Seasonal Family Almanac:
Recipes, rituals and crafts to embrace the magic of the year
An indispensable guide and hands-on resource for families that want to joyfully build or deepen their connection with nature through an extensive range of over 100 recipes for cooking, wellness, personal care, and crafts all year long. Seasonal Family Almanac gives families the tools to rediscover the soul-stirring magic that comes from living in tune with the seasons.
What a wonderful introduction to intentional parenting. A beautiful resource for recipes for cooking and personal care as well as outdoor play and activities you can do from the comfort of your backyard or local park. They’ve thought of everything! I know what I’ll be getting new parents at their baby showers from now on.
Jana Blankenship and Emma Frisch are two women I trust immensely in matters of home and family life – how they embody natural living is not only inspiring and approachable but just plain fun. Here is refreshing take on ancient wisdom, mixed with clever new ways to embrace family life. It is playful, joyful, and as delightful as the authors.
Seasonal Family Almanac is STUFFED full of incredible ideas to celebrate the year, the earth, and the love of family. It gets you excited for the next season and makes you feel like you have two new friends, Emma and Jana, that are going to guide the whole way and make it easy.
“TODAY, WHEN WE EMBRACE THE WORLD OUTSIDE OUR DOOR, WE KINDLE OUR ANCESTRAL FLAME AND PLANT THE SEEDS OF OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE. WE HELP THEM SEE BEYOND THE DIGITAL WORLD AND CONNECT WITH OUR EXTRAORDINARY PLANET, LEARNING TO LOVE AND PROTECT THE EARTH THAT SUSTAINS THEM.” — JANA BLANKENSHIP & EMMA FRISCH
Seasonal Family Almanac blossomed out of our friendship, shared philosophies, and desire to create a book that would combine our knowledge and practices (as well as those of our community) for using seasonal ingredients for cooking, care, and crafts and welcoming in the gifts of each microseason. As mothers with young children, we discovered that taking cues from the Earth’s rhythms brought ease to our family life, and we wanted to share the rituals and traditions we’d learned from our own families and community members.
With over 100 lush color photographs by Allison Usavage as well as drawings by the authors, this book shares 40 delicious food and beverage recipes from around the world, over 30 personal care and wellness recipes, 25 crafts and activities and 18 essays from contributors.
Hardcover, 304 pages, 8 x 10 inches