By Steve Holland
There's something wonderfully comforting about slow-cooked food. Perhaps it's that sensational aroma that fills your house and the irresistibly rich flavours that warm your soul. Or the melt-in-the-mouth texture of slow-cooked meats and the fact that you can create a hearty crowd-pleasing meal without spending much money or time in the kitchen. For whatever reason, slow-cooked food is undeniably delicious and, best of all, it practically cooks itself, especially if you are using a slow cooker. Simply throw all the ingredients into the pot in the morning, switch it on and return in the evening to the welcoming aroma of a home-cooked dinner.
The Subway Graffiti Sketchbook
By Alastair Campbell, Julie Weir, Thomas H. Green
The Secret Life of your Cat
By Vicky Halls
Who knows what's going through your cat's mind when he does the things he does? Why does he dart from room to room for no real reason? Why does he hiss at empty spaces? And where does he go when he disappears for days on end? Cats are curious creatures, but with The Secret Life of your Cat you'll soon be able to decipher his actions and gain a greater understanding of his world. Written by the most popular cat author in the UK, Vicky Halls' affable and insightful prose analyses every situation and reveals your cat's inner-most thoughts, unveiling the mysteries of his behaviour and helping to build a better bond between you and your pet. Fully-illustrated throughout, with in-depth explanations for all feline habits and a quick-reference section allowing you to quickly locate any issues, The Secret Life of your Cat ensures that you'll no longer be bemused by his peculiar antics.
Sci-Fi Art Now
By John Freeman
The Secret Societies Bible
By Joel Levy
This fascinating book is an essential illustrated reference guide to secret societies and cults from every culture and time. From the Freemasons to the Knights Templar and from Rosicrucians to Chinese Triads, this in-depth handbook explains the history, beliefs and secret rituals of some of the most powerful covert organizations ever to have existed. In The Secret Societies Bible you will find: The truth about the Opus Dei and the Priory of Sion, made famous by The Da Vinci Code. A fully-illustrated guide to key rituals, meeting places and individuals. Includes major societies such as the Freemasons and the Knights Templar.Written by an expert author and featuring a code-breaker checklist of secret signs and symbols to help you identify different societies, this book reveals the mysteries behind the world's most elusive organizations.
The Sacred Sites Bible
By Anthony Taylor
From the extraordinary Machu Picchu set high in the Andes to Uluru in the central Australian desert, and from Britain's Glastonbury Tor to Saint Catherine's Monastery beneath Mount Sinai, this book is a homage to those sites around the world that have inspired faith, devotion and mystical experiences. Understand the spiritual significance of major buildings such as Borobudur in Java and Chartres Cathedral in France, learn about the sacred traditions associated with each monument and unlock the symbolic meaning of incredible landscapes and natural landforms. Featuring reconstructions, location maps and plans of the sites as they would have appeared at their height, along with key pilgrimage routes and advice on when to visit them, The Sacred Sites Bible is an essential guide to these ancient wonders.
By Paul Devereux
Since ancient times humans have honoured places of power in the landscape to gain healing, wisdom and access the world of spirit. In this book expert author Paul Devereux draws on the evidence from the disciplines of sacred geometry, archaeology, archaeoastronomy and archaeoacoustics to map out the hidden meaning in ancient sites and landforms. Through this thoroughly-researched and comprehensive key to the ancient patterns of sacred sites and landscapes around the world, you'll discover how our ancestors were intimately connected with the land in mind, body and spirit. Power places - investigating magnetic and other natural forces at sacred sites Understanding shamanic landscapes - the meaning of the Nazca lines and other giant ground markings The new science of archaeoacoustics - echo and 'ringing' stones found at prehistoric sites Cognitive archaeology - a new approach to archaeology and its radical findingsFeaturing the latest scientific and archaeological research, and containing satellite imagery, maps and diagrams that provide new insights into ancient sites, Sacred Geography allows you to see the landscape through the eyes of our ancestors and reconnect with the natural world once more.
This is the book for people that love good food but have limited time to cook. The recipes are all easy to make, easy to shop for and most of them have a compact list of ingredients. Chapters are divided by preparation time: 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 25 minutes and 35 minutes. Recipes cover starters, salads, midweek meals, barbecues and desserts. The perfect cookbook for busy people!
Slow Cooker Curries
How often have you tried to cook a curry at home only to find that it lacks texture, taste and intensity? If it's depth of flavour you want, as well as an easy life in the kitchen, then look no further than your slow cooker. A slow cooker emulates ancient cooking techniques from all around the world, where blending ingredients requires patience, care and a creative mind. Slow cooking spices allows them to release their essential oils, while meat becomes tender and falls off the bone and vegetables absorb tasty hotness, zing and zest. And the great thing about a slow cooker is that it does all the hard work for you!This cookbook contains recipes for over 150 curries. Flick through the book to find all your favourites, plus discover adventurous new ideas that your slow cooker will bring to life. You'll be able to save time and finally achieve mouthwatering, authentic dishes in your own home. With a huge selection of recipes from all around the world, from Creamy Lamb Korma and Bangkok Sour Pork to Vietnamese Hot Beef and Malaysian Mild Chicken, this is the perfect cookbook for modern slow cooking.
Stefan Gates on E Numbers
By Stefan Gates
'Stefan Gates on E Numbers' is a myth-busting celebration of 'E's--the additives and preservatives that make up Britain's most feared ingredients. Most of the food we eat has them yet we are hugely suspicious of them and believe that they cause everything from twitchy eyelids to colon cancer. In this book Stefan discusses just how bad our food would taste, how wrong it would look and how potentially lethal it would be if we didn't have E numbers. You may not realize that many of the finest foods on the planet (including caviar, fine hams and wines) rely on E's. And if you think nature is good and Es are bad, you'd be wrong: the natural world is awash with dangerous toxins (apples contain cyanide, potatoes contain toxic solanine), yet E number substances make up 99.99% of every breath you take. Stefan analyzes all 319 Es approved for use in food and also talks about labelling issues (how to understand them), how much you can safely eat and what, if anything, is wrong with cheap food. He also investigates the scare stories, allergies and potential downsides of the multi-billion pound food industry. If you don't like Es you don't have to eat them but you should make that choice based on facs not fear. Without E numbers we would not have supermarkets. Without this book you cannot make an informed decision about what you are buying and eating.
By Anne Cardwell
Customize your home and garden with these unique mosaic projects, created using everything from ready-made mosaic tiles in glass and ceramic to salvaged materials like old crockery or buttons for eco-friendly crafting. Step-by-step instructions and photography guide you through using a variety of techniques and mosaic pieces to make 25 inspirational designs from decorative bowls to practical kitchen accessories and stunning garden ornaments. Ideal for all skill levels, Stylish Mosaics includes a comprehensive introductory section on mosaic materials, tools and basic techniques, and every design is graded in skill level so you can start simply and progress to the more difficult projects.
The Sex Diaries
By Bettina Arndt
From the time I started working as a sex therapist back in the early 1970s, people have been talking to me about their sex lives. What I hear about most is the business of negotiating the sex supply. How do couples deal with the strain of the man wishing and hoping while all she longs for is the bliss of uninterrupted sleep?' In "The Sex Diaries" leading sex therapist Bettina Arndt uncovers the night-time drama being played out in bedrooms everywhere - the creeping hand and feigning of sleep, the staying up late in the hope that he will doze off. It is one of the great inconvenient truths of relationships that after the first blissful years together, most men want more sex than their female partners. Bettina Arndt recruited 98 couples to keep diaries, revealing their intimate negotiations over sex. Who feels like having sex? Who doesn't? And how do couples cope if one person wants it more than the other? She draws on her 35 years as a sex therapist and psychologist to provide an insightful analysis, and with her characteristic humour proposes a new approach to how couples can enjoy regular sex - and sustain loving relationships.
The Signs and Symbols Bible
By Madonna Gauding
Everyday symbols such as the Freemason's set square or the lotus flower are familiar to nearly everyone, but few are aware of the true significance and fascinating origin of these signs. Originally used to provide protection from spirits, enhance mystical practices, or to maintain a secret, these symbols may have been misused, misunderstood or simply forgotten.The Signs and Symbols Bible reveals the key ideas and sacred concepts behind over 500 signs and symbols, from those used by ancient religions to the glyphs of mediaeval magicians. This definitive guide is a fascinating exploration into a shadowy world where nothing is as straightforward as it seems.
The Spells Bible
By Ann-Marie Gallagher
The Spells Bible presents a wide range of traditional spells and charms that are relevant to the modern world. This comprehensive guide offers 150 spells that will enhance your life, from spells for health, beauty and wellbeing to protection and blessing spells. Whatever you seek, this book will help you to work with natural magic to improve your fortune, career and family situation - or even to find love!
By Siobhan Stirling
Achieving a good night's sleep is every parent's dream, but it's not just those with newborns who long for unbroken rest - babies and children of all ages may experience disrupted sleep patterns, making them fractious and lethargic during the day.This book describes tried-and-tested strategies to get your baby to sleep through the night, and is produced in association with Britain's best-loved parenting magazine, Practical Parenting. The easy-to-use format includes tips, checklists, charts, case studies and Q&As and addresses typical problems such as bed-wetting, nightmares, early waking and fear of the dark.
No food is as timeless or verstile as soup: the choice of ingredients is vast, the variations limitless. From it's humble French beginnings, soup has evolved into a dish for all occasions and in Soups you will find over 200 simple-to-follow recipes for creating quick, healthy and delicious soups, ranging from refreshing summer starters and warming first courses to hearty one-dish suppers. Choose from classics such as Cream of Chicken Soup, Bouillabaisse, Gazpacho and Borscht or try some more adventurous recipes such as Mussel Soup with Saffron, Spiced Chickpea and Lamb, and Eight Treasure Soup.No matter what your tastes, mood or culinary skills may be, this book really does has something for everyone.
By Steve Holland