Secret New York
By Zoé de Las Cases
Enjoy walking along the vast avenues, breathing in the unique atmosphere of Brooklyn and admiring the Statue of Liberty. Discover this city in perpetual motion, its energy and elegance. Get rid of your stress and decorate the city of dreams in a thousand colours. You will discover your inner artist and, after a few pencil strokes, forget your everyday worries.
By Denise Smart
The must-have gadget for 2015, in minutes the spiralizer creates spaghetti, ribbons and spirals from your favourite vegetables. From courgetti (courgette spaghetti) to cunoodles (cucumber noodles), it is now easier than ever to create healthy twists to your favourite meals. Perfect for the health-conscious, these vegetables can become the star of your dish, replacing heavier ingredients such as pasta and rice, so that you can enjoy your meal while eating fewer calories and cutting back on refined carbohydrates.With recipes ranging from Thai beef salad and Crispy spiralized potato fries to Courgette and lemon drizzle cake and Apple tarte tatin, The Complete Spiralizer Cookbook will open your eyes to the true versatility of the spiralizer.
Solo: Cooking and Eating for One
By 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.
The Smallholder's Handbook: Keeping & caring for poultry & livestock on a small scale
By 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.
Summer Berries & Autumn Fruits: 120 sensational sweet & savoury recipes
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
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.
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.
The Shed: The Cookbook: Original, seasonal recipes for year-round inspiration. Foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
By 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.
The Secrets of Sewing Lingerie: Make your own divine knickers, bras & camisoles
By 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.
By 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.