,Steven Gangloff,September Ferguson

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811760863

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

View: 7597

The dehydrator is an incredibly useful tool for long-term food storage and making the most of your garden harvest.
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Energy and the Future of Transportation

Author: Alice J. Friedemann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319263757

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 132

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In lively and engaging language, this book describes our dependence on freight transport and its vulnerability to diminishing supplies and high prices of oil. Ships, trucks, and trains are the backbone of civilization, hauling the goods that fulfill our every need and desire. Their powerful, highly-efficient diesel combustion engines are exquisitely fine-tuned to burn petroleum-based diesel fuel. These engines and the fuels that fire them have been among the most transformative yet disruptive technologies on the planet. Although this transportation revolution has allowed many of us to fill our homes with global goods even a past emperor would envy, our era of abundance, and the freight transport system in particular, is predicated on the affordability and high energy density of a single fuel, oil. This book explores alternatives to this finite resource including other liquid fuels, truck and locomotive batteries and utility-scale energy storage technology, and various forms of renewable electricity to support electrified transport. Transportation also must adapt to other challenges: Threats from climate change, financial busts, supply-chain failure, and transportation infrastructure decay. Robert Hirsch, who wrote the “Peaking of World Oil Production” report for the U.S. Department of Energy in 2005, said that planning for peak world production must start at least 10, if not 20 years ahead of time. What little planning exists focuses mainly on how to accommodate 30 percent more economic growth while averting climate change, ignoring the possibility that we are at, or near, the end of growth. Taken for granted, the modern transportation system will not endure forever. The time is now to take a realistic and critical look at the choices ahead, and how the future of transportation may unfold.
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Who They Are! what They Want! and how to Win Them Over!

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 966

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Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.
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