This cookbook promises pleasure for all the senses and presents a lot of interesting facts about healthy eating. In addition, it offers a rich pool of tried and tested recipes. The rural women consultant and herbal expert Markusine Guthjahr spans the spectrum from a kick of freshness with spring herbs to summer berries and blossoms and autumn delicacies to hearty root vegetables for cold winter days. The native plant treasures are rediscovered and are considered to be a healthy well then and now. Many of the healthy ingredients grow on the doorstep, and fresh vitality is harvested from the garden, forest and meadow. When there is nothing left to harvest outside, homemade sprouts from the windowsill or fermented vegetables enrich the menu. An unusual cookbook with a lot of background knowledge, practical tips and healthy ingredients from nature's pantry.