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Mince and macaroni bake with parmesan cheese

Mince and macaroni bake with parmesan cheese

Mince and macaroni bake with parmesan cheese Ingredients: 15 ml oil 2 garlic cloves 400 g beef mince 1 onion chopped finely 250 g mushrooms sliced 410 g tinned chopped tomatoes 100 g tomato...

Lupine flowers will add height to your garde

Lupine flowers will add height to your garden

Lupine flowers will add height to your garden Lupine flowers will add height to your garden:  Growing lupine flowers is easy. Lupinus, commonly known as lupin or lupine,  is a genus of the flowering...

Choosing the Highlander

Choosing the Highlander

Choosing the Highlander Choosing the Highlander: As a mechanical engineer in 1981 Chicago, Connie designs plumbing systems. She has also designed her life to perfection, right down to the man she hopes to marry....

Grow dill in containers

Grow dill in containers

Grow dill in containers Grow dill in containers:  Dill grows best in soil with a pH level between 6 to 7.5. If you are planting in a long container that runs along your window...

Fish cakes with lemon rice

Fish cakes with lemon rice

Fish cakes with lemon rice Ingredients: 600 g potatoes peeled and cut into quarter 300 g boneless salmon 2.5 ml Turmeric Black pepper 500 ml fresh white breadcrumbs 10 ml Thai seasoning 65 ml...

The Hazards of Good Breeding

The Hazards of Good Breeding

The Hazards of Good Breeding The Hazards of Good Breeding: First of all,  this richly appointed and generously portrayed debut novel tells the story of a WASPy,  old-Boston family. A family coming face to...

Mammillaria cacti grow hardy in pots

Mammillaria cacti grow hardy in pots

Mammillaria cacti grow hardy in pots Mammillaria cacti grow hardy in pots: First of all, Mammillaria cacti can be bought at your local nursery and simply planted in any container of your choice. They...

Cocktail sausages with mint and honey

Cocktail sausages with mint and honey

Cocktail sausages with mint and honey Ingredients: 15 ml whole grain mustard 10 ml mint 10 ml chicken spice 60 ml honey 15 ml olive oil 400 g cocktail sausages Method: Cocktail sausages with...

On the Island

On the Island

On the Island On the Island : A runaway New York Times bestseller with over 27,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads! Anna agrees to spend the summer tutoring T.J. in the Maldives. Then a plane crash leaves...

Purple fountain grass

Purple fountain grass

Purple fountain grass Purple fountain grass:  Purple fountain grass is one of the most popular of all ornamental grasses. The purple or burgundy colored foliage and the soft, fuzzy-like blooms, which are followed by...

Dumplings for pudding

Dumplings for pudding

Dumplings for pudding Ingredients: For the sauce: 500 ml water 180 ml sugar 2 ml ginger 2 ml cinnamon 5 ml cloves For the batter: 65 ml margarine 125 ml apricot jam 10 ml...

Reluctant Genius

Reluctant Genius

Reluctant Genius Reluctant Genius: First of all,   the popular image of Alexander Graham Bell is that of an elderly American patriarch. Memorable only for his paunch, his Santa Claus beard, and the invention...

Mimosa trees will enhance your landscape

Mimosa trees will enhance your landscape

Mimosa trees will enhance your landscape Mimosa trees will enhance your landscape: First of all,  mimosa is a deciduous, small to medium-sized tree. It can grow 20 to 40 feet tall.  This is an...

Custard pie with granadilla topping

Custard pie with granadilla topping

Custard pie with granadilla topping Ingredients: 125 ml margarine melted 1 packet of tennis biscuits finely crushed 1 packet of pineapple jelly 110 g granadilla pulp 410 g condensed milk 250 ml castor sugar...

Intensity by Dean Koontz

Intensity by Dean Koontz

Intensity by Dean Koontz Intensity by Dean Koontz: Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window. First of all,  she is unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley...

Dewberries

Dewberries

Dewberries Dewberries: First of all, these are wild black berries that grow on long, creeping vines. These berries are common throughout most of the northern hemisphere.  This plant is sometimes thought of as a...

Biscuits made with cheese and chives

Biscuits made with cheese and chives

Biscuits made with cheese and chives Ingredients: 250 g cake flour 1 x black pepper sauce 55 g cheddar cheese, grated 15 ml fresh chives, finely chopped 125 ml olive oil 1 egg yolk...

Committed

Committed

Committed Committed: First of all, Elizabeth swore off marriage, but life changed her mind! Publisher Description At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe. Felipe...

The Life You Left

The Life You Left

The Life You Left The Life You Left: The life you lived. The life you loved. The life you left… It started out like any other day for Sarah Lawler. Getting the kids ready...

Grow a coffee plant in your garden

Grow a coffee plant in your garden

Grow a coffee plant in your garden Grow a coffee plant in your garden: First of all:  Patience is needed though to grow your coffee plants: Furthermore,  coffee has been a trading commodity for...

Mutton curry with potatoes and peas

Mutton curry with potatoes and peas

Mutton curry with potatoes and peas Ingredients: 1 red onion,chopped finely. 15 ml oil 5 ml rajah curry powder 2 ml chilli powder 600 g mutton or lamb, cubed 3 medium potatoes, peeled and...

Beautiful Storm

Beautiful Storm

Beautiful Storm Beautiful Storm: First of all, from author Barbara Freethy,  comes the first book in a new romantic suspense trilogy: Lightning Strikes. In addition, within these connected novels, lightning leads to love and...

How to grow a bay leaf tree

How to grow a bay leaf tree

How to grow a bay leaf tree How to grow a bay leaf tree:  Bay or sweet bay is the leaf from a tree in the Laurel family. It is  an evergreen tree that...

Chocolate mini cup cakes

Chocolate mini cup cakes

Chocolate mini cup cakes Ingredients: 100 g butter 2/3 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 whole eggs . Beat them lightly 1 cup self-raising flour Sift the flour 1/3 cup cocoa Sift...

The Wooden Horse

The Wooden Horse

The Wooden Horse The Wooden Horse:  When bomber captain Eric Williams was shot down over Nazi Germany, he survived. Only to end up in Stalag Luft III,  the notorious POW camp.  But he had...

Primrose plants can be grown indoors

Primrose plants can be grown indoors

Primrose plants can be grown indoors Primrose plants can be grown indoors: The primrose houseplant, also known as primula can be purchased in your local nursery in early spring.  You will need to take...

Blue cheese and watercress soup with cream

Blue cheese and watercress soup with cream

Blue cheese and watercress soup with cream Ingredients: 600 ml water 225 g watercress, remove all large stalks 150 ml cream 1 x creamy garlic and herb potato bake 150 g blue cheese 250ml...

Liz An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor

Liz An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor

Liz An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor Liz An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor:  Elizabeth Taylor’s own story was more dramatic than any part she ever played on the screen. First of all,  ...

Butterfly weed will brighten your garden

Butterfly weed will brighten your garden

Butterfly weed will brighten your garden Butterfly weed will brighten your garden: Butterfly weed is an absolute must have plant, if you are looking at attracting butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden....

Vegan vegetable wraps

Vegan vegetable wraps

Vegan vegetable wraps Ingredients: Prepare the roasted sweet potato: 1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced into small thick rounds 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and pepper to taste Prepare...