Growing flowers from seed is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to supplement your borders, bringing instant color to tired gardens. Many of these flowers are also ideal for cutting, so within a single growing season you can produce armfuls of beautiful blooms to cut and bring inside the house.
Author Clare Foster and photographer Sabina Rüber have been experimenting with growing flowers from seed for several years. In this book they pass on that invaluable experience, explaining how and when to sow and grow a huge range of flowers from Aquilegia to Zinnia.
The Tea Book: All Things Tea
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This is your guide to all things tea! From the estates where tea grows to tips for tasting like a pro; from unbreakable rules for brewing the perfect cup to delicious recipes to accompany your cup, this appealing volume is packed with illustrations and fun infographics. Created by the cocreators of the teapigs brand, it celebrates tea culture and customs around the world.
The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA
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This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to the wonders of the solar system.
Happy Food: Fast, Fresh, Simple Vegan
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In Happy Food, Bettina Campolucci Bordi shares a collection of easy and delicious plant-based recipes that anyone can incorporate into their busy life. Whether you're looking to eat more veggies or have decided to turn vegan but don't want to compromise on taste, this is the book for you. Bettina's philosophies are simple: she believes that food is meant to make you happy! Whether it's love at first sight because a dish looks so colorful and delicious, or at the first hit of flavors when they burst into your mouth, everything you eat should put a smile on your face. With recipes including Hearty Buckwheat Waffles, a tasty Korean Pancake, a delicious yet quick One Pot Curry in a Hurry, and the decadent Hazelnut Bites, Bettina proves that nutritious food doesn't have to be restrictive. Happy Food is designed to take you through your busy day by including ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, meals for one, desserts, and snacks, and will easily meet the needs of any modern household. Bettina is also a firm believer that meat-free food doesn't have to cost the earth – you'll find recipes containing ingredients that can easily be sourced from your local supermarket, and she even uses white potatoes! Her passion and expertise lies in how to use everyday ingredients, and she makes them tasty in the simplest possible way. There's an opening chapter on plant-based building blocks – such as nut milks, basic methods, and home-made bread – but the joy of Bettina's cooking is that if you are time-poor, she encourages you to buy a good-quality store-bought versions of these instead: her message is that you can still have a nutritious and tasty meal, even if you do incorporate a few shortcuts. Inspired by food from the countries where Bettina has lived and worked – Tanzania, Sweden, Italy, Spain, and Bulgaria – this is vegan food to make you smile!
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A Guide to the Ancient Art of Culturing Foods
Celebrated the world over for their health benefits and dynamic flavors, cultured and fermented foods are becoming everyday meal mainstays. In this extensive collection, fermentation pioneer Holly Davis shares more than 120 recipes for familiar—and lesser-known—cultured foods, including yogurt, pickles, kimchi, umeboshi, scrumpy, and more. This inspiring resource contains more than 100 photographs, plus plenty of helpful how-tos and informational charts offering guidance on incorporating fermented ingredients into the diet. With a luxe textured cover and brimming with engaging projects for cooks of all skill levels, this cookbook will be the cornerstone of every preserving kitchen.
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"I can't wait to cook my way through this amazing new book," Ina Garten writes in the foreword to this cookbook of more than 400 recipes and variations from Julia Turshen, writer, go-to recipe developer, co-author for best-selling cookbooks such as Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good, Dana Cowin's Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, and author of cookbook Feed the Resistance.
The process of truly great home cooking is demystified via more than a hundred lessons called out as "small victories" in the funny, encouraging headnotes; these are lessons learned by Julia through a lifetime of cooking thousands of meals. This beautifully curated, deeply personal collection of what Chef April Bloomfield calls "simple, achievable recipes" emphasizes bold-flavored, honest food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. More than 160 mouth-watering photographs from acclaimed photographers Gentl + Hyers provide beautiful instruction and inspiration, and a gingham spine elevates this entertaining and essential kitchen resource into a covetable gift for both beginners and accomplished home cooks.
“Ms. Turshen is a self-deprecating, warm and charming writer—not unlike that other, more famous, Julia.” —The Wall Street Journal