Cooking the Wild Southwest

Included here are sections featuring each of twenty-three different desert plants. The chapters include basic information, harvesting techniques, and general characteristics.

Cooking the Wild Southwest

Author: Carolyn J. Niethammer

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ISBN: 9780816529193

Page: 194

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Over the last few decades, interest in eating locally has grown quickly. From just-picked apples in Washington to fresh peaches in Georgia, local food movements and farmer’s markets have proliferated all over the country. Desert dwellers in the Southwest are taking a new look at prickly pear, mesquite, and other native plants. Many people’s idea of cooking with southwestern plants begins and ends with prickly pear jelly. With this update to the classic Tumbleweed Gourmet, master cook Carolyn Niethammer opens a window on the incredible bounty of the southwestern deserts and offers recipes to help you bring these plants to your table. Included here are sections featuring each of twenty-three different desert plants. The chapters include basic information, harvesting techniques, and general characteristics. But the real treat comes in the form of some 150 recipes collected or developed by the author herself. Ranging from every-day to gourmet, from simple to complex, these recipes offer something for cooks of all skill levels. Some of the recipes also include stories about their origin and readers are encouraged to tinker with the ingredients and enjoy desert foods as part of their regular diet. Featuring Paul Mirocha’s finely drawn illustrations of the various southwestern plants discussed, this volume will serve as an indispensible guide from harvest to table. Whether you’re looking for more ways to prepare local foods, ideas for sustainable harvesting, or just want to expand your palette to take in some out-of-the-ordinary flavors, Cooking the Wild Southwest is sure to delight.

Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

Flowers of the Southwest Deserts. Tucson: Southwest Parksand Monuments
Association, 1985. Duffield, Mary Rose, and Warren Jones. PlantsforDry Climates
. Tucson: H.P. Books,1981. Felger, Richard S. “Vegetation andFlora of theGran ...

Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

Author: Judy Mielke

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029278810X

Page: 312

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For gardeners who want to conserve water, the color, fragrance, shade, and lush vegetation of a traditional garden may seem like a mirage in the desert. But such gardens can flourish when native plants grow in them. In this book, Judy Mielke, an expert on Southwestern gardening, offers the most comprehensive guide available to landscaping with native plants. Writing simply enough for beginning gardeners, while also providing ample information for landscape professionals, she presents over three hundred trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, groundcovers, wildflowers, cacti, and other native plants suited to arid landscapes. The heart of the book lies in the complete descriptions and beautiful color photographs of plants native to the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Mielke characterizes each plant and gives detailed information on its natural habitat, its water, soil, light, temperature, and pruning requirements, and its possible uses in landscape design. In addition, Mielke includes informative discussions of desert ecology, growing instructions for native plants and wildflowers, and "how-to" ideas for revegetation of disturbed desert areas using native plants. She concludes the book with an extensive list of plants by type, including those that have specific features such as shade or fragrance. She also supplies a list of public gardens that showcase native plants.

Southwestern Desert Resources

Historically , fire occurred only very rarely in Sonoran desertscrub ( Schmid and
Rogers 1988 ) . Many Sonoran Desert plants are poorly adapted to fire and are
readily killed . . Desertscrub communities that burn , and particularly if they burn ...

Southwestern Desert Resources

Author: William Lee Halvorson

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816528172

Page: 360

View: 407

Yet Matt Ridley does more than describe how things are getting better. He explains why. Prosperity comes from everybody working for everybody else. The habit of exchange and specialization---which started more than 100,000 years ago---has created a collective brain that sets human living standards on a rising trend. The mutual dependence, trust, and sharing that result are causes for hope, not despair. --

Here Is the Southwestern Desert

Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.

Here Is the Southwestern Desert

Author: Madeleine Dunphy

Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book

ISBN: 0977379574

Page: 32

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Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.

The southwestern desert in bloom

Our southwest desert has developed plants of weird stature and shape mainly for
the conservation of their stored moisture thru non - resistance to hot dry winds
and the shading of their roots from the intense sun . The root system on most of ...

The southwestern desert in bloom

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Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Deserts

leaf paloverde , triangle - leaf bursage , ironwood , jumping cholla , and creosote
bush are some of the many characteristic Sonoran Desert plants . The Mojave
Desert , which covers about 35,000 square miles , is the smallest North American
 ...

Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Deserts

Author: Janice Emily Bowers

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9781877856341

Page: 140

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A guide to the shrubs and trees of this region. Arranged by blossom color with informative drawings.

Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest

Describes over 160 desert and mountain medicinal plants, discussing the usage, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage, and cautions for each plant.

Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest

Author: Charles W. Kane

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ISBN: 9780977133376

Page: 357

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Describes over 160 desert and mountain medicinal plants, discussing the usage, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage, and cautions for each plant.

Southwestern Landscaping with Native Plants

LIVING WELL ON LESS — THE GROUND RULES : Desert Plants . A quarterly
journal published by the University of Arizona for Boyce Thompson Southwest
Arboretum . Kozlowski , T . T . Physiology of Water Stress and related papers .

Southwestern Landscaping with Native Plants

Author: Judith Phillips

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Page: 140

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Guide for gardening using native plants of the Southwest.

Desert Plant Life

AWAY FROM THE DESERT This season instead of a desert trip " a tour of
inspection ” was decided on to see how ... A symposium : Floristic and eco !
ogical aspects of the Great Basin and Southwestern Deserts occupied one
afternoon .

Desert Plant Life

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Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert

An encyclopedic look at the use of 1367 species of plants in the southwestern
deserts and Mexico . People of the Desert and Sea : Ethnobotany of the Seri
Indians by Richard Felger and Mary Beck Moser . Tucson : University of Arizona
Press ...

Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert

Author: Kevin Dahl

Publisher: Treasure Chest Books

ISBN:

Page: 22

View: 378

This is an account of what food grows wild, how it is used, and by whom. Considered inedible or exotic by some, the Native Americans have harvested these foods for thousands of years.

Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest

Originally published: Practical guide to edible and useful plants. Austin, Tex.: Texas Monthly Press, c1987.

Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest

Author: Delena Tull

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292748272

Page: 456

View: 342

Originally published: Practical guide to edible and useful plants. Austin, Tex.: Texas Monthly Press, c1987.

River and Desert Plants of the Grand Canyon

With erect , swordlike branches reaching toward the sky , ocotillo is one of the
most characteristic plants of the southwestern deserts . This partially succulent
shrub comes alive in the spring when brilliant orangish red flower clusters burst
from ...

River and Desert Plants of the Grand Canyon

Author: Kristin Huisinga

Publisher: Mountain Press

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Page: 261

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The Grand Canyon's isolation, great elevational range, and position at the convergence of three North American deserts--the Mojave, Sonoran, and Great Basin--have created unique habitats for an unusual assemblage of plants. Some grow only at seeps and springs, others emerge from cracks in the bedrock, and some live only in the Grand Canyon--for example, Roaring Springs prickly poppy and Grand Canyon flaveria. River and Desert Plants of the Grand Canyon, the first comprehensive field guide devoted to plants that live below the canyon rims, is bursting with beautiful color photographs and detailed line drawings of more than 250 ferns, grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees. Narratives organized by life form and common family name describe each plant and its natural history, and thumbnail photographs arranged by flower color and shape offer a key for easy identification. Essays by contributing experts explore such topics as Grand Canyon ecology, desert-plant adaptations, biological soil crusts, plant pollination, invasive species, and domesticated plants of the canyon's indigenous people.

Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West

A Guide to Identifying, Preparing, and Using Traditional Medicinal Plants Found
in the Deserts and Canyons of the West and Southwest Michael Moore.
SELECTED REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING Botany nor , Remmer :
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Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West

Author: Michael Moore

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Page: 184

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A comprehensive guide covers the entire range of medicinal herbs found in New Mexico, Arizona, West Texas, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and the California desert, presenting more than 100 species, and including information on collection and medicinal preparation.