Few people realize how simple it is to recognize and collect wild plants that make a tempting selection of winter and summer drinks. The author's unique volume focusses on interesting alternatives to the high-priced, expensively packaged teas, coffees, lemonades and other drinks of the supermarket. Surprisingly, many of the plants for such alternatives can be found growing wild in city and suburban areas. Illustrating 50 plants of Western Canada and the Northwestern States, the author's finely worked line drawings are reproduced full page to make this book as appealing as it is useful. It guides you through the finding, identifying and harvesting of the plants, shows easy methods of preservation and storage, and includes recipes for 60 drinks.