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Book Reviews Jun 2010

| June 1, 2010

Raw Energy

It’s time to rescue snacks from the realm of empty-calorie packaged junk food and transform everyday pick-me-ups into healthful, satisfying mini meals. Raw Energy author Stephanie Tourles’s 125 recipes for trail mixes, parfaits, energy bars, juice blends, smoothies, soups, vegetable chips, zippy dips, candies and cookies combine raw ingredients in delicious snacks that are full of nutrients and long-term energy boosters.

Made from real, whole foods that are uncooked, unadulterated and unprocessed, these snacks are 150- to 250-calorie packages of health and vitality, dense with naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes.

Raw EnergyIt’s time to rescue snacks from the realm of empty-calorie packaged junk food and transform everyday pick-me-ups into healthful, satisfying mini meals. Raw Energy author Stephanie Tourles’s 125 recipes for trail mixes, parfaits, energy bars, juice blends, smoothies, soups, vegetable chips, zippy dips, candies and cookies combine raw ingredients in delicious snacks that are full of nutrients and long-term energy boosters.Made from real, whole foods that are uncooked, unadulterated and unprocessed, these snacks are 150- to 250-calorie packages of health and vitality, dense with naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes.

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Head First Networking

Head First Networking is a comprehensive introduction to understanding, building and maintaing computer networks. Authors Al Anderson and Ryan Benedetti use a visually-rich format designed for the way the brain works. This book combines words and pictures in a compelling, mixed-media style that not only helps readers understand the subject, but also remember it.

Head First Networking gets your hands dirty solving real network problems. Whether it’s DHCP or NAT, port mapping or IP spoofing, routers or switches, you’ll learn what’s really going on and how to fix the problems that can shut down a network.

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Embroidered Effects

Modern embroidery master Jenny Hart shows how to “think outside the hoop” with dozens of projects, new iron-on patterns and more than 35 basic and advanced stitch techniques in the book, Embroidered Effects.

This creatively comprehensive (and contemporary) embroidery book contains innovative instructions from beginner to expert, as well as project ideas. This book is exploding with full-page, color photos of unique ideas and techniques perfect for contemporary crafters. Hart will take your effects in embroidery from simple to sublime!

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Farmers Market Cookbook

Farmers Market Cookbook from Southern Living is the ultimate celebration of the local culinary experience—from ground, to market, to table. This book is a how-to guide for farmers’ market shoppers and culinary enthusiasts, providing more than 200 recipes organized by season, along with 150 photographs and dozens of tips from the test kitchen. Readers will also love the encyclopedia of information on fresh produce and local farmers’ markets.

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Cooking Light Cooking Through The Seasons

From savory stews in December, to berry salads in July, to warm apple pie in September, Cooking Light Cooking Through the Seasons offers a year-round guidebook to fresh meals the whole family will love. Organized by season, this cookbook offers an array of recipes to showcase each ingredient at its peak, as well as more than 650 color photos.

In addition to a seasonal buying guide, this volume also includes staples to have on hand to complement the flavor palate for each season; step-by-step directions for a variety of cooking methods; interesting facts and helpful hints.

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The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual

In The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual, author Barbara Pleasant takes a friendly approach to selecting and caring for indoor plants. With personality profiles, growing needs and troubleshooting tips for 160 blooming and foliage varieties, you’ll never kill another houseplant.

Learn about indoor gardening with an inexpensive supermarket plant. Improve your air quality with a healthy companion. Whatever you’re looking for in a houseplant—a hip flamingo flower, a delicate orchid or a sturdy Swedish ivy—it’s in the Survival Manual.

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French General

Make entertaining effortlessly chic with simple-to-create table and room decorations in French General: Handmade Soirées. Beloved designer and author Kaari Meng has fashioned more than 20 French-inspired projects that will add charm to your next special occasion. Projects include organza chair covers, fabric wine totes and roll out placemats with patterns, illustrations, step-by-step instructions and a wealth of photographs to help achieve polished results.

Meng also shares secrets and pleasures of hosting with French flair.


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