Alewife's Garden: 7 Radical Weeds for Brewing Herbal Ales

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Radical Weeds, 2002 - Gardening - 32 pages
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Reclaim the traditional women's art of herbal home brewing! Alewife's Garden draws the ancient magic of fermentation into contemporary kitchens with a newly streamlined process that requires only basic kitchen equipment and four ingredients -- water, sweetener, herbs, and yeast -- to make healthful and delicious tonics.Alewife's Garden features seven bitter brewing herbs noted for their digestive action, nutritive value, and for medicinal properties that range from antibacterial to antidepressant. (Several are also aphrodisiacs -- these aperitifs will stimulate more than one appetite!) These effects are enhanced through fermentation, and each makes a wonderfully distinctive ale. This book celebrates the transformative power of yeast, the biological ennoblement of herbs, and the proud tradition of household hospitality expressed through signature herbal ales.Includes free fresh seeds, easy directions for cultivation and harvest, and simple, tested recipes for nutritious, flavorful, healing, and euphoric herbal ales that nourish both body and soul. Brew your health!Alewife's Garden is the fourth grassroots reclamation project in the Garden Remedy Series from Radical Weeds. Every book supports the spread of common healing weeds with a bound-in postcard redeemable for seven packages of free, fresh, organic seeds -- a $15 value! To get your free seeds, just clip and mail the postcard whenever you're ready to plant, no matter what zone you garden in or when you buy the book. Seed collections are packaged and shipped exclusively for Radical Weeds by Johnny's Selected Seeds of Maine, growers and sellers of quality organic seeds since 1972.

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