Princeton Architectural Press Seasonal Family Almanac
Princeton Architectural Press Seasonal Family Almanac

Seasonal Family Almanac

By Emma Frisch


Publication Date: April 18, 2023

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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 BarsOver 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 Salts25 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.

About the Author

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

Format: Hardcover

Length: 272 pages

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Publication Date: April 18, 2023

ISBN: 9781797222455

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