Crops in Tight Spots
By Alex Mitchell
Short of outdoor space but want to grow fruit and vegetables? Congratulations. Really, lucky you. Not for you the back-breaking trudge of tending large spaces of land, the weeding, digging and pest vigilance. Gluts? They will mean nothing to you. Instead you can look forward to small but perfectly formed bursts of flavour. Handfuls of fresh leaves, berries and tomatoes, just when you want them, and at arm's reach. As more of us live in cities with restricted outside spaces, growing food becomes all the more important, not just for the delicious results, but as a mindful way to connect us to the seasons and to nature. Full of tried-and-tested, fool-proof crop ideas exclusively tailored for containers, raised beds and small gardens, Crops in Tight Spots guarantees vegetable growing success for even the most newbie of gardeners and limited of spaces.
By Richard Bertinet
'If you only have one book about how to make bread, this should really be it.' Nathan Outlaw'All it takes to make bread is flour, water and salt. To make great bread, add a little Bertinet.' Pierre Koffmann'Richard never ceases to amaze me with his writing and effortless skills as a baker... whenever I am with him for a coffee, a bite to eat or teaching with him, I always come away with new knowledge... a bread genius.' Angela Hartnett'The subtitle of this book is "show the dough who's boss" and, frankly, that puts it above most other baking titles straight away. Bertinet is a bread guru (this is his sixth book) and this is so calm and instructive, you'll be knocking out brilliant baguettes in no time.' WaitroseRenowned baker Richard Bertinet brings bread right up to date with his hallmark straightforward approach to achieving the perfect crumb. Richard shares his expertise through every step of the baking process, including the different techniques of fermenting, mixing and working - never 'kneading' - the dough. Richard shows you how to make everything from classic and rustic breads to sourdough using different flours and ferments. Learn how to bake a range of delicious sweet and savoury recipes from Cornbread with Manchego Cheese & Chorizo, Saffron & Seaweed Buns and Green Pea Flatbreads to Chocolate, Pistachio & Orange Loaf and Cinnamon Knots. There are also options for gluten-free breads and the best bakes to improve your gut-health by experimenting with different types of flour. Finally, Richard shares ideas for cooking with bread for delicious tartines ormouthwatering Brioche Ice Cream. With stunning step-by-step photography, simple advice and helpful techniques throughout, Crumb will inspire and fill you, whatever your experience, with the confidence to 'show the dough who's boss'.* Online demos available at thebertinetkitchen.com *
By Katie-Jane Wright
Victoria Beckham uses them backstage at her fashion shows.Miranda Kerr places them in her meditation-yoga room.Adele raves about their calming properties. Welcome to the world of healing crystals.Crystals have existed on earth for millions of years. They're a tool which work with your energy field to absorb, focus and direct energies. This modern, empowering guide illustrates how to tap in to the energy of crystals to strengthen intuition, set intention and feel supported by the beauty and energetic vibrations of popular and lesser known stones. Crystals may be used as talismans, healing touchstones, tools for meditation and accessing different levels of consciousness. Including 50 crystals and their meaning, how to get started working with the energy of crystals, crystal grids, skulls and cleansing meditations, this stunning book is the definitive, inspiring introduction to crystals for the next generation.
Chetna's Healthy Indian
By Chetna Makan
We all know there is more to Indian food than just curries; it can also be really healthy, fresh and super delicious. Chetna's Healthy Indian contains home cooking at its best - straightforward methods, very few ingredients, crowd pleasing flavours, nourishment and comfort. It draws upon inspiration from Chetna's family and friends, creating realistic recipes for midweek, after work, busy weekends or when you simply want to look after yourself with wholesome food.You'll find 80 delicious recipes that require minimum time and effort, including Onion & whole spice chicken curry, Tandoori pan-fried sea bream, Paneer & cavalo nero saag and Baked cardamom & pistachio yogurt pots.Inspired by Indian cuisine, Chetna's Healthy Indian is proof that healthy food does not need to be health food, and convenient meals can be good for you, too.
By Clodagh Mckenna
'Whether it's for friends, family or strangers, my heart fills with joy when I see everyone sat around my table enjoying my food'. A regular on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and a columnist for London's Evening Standard, Clodagh's expert advice is in high demand. Here she shows how you too can create stunning suppers using the very best seasonal produce. Including the most efficient ways to prepare, what to serve and her handy tips for finishing your meal in style Clodagh covers:* Part 1 - how to create a well-balanced and delicious menu, writing your shopping lists and creating a beautiful table to set the scene* Part 2 - 120 recipes to take you through the year from Wild Garlic & Potato Soup to start a spring supper to autumnal comfort food like Roast Butternut Squash, Cashel Blue & Saffron Pappardelle and warming winter treats such as Star Anise & Orange Rice Pudding* Part 3 - ideas for easy nibbles to serve as soon as guests arrive, simple cocktails and even edible gifts to ensure everyone leaves with something to remember the evening by.
Catapults & Key Hooks
By Geoffrey Fisher
Whether building a bee hotel to help your garden's ecosystem thrive, crafting a catapult, whistle, skipping rope or cup and ball game to give away, or making a key hook or cobweb brush to organise your home, the result of each will be entirely unique while also effortlessly stylish.All basic woodworking techniques are covered, plus Geoffrey also shows how best to prepare materials, including checking for disease, drying and stripping bark, and gives a detailed guide on your essential tool kit - what to have, how to handle your tools safely and how to maintain everything to the highest standard -meaning anyone can pick up Catapults & Key Hooks and dive straight into the world of Geoffrey's designs.
The Cacao Cookbook
Cacao was once considered by ancient Mayan and Aztec civilisations as a food of the gods. In modern day it is undeniably one of the nature's healthiest ingredients; this Amazonian superfood is full of potent antioxidants (40 times more than blueberries), vitamins and minerals.Research shows that raw cacao contains anti-inflammatory and heart protective antioxidants which can help reduce the risk of strokes and improve blood circulation. Other elements found in cacao can help prevent premature ageing, balance hormones, improve digestion, combat fatigue and lower blood pressure. From the sweet to the savoury, The Cacao Cookbook is packed with nutritious cacao recipes including breakfast smoothies, raw brownies, snack bars, steak, ice cream and homemade beauty products.
Creative Vegetable Gardening
By Joy Larkcom
'Larkcom is a marvellous grower and writer, and so inspirational. This book not only offers her many years of wisdom on how to grow edible plants, but also shows many ways of doing so as beautifully as possible.' Monty Don, Daily MailJoy Larkcom believes passionately that a vegetable garden, whatever its size, can be as beautiful as a conventional garden of flowers and shrubs. In Creative Vegetable Gardening she shows how the principles of good design can be applied to a kitchen plot and how to use the vibrant textures, colours and forms of vegetables, herbs and fruit to create glorious effects and intriguing patterns without jeopardizing their productivity. Inspirational colour photographs of potagers and kitchen plots capture the essence of the creative approach to vegetable growing. Techniques are described in clear stages and illustrated with full-colour step-by-step artworks, while an A-Z directory includes more than 150 edible plants with key facts on their cultivation, supplemented with ideas on how to grow them to maximum ornamental effect. Beautifully illustrated, intricate plans of five types of potager - formal, informal, small, urban and winter - add to the wealth of inspirational information.
CATS: Scratch and Reveal Colouring
Not suitable for children.This book of scratch-off colouring cards offers a great way to relax. Make yourself comfortable then make a start and find how your stress levels reduce as you gradually reveal these stunning cats using the stylus provided. You can then use the finished cards to decorate your walls or give to others.
By Gabe Cook
In Ciderology, Gabe Cook, aka 'The Ciderologist,' leading global cider expert, shares his passion for all things cider (and perry!), with an essential history of the drink and production processes, and a round-the-world tour of the most important and exciting cider makers in operation. You'll find delicious recipes incorporating cider, tasting notes for cider styles that you can try yourself, and a wealth of anecdotes and tales that intermingle fact and myth.A real treat for the drinks enthusiast, inveterate cider lover and cider novice alike, Ciderology contains anything and everything you have ever needed to know about cider.What is Ciderology?- Ciderology is about understanding the way cider making has evolved over the centuries, from the heart of cider country to the new wave of cider makers. - It's about learning how terroir and climate affect the quality of cider, just like a wine; and how to match your favourite dishes with the perfect cider. - It's about wassailing, community and tradition, but is also about the innovative and creative craft cider makers emerging all over the world.
By Jon Turney
For so long, the brain was the great unknown of human biology; an evolved complex of cells, chemicals and electricity, which eluded even the understanding of its own grey matter. Now, in this comprehensive guide, the most complicated concepts from across the field of neuroscience - such as memory, addiction and mind mapping - are broken down into easily understandable bite-sized pieces, to give everyone the chance to understand their own brain. Includes sections on:-The anatomy of the brain-Neurons, synapses and axons - the building blocks of the brain-Differences in male and female development-Modern treatment of mental illness-The effects on the brain of different food and stimulants-Memory, senses, cravings-Fight or flight-Perception and sensation-The future of neuroscience
By Dean Edwards
'There is a time and a place for all types of cooking, but it was the process of slow cooking that really got my creative juices flowing and reinvigorated my passion for food. Since the day I started to cook, it wasn't just the end result that I loved, it was the process. The chopping, stirring, simmering and tasting along the way, makes the experience...I believe that cooking food slowly is the ideal method for transforming basic ingredients into something very special.' - Dean EdwardsCook Slow features 90 delicious slow cooker recipes, all with conventional oven options, which will make you fall back in love with food again. Dean's fresh approach allows you to fit the enjoyment of planning, preparing and creating a meal into a busy life. Enjoy family favourites such as Three cheese mac with chorizo crumb, Sticky cherry cola baby-back ribs and Slow cooker vegetable lasagne or try something new with Breakfast shakshuka, Pork belly bahn mi or Smoky ox cheek chilli nachos.
Cracking the Elements
By Rebecca Mileham
From the earliest-known elements to those named in 2016, this book takes a comprehensive look at the development of the periodic table - and reveals untold stories, unsung pioneers and plenty of fascinating science along the way. In twelve illustrated chapters, the book makes sense of the patterns and groups within the periodic table, introducing each of the 118 known elements individually and exploring questions including:- Why did the history of fizzy water give early chemistry a sparkle?- How did hydrogen reveal the structure of the atom?- What was the Bunsen burner's role in discovering new elements?- Which of the alkaline earth metals accounts for a kilogramme of your weight?- Why is Marie Curie such a scientific star?- How do tungsten and vanadium explain the secret of super-sharp Syrian swords?- Who discovered the most elements in the periodic table?- What made nihonium, element 113, such a wonderful new year's gift for Japan?- Is glass a liquid or a solid?- How did nitrogen fulfill the alchemists' dream?- Would you have smeared antimony on your face if you'd lived in ancient Egypt?- Why might naked mole rats have clues for surviving a heart attack?- How did the Haya people of Tanzania make steel 1500 years ago?- What makes xenon a great anaesthetic - and why can't all patients use it?- Might there be a pattern in yet undiscovered elements beyond number 118?