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Solo: Cooking and Eating for One

By Linda Tubby
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Linda Tubby
'Cooking for yourself is a most satisfying part of self-nurture; when thought and care are given to the process, from shopping for ingredients to preparing a meal, you can take great pleasure in eating the results' writes Linda Tubby in her introduction to Solo. Linda's imaginative and inspiring recipes are divided into 5 chapters; Quick Fixes, Almost Instant, A Little Ahead, Give it Time and Those Little Extras, making it simple to find the perfect meal for any occasion. Create speedy meals to throw together such as Salad Lyonnaise and Crispy Sausage, Red Rice, Romanesco and Pomegranate, or take your time preparing yourself a delicious meal such as Marinated Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb or Pea & Lemon Risotto with Shimeji Mushrooms & Burrata. Linda also gives handy tips for spicing up otherwise lacklustre dishes, such as keeping your larder stocked with ready-to-use additions like Chilli and Garlic Oil, Toasted Pine Nuts or Crispy Shallots.
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    The Smallholder's Handbook: Keeping & caring for poultry & livestock on a small scale

    By Suzie Baldwin
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    Suzie Baldwin
    The Good Life in Real Life is a detailed manual to start, plan and manage your own smallholding. Suzie explains the level of work involved, how much space you need and how to prepare your land. There are chapters on keeping poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese), as well as pigs, goats and sheep, cows and bees. She also explains why having a variety of animals makes the best use of your resources and how many of each type to keep. Comprehensive advice includes choosing breeds, transporting, feeding, housing, daily care and wellbeing, as well as international legislation that applies to livestock.
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    Summer Berries & Autumn Fruits: 120 sensational sweet & savoury recipes

    By Annie Rigg
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    Annie Rigg
    Sweet cherries, juicy oranges, succulent strawberries, tongue-tingling limes - everyone has a favourite fruit, though too often many of us just eat it as it comes, or stick to classics such as apple crumble. In this inspiring collection of seasonal recipes, Annie Rigg offers 120 original, exciting and tempting ways to enjoy the orchard's bounty. Whether introducing a splash of colour to your plate or providing the perfect tangy countertaste to a rich cheese, she demonstrates how fruit can be at the centre of your dining experience. Chapters cover Citrus, Berries & Soft Fruit, Stone Fruit, Tropical Fruit and Orchard Fruits, and the recipes include such delicious dishes as Bulgar Wheat Salad with Cherries and Feta, Mango & Chilli Hot Sauce, Fromage Frais Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Jelly and Pistachio and Coconut & Lime Cake, as well as all manner of pastries, creams, dressings and syrups.
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  • Secret Japan

    By Zoé de Las Cases
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    Zoé de Las Cases
    Capture the beauty of colourful kimonos, the intricate designs of fans, the peace of an ancient temple and enjoy the uniquely elegant Japanese way of life in the course of these pages. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
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  • Secret Paris

    By Zoé de Las Cases
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    Zoé de Las Cases
    Wander through picturesque streets, visit quirky shops and cafes, and enjoy a uniquely French way of life in the course of these pages. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
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  • Slow Cooker

    These recipes are cooked in an electric slow cooker, and include soups, stews, casseroles, curries, pot roasts and even a few desserts. All the dishes benefit from long, slow cooking and, because of that, most of them use inexpensive ingredients - cheaper cuts of meat, for example, are delicious when cooked at a low temperature for a long time; they emerge succulent and so tender they can be cut with a fork. Most come with suggestions for accompaniments, but there are also recipes for couscous, roasted potatoes, polenta, pilaf, mash and more, to help you out.
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  • The Sunday Telegraph: All New Cryptic Crosswords 1

    This new collection of tricky and testing cryptic crosswords from the archives of your favourite quality newspaper will provide hours of entertainment. Whether to while away time on a commute, provide a challenge on a lunch break or just for relaxing at home, The Sunday Telegraph: Cryptic Crosswords 1 is the perfect distraction and stimulation for puzzle fans.
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    The Secrets of Sewing Lingerie: Make your own divine knickers, bras & camisoles

    By Katherine Sheers, Laura Stanford
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    Katherine Sheers, Laura Stanford
    With just a sewing machine and some inexpensive materials, you can learn how to make your own unique and beautiful bras, knickers and camisoles. Work your way up from super-easy, Tie-side knickers and Wedding Garters that can be customised in endless ways, to sewing with silk, tulle and other delicate fabrics. With more than 25 projects that can be personalised to suit your shape, size and style, from a Skirted Lace Thong and Chiffon Camisole to a Silk Soft-cup Bra and Roll-on Suspender, explore the vast scope for personal, creative expression in traditionally private items of clothing, whether making them for yourself or as a gift.
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    The Shed: The Cookbook: Original, seasonal recipes for year-round inspiration. Foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    By Gregory Gladwin, Oliver Gladwin, Richard Gladwin
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    Gregory Gladwin, Oliver Gladwin, Richard Gladwin
    Let the Gladwin brothers show you how to create the delicious seasonal food that has made their restaurant so popular. Divided into four sections, each focusing on a season, 100 recipes encompass the Mouthfuls, Slow and Fast Cooking and Puds that feature on their menus. Autumn includes Roasted Pumpkin with Spelt Grain, Leeks and Cobnuts; Hake, Red Pepper, Samphire with Lemon and Olive Oil Sauce and Braised Pheasant, Lentils, Autumn Greens and Rosehip Sauce, showcasing ingredients foraged from beaches and hedgerows and grown or reared on their Nutbourne farm. Including personal insights from each brother - Gregory's view from the farm, Richard's tips on food and wine matching and Oliver's step-by-step guide to the basics such as bread making.
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    Supergrains

    By Jenni Muir
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    Jenni Muir
    She's produced a wonderful set of recipes, bringing imagination and sparkle to the basic ingredients . . . a wonderful book - The GuardianThe recipes are unbelievably romantic - The TelegraphExcellent - Time OutEating more of the right kinds of grains is an easy way to better health. Whole grains are packed with nutrients including protein, antioxidants, B-vitamins, fibre and trace minerals. A diet rich in these grains reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some forms of cancer.Grains are also one of the most tasty, versatile and nutritious food sources available - a delight to eat, easy to cook and very economical. Supergrains explores grains from all over the world, provides an in-depth look at their culinary uses and nutritional benefits and features over 150 recipes so that you can easily incorporate more of these superfoods into your diet - from breakfast through to dinner and warming bedtime drinks.
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    Skinny Sipper's Low-calorie Cocktails

    Cocktails can turn any occasion into an event - there's nothing more glamorous than sipping on a classic dry martini or a fashionable gin-based concoction. However, indulging in too many of these extravagant drinks can cause your waistline to expand - and your wallet to contract. Discover this life-saving collection of 100 lighter cocktail recipes, all easy to shake up when you have guests over - and at only 150 calories per cocktail, there's no need to stop after the first one!Choose from a zesty citrus delights like the grapefruit and cranberry Sea Breeze, innovative twists on the classics, such as a Sour Apple Martini, and best of all, creamy treats that won't break your diet - try the gorgeous Mudslide.
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    Shooting Models

    By Adam Duckworth, Franki Falkow
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    Adam Duckworth, Franki Falkow
    With Shooting Models, photographers and models alike will learn the key skills to help them advance in the business: top model Franki Falkow and pro photographer Adam Duckworth collaborate to cover all the bases, from booking models to lighting technique. Breaking the process down into logical stages means you won't put a foot wrong: results will be stunning, and it will be an experience you'll repeat time and again.
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    Superjuice

    By Michael van Straten
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    Michael van Straten
    Sensational, succulent juices that boost your health, healing drinks with dazzling flavours, beverages that repair the damage done the night before...Whether it's an invigorating pick-me-up you're after, a vitamin-packed juice to put the sun back into your day, or a natural remedy full of goodness, here leading health expert Michael van Straten shows you how to make a flavour-packed juice to cater for all moods and needs. For a healthier, happier lifestyle, look no further than Superjuice as a natural recipe for success.
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    Social Photography

    By Daniela Bowker
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    Daniela Bowker
    Hot photo apps come and go, but the practice of shooting and sharing is universal and is now a fundamental part of the way that we communicate with each other. Photos aren't printed on paper anymore they are displayed on screens; and everywhere they are shown, the viewer is invited to like or share. Social Photography will show you how to create photos that will be clicked on, liked, shared, and if you want go viral. A must-read for anyone who takes their online presence seriously, this book will show you how to give your photos a fresh look, give you hundreds of posing and shooting ideas, and let you share your life's most exciting moments wider than ever before.
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    Sew Tiny: Simple clothes, quilts & toys to make for your baby

    By Jazz Domino Holly
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    Jazz Domino Holly
    Sew Tiny is what every new mum needs. Babies require a whole heap of things - clothes, cot bumpers, changing bags, dribble bibs - and that's just for starters, so rather than spending a fortune on overpriced, mass-produced stuff why not harness your inner creativity and make it yourself. Jazz Domino Holly, who's been there and done that herself, shows the way with 30 original, easy, sewing projects for everything from burp cloths to pram accessories. Her ideas are always inventive yet simple, practical yet fashionable - forget boring pastels, babies love day-glo and animal print! Everything is young, fresh, quick and cool, and you don't have to be any kind of expert. These are projects to fit in between naps and feeds, which will give you a few calm, crafting minutes to yourself and empower you through your baby's first months and beyond.
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    Sweet Mandarin Cookbook

    By Helen Tse, Lisa Tse, Helen Tse
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    Helen Tse, Lisa Tse, Helen Tse
    In Sweet Mandarin Cookbook they share their knowledge, favourite recipes and cooking tips, including advice on indispensable pieces of equipment such as the wok, cleaver and steamer, to Chinese store cupboard ingredients and essentials. The delicious recipes include Cantonese Won Ton Soup, Salt and Chilli Squid, Hong Kong Beef Skewers with Satay Dip, favourites such as Aromatic Crispy Duck Chicken Chow Mein and Fortune Cookies, as well as exotic cocktails such as Sweet Chilli Strawberry Daiquiri.
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    Smashing Plates

    By Maria Elia, Maria Elia
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    Maria Elia, Maria Elia
    Greek cuisine has a long history- the first ever cookbook was written by Ancient Greek poet Archestratos in 320 BC - and now Maria Elia brings the traditional flavours and ingredients of Greece into the 21st century with her thoroughly modern take on classic dishes. This is not a book for traditionalists, but adventurers ready to explore exciting new flavour combinations and discover what Greek cuisine has to offer. The 120 recipes are a product of a summer spent cooking and experimenting at her father's tavern in the Troodos mountains of Cyprus. From delicious vegetarian dishes such as Carrot Keftedes and Tomato and Runner Bean Baklava to Marinated Lamb with Feta Curd or Courgette-coated Calamari, and a tempting range of sweet dishes including Watermelon Mahalepi and Greek Yogurt and Apple Cake, Maria's inventive recipes will open your eyes to a whole new world of Greek cooking.
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    Sweet Things

    By Annie Rigg, Annie Rigg
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    Annie Rigg, Annie Rigg
    From traditional toffee, fluffy clouds of marshmallow and creamy maple and pecan fudge to sherbet with lolly dippers, the recipes in Sweet Things are the stuff of childhood dreams. Soft, delicately flavoured nougat bars, topped with vanilla caramel and covered in chocolate are just big enough for three or four (big) bites and far surpass the shop-bought equivalent. Crisp butterscotch popcorn with just a hint of sea salt is the perfect adult indulgence, a box of Praline Hearts makes a delightful Valentine's Day gift and chocolate dipped honeycomb is tailor-made for Father's Day. The recipes come with failsafe instructions that will ensure success every time, even for novice confectioners, plus creative packaging ideas, making this the ideal book whether you want an imaginative present for someone special or merely to treat yourself.
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    Shooting Yourself

    By Haje Jan Kamps
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    Haje Jan Kamps
    Turn your camera on the world's most fascinating and attractive model yourself! Take part in the new wave of expressive self-portraiture, enjoy unlimited creative control over your subject, and reveal your hidden side with confidence!- Hundreds of inspiring self-portraits from creative photo stars.- Go on location, add props, get dressed up, or even bare it all dozens of styles are explored.- Get inspired and gain the confidence to visually tell your own unique story.- With simple post-production techniques to add style and amazing surreal effects.
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