The Kitchen Shelf

Take a few pantry essentials, add two ingredients and make everyday eating extraordinary

The Kitchen Shelf

From a handful of ingredients from your kitchen shelf and a couple of fresh ones from the store, you can create 100 amazing recipes. With a perfectly stocked kitchen shelf, you just need to pick up two ingredients from the store and you can make a delicious meal. The Kitchen Shelf is packed with recipes and information on how to have a perfectly stocked "kitchen shelf" so when you head home after a long day, all you need to do is pick up a couple of ingredients and you can be sure you have everything required to make a delicious meal. It is an excellent way to build up your repertoire in the kitchen and pick up on the bargains of the day in the shop or market. There are 30 shelf essentials of which there are 10 "key" essentials: A can of chickpeas, a bag of rice, a can of tomatoes, a bag of flour, a jar of peanut butter, a box of eggs, a bag of pasta, a can of coconut milk, a bar of chocolate, and a bottle of milk. With handy tips and simple techniques, the home cook will feel confident to swap ingredients and create new dishes to share with friends. Ultimately, it is a staple book for the kitchen: reliable recipes, no-fuss shopping and fantastic photographs of the finished dishes.

Shahnaz Husain's Beauty Book

Shahnaz Husain's Beauty Book

In this book, Shahnaz Husain makes a successful endeavor to spread the rich herbal heritage of India around the world. She offers complete and holistic beauty solutions. The topics include skin, face and hair care, hand and feet care, and tips on make-up. Shahnaz effectively combines ancient herbal remedies with scientific techniques. The book seeks to meet the burgeoning demand for cosmetics made of herbs and other natural products. Moreover herbal beauty-aids can be prepared at home according to your very personal requirements and tastes. And since these are relatively cheaper, you can have many more natural cosmetics without stretching your budget.

My Monastery Is a Minivan

Where the Daily Is Divine and the Routine Becomes Prayer

My Monastery Is a Minivan

One person's car pool is another person's pilgrimage In My Monastery Is a Minivan, Denise Roy offers thirty-five entertaining and touching stories that show how family moments can bring the greatest spiritual rewards. We find everything we need for spiritual growth as we picnic with the children, go to the grocery store, and pick up the morning paper. Denise's intimate approach invites us to recognize the grace that exists within our own lives. We needn't pull over and look for enlightenment; the divine is always present, even in the car-pool lane. Stories of finding wisdom in the everyday God is in the silence and also in the noise. Spirit is in stillness and also in silliness. The Sacred is in the monastery and also in the minivan. “I don't know how it is that days filled with children and noise and mess and clutter can seem endless, and then, when the kids are grown, it can seem as if those same days passed ever too quickly. I don't know how many billions of stars are up in the sky or how suffering can hold the seeds of resurrection. I don't know how to answer all my children's questions, or my own. I don't know how to completely let go. Life keeps inviting me to learn these things, presenting me each and every day with opportunities for growth. And it does seem that when I open my eyes and heart to others, I begin to recognize something that has been there all along. It feels like a presence, a light, a love that is unbounded by time or space or matter. It moves within us and among us, healing us, filling us, calling us to recognize that what we seek is right here in our midst.” —From My Monastery Is a Minivan “I was thrilled to discover a soul sister in Denise Roy. This book will be a wonderful companion to any parent, whatever their faith tradition.” —Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, author, Parenting as a Spiritual Journey “This is the kind of book that makes you want to grab all your friends and say, 'You've got to read this!' This collection of inspirational stories will lift your spirits and soothe your soul. Denise Roy's minivan wisdom invites you to discover the sacred right smack in the middle of ordinary life.” —Steve and Patt Saso, authors, 10 Best Gifts for Your Teen “The humor and honesty of Denise Roy's writing pulled me in right away. If you are not a saint but an ordinary man or woman hoping to live the joys and trials of daily life with your eyes and your heart wide open to the sacred, this is a book for you.” —Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author, The Invitation and The Dance “Some people can hold up a lens to life that reveals the depth and beauty all around us. Denise Roy is that kind of person, and spending time reading the stories that fill her book is like spending time with a wise friend who brightens your life.” —Tom McGrath, family-life editor, U.S. Catholic, author, Raising Faith-Filled Kids

The Bridgeport Poltergeist

True Tales of a Haunted House

The Bridgeport Poltergeist

With thorough research that includes recorded testimony from the 1970s and recent interviews, the story of what some call ?the world?s most haunted house? is told. The saga begins with a family history of the hardworking and caring Goodins, then recounts the start of the poltergeist happenings in 1971, their increasing frequency through 1975, and the family?s struggle to normalize their lives. The author includes family photographs, photographs of pieces of evidence, transcripts of interviews, and opinions from paranormal experts to give credence to this true paranormal story.

The Secret Operation in the Matriarch's Kitchen

The Secret Operation in the Matriarch's Kitchen

Two hair-dryers from outer space visit a normal home on Earth to rescue a fellow home appliance from the shackles of slavery. However, the blender they came to rescue does not seem willing to follow them...

The Journey

(A Life in Three Parts)

The Journey

Carrie is a courageous blue-eyed blonde. She is the survivor of a failed marriage and the doting mother of two children: five year old Timmy and four year old Tia. She is a devoted friend to Jill Matthews, a divorced mother of three and her next door neighbor. Jill cajoles her into attending a party where she meets Spencer Nichols: a charming, attractive newspaper reporter with political aspirations. Carrie, a nurse’s aide who aspires to attend nursing school to become an LPN so that she can provide a safe and reliable future for her children, has an in-home freak accident that changes the course of Spencer and Carrie’s relationship and sends Carrie on this incredible journey.

和家具

和家具

Focusing on the furniture of the Edo and early Meiji periods, this text lookst the history, aesthetics and techniques of hand-worked traditional Japaneseurniture.

Bittersweet

Lessons From My Mother's Kitchen

Bittersweet

On a sunny morning in May 2005, foreign correspondent Matt McAllester's mother, Ann, died unexpectedly of a heart attack, and despite having spent six years reporting on death and devastation from the world's most brutal war zones, he was pole-axed by grief. Pole-axed, and also astonished to be grieving for a woman who had been largely absent from his life, lost for two-and-a-half decades in her private world of madness. In the weeks and months that followed, Matt found himself poring over old family photos and letters, searching for the warm, quick-witted and beautiful woman he remembered from his earliest childhood, who had now vanished for the second time. But as he looked anew at her long-cherished collection of cookbooks, it occurred to him that the best way to find her again might be through something they both treasured: the food she had once lovingly prepared for her family before she was snatched away from them by illness. With the help of Elizabeth David, the cookery writer his mother most revered, Matt embarked on a culinary journey, returning from the front lines to cook Ann's much-loved recipes: from cassoulet, to spare ribs, to steak with Bordelaise sauce, to oeufs en cocotte, to strawberry ice cream - the source of one of his happiest memories. And for the first time he had someone to prepare these dishes for: his new wife, with whom he was trying to conceive a child. Bittersweet is McAllester's poignant account of rediscovering his mother's life, coming to terms with her death, and travelling towards a new future as a father. Powerful, affecting and interspersed with mouth-watering recipes, it is a moving testament to the healing power of cooking for those you love.

Notes

A Blank Squared Paper Journal with Vintage Kitchen Shelf Cover Art

Notes

Use this notebook to jot down thoughts, notes, plans and ideas. 6x9 inches with 110 blank 5x5 squared paper pages. Cover art features retro cooking equipment on a kitchen shelf.