Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners – review

seed to seedby Suzanne Ashworth

2nd Edition

My Review

With the growing concern of GMO’s and our food supply dwindling, this book could not have been published at a better time.

When it comes to preserving heirloom seed; this book is one of the most informed complete manuals on the market.

It has thorough and definitive seeds saving guide for 160 non-hybrid vegetable crops, with comprehensive information about each plant.

If you are looking for an entertaining story type book, this is not! It is a great reference book on ‘How To”.

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The Christmas Wish By Lori Evert – review

the christmas wish 2My Review

This book is absolutely fabulous. From the amazing photographs and costumes to the storyline that captures the heart of all readers.

This is a humble yet fascinating story that emphasis kindness and displays the true spirit of Christmas. It is a story set in Norwegian ancestry where young girl’s dreams come true.

Anja’s dream is to be one of Santa’s elves. She is a delightful blue-eyed girl who shows the gift of kindness to everyone she meets.

Anja sets out on an exciting journey to find Santa. Through her travels she meets many kind creatures and caring people. Not once does she hesitate to help those who need it.

After many adventures, Anja reaches her destination and finds Santa. And then the true journey begins.

This story has a much needed message, especially during the holidays.

I highly recommend this wonderful book to add to your Christmas or library collection.

The Christmas Wish

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The Artist’s Way Review

The Artist's Way 2Book Description

The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today-or perhaps even more so-than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work.

In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist’s Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist’s Way for a new century.

My Review

This is a fabulous book for anyone in need of rekindling their creative side. It doesn’t matter whether you are a writer, potter or photographer; this book will light your fire and get you back on track to being creative.

The book involves a 12-week study of creativity workshops. Each lesson helps you focus on the positive aspects in your life and get rid of the negative. It is not a religious book, but it does focus on your inner self. Believe me; Ms. Cameron has a unique approach that is both inspirational and rewarding.

It is a book you will refer back to many times over the years.

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The Artist’s Way

Herbal Emissaries | Review

herbal emissariesBiography

Steven Foster is the author or co-author of eighteen books, the latest is a new THIRD EDITION of the Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America (with James A. Duke, photography by Steven Foster). Why a new edition? The new edition has over 700 photographs, 88% of which are new images. The book includes 60 additional species and is updated throughout with updated scientific and family names, distribution information, and flowering times. From 2000 (2nd ed) to 2013, the medicinal plant research literature has increased by five-fold compared with ALL data published prior to 2000! Jim Duke and myself scoured the literature with an eye toward scientific and ethnobotanical/historical data that reconciles tradition with science. In addition we updated safety, toxicity, and drug interaction information. In short this is a new book, that stands alone beside the two previous editions.

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Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art | Review

Book Description

A comprehensive guide to using essential oils in health, beauty, and well-being.

Aromatherapy offers countless uses, from cosmetics to therapeutics for balancing body, mind, and spirit.

Drawing on 75 combined years of experience in botanical therapies, Keville and Green update their complete guide with the latest information for aromatherapy practitioners and students, providing an invaluable resource that includes more than 90 formulas for using essential oils in health and first aid, skin and hair care, massage, relaxation, and more.

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From the Publisher

A comprehensive guide to using essential oils in health, beauty, and well-being. * Expanded and revised throughout, including new material on ayurvedic and ceremonial aromatherapy, massage, and herbal treatments, as well as updated resources and scientific findings.

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The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices, & Flavorings by Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz – review

The Library Journal

This impressive new reference is far more encompassing than its title may at first indicate, for in addition to herbs and spices, it covers not only extracts and essences but also such flavorings as oils and vinegars, garlic, sauces and condiments, edible flowers, and more.

The excellent full-color photographs of ingredients, particularly of less familiar ones used in ethnic cuisines, are invaluable, but there are also very useful step-by-step photos of various kitchen techniques. Ortiz is the author of highly regarded cookbooks on the cooking of the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal, and Latin America, among others, and here she includes almost 200 recipes from cuisines around the world.

Beautifully illustrated and packed with information not readily available elsewhere, this is an essential purchase.

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Purgatory : Soldiers of Misfortune – review

purgatory_soldiersSynopsis from Amazon:
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This Black Edition copy of the internet phenomenon called Purgatory Soldiers of Misfortune (Black Edition) is separate from the main release and is specially designed for the ever growing Ebook market.He may have made a few wrong decisions in his life, but the last thing veteran Harry Taylor expects after closing his eyes for the last time is to wake up in a foreign landscape filled with the horrors of his worst nightmare. A place like no other, welcome to Purgatory.Formed at the beginning of time, Purgatory is a place where all the wrongs of the physical world have gathered, a place filled with terror and controlled by an ancient and ruthless group of warriors called Leviathan.
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Can Harry survive these warriors hell bent on capturing and enslaving all those before them?One thing’s for sure, if Harry is to survive, he’d better start forming alliances with the other damned souls trapped here. But can anyone be trusted in Purgatory?
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