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Elephant ear plants grow well indoors

Elephant ear plants grow well indoors

Elephant ear plants grow well indoors Elephant ear plants grow well indoors: Elephant ear plants or Colocasia, are tropical plants grown from tubers or from rooted plants. Elephant ears have very large heart-shaped leaves. ...

Beef and bean cottage pie

Beef and bean cottage pie Ingredients: 10 ml oil 1 onion grated 30 ml steak and chops spice 500 g beef mince lean 15 ml mixed dry herbs 250 ml fresh breadcrumbs 1 egg...

At the Corner of King Street

At the Corner of King Street

At the Corner of King Street At the Corner of King Street: The author of The Union Street Bakery presents a new novel about a woman searching for a fresh start—while unable to forget the past… Adele...

Apple and barley salad

Apple and barley salad

Apple and barley salad Ingredients: 60 g butter 2 onions, thickly sliced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 15 ml oregano spice 5 ml nutmeg 250 ml cooked barley Cook according to the instructions on the...

The After Wife

The After Wife

The After Wife The After Wife:  Gigi Levangie Grazer, the New York Times bestselling author of The Starter Wife, returns with a hilarious and spirited tale of love. Both lost and found. First of all,  L.A. is no place for...

Gardenias add fragrance to your garden

Gardenias add fragrance to your garden

Gardenias add fragrance to your garden Gardenias add fragrance to your garden: First of all, gardenia is a genus of flowering plants in the coffee family, Rubiaceae.  The plants are native to the tropical...

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...