Author: Sue Quinn
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Release Date: 2018-01-25
From Paris to Palm Springs, pancakes are the hot new food trend. All over the world, people have discovered the joys of Sri Lankan hoppers, Keralan dosas, Vietnamese banh xeo, as well as the humble buttermilk pancake and blini. Posh Pancakes brings you over 70 recipes for this simple meal on a plate. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert, the dishes include Chinese pancakes with duck and hoisin sauce, Buckwheat galettes, Italian farinata, spicy Mexican hotcakes with smoky corn salad, and Chocolate and berry-stuffed pikelets. With a guide to basic pancake types and a photograph for every recipe, it's flipping gorgeous!
Even though they were mother and daughter they were known mostly as ‘the sisters’. It was a union that would lead them both into lives they wished they had not had. For thirty-five years, two women frighten each other through the fading twilight of the last century, their existence an unacknowledged tragedy of manners. Confusing their duty to one another for the feelings they’re too busy to mention, their desire for “modest social success” ends by asphyxiating whatever lies within its grasp. From the art galleries of Manhattan Island to the pubs of the North Yorkshire Moors, Nature and Necessity is a wild reimagining of the nineteenth-century realist novel, a story of siblings battling for survival and supremacy, a war story without armies, and a warning that even the most promising and prosperous of lives can be crushed by the fear of uttering the confession: I love you.
As featured in The Times and The Daily Mail. Are you at a point in your life where health is becoming more of a priority? Are you confused by ever-changing headlines that contrive to make the simple act of eating a peril rather than a pleasure? The Midlife Kitchen has the answers. Midlife is not a time to be concerned with food fads and foibles, but rather a glorious opportunity to wrest back control of your eating in the interests of health, happiness and a long life. Taste must certainly come first, but with health firmly snapping at its heels, underpinned by well-established nutritional common sense. Busy lives require simple, sustaining recipes that incorporate health-giving ingredients without too much fanfare or fuss. This book is not about 'clean-eating' or super foods, detoxing or restriction. Instead, it is about building up a balanced and diverse diet, with less sugar, better fat and good carbs. Alongside each recipe is the Midlife Kitchen emblem, the star anise. With each of the eight seeds representing a specific Midlife Health category - such as Hormone Harmony; Mind, Memory, Mood; or Heart Health - authors Sam and Mimi are able to provide simple nutritional information. Health tips explain the benefits of certain ingredients, while 'Why We Love It' sections explore the advantages of cooking each dish. Midlife Must-Haves show how to create homemade essentials such as Midlife Grown-up Granola, Midlife Power Porridge and Midlife Sweetener. From Seared Sirloin on Pan-roasted Veg to The Mother of All Greek Salads, Nurture Bircher to Three-ginger Fire Cake, the recipes in this book come together to create a vibrant menu bursting with mouth-watering flavours.
Author: The Puzzle Society
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Fun and flirty, Pocket PoshÂ® Girl Hangman 2 combines a stylishly smart package with 100 hangman puzzles for girls only! The Posh and Pocket PoshÂ® puzzle lines have over 3 million copies in print since their inception in May 2008. Pocket Posh Girl Hangman 2 is based on the classic chalkboard game, but with scratch-and-reveal dots that indicate each letter's position within the solution, or an X, which means another notch on the hangman's noose.
With the same ingenuity and appeal that she brought to Waffles: From Morning to Midnight, Dorie Greenspan graces the griddle with more than 85 recipes for flapjacks and other foods to flip over. Her imaginative collection of recipes for pancakes, crepes, and blintzes will inspire you to keep the griddle hot from sunup to sundown. From delicious eye openers such as Bacon Cornmeal Softies (see excerpt) and Banana Pecan Pancakes with Buttery Bananas and suppertime savories such as Sweet Potato-Chipotle Pancakes with Creme Fraiche and Spring Green Mushroom Rolls to elegant desserts including Puffed Pear Pancakes, Choco Banana Crepes, and Tropical Cakes with Golden Mango Sauce, Pancakes is full of ideas for hearty breakfasts, casual suppers, company dinners, and around-the-clock snacks. Sweet or savory, plain or posh, every recipe is simple, fast, and foolproof. Informative headnotes, griddling tips, ingredient and equipment information, and advice for serving, freezing, and reheating are included.
It’s 1955, and Edna Ferber is basking in the success of her blockbuster novel Giant. Headed to Los Angeles, where director George Stevens and Warner Brothers Studio are in the final days of filming her Texas oil epic, she is looking forward to meeting Rock Hudson, Liz Taylor, and especially the young James Dean. But there is trouble brewing. Dean, the new box-office sensation and teen heartthrob, has been accused of fathering a child with an unstable (and recently fired) extra named Carisa Krausse. The studio fears the negative publicity will jeopardize the release of the movie. Then the actress is murdered, and James Dean is the prime suspect. He was seen at her apartment moments before Carisa’s death. The police are ready to arrest him. With actress Mercedes McCam-bridge as her sympathetic sidekick, Edna investigates, determined to clear Dean’s name. Soon Edna finds herself exploring the troubled lives of Dean’s circle of disparate friends. As she delves into Hollywood’s dark side she discovers a power-ful studio obsessed with a cover-up and a solution she doesn’t want to accept—a solution that she, in fact, dreads.
* New (3rd) edition of the definitive guide to the best places to eat, drink and stay in Dublin city and county.* Independently assessed - recommendations selected solely on merit. Establishments may not pay for inclusion or advertise in the guide.* Unique range of contents - provides comprehensive independent recommendations for both business and leisure travellers. * Completely re-assessed with new selections for this edition * The only guide to address the needs of business travellers.* Wide range of categories: hotels, restaurants, cafes, pubs, guesthouses. Best choices for all occasions and budgets.* Easy to use - organised by postal district * Specially commissioned features on Dublin city and Dublin life set recommendations in context * Maps with postal districts shown * Author/editor has long experience in Ireland as a food and travel writer. * High quality production.* Handy pocket guide - compact format ideal for tourist market
Author: Alison Maloney
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Genre: Family & Relationships
For No. 1 Mums everywhere, this is the perfect celebration of motherhood, filled with inventive ideas and clever tips and bubbling with joyful things. From chicken soup to Sunday roasts, bubble bath to balloons, No. 1 Mum pays tribute to the top 100 objects every mother will recognise, in a fun and handy book that promises to amuse and inspire in equal measure. Along the way, Alison offers great ideas to complement the objects – top-ten ideas for travel games to play, a birthday cake recipe that will wow your child’s friends, the perfect solution to the thorny school play costume dilemma – in an entertaining and rewarding celebration of motherhood.
The heartbreaking chronicle of an illness, written by a son graced with enormous literary talent. 'My mother, a house that is slowly collapsing, a bridge dancing to a tremor.' It started when she could no longer remember the word for 'book'. Then her mind, her language and her identity began to slip away. This is Erwin Mortier's moving, exquisitely observed memoir of his mother's descent into dementia, as a once-flamboyant woman who loved life and pleasure becomes a shuffling, ghostlike figure wandering through the house. Piecing together the fragments of her lost life, and his own childhood, Mortier asks: what do we become when we lose the repertoire of habits and words that make us who we are? How well do we really know our families? How do you say goodbye to someone who is still there and yet not, suspended between life and death? Stammered Songbook is a heartbreaking and poetic expression of a son's love; an extraordinary hymn to language; a meditation on time, mortality and how, eventually, we all unravel into memories. Erwin Mortier (1965) made his mark in 1999 with his debut novel Marcel, which was awarded several prizes in Belgium and the Netherlands, and received acclaim throughout Europe. In the following years he quickly built up a reputation as of one the leading authors of his generation. His novel While the Gods were Sleeping received the AKO Literature Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the Netherlands. His latest work, Stammered Songbook: A Mother's Book of Hours, a raw yet tender elegy about illness and loss, was met with unanimous praise. Mortier's evocative descriptions bring past worlds brilliantly to life.
Author: Joshua Searle-White
Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Winner of the 2003 Storyteller of the Year competition, Searle-White has performed and conducted successful storytelling workshops throughout the United States. This collection brings his off-the-wall characters and their fantastic adventures to the page. This lively collection of 15 stories proves that anything is possible. Searle-White's colorful characters navigate the world of human relationships, using imagination and humor to illuminate themes of love, commitment, fear, and faith. His character inhabit leaky boats, magical islands, and far-off planets and his stories combine jokes for adults with a silliness kids will love. Magic Wanda's Travel Emporium is the perfect book for reading out loud. Searle-White's commitment to rhyme, alliteration and wordplay-all the things that make him a great storyteller-are employed in this collection. Stories include: * Two pompous pirates squaring off against each other in the sailing race of the century * A round rubber ball that struggles to tell a secret to her friend without them both bouncing away * A clarinet whose love for a saxophone is almost doomed by their vast cultural differences
In Bread Matters, Andrew Whitley, professional organic baker, founder of Bread Matters, and cofounder of the Real Bread Campaign, exposes the terrible state of modern commercial bread and shares his recipes for making great, nutritious bread at home. Using the skills he has amassed during more than 25 years as a professional bread baker, Whitley clearly explains the process in detailed discussions of the tools, ingredients, methods, and tricks of the breadmaking trade. He also offers more than 50 foolproof recipes for all types of bread, including yeast-free and gluten-free loaves, as well as uses for leftover crumbs once they've passed their prime. Bread Matters is an essential bread book for beginning and seasoned bakers alike. Once you see how easy it is to make your own delicious bread at home, you may never buy commercial bread again. "Anyone who understands bread as a transformational food the way Andrew Whitley does, is a friend of mine. In his wonderful book, Bread Matters, he not only brings this powerful and ancient symbol down to earth and demystifies the process, but also communicates from his heart how anyone can easily participate in the joys and rewards of the bread baking craft." --Peter Reinhart, author of Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads: New Techniques, Extraordinary Flavor "Now and then, a book about food is so revelatory, so shocking, that it is likely to change the industry. Andrew Whitley's new book is such a work." --Rose Prince, The Daily Telegraph "What an important book; passionate and polemical and full of truth. The chapter too on gluten-free baking is original and inspiring." --Bee Wilson, Sunday Telegraph and New Statesman "Whitley gets down to brass tacks about what exactly makes artisan bread healthier and tastier, then offers such alluring cases in point as arkatena from Cyprus...and dozens of others, both savory and sweet." --Saveur