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100 Cosy Projects

  • Hardback
  • £P.O.R.

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  • ISBN: 9781840723533
  • Publication date: 27 Mar 2003
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Kyle Books

Wood & Steam

Charlie Whinney
Authors:
Charlie Whinney
Cassell

Nordicana

Kajsa Kinsella
Authors:
Kajsa Kinsella

Over the last decade or so, the Nordic nations have quietly and unassumingly come to hold us in their thrall; but what is it, exactly, that we covet about their culture?Nordicana celebrates the objects, aesthetics, history and traditions that have inspired our obsession, with a concise introduction to 100 icons of Scandi culture and Nordic cool, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and photographs.Whether it is the inimitable Faroe Isles jumper; the unusual-tasting delicacy salted liquorice; the cult concept of cosy 'hygge'; the nostalgia of Tove Jansson's Moomins; the rituals of Midsummer seasonal celebrations; the romantic tradition of love spoons; or the practical but breathtakingly stylish interiors, you'll find the keys to attaining the Nordic way of life in these pages.

Mitchell Beazley

Salt & Time

Alissa Timoshkina
Authors:
Alissa Timoshkina

Salt & Time will transform perceptions of the food of the former Soviet Union, and especially Siberia - the crossroads of Eastern European and Central Asian cuisine - with 100 inviting recipes adapted for modern tastes and Western kitchens, and evocative storytelling to explain and entice. Why not try the restorative Solyanka fish soup (a famous Russian hangover cure), savour the fragrant Chicken with prunes or treat yourself to some Chak-chak (fried honey cake).'Often we need distance and time, both to see things better and to feel closer to them. This is certainly true of the food of my home country, Russia - or Siberia, to be exact. When I think of Siberia, I hear the sound of fresh snow crunching beneath my feet. Today, whenever I crush sea salt flakes between my fingers as I cook, I think of that sound. In this book I feature recipes that are authentic to Siberia, classic Russian flavour combinations and my modern interpretations. You will find dishes from the pre-revolutionary era and the Soviet days, as well as contemporary approaches - revealing a cuisine that is vibrant, nourishing, exciting and above all relevant no matter the time or the place.' - Alissa Timoshkina'If anyone had to write a Russian cookbook now, it would have to be her, and her book will end up being a classic' - Olia Hercules, author of Mamushka and Kaukasis

Ilex Press

Project Collage

Bev Speight
Authors:
Bev Speight

Cut it, stick it, twist it! Collage is the art of reinvention, a magical and tactile process that invites you to collect, experiment, combine and transform. Requiring no specialist equipment - only everyday materials - it is an art form for everyone and every budget. From striking architectural builds to mixed-media menageries, this book offers fresh ideas and guidance to help you cut and paste your way to your own unique artworks.

Ilex Press

Make and Mend

Jessica Marquez
Authors:
Jessica Marquez

Make and Mend is an exquisite, full-colour guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories and home textiles - requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and some thread!Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home. With 15 projects applying a modern, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, Make and Mend shows readers how to apply sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, decorating a shower curtain, mending a ripped hem, and making a simple pet bed, throw pillows, napkins, a tablecloth and a tote bag.

Conran

LEON Happy One-pot Cooking

Rebecca Seal, John Vincent
Authors:
Rebecca Seal, John Vincent

Leon, the home of naturally fast food, has created a collection of more than 100 fuss-free, full-of-flavour recipes for main course dishes that you can create with only one cooking pot, pan or baking tray.Whether you are looking for a simple mid-week supper, a quick weekend lunch or something posh (but easy) to serve to friends, this book has the answer. From one-pan pastas to warming tagines, fragrant tray-baked fish and veg to Asian-inspired stir-fries, Happy One-pot is all about the food and not the washing up.Includes recipes that are Naturally Fast, Fresh & Easy, Cosy & Warm, Posh, Low & Slow and Simple Suppers.

Kyle Books

Here's One I Made Earlier

Cassell

Michael Jackson: All the Songs

François Allard, Richard Lecocq
Authors:
François Allard, Richard Lecocq
Hamlyn

Border Control Entrance Exam

Want to find out how British you really are?From our stiff upper lips and blithe willingness to form an orderly queue, to our quirky traditions, drunken antics and borderline psychotic leisure pursuits, Brits are renowned throughout the world for being so... darned... British.We're a mass of contradictions, as changeable as the weather in the Scottish highlands, as cosy as a Cornish cream tea, as bright and colourful as a chicken tikka masala, or as morose as a lump of Welsh slate.This unique quiz book probes, exposes and celebrates the true essence of Britishness in all its guises, from chasing cheese downhill and self-deprecation, to naming cakes after Northern towns and always remaining alert for a fruity innuendo.

Ilex Press

Star Wars Felties

Aimee Ray
Authors:
Aimee Ray
Kyle Books

Gingerbread

Mima Sinclair, Mima Sinclair
Authors:
Mima Sinclair, Mima Sinclair

Turn your kitchen into a winter wonderland with Gingerbread Wonderland. With recipes ranging from simple gingerbread men and women to more detailed scenes such as houses and a carousel, Mima Sinclair's new cookbook is suitable for the whole family. It's packed with fun gingerbread biscuits, sticky gingerbread cakes, plus handy tips on how to avoid mistakes, making templates, cutting perfect lines and more. As well as the traditional Christmas favourites such as a Hansel & Gretel House, there are contemporary creations such as Mini CoffeeCup Houses, Glass Pressed Cookies and a 3D Christmas Tree. Make perfect treats to slip into lunch boxes, serve up to friends at tea, give as gifts or show off as your holiday centrepiece.

Kyle Books

Let's Go Camping! From cabins to caravans, crochet your own camping Scenes

Kate Bruning
Authors:
Kate Bruning

Go glamping without the threat of unpredictable weather and nasty creepy crawlies, and instead crochet your own adorable camping scene that will keep any child entertained for hours and celebrate all that is great about camping. Reminiscent of vintage camping memorabilia, you can create a nostalgic collection of crochet projects encompassing all aspects of outdoor life. With mix and match projects ranging from vintage caravans and ice cream trucks, to tents and teepees with all the camping paraphernalia of sleeping bags, backpacks and a log fire, as well as mountain and forest scenery you can create your own outdoor world. Or why not craft an alternative camping scene with a classic narrow boat, or a wooden lakeside cabin which can open up to reveal immaculately decorated insides. Instructions for playmats will give children a fantastic base for playing, allowing them to create games and stimulate their own imagination.

Kyle Books

Vintage Home

Sarah Moore
Authors:
Sarah Moore

Recycle, revamp and rejuvenate; with over 50 projects Sarah covers a whole spectrum of imaginative ideas for every room of the house, from blanket curtains to patchwork wallpaper, clever storage crates to fun mobiles for children, as well as unique ideas for dining, sleeping and bathing. Interweaved throughout the book are ideas for 'one thing four ways' to show how the same piece of furniture or a room can be updated with different look, plus handy advice on essential kit and techniques. Aimed at all skill levels, the projects can be completed in a few hours or over a weekend so you can revamp and refurbish your home in no time at all.

Ilex Press

Say It With Paper

Hattie Newman
Authors:
Hattie Newman

There are many things you can do with paper but what can paper do for you?Discover paper's true potential with this book full of exciting projects that enable you to discover new paper arts, such as pop ups, papercuts and 3-D shapes. Learn how paper can be used to communicate ideas, how it can be photographed and lit to great effect and even how it can be animated. Develop skills in construction, tessellation, model making and scene creating, while also working with scale and moving parts. Paper has never been more fun and more intriguing. Projects include: animal masks, ice creams, shadow puppets, tropical island, Ferris wheel, 3-D pig, car, lantern, geometric mobile, paper food, pop-up greetings card, paper theatre, giant pencil, and many more.

Kyle Books

Skinny Soups

Kathryn Bruton
Authors:
Kathryn Bruton

Soups are perfect for low-calorie, big-flavour meals and Kathryn Bruton has created a range of skinny soups to suit everyone, whether they want something warming and comforting, invigorating and revitalising or wholesome and satisfying. Chapters cover Smooth Soups, Broths & Consommes,15-Minute Soups, Grains & Pulses and Superfood Soups, and include vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan and dairy free recipes. From soothing Spinach, Oat & Hazelnut Milk Soup, restorative Hangover Soup and tasty Turkey& Quinoa Soup with Peas to 15-minute Mushroom Soup With a Kick, Kathryn minimises the use of cream and substitutes fattening butter with nutritious olive, rapeseed and nut oils, so that every soup in Skinny Soups is less than 300 calories per portion, but still jam-packed with flavour.

Kyle Books

30 Years at Ballymaloe: A celebration of the world-renowned cookery school with over 100 new recipes

Darina Allen
Authors:
Darina Allen

When Ballymaloe's doors opened to students in 1983 there were 15 courses available. Now there are over 100, reflected in the recipes collected here, including curing meat, making gluten-free meals and sushi as well as learning forgotten skills like producing butter and cheese and beekeeping. The book chronicles how the school has been at the forefront of cooking and food trends since its inception, from Darina's championing of the Slow Food movement and her highlighting the importance of using local, seasonal and fresh produce to installing a wood-burning oven and expanding its gardens so students can learn the importance of eating less meat and more veg and preserving heirloom varieties of produce. A fascinating insight into Ballymaloe, this is also a history of food over the past thirty years, from a time when Darina couldn't get anything other than pre-packaged, grated Parmesan cheese to one where a local producer makes his own mozzarella.

Kyle Books

Comfort: food to soothe the soul

John Whaite
Authors:
John Whaite
Ilex Press

Fast Art

Bev Speight
Authors:
Bev Speight
Kyle Books

Five Seasons of Jam

Lillie O'Brien
Authors:
Lillie O'Brien
Kyle Books

101 Things for Kids to do Outside

Dawn Isaac
Authors:
Dawn Isaac

Packed with games, projects, crafts, experiments and gardening inspiration, 101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new. The huge selection of ideas covers all four seasons and ranges from quick 10-minute activities to a full day of fun. From party games and treasure hunts to simple gardening projects, each idea is simple to follow and illustrated with colour photography, so you can't go wrong! Activities include building a human sundial, creating an outdoor collage, setting up a wormery, planting a potato tower, making natural inks, flying a homemade kite and playing torch tag. This hands-on guide will help children get the most from being outdoors, and you don't need a big garden - a local park or small area will suffice. 101 Things for Kids to do Outside is sure to get your kids away from the computer and provide hours of entertainment for the entire family.