A follow-up to Black Dog's bestselling Country Wisdom and Know-How, the Country Wisdom Almanac provides hundreds of ideas and methods for living the good and simple life, plus information on weather, gardening, buying produce and cooking by season, holidays, frost dates, moon phases, and more. Divided into the four seasons and then organized into 373 individual tips, the Country Wisdom Almanac presents a wide variety of ways to live a simpler, more self-sustained life year round. Each season offers home-improvement ideas (wallpaper a room in the Fall or build a stone wall in the Spring), crafts (create gorgeous homemade decorations for Christmas, Halloween, or the Fourth of July), recipes (use seasonal produce to create fresh, healthy meals), gardening advice (what and when to plant in order to get the maximum results from your land), and more. Also included is year-round advice on caring for pets, creating your own health and beauty remedies, canning and preserving food, and more. Each season opens with a list of holidays and a guide to in-season produce. Appendices cover average weather by city and month, frost dates, and moon phases.
Since its publication in 2011, The Great American Ale Trail has been the essential guide for thirsty travelers, featuring the worthiest places to enjoy great craft beers, from major breweries to farmhouse startups. Craft beer's popularity has grown and evolved tremendously in the past 5 years, so The Great American Ale Trail is back in a new, expanded edition to keep up with the scene. Beer expert and journalist Christian DeBenedetti has traveled the country and pinpointed more than 350 establishments that offer unforgettable beers. Whether you choose a mom-and-pop brewery or a gastropub with a quirky ambience, whether you prefer a hop-heavy stout or a smooth lager, The Great American Ale Trail is your ticket to finding memorable places with quality craft beer. Every entry features the must-try beer of the establishment, along with the address so go ahead and embark on your beer pilgrimage today!
I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It is tech analyst Jess Kimball Leslie's hilarious, frank homage to the technology that contributed so significantly to the person she is today. From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, her essays paint a clear picture: That all of us have a much more twisted, meaningful, emotional relationship with the online world than we realize or let on. Coming of age in suburban Connecticut in the late '80s and early '90s, Jess looked to the nascent Internet to find the tribes she couldn't find IRL: fellow Bette Midler fans; women who seemed impossibly sure of their sexuality; people who worked with computers every day as part of their actual jobs without being ridiculed as nerds. It's in large part because of her embrace of an online life that Jess is where she is now, happily married, with a wife, son, and dog, and making a living of analyzing Internet trends and forecasting the future of tech. She bets most people would credit technology for many of their successes, too, if they could only shed the notion that it's as a mind-numbing drug on which we're all overdosing.
Takes a one-of-a-kind, utterly irresistible tour of fashion history through our favorite style icons of film and television.
Fictionally Fabulous is a full-color illustrated guide to dozens of beloved characters who changed the face of fashion: from the flapper era embodied by Louise Brooks to polka dot-studded housewife Lucy Ricardo, working-girl chic Mary Richards, tartan-skirted Cher Horowitz in Clueless, the Scandalous Olivia Pope, and all our favorite style stars in between. Each fashion hero is showcased in gorgeously whimsical style by Higgins, who offers stunning views of their most memorable moments, inspiration boards, and profiles describing each character's signature style and trend-setting influence.
If your toddler-aged child suddenly burned his hand on the stove, or choked on a hot dog, would you know what to do? With Toddler Medbasics, a frantic parent can find that information quickly and easily. With first aid for choking, CPR, fever, bleeding, and more, Toddler Medbasics pares it down to the essentials, providing parents and caregivers with an absolute must-have" reference in preparing for serious emergencies.In an emergency, every second counts: with its quick-to-find tabs, lay-flat spiral design, and portable size, Toddler Medbasics is an empowering peace of mind" resource for parents and caregivers.
If you ask a kid what their favorite snack is, most will say pizza, cupcakes, or ice cream. But not Alec Smart--he loves pickles! None of his friends at school understand his taste for pickled treats, nor do his parents. However, one day, just when Alec is pondering how lonely it is to be the only pickle enthusiast around, he comes across a pickle delivery truck and decides to jump in! What will happen when he arrives at the pickle factory? And who will he meet? The lesson learned in this humorous, pickle-filled adventure is that embracing your true colors brings with it special and tasty rewards!
This invaluable baker's resource provides home bakers with delicious ways to use whole and other healthful grains and flours to suit their dietary, allergic, and basic baking needs. Including new and traditional recipes, and featuring a collection of recipes from prominent bakers and chefs, Bob's Red Mill Baking Book allows bakers to take full advantage of the healthful benefits of whole grains. Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods was founded in 1978 and has become a multimillion-dollar business with international distribution. Inspired by a commitment to whole grain nutrition, Bob and Charlee Moore started their business with a mission to support the health and well-being of people in their community. But the demand for healthy whole grains made their small northwest business grow nationwide. Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods offers a diverse line of all natural and organic flours, cereals, meal and mixes for pancakes, bread, and soups. The company's more than 300 products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada at all natural food and major grocery stores. Bob's Red Mill brand products may also be purchased by phone, mail order, or on the company's website.
If cooking healthier meals at home is your new resolution, look no further than Bob's Red Mill's extensive collection of high-quality grains, flours, and other mouth-watering products. The Bob's Red Mill Cookbook will help introduce new whole-grain ingredients into all of your daily meals, without a huge investment in pricey, difficult-to-locate, limited products that do more to take up space than change nutrition habits. Whole-wheat flours, brown rice, whole beans, and legumes have become prevalent in supermarkets everywhere, but among the hundreds of products milled at the Bob's Red Mill plant are also blue corn flour, quinoa, amaranth, teff, and all varieties of nuts and seeds, and they can be integrated seamlessly into any diet to delicious effect.The unique, family-owned mill has been in the business of producing healthy whole-grain products for over 30 years, and they provide here more than 350 recipes for all sorts of everyday meals: morning food, snacks and sides, main courses, soups and stews, and sweets, with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. This practical and comprehensive cookbook is an outstanding collection of reliable recipes that reflect the Bob's Red Mill product quality, product diversity, and dedication to healthful eating. Becoming a more inventive cook is a stepping stone to a healthier outlook, incorporating better ingredients for a better life.
Step away from the propane tank. Surrender all of your notions about barbecue. Forget everything you've ever learned about cooking with charcoal and fire. It is all wrong.
Get it right with the "Five Easy Lessons" program, which includes over 130 recipes and step-by-step instructions for setting up and cooking low and slow on a Weber Smokey Mountain, an offset smoker, or a kettle grill.This program is guided by a singular philosophy: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Do exactly as Gary says, don't even think about opening the lid before it's time, and you will learn:
What gear you do and, more importantly, don't need Exactly how to start and maintain a proper fire (without lighter fluid) All about marinades, brines, and rubs To use your senses and trust your instincts (instead of thermometers) How to make delicious, delicious barbecueThe perfect how-to guide for beginner and expert alike, Low & Slow will take your barbecue skills to the next level.
"Bad Dogs Have More Fun" is an unforgettable collection of more than seventy-five newspaper articles from "The Philadelphia Inquirer" written by former columnist John Grogan. Combining humor, wit, poignancy, and affection, these columns provide insight into the intriguing and wonderful world we live in. Whether it be writing about animals (from dogs to elephants to geese!), powerful and moving comments about his own and other families, trenchant comments on life's foibles and farces, or his interviews and interactions with people who are memorable and unusual in their own right, John Grogan makes us laugh--he makes us cry--he makes us think.
1762, The Georgian Age of Sail: For his first command, John Cavendish is given a ship the HMS Meteor and a crew, both in need of repair and discipline. He's determined to make a success of their first mission, and hopes the well-liked lieutenant Alfred Donwell will stand by his side as he leads his new crew into battle: stopping the slave trade off the coast of Algiers.Alfie knows their mission is futile, and that their superiors back in England will use the demise of this crew as impetus for war with the Ottoman Empire. But the darker secret he keeps is his growing attraction for his commanding officer a secret punishable by death.With the arrival of his former captain and lover on the scene of the disastrous mission, Alfie is torn between the security of his past and the uncertain promise of a future with the straight-laced John.Against a backdrop of war, intrigue, and personal betrayal, the high seas will carry these men through dangerous waters from England to Africa to the West Indies in search of a safe harbor.
What's good for the bitch is good for the bastard. Hundreds of thousands of women have been inspired to use their head" and get real about the food they eat after reading the best-selling manifesto Skinny Bitch. But it turns out some men have been reading over their girlfriends' shoulders. Professional athletes such as Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Fielder and the Dallas Mavericks' Jerry Stackhouse have adopted a whole new eating plan because of the book. Now authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin think it's time for the guys to have a book of their own. In Skinny Bastard, they'll explain why the macho meat and potatoes" diet is total crap, why having a gut is un-cool (and a turn-off), and how to get buff on the right foods. Eating well shouldn't be a girlie" thing and the Bitches will whip any man into shape with their straight-talk, sound guidance, and locker room language.
With loyal fans supporting their major sports teams in the Seahawks (NFL), Mariners (MLB) plus a rabid fan base for University of Washington jocks Seattle is a great place for a sports debate. Local sports-radio talker Mike Gastineau teams up with longtime sportswriters Steve Rudman and Art Thiel to bring Seattle sports history to life with this provocative and enjoyable not to mention debatable book of lists. They also enlist list contributions by famous players, coaches, and Seattle celebrities including Mike Holmgren, Matt Hasselbeck, Ichiro Suzuki, George Karl, Pearl Jam, Kevin Calabro, Sir Mix-a-Lot, and more.
Eccentric, coldly rational, brilliant, doughty, exacting, lazy in full bohemian color the world's most famous literary detective and his loyal companion Dr. John Watson investigate a series of previously unrecorded cases in this second collection of totally original and confounding tales. As in the popular debut volume, Murder in Baker Street, Anne Perry and ten more popular mystery writers including Sharyn McCrumb, Carolyn Wheat, Malachi Saxon, Jon L. Breen, Bill Crider, Colin Bruce, Lenore Carroll, Barry Day, Daniel Stashower, and Loren D. Estleman celebrate the mind and methods of Sherlock Holmes in this paperback version. In addition, Christopher Redmond illuminates the vast possibilities that new technology offers in "Sherlock Holmes on the Internet," while in "A Sherlockian Library" editors Lellenberg and Stashower provide a new list of fifty essential titles on Arthur Conan Doyle and the Holmes canon. Finally, an essay by mystery novelist Philip A. Shreffler explores one of English literature's most famous friendships in "Holmes and Watson, the Head and the Heart." This is truly a treasury of never-before-published Sherlockian tales that should not be missed.
With multiple franchises in pro sports--Lakers and Clippers (NBA), Dodgers and Angels (MLB), and Kings and Ducks (NHL)--plus major interest in UCLA and USC athletics, LA’s fans are some of the most sports-crazed in the country. Matt “Money” Smith and Steve Hartman--two of the leading authorities on So-Cal sports--stir up the scene with this entertaining compilation, including guest lists from Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Luc Robitaille, Jeanie Buss, Steve Garvey, and many more.
In a land overshadowed by death, fifteen year-old Nell's uncanny resemblance to Princess Joan brings her to act as her double--what young girl wouldn't want to leave a life of poverty and pretend to be a princess? But when the plague catches up to the royal entourage, thwarting the King's plan for the princess to marry the Prince of Castile and seal an alliance between their kingdoms, Nell's life could change forever. Princess Joan's brother The Black Prince schemes to make the wedding go on declaring Nell will no longer double for Joan, she will become the princess and dupe Prince Pedro into marriage! With the aid and protection of a quirky band of friends--a Spanish minstrel, a monk, a gravedigger, a band of merchants--Nell must evade not only the Black Prince, a practitioner of the dark arts, but the plague as well, as she fights to return to the King and country. Based on historical truth, Dahme beautifully captures the dark terror of a Plague-infested fourteenth century Europe, while bringing to life the daily existence of medieval life for young adult readers.
Why does no one blink when they are charged three dollars for a cup of coffee?Why do grown men sleep on the street overnight to buy video game systems?How do Dollar Stores cheerfully charge a dollar for a 25 cent pack of gum?What are the pitfalls of Brand Name Loyalty?And how do you get an entire car-full of pudding for free? Stand-up economist" Sam Pocker delves into these hard-hitting questions and the result is a fascinating, wry, and amusing account of consumers' non-sensical habits and the stores that prey upon them. With a dash of vitriol and a dose of sarcasm, Pocker exposes the sheer inanity of marketing schemes, the plague of rude cashiers, and shows how the little guy" can rise up and beat the system by outsmarting the stores with their overly-complicated rules for rebates. Retail Anarchy is a satirical look at the self-imposed consumer coma that America has fallen into and Sam Pocker's mission is to wake readers up!
If Your Heart Is Open,Love Will Always Find Its Way In."An open heart is a universal symbol of giving and receiving love. This precious keepsake companion perfectly compliments the elegant jewelry designed by Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Seymour for her debut line exclusive to Kay Jewelers. Open Hearts reflects life's joys, heartaches, and inspirations and symbolizes that only when you can love yourself and keep your heart open are you able to give and receive love. This theme is celebrated through a collection of poems, essays, quotes, and Jane Seymour's equally inspirational Healing Hearts" paintings. The coalescence of words and art speak to every kind of love in people's lives. They prove that it's a force that flows unconditionally, because if your heart is open, it can never stay broken.
For college students, twentysomethings, and anyone else who keeps Dad on speed-dial for car emergencies, plumbing woes, appliance advice, and more. Take Dad's know-how with you everywhere you go! This Dad's got all the answers to all the basics, so that you can get it done and move on. He knows how to hang, unclog, patch, drill, paint, mow, lube, edge, weed, sand, pack, and more. The Portable Dad is the answer to those panicked late-night phone calls: how to keep things running, how to maintain the stuff you use, how to get by without getting in over your head. If Dad doesn't know the answer, you don't really need to do it!
The timeless appeal of Jane Austen is evidenced not only by perpetual interest in her classic novels but also by countless book clubs, movies, plays, books, and sundry products which celebrate her work. Austentatious Crochet presents Austen fans with a unique opportunity to step into the scarf, skirt, or chemise of Elizabeth Bennett, Emma Woodhouse, and a host of other favorite Austen characters. The book features thirty-two original crochet projects inspired by Austen novels but fabulously brought up to date and wearable today. The designs focus on women's wear, such as dresses, sweaters, cardigans, and capelets, but also encompass accessories such as handbags, scarfs, and pillowcases and clothing for children. Introductions to each project include favorite bits of dialogue from the original novels. Fully illustrated with evocative photos, Regency-style illustrations, and step-by-step schematics, Austentatious Crochet is certain to please the devoted Austen lover as well as craft enthusiasts.
The New York Times bestselling author returns this time responding directly to her readers' most pressing concerns. Legions of fans have written to her, asking for more recipes that focus on their specific family challenges. She's heard them loud and clear, and has crafted meals that are targeted to these special needs, including: Sneaky Chef Light: Delicious recipes for kids struggling with their weight: with lower calories, lower fat and all the taste! Sneaky Chef for Food Allergies. For the millions of children who suffer from food allergies, here are recipes that are dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free. Sneaky Chef for More Variety More make-ahead purees and crafty, kid-friendly recipes the whole family will love. Sneaky Chef Celebrates! Even special days can be healthy, as the Sneaky Chef unveils recipes for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Valentine's Day, Passover, Easter, and more!Sneaky Chef to the Rescue shows that any family can sneak" good food into their diets, making everybody (both kids and adults) both happier and healthier.
A useful and fun book for any woman who has ever wanted, needed, lost, quit, hated, or loved a job. Working Girl" (a.k.a. Karen Burns) has held a total of 59 jobs (so far), including housekeeper, cigarette girl, paper boy", model, ditch-digger, bank teller, editor, brochure writer, artist, and corporate drone. She made mistakes along the way, but extracted one important lesson from each job she has held. Working Girl now shares her hard-earned wisdom for the modern working woman with this series of 59 humorous yet practical vignettes, including guidance on: Risk-taking and why it's good How to build self-confidence Tips for managing your boss When you're not appreciated Causes and cures for burnout Balancing baby and boss When it's time to say adieuand 52 more!Whimsically illustrated with Working Girl cartoons, this is a fun, accessible advice book that deals with the real issues that are on the minds of working women (and not just those who are striving for the corner office!). No matter where a girl finds herself on the job ladder (from the bottom to the top), she'll find that The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl will give her both perspective and a plan for success.
Make-A-Mix is really two cookbooks in one. The cookbook begins with 67 make-ahead shortcut mixes for everything from all-purpose cake mix to meatball mix. These can be made on a weekend-or whenever there's free time-and used to speed food preparation on busy days. The mixes are a key ingredient in one or more of the 306 recipes that follow. The kitchen-tested recipes run the gamut from breakfast dishes to after-dinner treats. They include hearty dinner entrees, like enchilada casserole, onion pot roast, and shrimp & vegetable stir-fry; international fare like green chili burritos and quick chow mein; soups and other appetizers, like New England clam chowder, and even freezer treats like fruit slush. With the Make-A-Mix method, home cooks can control the amount of sugar, salt, and preservatives in a recipe, and save money on store-bought mixes. This cookbook is the updated and expanded version of Make-A-Mix that sold over a million copies.
One day you log onto the computer and notice that your husband has a secret screen name: HotRod287. Next thing you know, black turtlenecks and a leather bomber jacket are his hip new signature look. And those long blonde hairs in his sports car? Sorry sweetie, but they're not from your golden retriever. Because they have dark roots - under your magnifying glass.Still Hot is a completely hilarious and saucy survival guide that takes you from the first inkling that your marriage is toast to regaining your long-forgotten inner peace, and all the bizarre tragicomedy that comes in between.Throughout, you'll get practical tips, like: how to trash those photos of your ex (Send his new babe all the shots that show more hair in his ears than on his head.) what to do if your bedroom seems vacant without him (Buy a giant fern.) creative ways to meet new men (Get a job in a urologist's office.) invaluable first-date DONTs (Never call your divorce lawyer from the table.) Through checklists, quizzes, and wacky vignettes, you'll recognize yourself on every page -- playing Internet solitaire on Saturday night, memorizing the generic name for Valium (diazepam), weeding out the geeks on match.com, and praying that your ex's new babe's implants will rupture. In a public place.Still Hot is the perfect girlfriend gift. Buy it for yourself, your friends, your sister, maybe even your mother - anyone, in fact, who could use a good laugh when she finds herself suddenly single.