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Book Reviews June 2017

| June 1, 2017
Book Reviews June 2017

THE COMMUNITY GARDENING HANDBOOK Community gardens are “cropping” up all over, allowing neighbors to work together, grow together, and reap the delicious rewards of their labor together. As more people become interested in grow­ing their own food, community-gardening is exploding in popularity, as city and suburban dwellers try out their green thumbs. The Community Gardening […]

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Book Reviews May 2017

| May 1, 2017
Book Reviews May 2017

WILL IT SKILLET? Discover a new world of cast-iron cooking. From Dan Shumski, Will It Skillet? serves up 53 surprising, delicious, and ingenious recipes for the cast-iron skillet. Savor the simplicity of Toast with Olive Oil and Tomato, because you just can’t achieve that perfect oil-toasted crust in a toaster. For Homemade Corn Tortillas, no […]

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Book Reviews April 2017

| April 1, 2017
Book Reviews April 2017

BECOMING A PEACEFUL MOM Peaceful mom. It hardly seems that the words could go together. Yet the peace you crave can be yours in every season of raising children. Whether you have teenagers or toddlers, being a mom is a daunting and amazing responsibility. In Becoming A Peaceful Mom: Through Every Season of Raising Your […]

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Book Reviews March 2017

| March 1, 2017
Book Reviews March 2017

MY LIFE IN DESIGN Few individuals in the last century have had such a wide-reaching influence on the way we live our lives than Sir Terence Conran – from how we decorate our homes to our passion for eating out. Now in his 80s and still designing beautiful homeware and opening buzzy, welcoming restaurants, he […]

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Book Reviews February 2017

| February 1, 2017
Book Reviews February 2017

A RAINBOW OF SMOOTHIE BOWLS A Rainbow of Smoothie Bowls, by Leigh Weingus, is a cookbook that features more than 100 amazing creations and 40+ gorgeous, full-color photos. Page by page, this book serves up flavorful treats that are as nutritious as they are beautiful. In just a few simple steps, you’ll combine colorful fruits, […]

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Book Reviews January 2017

| January 1, 2017
Book Reviews January 2017

THE FASHION OF FILM The Fashion of Film, by fashion historian Amber Butchart, takes a journey through the last 100 years of cinema style and its influence on the catwalks. With beautiful imagery and thoroughly researched text, she looks at how our most iconic movies have transformed the world of fashion. From Karl Lagerfeld, who […]

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Book Reviews December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Book Reviews December 2016

GET CROSS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Keeping calm for the holidays just got a little easier with the release of The New York Times Keep Merry and Crossword On. St. Martin’s Press, home to the classic New York Times Crosswords and Sudoku collections, doesn’t disappoint its dedicated followers. For the last 16 years, St. Martin’s has […]

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Book Reviews November 2016

| November 1, 2016
Book Reviews November 2016

WINE IN TIME In her new book, The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson makes it possible to learn the really important details about wine in a single day. In this pithy, approachable, comprehensive guide, Robinson shares her expertise with authority and wit, tackling questions such as how to select the right bottle at retail, what […]

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Book Reviews October 2016

| October 1, 2016
Book Reviews October 2016

GET PUMPED Shoes have the power both to fascinate men and women and to crystallize a moment in fashion. In Vogue: The Shoe by Harriet Quick, with a foreword by Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, Quick has curated more than 300 fabulous images from a century of British Vogue along with incisive commentary. Photos […]

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Book Reviews September 2016

| September 1, 2016
Book Reviews September 2016

  MASTERING MINIATURES The Little Book of Bonsai will make you an instant expert in the art of growing miniatures. It is packed with myth-busting surprises, the first of which is that growing bonsai isn’t really as hard as you might think. Malcolm and Kathy Hughes break down the subject into the clear sections: Getting […]

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Book Reviews August 2016

| August 1, 2016
Book Reviews August 2016

FEEL GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY Robert Flatt,a Houston-based photographer and Rice University professor, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1999 and left his corporate oil and gas career to enroll in photography classes at Rice to pursue his passion. His love of photography served to heal him spiritually after his Parkinson’s diagnosis, and now his extraordinary wildlife […]

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Book Reviews July 2016

| July 1, 2016
Book Reviews July 2016

HIVE YOU HEARD? What makes bees such perfect pollinators? How can we adapt outdoor spaces to feed and attract the widest variety of bees? How can we ensure a healthy future for the bees and save them from decline? The Bee Book answers these questions and more, providing readers with step-by-step instructions on how to […]

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Book Reviews June 2016

| June 1, 2016
Book Reviews June 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Book Reviews May 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews April 2016

| April 1, 2016
Book Reviews April 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews March 2016

| March 1, 2016
Book Reviews March 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews February 2016

| February 1, 2016
Book Reviews February 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews January 2016

| January 1, 2016
Book Reviews January 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews Dec 2015

| December 1, 2015
Book Reviews Dec 2015

CROSSWORDS FOR CHRISTMAS
The release of The New York Times ‘Tis the Season Crosswords means that it’s time for cocoa, Christmas trees and winter holidays. St. Martin’s Press …

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Books Reviews November 2015

| November 1, 2015
Books Reviews November 2015

  THE PIT STOP Plants from Pits by Holly Farrell shows you how to grow a range of fruit and vegetables from pits that you might otherwise toss into the trash. Farrell offers guidance to growing more than 30 plants in all, both indoors and out, with minimum equipment and experience. This guide covers topics […]

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Holiday Gift Guide, Nov 2015

| November 1, 2015
Holiday Gift Guide, Nov 2015

Holiday gift ideas!

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Book Reviews Oct 2015

| October 1, 2015
Book Reviews Oct 2015

DINING ON A FOOD STAMP BUDGET When Leanne Brown moved to New York to earn a master’s degree in food studies, she learned that 46 million Americans have to survive on only $4 a day, the amount provided through SNAP (the U.S. government’s food stamps program). Millions of others, too, live under similar constraints – […]

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Book Reviews Sep 2015

| September 1, 2015
Book Reviews Sep 2015

DAILY VEGAN DELIGHT The recipes in Vegan Everyday feature tempting dishes that are bold, innovative, fresh and delicious. They reflect Chef Doug McNish’s expertise and complex palate, yet he has made sure they are easy so that anyone who enjoys food – whether vegan or not – will find them a breeze to prepare and […]

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