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Tuesday 25 February 2014

✍ Pulse - Jenny Chandler

Genre: Cookery & Food & Wine
Published by Pavilion
Number of pages: 272
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  It was amazing

"At last pulses are ditching their 70s hippie label and are back in vogue. Pulses are incredibly economical and healthy and, increasingly, people are looking for new sources of protein as meat eating goes on the wane (for both environmental and economical reasons). The time is ripe for a truly modern look at preparing these under-exploited ingredients. 

Including a guide to pulses, this exhaustive volume will also cover all you need to know to buy, prepare and cook pulses, and how to store them. 180 recipes are divided into dips and purees, fritters, croquettes and patties, soups, salads, formal starters, sides, vegetarian mains, and 'the full monty' (hearty mains, including meat). Jenny Chandler has collected a mouthwatering range of recipes that are truly

Saturday 22 February 2014

✍ The Christmas Dragon: Among the Mythos [2] - Ruthanne Reid

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy
Published by 4th Floor Publication
Number of pages: 67
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  It was amazing

"All Katie Lin wants is to get away from her family: from the magic, from the mayhem, and from the never-ending war.

Unfortunately, someone has other ideas, and sends her a box. A box that jumps.

The tiny fire hazard inside may just force her back to Wales - and right into the path of a dragon war, the Crow King, and at least one reluctant elf prince. Sometimes, running away just doesn't work as planned."

The Christmas Dragon novella is an engrossing teaser to the epic world that Ruthanne promises to introduce us to in the very near future.

Dragons, magical creatures and more are awaiting you.

Ruthanne Reid is definitely one to watch if you enjoy immersing yourself in a complexly woven alternate reality.