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Flipping the Switch

Flipping the Switch

Flipping the Switch Flipping the Switch: First of all,  in his best selling book QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, John G. Miller reveals how personal accountability helps to create opportunity. In addition,  it...

Red eye verbena are versatile plants

Red eye verbena are versatile plants

Red eye verbena are versatile plants Red eye verbena are versatile plants: First of all, verbena flowers are bright and showy. In addition, they perform well, excelling in the heat and dryness of many...

Spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara Ingredients: 8 ounces spaghetti 2 large eggs 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan 4 slices bacon, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley...

Clean Gut

Clean Gut

Clean Gut Clean Gut: The Breakthrough Plan for Eliminating the Root Cause of Disease and Revolutionizing Your Health In Clean Gut, Alejandro Junger, M.D, New York Times best selling author of Clean and creator...

Add a wild pomegranate tree to your garden

Add a wild pomegranate tree to your garden

Add a wild pomegranate tree to your garden Add a wild pomegranate tree to your garden:  This tree is an attractive ornamental tree, which is also used to attract nectar-feeding birds. Its bright red...

Italian biscotti

Italian biscotti

Italian biscotti Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 stick unsalted butter, melted 3 tablespoons brandy 2 teaspoons pure almond extract 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup whole almonds with skin, lightly toasted and cooled. ...

Sweet potato cheesecake

Sweet potato cheesecake

Sweet potato cheesecake Ingredients: For the crust: 2 cups cracker crumbs finely crushed 1/2 cup butter melted 1/4 cup pecans finely chopped For the filling: 3 – 8-ounce packages softened cream cheese 1 cup...

The Go-Giver

The Go-Giver

The Go-Giver The Go-Giver: “Most people just laugh and shrug it off, when they hear that the secret to success is actually giving. Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they...

Stollen bread recipe

Stollen bread recipe

Stollen bread recipe Ingredients: 1 cup dark and golden raisins 1/4 cup candied lemon peel 1/8 cup candied orange peel 50ml dark rum ie. 1 small bottle 1 cake of yeast 30g 125ml milk...

Pink pampas grass

Pink pampas grass

Pink pampas grass Pink pampas grass: First of all, many ornamental grasses are out there. Look out for the pink pampas grass, which is most attractive. It has feathery plumes and is an attractive...

Make Space

Make Space

Make Space Make Space:  As we are burdened by our heavy consumerist culture to continually own and consume without purpose,  we lose ourselves to debt, dissatisfaction, and despair. We simply have too much stuff...

Bake your own biscuits for Christmas

Bake your own biscuits for Christmas

Bake your own biscuits for Christmas Ingredients: 100g unsalted butter, at  room temperature 100g castor sugar 1 x large egg,lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla essence 275g cake flour Ingredients for the Icing sugar: 400g...

The Healing Powers of Olive Oil

The Healing Powers of Olive Oil

The Healing Powers of Olive Oil The Healing Powers of Olive Oil: Discover olive oil’s extraordinary powers! First of all, this book has been revised and updated. Extra virgin olive oil, in this indispensible...

Pennie black baby blue eyes

Pennie black baby blue eyes

Pennie black baby blue eyes Pennie black baby blue eyes:  With their white edging, the purple, almost black flowers of Nemophila Penny Black have an elegant look. Penny black baby blue eyes thrive in...

One Plus One

One Plus One

One Plus One One Plus One: American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted Stateside she has captivated readers and reviewers alike. She has hit the New York Times...

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...