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Mug Cakes: 40 speedy cakes to make in a microwave

By 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.
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Michael Freeman's Photo School: Fundamentals

By Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
Join Michael Freeman for a complete course on how to take exceptional photos and develop a deeper understanding of what makes a great photo work.Start by taking creative control of your images, learning the science behind exposure, getting comfortable with the full range of camera controls, and leaving Auto mode in the dust. Next, learn to see through your subject to read the light itself and capture consistently high-quality images in even the most difficult lighting conditions. Then take a step back and develop your photographic eye to recognise potential design and compositional choice, to make the most of stunning scenes as they occur. Once you get back to your computer, wrap it up with a complete overview of the most important digital-editing techniques, cutting through the clutter and honing in on the particular tools and workflows that are relevant to your own photographic style. By the end of the course, you'll be fully competent in the fundamental aspects of photography, able to consistently capture excellent images in any situation.
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Make Mine a Martini

By Kay Plunkett-Hogge
Authors:
Kay Plunkett-Hogge
'Martini is made with gin. A Vodka Martini is made with vodka. Apple Martinis are an abomination. That is all.' - Kay Plunkett-HoggeFrom just a few friends for drinks and snacks in the kitchen to a sophisticated soirée for everyone you know, Kay Plunkett-Hogge draws upon her background in the worlds of film and fashion and her youth in Mad Men-era Bangkok to create the ultimate guide to making your evening as easy as ABC. Kay's approach to throwing a party is to keep it simple (yet stylish), plan ahead and, above all, enjoy it.The 80 cocktail recipes are organised by base spirit, with chapters on Gin, Vodka, Rum etc, and the 40 canapé recipes are grouped into Vegetarian, Fish & Seafood and Meat.As Kay writes in the book's introduction: 'Just the sound of ice being shaken, preferably to a rhythm all of its own, is enough to bring a smile to anyone's face. It's the promise of sweet relief, of good times, good friends and good conversation. Just make mine a Martini.
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Mindfulness for Compassionate Living

By Patrizia Collard
Authors:
Patrizia Collard
Self-compassion is a life-changing way of thinking that is rooted in Mindfulness. By learning to have more loving kindness and forgiveness for ourselves, we have more empathy and compassion for others. The self-compassion movement has been growing rapidly over the past two years with recent research into the neuroscience of compassion showing that changing our thinking habits makes new neural pathways in the brain - and that compassion can be learned. The benefits of this practice are personal and global, from learning to manage chronic pain to relieving stress, boosting the immune system and circulation, along with improving relationships as we connect more authentically with others.
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My First Juices and Smoothies

By Amanda Cross
Authors:
Amanda Cross
It's easy to get children to eat healthy fruit and veg if you know how. More than 60 recipes for juices and smoothies will ensure your kids get their 5-a-day the easy way. From fresh citrus fruits to sweet berries, whatever your children's tipple there's a juice or smoothie to please (grown-ups will enjoy them too).Quick and easy to prepare, the delicious recipes inside are guaranteed to boost health and vitality. Each juice or smoothie is accompanied by notes to explain what essential vitamins and minerals they will provide, so you can target specific defiencies.
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  • More Slow Cooking

    Slow cookers are the ultimate kitchen appliance, they allow you to come home to sumptuous stews, filling soups and perfect puddings with just a few minutes preparation in the mornings. With ideas for one-step dishes, indulgent family treats and meals to freeze for the busy days ahead, this collection will provide great ideas for you to make the most of your slow cooker.
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    My First Baking Book

    By Becky Johnson
    Authors:
    Becky Johnson
    Aprons on, it's time for kitchen fun for everyone! From cookies and cupcakes to bread and tarts, all the baking recipes in this book are tasty and easy to make (and good for grown-ups too).Cooking together is a wonderful activity for a family to engage in, and children find it really rewarding to serve up food they've helped to make. It also develops important skills - weighing out ingredients familiarizes them with numbers, while mixing, spreading and spooning aid coordination. This book has ideas and step-by-step instructions for more than 50 baking recipes that your little ones will love to make and eat.
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  • Monday to Friday Diet

    The perfect long-term solution to healthy living that keeps the weight off - the Monday to Friday Diet allows you to indulge at the weekends, knowing you're following a healthy, nutritious and delicious plan through the week. While most diets focus on short-term weight-loss goals, and are so prohibitively strict that many of us fall off the wagon in a matter of weeks, the Monday to Friday Diet has longevity built in, because you are allowed the occasional treat.Packed with recipes for quick breakfasts, lunch on the go, and fast and easy midweek dinners, this is designed to fit into your busy daily life, and not allow weight-loss goals to stand in the way of tasty, nutrient-packed, satisfying eating.
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    Michael Freeman's The Photographer's Eye

    By Michael Freeman
    Authors:
    Michael Freeman
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    Miller's Antiques Marks

    By Judith Miller
    Authors:
    Judith Miller
    Whether you are buying at auction, flea market or antique shop this is the book you need to identify and date what you find. More than 6,000 marks are organized for quick, at-a-glance reference with full-colour sections on silver, Sheffield plate, bronze figures, ceramics, glass, costume jewellery, toys and dolls.
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  • Made at Home: Breads

    By Dick Strawbridge, James Strawbridge
    Authors:
    Dick Strawbridge, James Strawbridge
    As featured in The Independent, Dick and James Strawbridge, presenters of the popular ITV programme Saturday Farm, have shown you how to grow, harvest, preserve, cook and make the most of seasonal produce. Breads expands their series of books and is packed with expert advice and tips for creating delicious handcrafted foods as well as recipes for truly mouth-watering and memorable meals, because ultimately it's all about the eating! This is a very timely book as many people are returning back to the traditional ways of living and self-sufficiency. Whether you are a city-dweller or country lover, it's easy to have a go at the Good Life.Made at Home: Breads. There's nothing like a fresh loaf, warm from the oven - and with this new title baking has never been so simple. Breads shows you how to make your own sourdough, yeast, quick and unleavened breads for every occasion. Dick and James Strawbridge are experts at showing you how to transform fresh produce into delicious handcrafted food and drink for enjoying and sharing any time of year. This practical guide to baking is packed full of delicious recipes and detailed step-by-step instructions, as well as expert hints and tips straight from the authors kitchen.
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    Makery

    By Kate Smith
    Authors:
    Kate Smith
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    Mandela

    By Peter Hain
    Authors:
    Peter Hain
    One of the world's most revered public figures, Nelson Mandela is an iconic symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over prejudice and fear. Renowned for his tireless crusade against gender and racial inequality, Mandela's anti-apartheid campaigning, his outspoken social criticism, and his values of freedom, have made him a hero of our time.Mandela follows the extraordinary path of this man's journey to become a living legend. With in-depth chapters on his tribal roots, his revolutionary ANC activities that led to his notorious 27-year imprisonment, and his career after his momentous release in 1990, discover how one man came to heal a torn nation as its President.
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  • The Mail on Sunday: Book of Super Sudoku Puzzles 6

    A new compilation of demanding brainteasers from the ever-popular archives of the Mail on Sunday. Super Sudoku ups the ante of the perennially popular game with a massive 16 3 x 4 grids in each puzzle. Challenge, frustrate and hone your grey matter whether at home, on your daily commute, or whiling away any spare minutes throughout the day.
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    Modern Girl's Guide to Hatmaking

    By Mary Jane Baxter
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    Mary Jane Baxter
    Only 70 years ago most women could make their own hats. They'd twist an old hat into a party-piece, or magic their old man's trilby into the talk of the town, but today we've mostly forgotten how to make hats ourselves. Unlike other hat-making books on the market, there'll be no expensive equipment or complicated skills to acquire. Inspired by vintage hats, Mary Jane will show you how to fashion your own at home. From an elegant packable sun-hat, to a 40s-style fascinator, there'll be clear instructions and couture tips to help you achieve fabulous results from scratch, as well as tips on how to update a preloved piece. Wonderful illustrations and fabulous photos complete a book that's both beautiful and brimful of ideas.
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  • Michael Freeman's Photo School: Portrait

    By Michael Freeman
    Authors:
    Michael Freeman
    At some point, all photographers are called upon to shoot a proper portrait combining technical skill with personable demeanour to capture someone in their best possible light. Michael Freeman teaches you how to achieve flattering portrait results with a variety of both traditional and modern styles.Learn how to set your subjects at ease and bring out their natural beauty with a friendly yet professional attitude. Feel confident giving directions on posing and stance with a thorough review of the classic approaches, from head-and-shoulder shots to full-length compositions, and everything in between.Take creative control of your portrait sessions by learning to manipulate the light to your own ends whether that means bouncing sunlight o a reflector or building your own studio setups with multiple flash units. The complex science of photographic lighting is explained in straightforward and easy-to-understand language, with abundant and inspirational examples. Finally, master the fundamentals of post-production finishing techniques to make sure every portrait looks its absolute best. Your subjects will thank you for it!
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    The Moviemaking with Your Camera Field Guide

    By Olivia Speranza
    Authors:
    Olivia Speranza
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  • Made at Home: Vegetables

    By Dick Strawbridge, James Strawbridge
    Authors:
    Dick Strawbridge, James Strawbridge
    Vegetables proves just how productive you can be all year round, whether you have a tiny urban patch, a dedicated allotment or plenty of space in your own garden. Growing your own vegetables is one of the easiest ways to transform the way you eat. You'll have fresh ingredients at your disposal and,with this book, the knowledge to cook with them to create delicious dishes every time. With the step-by-step guides to growing, and dozens of ideas for cooking your home produce, you'll soon enjoy everything from pea and mint risotto to kohlrabi coleslaw and baked sweet potato and goat's cheese pie.
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  • More Slow Cooking Recipes

    Slow cooking is an easy, economical and hugely popular method of cooking, and has become a firm favourite in many kitchens. The first chapter of this sumptuous book is about getting the best from an electric slow cooker, with recipes for main courses, side dishes and desserts, but also including great ways of using the slow cooker to make life easier, tastier and less frenetic. The second section is on succulent stews and curries cooked leisurely on top of the stove, and the last contains recipes for casseroles cooked in the oven. We also have scrumptious ideas for vegetable accompaniments in each chapter. Not only that, we show how to use your slow cooker to plan ahead, make delectable batches of food for the freezer, and the joys of one-step cooking. If you love slow cooking, here are more than 100 new unhurried recipes to add to your collection.
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    Michael Freeman's Photo School: Composition

    By Michael Freeman
    Authors:
    Michael Freeman
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