Seasonal Family Almanac: Recipes, Rituals, and Crafts to Embrace the Magic of the Year (Hardcover)

Seasonal Family Almanac: Recipes, Rituals, and Crafts to Embrace the Magic of the Year By Emma Frisch, Jana Blankenship, Allison Usavage (By (photographer)) Cover Image

Seasonal Family Almanac: Recipes, Rituals, and Crafts to Embrace the Magic of the Year (Hardcover)


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An indispensable guide and hands-on resource for families that want to joyfully build or deepen their connection with nature through a range of recipes for cooking, wellness, personal care, and crafts all year long.

Emma Frisch and Jana Blankenship have a kindred friendship from their shared experiences as mothers, entrepreneurs, and nature lovers. Observing a growing demand from families wanting to reconnect to nature, they created this fun and practical resource.

Seasonal Family Almanac gives families the tools to rediscover the soul-stirring magic that comes from living in tune with the seasons. Organized into twelve chapters and with content from a host of diverse contributors, it includes:
  • Over 40 delicious food and beverage recipes from around the world, inspired by the authors' heritage and community, including Soothing White Pine Tea; Lunar New Year Dumplings; and Blueberry Lavender Crisp Bars
  • Over 30 personal care and wellness recipes ranging from Violet and Dandelion Face Steam to a complete Newborn Care Kit, Clearing Chest Rub, and Forest Bathing Salts
  • 25 crafts and activities including beautiful and easy twisted rope flower crowns, beginner-friendly botanically dyed capes, shadow puppets, and more.

An invaluable resource for essential wisdom and creative inspiration every day of the year.
Emma Frisch weaves her love for adventure, foraging, and seasonal cooking into her mothering, art, and work. Her home is infused with the flavors and languages of her Italian, British, and Jewish heritage and her international family. She is the author of Feast by Firelight: Simple Recipes for Camping, Cabins, and the Great Outdoors and with her husband cofounded Firelight Camps, a glamping destination in Ithaca, New York where they live with their two daughters. Find out more at

Jana Blankenship first started making herbal potions as a child and is still in complete awe of the intelligence of nature. She loves to experiment with new products using both foraged and garden-grown ingredients, which she lovingly shares with her family and friends. She has channeled her passion for plant-based formulations into founding the pioneering clean beauty company and B Corp Captain Blankenship. Jana is the author of Wild Beauty: Wisdom & Recipes for Natural Self-Care. She lives in New Paltz, New York, with her husband, two children, two dogs, and cat. Find out more at
Product Details ISBN: 9781797222455
ISBN-10: 1797222457
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: April 18th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English
"Profusely and beautifully illustrated…an impressive compendium of family-oriented things to do for fun and bonding every day of the year. Thoroughly 'family friendly' in organization and presentation, and unreservedly recommended for personal and community library arts, crafts, and cooking collections.”
—Midwest Book Review

“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 a refreshing take on ancient wisdom, mixed with clever new ways to embrace family life. It is playful, joyful, and as delightful as the authors.”
– Sarah Copeland, author of Every Day is Saturday and Instant Family Meals

"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 you the whole way and make it easy."
– Nikki Dinki, chef, author and TV host

"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."
– Amanda Jane Jones, children’s book author, illustrator, and graphic designer