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Whole Food Thermo Cooked is the essential healthy cookbook companion to your thermo appliance – a collection of 140+ delicious whole food recipes to suit every occasion, from making your own nut milks to creating a dinner for a crowd.
Thermo appliances have a devoted following all round the world. They re almost like having an extra set of hands in the kitchen. And now you can combine the convenience of thermo cooking with nutritious whole foods for your family every day. Replace store-bought preservative-laden staples with basics made from scratch in seconds. Then be inspired by recipes for dozens of soups, delicious mains, simple sides and wholesome sweets and drinks that will please even the fussiest of palates.
Whole Food Thermo Cooked helps you get back to basics, making it easy to feed your family well.$39.99
Pawtraits is a stunning photographic collection capturing man’s best friend at their most adorable, playful, mischievous and just downright lovable. Each ‘pawtrait’ is an artwork in itself – a beautiful, personal ‘tail’ of the life and loves of a dog. Zoo Studio’s signature style of shooting pet portrait’s on a black background is unusual and highly effective.
The book will pull on the heart strings of every ‘dog lover’ and photography aficionados will appreciate the skill that has gone into producing this stunning book. A portion of the sales of Pawtraits will be donated to various animal welfare charities.$49.99
Zendala takes the colouring trend one step further by introducing doodle patterns that can be added to the mandala for extra interest and variation. The book features over 90 patterns and ideas for the reader to emulate or expand upon.
Zendala will appeal to those still seeking relaxation and centring within the chaos of modern life. The practice of drawing and colouring a mandala is one that can be undertaken when you feel stressed, or even when you have a small period of spare time in which to relax and find your zen.
Look inside the book.$28.99
This is a story of two brothers set in the lush tropical landscape of Sri Lanka. It begins with a largely photographic overview of the country's natural features, showing the varied palette of landscapes that inspired Bawa's sensitive treatment of architecture.
At the very heart of the book is an intimate portrait of two gloriously detailed gardens and the personalities that brought them into being. But it is also a story about the nature and landscape of an island of exceptional beauty. The book has something to offer tropical-garden enthusiasts and all those seeking a photographic portrait of Sri Lanka.$34.99
Enjoy Margaret Mew's reproductions of 19th century quilts from the original 13 British colonies in America with a few from Australia's colonial history.
The 17 projects include diagrams and templates with the styling of the book stunning, as always with Quiltmania. The text is in French and English with a pattern sheet included.$64.99
This book is the culmination of various expeditions made by David Bellamy to his beloved Arctic. His descriptions of his travels, written from an artists point of view, vividly bring to life the challenges he faced when painting outdoors in one of the harshest environments on the planet, and make for an exhilarating and captivating read.
Filled with David's watercolour paintings and sketches, made during his various expeditions, the book provides a fascinating insight into the wildlife and people that live within the Arctic Circle and captures perfectly the majesty and breathtaking beauty of the worlds final wilderness.
This book is an absolute delight, to browse through, to absorb the superb and evocative images, sketches and watercolours that took me straight back to my own Arctic wanderings, to adorn your coffee table or to read for inspiration or a good laugh. Sir Chris Bonington, renowned British mountaineer.
Look inside the book.$65.00