Book Reviews Apr 2011
GROW PLANTS IN POTS
Grow Plants in Pots is an essential guide to growing plants in small spaces —indoors or out. Packed with fascinating facts and practical tips, Grow Plants in Pots, provides expert cultivation advice for every plant. Also included are tips on basic care and a troubleshooting section that offers solutions to common problems, plant diseases and pests.
THE BABYSENSE SECRET
The Babysense Secret by occupational therapist Megan Faure is a book that is sure to be on the wish list of every sleep-deprived new parent. The Babysense Secret explains how to read a baby’s body language and signals, thereby balancing a baby’s capacity for stimulation and need for sleep.
Handy at-a-glance charts and flow diagrams provide an easy-to-follow method to care for a baby during the first year. The Babysense Secret helps to easily identify how a baby is feeling and how best to respond.
GLYCEMIC INDEX COOKBOOK FOR DUMMIES
Learn how to whip up delicious, low-glycemic meals. In Meri Raffetto and Rosanne Rusts’ book, Glycemic Index Cookbook for Dummies, learn how to achieve all your health-related goals, from shedding pounds and managing health issues to maintaining general wellness.
Using the glycemic index is not only proven method of losing and maintaining weight safely and quickly, but it’s also an effective way to prevent common diseases. Packed with practical guidance, this book has the information and recipes needed for a healthier you.
COMPLETE BOOK OF KNIFE SKILLS
Culinary experts Jeffrey Elliot and James P. DeWan have combined their talents to create Zwilling J.A. Henckels Complete Book of Knife Skills: The Essential Guide to Use, Technique & Care. This is a must-have cutlery reference book for everyone who loves to cook.
Whether a novice or a master chef, Complete Book of Knife Skills provides valuable information on everything you want to know about cutlery, from basic vegetable cuts to creative garnishes to boning meat. There is also a chapter on the types of knives available, how they are used, and how to care for them.
THE KITCHEN GARDENER’S HANDBOOK
The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook by Jennifer R. Bartley is a guide for gardeners who want it all — the freshness of fruits and vegetables and the beauty and simplicity of hand-picked bouquets.
Bartley’s friendly advice gives gardeners the tools needed to build and maintain a kitchen garden. Learn how to plant, grow and harvest the best vegetables, fruits, greens and herbs for every season. Find recipes that celebrate the best of the harvest, as well as monthly garden chores and eight sample garden designs.
GARDENING STEP BY STEP
Managing your garden just got a whole lot easier with the arrival of DK Publishing’s Gardening Step by Step. This gardening manual offers practical tips, checklists, charts and step-by-step instructions with beautiful photographs, illustrations and an easy-to-follow format.
This book makes selecting the right plants for your environment and caring for your garden simple. Plant galleries are arranged alphabetically and thematically.