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Alfredo pasta

Alfredo pasta

Alfredo pasta Ingredients: 500g Tagliatelle pasta cooked 1 onion finely chopped 1 clove of garlic finely chopped 1.25 ml nutmeg 65 g cake flour 250 ml milk 250 ml cream 5 ml origanum spice...

Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation First of all,  renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity.  Also, why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground. Reclaiming...

Oriental poppies make a brilliant display

Oriental poppies make a brilliant display

Oriental poppies make a brilliant display Oriental poppies make a brilliant display : Oriental poppies will always have a wow effect in your garden First of all, the blooms are upwards of 6” across...

Carrot cake

Carrot cake

Carrot cake Ingredients: 185 g margarine 375 ml sugar 3 x large eggs 500 ml carrots grated 375 ml flour 15 ml baking powder 7.5 ml mixed spice 5 ml cinnamon 60ml walnuts or...

The Big Book of Health and Fitness

The Big Book of Health and Fitness

The Big Book of Health and Fitness The Big Book of Health and Fitness:  First of all, taking control of your health and well-being is a necessary and personal journey.  From teens to parents...

Snapdragons provide a perfect balance in your garden

Snapdragons provide a perfect balance in your garden

Snapdragons provide a perfect balance in your garden Snapdragons provide a perfect balance in your garden: Growing snapdragons in the garden flower beds provides a perfect balance. The tall snapdragons in the background and...

Pastry Queen Parties

Pastry Queen Parties

Pastry Queen Parties Pastry Queen Parties:  No one captures big-hearted, big-hatted Texas hospitality like Rebecca Rather. In Pastry Queen Parties, her eagerly awaited third book, Rebecca celebrates her home state’s love of good company and great food....

American Lion

American Lion

American Lion The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington forever. American Lion:   First of all,  Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his...

Vegetarian butternut casserole

Vegetarian butternut casserole

Vegetarian butternut casserole Ingredients: 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and de seeded 2 apples 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 tbsp vegan margarine or butter 1 tbsp flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4...

Finding Gobi

Finding Gobi

Finding Gobi: Publisher description Finding Gobi:  First of all, finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultra marathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a...

Fat Chance

Fat Chance

Fat Chance Fat Chance: First of all, sugar is addictive, toxic and everywhere. Let us face it.  Sugar is bad for your health. Find out how your sweet tooth might be nibbling you to...

Red Spiraea

Red spiraea

Red spiraea Red Spiraea: The spiraea shrub does best when planted in full sun or light shade. If you plant this shrub in full shade, this will result in a stunted growth.  Also, there will be...

Potato salad

Potato salad

Potato salad Ingredients: 8 medium potatoes, cooked and diced 1 1⁄2 cups mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper...

Cholesterol Down

Cholesterol Down

Cholesterol Down Take control of your cholesterol with this 10 point plan from nutrition and fitness expert Dr. Janet Brill .. .Without using drugs. Cholesterol Down: If you are one of the nearly 150...

Hellebores are always a welcome sight

Hellebores are always a welcome sight

Hellebores are always a welcome sight Hellebores are always a welcome sight: Flowers of hellebores are a welcome sight when they bloom in late winter to early spring, sometimes while the ground is still...

Pecan nut salad

Pecan nut salad

Pecan nut salad Ingredients: Assorted lettuce leaves 1 dozen strawberries halved 1 Avocado sliced ½ Cucumber sliced ½ Red Onion finely sliced For the pecans: 65 ml Icing Sugar 10 – 15 ml masterblends...

No One But You

No One But You

No One But You No One But You: New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes you to Silver Springs. A picturesque small town in Southern California where even the hardest hearts can learn...

Forsythia plants look like rays of sunshine

Forsythia plants look like rays of sunshine

Forsythia plants look like rays of sunshine Forsythia plants look like rays of sunshine: These plants yield canary yellow flowers which are like the first rays of sunshine after the dark days of winter....

Cheese scones for breakfast

Cheese scones for breakfast

Cheese scones for breakfast Ingredients: 225g/8oz self raising flour pinch of salt 55g/2oz butter 25g/1oz mature cheddar cheese, grated 150ml/5fl oz milk Method: Cheese scones for breakfast:  Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7.  Lightly...

The Servant Leader

The Servant Leader

The Servant Leader The Servant Leader: This book is a practical guide to using the principles of servant leadership Leadership is a calling.  Servant leadership, the idea that managing with respect, honesty, love, and...

Burning hearts

Burning hearts

Burning hearts Burning hearts:The burning heart plant’s blooms appear in early spring. These blooms create a lot of attention with the heart shaped flowers flowing from arched stems. The foliage is bluish green, which...

Chocolate waffles with cherry sauce

Chocolate waffles with cherry sauce

Chocolate waffles with cherry sauce Ingredients: For the cherry sauce: 12 ounces frozen sweet cherries 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon For the waffles: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup...

To Tame A Lady

To Tame A Lady

To Tame A Lady To Tame A Lady: Come back to a time when manners are everything and rules are made to never be broken. Also, to a time when men are in charge...

Oregan grape holly grows well under trees

Oregan grape holly grows well under trees

Oregan grape holly grows well under trees Oregan grape holly grows well under trees: First of all, the oregon grape holly is a tough, drought resistant plant that can grow in almost any environment....

Asian vegetable noodle salad

Asian vegetable noodle salad

Asian vegetable noodle salad 10 ounces Chinese noodles for making chow mein 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 – 3 cups raw bite-sized broccoli florets 1 – 2 cups bean sprouts 3 green onions, thinly...

Truly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty Truly Madly Guilty:  Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It is just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy...

Blue chiffon rose of sharon

Blue chiffon rose of sharon

Blue chiffon rose of sharon Blue chiffon rose of sharon: First of all, this blue rose of sharon is also known as the hardy hibiscus that are known as the dinner plate hibiscus. Another...

Spanish baked eggs

Spanish baked eggs

Spanish baked eggs Ingredients: 4 eggs 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely sliced 120 g pack diced chorizo sausages 1 yellow pepper, finely sliced 1 orange pepper, finely sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed...

No Shortcuts to the Top

No Shortcuts to the Top

No Shortcuts to the Top No Shortcuts to the Top: This gripping and triumphant memoir from the author of The Mountain,  follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering,  as he makes his assault on history,...