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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...

Dying To Please

Dying To Please

Dying To Please Dying To Please:  Loyal. Beautiful. Professional. Impeccably organized. Potentially lethal. Sarah Stevens is a woman with many distinct qualities. First and foremost a butler par excellence. Skilled at running large households...

Grow your own baby cabbages

Grow your own baby cabbages

Grow your own baby cabbages Grow your own baby cabbages:  First of all, baby cabbages, like any other cabbages are the easiest vegetable to grow.  In addition, you can plant many in rows, or...

Bagels for breakfast

Bagels for breakfast

Bagels for breakfast Ingredients: 1 tablespoon barley malt syrup, honey, or rice syrup, 1 teaspoon instant yeast 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 cup lukewarm water (about 95°F or 35°C) 3 1/2 cups bread flour...

The Wild Diet

The Wild Diet The Wild Diet: First of all,  the creator of The Fat-Burning Man Show shares his revolutionary Paleo-inspired weight-loss program.   Every month, half a million visitors download The Fat-Burning Man Show. All are eager...

Bucatini with pesto sauce and sweet potatoes

Bucatini with pesto sauce and sweet potatoes

Bucatini with pesto sauce and sweet potatoes Ingredients: 1/2 cup Flat-leaf parsley, fresh 2 Onions 1 clove Garlic 4 cups Kale 2 tsp Lemon, zest 1 Red onion, medium wedges 2 Sweet potatoes, large 12...

The Anxiety Toolkit

The Anxiety Toolkit

The Anxiety Toolkit The Anxiety Toolkit: Do you overthink before taking action? Are you prone to making negative predictions? Do you worry about the worst that could happen? Do you take negative feedback very...

Red hot pokers

Red hot pokers

Red hot pokers Red hot pokers: First of all, tall, dramatic red-hot pokers create architectural impact in sunny gardens. The bold spikes of brilliantly colored tubular flowers are set among sword-shape leaves. Most varieties...

Coffee cake

Coffee cake

Coffee cake Ingredients: 375 ml cake flour 15 ml baking powder 5 ml salt 15 ml coffee powder, instant 5 ml ground cinnamon 5 ml mixed spice 3 eggs separated 180 ml white sugar...

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights: First of all, this story is a wild, passionate story. It is a story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff. Heathcliff is a foundling...

Duranta gheisha girl flowers

Duranta gheisha girl flowers

Duranta gheisha girl flowers Duranta gheisha girl flowers: Duranta flowers need full sun to attain the beautiful coloured foliage, but will also grow well in a partly shaded area. Small blue flowers with orange...

Chocolate marshmallow fudge with nuts

Chocolate marshmallow fudge with nuts

Chocolate marshmallow fudge with nuts Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup margarine or butter 1 can evaporated milk (5-fluid oz) about 2/3 cup 1 packet mini marshmallows 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1/2...