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Winning

Winning

Winning Winning:  First of all,  Jack Welch knows how to win.   During his forty-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal...

How to grow verbena plants

How to grow verbena plants

How to grow verbena plants How to grow verbena plants: Verbena plants contain about 250 species of annual and perennial herbaceous or semi-woody flowering plants. The majority of the species are native to the...

Vegetarian spinach stew

Vegetarian spinach stew

Vegetarian spinach stew Ingredients: 750 g spinach leaves 1 green pepper 1 onion 15 ml curry powder 5 ml peri peri powder 45 ml cooking oil 2 potatoes diced in small pieces Sea salt...

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle The Story of Edgar Sawtelle:  Born mute, Edgar must leave his idyllic Wisconsin farm after tragedy strikes. Accompanied by three dogs, he comes of age while fighting for survival...

Rhododendrons are easy to grow

Rhododendrons are easy to grow

Rhododendrons are easy to grow Rhododendrons are easy to grow:  First of all, these plants may be easy to grow, but do have specific requirements. Choose a site in your garden with dappled shade....

Malva pudding served with cream

Malva pudding served with cream

Malva pudding served with cream Ingredients: 125 ml castor sugar 15 ml apricot jam 5 ml cinnamon 3 ml nutmeg 250 ml Flour 1 egg 5 ml baking powder 5 ml bicarbonate of soda...

Two Rivers

Two Rivers

Two Rivers Two Rivers: Tammy Greenwood’s new novel is a powerful, haunting tale of enduring love, destructive secrets, and opportunities that arrive in disguise . . . In Two Rivers, Vermont, Harper Montgomery is...

Landscape your garden with prairie grass

Landscape your garden with prairie grass

Landscape your garden with prairie grass Landscape your garden with prairie grass:   Keep in mind that you will need to cut back ornamental grasses in early spring. Therefore there will be a month...

The New One Minute Manager

The New One Minute Manager

The New One Minute Manager The New One Minute Manager: This book is a revised edition of the timeless business classic. First of all,  this book has been updated to help today’s readers succeed...

Snowdrops can brighten a landscape dramatically

Snowdrops can brighten a landscape dramatically Snowdrops can brighten a landscape dramatically: Plant these bulbs in late summer for an early spring display. Snowdrops are usually the first flowers to appear, brightening a dreary...

Mixed tomato egg and herb salad

Mixed tomato egg and herb salad

Mixed tomato egg and herb salad Mixed tomato egg and herb salad: First of all,  vegetarian dishes do not have to be boring. There are plenty of vegetables  that can be mixed together to...

Redemption's Edge

Redemption’s Edge

Redemption’s Edge Redemption’s Edge:  After losing everything, Dax seeks a fresh start as a Texas Ranger. When tragedy brings him to Montana, he meets Rachel. Rachel is a a nurse scarred by her memories...

Corn fritters for breakfast

Corn fritters for breakfast

Corn fritters for breakfast Ingredients: 20 g can of corn kernels, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup plain flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives 2 green onions, finely chopped 2...

Beyond Grace's Rainbow

Beyond Grace’s Rainbow

Beyond Grace’s Rainbow Beyond Grace’s Rainbow: When young single mother Grace Devlin is diagnosed with cancer her best chance of survival is to find a bone marrow transplant. But with her young son Jack...

Torch ginger plants are hardy

Torch ginger plants are hardy

Torch ginger plants are hardy Torch ginger plants are hardy:  First of all, torch ginger plants with flowers may reach 20 feet in height. So, due to the large height,  growing torch ginger in...

Beef stew with dumplings

Beef stew with dumplings

Beef stew with dumplings 750 g stewing beef 30 ml steak and shops spice 1 onion chopped 30 ml Oil 1 beef stock pots 250 ml red wine 750 ml hot water 4 potatoes...

The Crane Curse

The Crane Curse

The Crane Curse The Crane Curse: In Leeds Point shape shifters are common place. But are they behind the recent kidnappings and murders? Charming the Alpha When curvy Hannah Crane is startled by a...

Kalanchoe plant care

Kalanchoe plant care

Kalanchoe plant care Kalanchoe plant care:  Kalanchoe plants are thick leaved succulents that are often seen in florist shops or garden centers. Most end up as potted plants.  These pots can be displayed around...

The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall

The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall

The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall:   Secrets cannot last forever in this heartfelt debut novel. It is a UK bestseller and contemporary Philomena story. In a crumbling mansion in a...

Growing Cape gooseberries

Growing Cape gooseberries

Growing Cape gooseberries Growing cape gooseberries: First of all, the Cape gooseberry is related to tomatillo, ground cherry and husk tomato. All in the genus Physalis.   Brazil is believed to be where Cape...

Pilchard and spinach bake

Pilchard and spinach bake

Pilchard and spinach bake Ingredients: 400 g can Lucky Star Pilchards in Tomato 1 bunch spinach, washed, trimmed and chopped Oil for frying 1 onion, finely chopped 112 g fat-free chunky cottage cheese Black...

The Good Life

The Good Life

The Good Life The Good Life: Between workouts, charity events, and shopping, Ann Barons keeps her days as full as her walk-in closets.  She shares an immaculate house with her CEO husband, Mike, and...

Tuna egg and cheddar bake

Tuna egg and cheddar bake

Tuna egg and cheddar bake Ingredients: 250 ml cheddar cheese, grated 15 ml fresh parsley, chopped 1 x beef stroganoff dry cook-in-sauce 3 x eggs, beaten 1 x 170g can tuna, drained 30 ml...

The Seduction of Water

The Seduction of Water

The Seduction of Water The Seduction of Water: When Iris returns home to write her mother’s biography and to also search for a missing manuscript, she discovers haunting secrets far beyond what she imagines....

Rose of Sharon makes an excellent hedge

Rose of Sharon makes an excellent hedge

Rose of Sharon makes an excellent hedge Rose of Sharon makes an excellent hedge:  An erect, deciduous shrub, the Rose of Sharon produces colorful, cup-shaped flowers in summer and fall.   Other common names...

Pasta with mushrooms spinach and cheese

Pasta with mushrooms spinach and cheese

Pasta with mushrooms spinach and cheese Ingredients: 150g frozen spinach, defrosted 800ml hot water 1 x box mince mate three cheeses flavour Box includes your pasta 15ml oil 125g button mushrooms 250ml feta cheese...

Mademoiselle Chanel

Mademoiselle Chanel

Mademoiselle Chanel Mademoiselle Chanel:  First of all,  for readers of The Paris Wife comes this vivid novel full of drama, passion, tragedy.   Also a beauty that stunningly imagines the life of iconic fashion designer Coco...

Smoked salmon potato cakes

Smoked salmon potato cakes

Smoked salmon potato cakes Ingredients: 3 x large potatoes, peeled and grated 1 x large onion, grated 45 ml cake flour 1 roasted vegetables veggie bake 2 x eggs 50 g Parmesan cheese, grated...

Lime trees are rewarding

Lime trees are rewarding

Lime trees are rewarding Lime trees are rewarding:  Limes lend a delicious tang and attractive green color to drinks, desserts and a variety of meals.  Grow your own lime trees and you will have...