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Crazy Christmas

  • Hardback
  • £P.O.R.

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  • ISBN: 9781846011283
  • Publication date: 12 Oct 2006
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Kyle Books

Wok On

Ching-He Huang
Authors:
Ching-He Huang

They come from countries across Asia, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Vietnam, and are simple enough for every day and every cook. From dumplings and curries to stir-fries, each dish can be made in 30 minutes or less and has been created with nutrition, taste and affordability in mind.Asian dishes typically include lots of vegetables and Ching has kept to this, ensuring that many of her recipes are suitable for vegetarian and vegans as well as those with gluten and dairy allergies. Fresh produce and ingredients that are readily available in supermarkets are also key to these dishes, which feature steaming, flash-frying, braising and stir-frying.A stunning and accessible guide, Wok On will inspire you, showing you how to wok this way.

Mitchell Beazley

From the Oven to the Table

Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry

Whether you're short of time or just prefer to keep things simple, From the Oven to the Table shows how the oven can do much of the work that goes into making great food. Diana Henry's favourite way to cook is to throw ingredients into a dish or roasting tin, slide them in the oven and let the heat behind that closed door transform them into golden, burnished meals. Most of the easy-going recipes in this wonderfully varied collection are cooked in one dish; some are ideas for simple accompaniments that can be cooked on another shelf at the same time. From quick after-work suppers to feasts for friends, the dishes are vibrant and modern and focus on grains, pulses and vegetables as much as meat and fish. With recipes such as Chicken Thighs with Miso, Sweet Potatoes & Spring Onions, Roast Indian-spiced Vegetables with Lime-Coriander Butter, and Roast Stone Fruit with Almond and Orange Flower Crumbs, Diana shows how the oven is the most useful bit of kit you have in your kitchen. Praise for How to Eat a Peach:'This is an extraordinary piece of food writing, pitch perfect in every way. I couldn't love anyone who didn't love this book.' - Nigella Lawson'...her best yet...superb menus evoking place and occasion with consummate elegance' - Financial TimesFood Book of the Year at the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards 2019

Kyle Books

Vintage Flowers

Vic Brotherson
Authors:
Vic Brotherson

Beautiful and romantic, Vic Brotherson's flower arrangements focus on traditional, seasonal blooms and foliage, such as alchemilla, lavender, hellebore, peonies and hydrangeas, and perfectly match the vintage pitchers, planters, old glass and retro, charity-shop finds she uses both for displays and as a major source of inspiration. From simple posies to glorious garlands and stunning centrepieces for a Christmas banquet, Vintage Flowers demonstrates just how easy it is to transform a handful of fresh cuttings into arrangements that instantly feel at home and complement the look of a room. Accompanied by step-by-step instructions on using florist foam and chicken wire to making a garland, wreath and hand-tied bunch, plus tips on how to select and condition flowers for longevity, how to pin the perfect corsage, wiring flowers for your hair and how to get the most from your budget, Vintage Flowers promises fabulous results every time.

Ilex Press

Rick and Morty: The World According to Rick

Rick Sanchez, Matt Carson
Authors:
Rick Sanchez, Matt Carson

As the most intelligent being in the multiverse, I've got a lot of knowledge to drop. Check out this collection of my words of wisdom. If you 're smart, you 'll pay attention - Rick SanchezEach season Rick and his grandson Morty embark on thrilling domestic and intergalactic adventures, all for the benefit of science (and Rick's inflated ego). But what makes the depraved genius tick? Now Rick is eager to impart his unique (and sometimes disturbing) take on life, love, and everything in-between for the benefit of aspiring mad scientists everywhere. Giving a unique insight into a deranged mind, The World According to Rick is a collection of Rick's most meaningful (and meaningless) sayings, monologues, and quotes, complete with a personal introduction by the mad man himself. Isotope 322. This stuff's so powerful, Morty, it makes Isotope 465 look like Isotope 317 - Rick on ScienceThere's pros and cons to every alternate timeline. Fun facts about this one: It's got giant telepathic spiders, eleven nine-elevens, and the best ice cream in the multiverse! - Rick on Interdimensional Time TravelOut of the frying pan, dot dot dot, huh, Morty? - Rick on AdventureWhen a Rick is with a Morty, the genius waves get cancelled out by the, uh, Morty waves - Rick on MortyA truly distinctive volume, this collectible is sure to become a cult favorite like the show that inspired it, and an invaluable reference for Rick's millions of fans.

Kyle Books

Here's One I Made Earlier

"Who would have thought you could create a cat bed from a washing-up bowl, design a doll's house from an old shoe box or make a flower pot from a margarine tub - all on live television!" Valerie Singleton, Blue Peter presenter 1962-1972"My ultimate favourite has to be Tracy Island. I loved all the little details, such as the bendable pipe cleaner, palm trees and that it was compatible with the shop bought Thunderbirds toys."Konnie Huq, Blue Peter presenter, 1997-2008Blue Peter is the longest-running children's programme in the world. At its peak, before the days of streaming andsocial media, it notched up 8 million viewers an episode and received a thousand letters a day. Recently voted the UK's best children's TV programme of all time, it was - and remains - famous for its makes, all of which used inexpensive household items such as cereal boxes and squeezy bottles, as well as the essential sticky-backed plastic and rubber solution glue. This affectionate celebration of the favourite makes from the show, has facsimiles from the Blue Peter annuals and includes the iconic Advent Crown, made with wire coat hangers, tinsel and candles. A Christmas Door Decoration, made from a polystyrene ceiling tile, some more tinsel and a cake doily. A Luxury Cat Basket, made from a washingup bowl. Plant Pots using old margarine tubs. A Doll's House made from a shoebox (with furniture made from matchboxes). Plus, of course, the instructions for the Blue Peter version of Thunderbirds Tracy Island.

Hamlyn

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Hamlyn

Top 10 of Everything 2019

Paul Terry
Authors:
Paul Terry

Ever wanted to know the size of the biggest shark?Ever thought where in the world the tallest rollercoaster is? Or wondered astronaut has spent the most time in space?If so, this is the book for you!Top 10 of Everything 2019 is divided into genres including Animal Kingdom, Sport, Forces of Nature, Video Games and Mechanical Creations, and includes lists, charts and tables to break down the details of each amazing fact.Packed full of photographs, charts, graphs and incredible information, this is the perfect book for anyone with a curious mind and an insatiable appetite for facts, stats and trivia.Loved by kids and adults alike, it's the perfect stocking filler for this Christmas!

Hamlyn

Giles The Collection 2019

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Kyle Books

Gingerbread Wonderland

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

101 Brilliant Things For Kids to do With Science

Dawn Isaac
Authors:
Dawn Isaac

From bestselling kids' activity author Dawn Isaac comes this exciting new volume full of creative (and occasionally outrageous) ideas for budding young scientists. Whether your child is crazy about chemistry or bananas about biology (or, let's face it, just likes making a mess), this book is choc-a-block full of experiments and projects that will get kids really excited about science - and all without going anywhere near a TV, tablet or computer screen. Whether they want to Launch a Rocket, Blow a Square Bubble, Discover their own DNA or Build a Balloon Powered Racing Car, there's a whole wealth of fun suggestions to keep kids amused - and you never know, they might even learn something along the way.

Kyle Books

Mug Cakes: 40 speedy cakes to make in a microwave

Mima Sinclair
Authors:
Mima Sinclair

A delicious cake you make in a mug, in a microwave, in less than 10 minutes? Yes, it may sound crazy but it actually works and this latest baking craze is quickly catching on, spreading across blogs and Instagram and Pinterest with photographic proof of baking brilliance. Fancy giving it a try? Here is the definitive mug-cake cookbook that will guarantee you success every time with 40 fantastic, foolproof recipes. Covering everything from everyday classics (carrot, chocolate, vanilla), through more special occasion fare (birthday bonanza, red velvet valentine, black forest gateau) to treats and puds (choc fudge, knickerbocker glory), happy hour (pina colada, Irish cream) and of course not forgetting low-fat, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free cakes to stop you from getting completely carried away...So when you want after-school snacks, easy desserts, unique party nibbles or to treat yourself with a quick cup of tea, make up a mug cake.

Mitchell Beazley

Casablanca

Nargisse Benkabbou
Authors:
Nargisse Benkabbou
Mitchell Beazley

How to eat a peach

Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry

Food Book of the Year at the 2019 André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards The Sunday Times Food Book of the Year'A masterpiece' - Bee Wilson, The Sunday TimesAs featured on BBC Radio 4 The Food Programme 'Books of the Year 2018''This is an extraordinary piece of food writing, pitch perfect in every way. I couldn't love anyone who didn't love this book.' - Nigella LawsonShortlisted for the Irish Book Awards - Eurospar Cookbook of the year 'Diana Henry's How to Eat a Peach is as elegant and sparkling as a bellini' - The Guardian 'Books of the Year''I adore Diana Henry's recipes - and this is a fantastic collection. They are simple, but also have a sense of occasion. The recipes come from all over the world and each menu has an evocative story to accompany it. Beautiful.' - The Times 'Best Books of the Year' '...her best yet...superb menus evoking place and occasion with consummate elegance' - Financial Times'The recipes are superb but, above all, Diana writes like a dream' - Daily Mail'Any book from Diana Henry is a joy and this canny collection of menus and stories is no exception' - delicious (As featured in delicious. magazine Top 10 Food Books of 2018) 'You can always rely on Diana Henry. Her prose is elegant and evocative, her recipes pure and delectably international. This is perhaps her best yet' - Tom Parker Bowles, The Mail on Sunday 'Essential Cookbooks Published This Year' 'No one quite captures a place, a moment, a taste and a memory like she does. If you've been there before, you're transported back but if you haven't not to worry, she takes you there with her' - The Independent 'Best Books of the Year' 'The stories associated with the meals are what draw you in' - The Herald 'The Year's Best Food Books' 'A life-enhancing book' - The London Evening Standard 'Best Cookbooks To Buy This Christmas''...enchanting, evocative menus.' - iPaper 'One of my favourite food writers with a book of 25 themed menus that I can't wait to cook. This is top of my wish list!' - Good Housekeeping 'Favourite Reads to Gift'When Diana Henry was sixteen she started a menu notebook (an exercise book carefully covered in wrapping paper) in which she wrote up the meals she wanted to cook. She kept this book for years. Putting a menu together is still her favourite part of cooking. Menus aren't just groups of dishes that have to work on a practical level (meals that cooks can manage), they also have to work as a succession of flavours. But what is perhaps most special about them is the way they can create very different moods - menus can take you places, from an afternoon at the seaside in Brittany to a sultry evening eating mezze in Istanbul. They are a way of visiting places you've never seen, revisiting places you love and celebrating particular seasons.How to Eat a Peach contains many of Diana's favourite dishes in menus that will take you through the year and to different parts of the world.

Spruce

The Little Book of Mumfulness

Sarah Ford
Authors:
Sarah Ford

In The Little Book of Mumfulness, a non-expert mum takes you through the non-perfect guide to getting through motherhood without losing your mind from exhaustion. If you have:1) Not eaten in well over twelve hours;2) Run out of nappies;3) Got a house that is beginning to look like it's been burgled......then this book is for you.Advice includes:- How to take time throughout the day to restore your equilibrium (like having a long, loud scream in a closet)- How to shortcut child-related tasks (by avoiding them altogether)- How to let off steam through mumful exercisesIt also includes the news that IT'S NOT JUST YOU who is struggling with the demands of being the 'perfect' mother, and if you need a long swig of prosecco (or any wine from the fridge, or the cupboard for that matter) at the end of a day of parenting, then that is more than a-ok. Most importantly, this book will help you to remember that being a good mum is about finding your own mumfulness amongst the imperfect chaos.

Kyle Books

Reset your Gut

Robyn Youkilis
Authors:
Robyn Youkilis
Mitchell Beazley

Gizzi's Healthy Appetite

Gizzi Erskine
Authors:
Gizzi Erskine

'A great collection of food you'll really want to eat.' - Tom Kerridge'Simple tweaks that will make your food more delicious and nutritious' - Independent on Sunday'The Korean fried chicken is our go-to indulgence... there's no excuse for such dishes not to feature regularly in your midweek menu.' - Stylist'A seriously smart foodie authority.' - GQ 'Here I am. I want to start a new food revolution; one where people have a better understanding of nutrition but don't forget that eating should be enjoyable!' - Gizzi Erskine believes that the key to healthy eating is to cook fresh food using good ingredients. Her ethos is to love food in all its guises and to try new things as much as possible. Gizzi's Healthy Appetite is a collection of over 100 of her favourite recipes - all with a Gizzi twist. Among the array of incredible dishes, insanely good flavours and palate-pleasing textures to choose from are the crunchy Marinated Griddled Whole Chicken Caesar salad, spicy Green Chilli Pork, oozing Roasted Baby Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce & Crispy Shallots, fresh Tuna Tataki with Yuzu and the ultimate Korean BBQ. And, for a sweet treat, who could resist warm Molten Caramel & Chocolate Puddings, soothing White Chocolate & Cherry Clafoutis or the fragrant Maple, Orange & Rosemary Tart? These are dishes that anyone with a healthy appetite will relish.

Mitchell Beazley

Gizzi's Season's Eatings

Gizzi Erskine
Authors:
Gizzi Erskine
Kyle Books

101 Things for Kids to do on a Rainy Day

Dawn Isaac
Authors:
Dawn Isaac
Spruce

101 Things to Do With a Retired Man

Gabrielle Mander
Authors:
Gabrielle Mander

After a lifetime of marriage, you and your bloke now have your golden years to spend together in blissful retirement - not! If he's always around the house and you are at your wits end, it's time for you to rediscover what you loved about him in the first place. With this book you will find everything you need to organize your life, and get tuned in to what the kids are doing. Retirement is the perfect time to learn a new skill, get in touch with old friends, and explore the great wide open, so get out there and get started! This hilarious look at retirement is cheaper than marriage counselling and the perfect stocking filler this holiday season. Your golden years will suddenly look much brighter after you've figured out 101 Things to Do With Your Retired Man.