Douglas & McIntyre
Awesome Ancient Grains and Seeds

Book details:

January 2018
ISBN 978-1-77162-177-9
Paperback - Trade
8" x 10"
208 pages
100 colour photographs
Cooking
$24.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Awesome Ancient Grains and Seeds

A Garden-to-Kitchen Guide, Includes 50 Vegetarian Recipes

A backyard-to-table guide to growing and enjoying ancient grains and seeds, featuring fifty vegetarian recipes.


Bravo for tomatoes, beans and kale. But whatís next for the ardent home gardener? Wheats, including farro, spelt and kamut, are surprisingly easy and very rewarding backyard crops. They can be planted as early as the ground can be worked in spring and harvested mid-summer to make room for fall crops. These ancient food sources can be milled for flour, sprouted or eaten as whole grains to retain their natural amino acids, fibre, vitamins, omega-3†fatty acids and probiotics, among other†benefits.

In addition to wheat, there are also heirloom cultivars of barley and oats that offer an abundant way for gardeners to harvest fibre, protein and carbohydrates. Buckwheat makes an excellent grain substitute and attracts many beneficial insects. Seeds like soybeans, flax, amaranth, quinoa and Styrian pumpkin are very high in protein and there are many beautiful types that are easy to grow. Expert gardener Dan Jason provides gardening advice and recommends varieties that are adapted to Canadian†conditions.

Once the harvest is in, itís time to celebrate with Michele Genestís fifty vibrant vegetarian recipes featuring the gardenís bounty. Ranging from the simple (Pumpkin Seed Butter Cookies) to the sophisticated (Beet and Triticale Gnocchi with Kale Pesto), the†recipes in this exciting garden-to-kitchen volume will inspire readers to expand their horizons when it comes to growing and cooking grains and†seeds.

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Michele Genest

Michele Genest writes a regular cooking column for Yukon, North of Ordinary Magazine and is the author of two cookbooks, The Boreal ...

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Dan  Jason

Dan Jason

Dan Jason lives on Salt Spring Island, BC, where he founded the mail-order seed company Salt Spring Seeds. He has written many bestselling books about ...

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