Books For All Tastes
Bianca Slade has a passion to recreate traditional desserts, treats, snacks and sweets to suit her wholefood ways by minimising processed ingredients and maximising raw and natural ingredients Bianca keeps her ingredients and methods simple without compromising on taste, and her delicious morsels accompanied by photography good enough to eat, have garnered Wholefood Simply a huge following.
The 100 recipes in this book cater for many food intolerances, avoiding refined sugar, gluten and dairy. From her moreish take on chocolate brownies to Not Quite a Snickers Slice, you'll find a host of quick and easy recipes for delectable bliss balls, bars, cookies, cakes, ice creams and smoothies, as well as classic sweets reinvented, from peppermint creams to all kinds of fudge.
Delicious, simple, easy – and healthy, too!$34.99
Whether you're in the inner city, suburbs or on acreage, keeping bees can be easy, low-fuss and fun for the whole family to get involved in. This lively guide features inspirational experiences and gorgeous photos from scores of enthusiasts across Australia who have sweetened their lives by keeping bees.
Practical chapters by a range of experts give the low-down on getting started, caring for your bees, harvesting your honey and wax (with recipes), troubleshooting, what to plant to help out your little workers and great information on the popular option of keeping native stingless bees.
The Contented Bee will inspire you to help out the bees – and enrich your own life, too!$34.99
Coming to you from Japan, where simplicity is all things is paramount, this book is full of ideas for creating the perfect little Japanese garden using repurposed glass containers – a lab flask, a wine glass, a mason jar, or an inexpensive glass box or hanging bulb.
You'll learn how to create:
- Moss and fern terrariums-bushy, soft and green
- Air plant terrariums-great for hanging in your bedroom or kitchen
- Terrariums with succulents including some that change colour with the seasons
- Captivating combinations of flowering plants, dry zone plants, mosses, epiphytes and other mixes
Included are tips for selecting your containers and arranging your soils, stones and plants so that your tiny garden stays healthy and beautiful in its glass home for many years to come.$24.99
Australia’s avifauna is large, diverse and spectacular, reflecting the continent’s impressive range of habitats and evolutionary history. With specially commissioned paintings of over 900 species, The Australian Bird Guide is the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds ever seen.
The guide features colour illustrations with particular emphasis on providing the fine detail required to identify difficult groups and distinctive plumages. Comprehensive species accounts have been written by a dedicated team of ornithologists to ensure identification details, distribution and status are current and accurate.
The Australian Bird Guide sets a new standard in field guides, providing an indispensable reference for all birders and naturalists looking to explore Australia’s magnificent and unique birdlife. Features include:
- 249 colour plates containing 4000 superb images by some of the most talented illustrators working in Australia today
- Every bird species in Australia is covered (more than 900), including subspecies and rarities
- Up-to-date maps reflect the latest information on distribution
- Accurate and detailed text
About the Authors Peter Menkhorst is a principal scientist with the Victorian government and has forty years' experience in ecological research and the survey and management of Australian mammals and birds. He is the author of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Danny Rogers is an ornithologist specializing in shorebird ecology and patterns of feather molt in birds, and works for the Victorian government environment department. Rohan Clarke is a lecturer in vertebrate ecology at the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University. Jeff Davies is a Melbourne-based artist who specializes in portraits of Australian birds and their environments. Peter Marsack is an award-winning wildlife artist based in Canberra. Kim Franklin is a freelance artist and illustrator who has exhibited worldwide and is based in Adelaide.$49.99
Inspired by tradition. Freed by creativity. This is Barbecue, American Style.Go beyond the traditional and get a taste of the new, authentic American barbecue.
Weber's American Barbecue is an exciting, hands-on exploration of how barbecue is evolving. Fresh, modern and totally original, this book tours some of the most interesting trends in barbecue today. Features include:
- Places of interest, local experts, and the history behind the recipes
- Over 120 innovative new recipes – from starters and main dishes, to sides and sauces
- Step-by-step instruction on the latest techniques with hundreds of photos to show you how to get the most from your barbecue
The Alchemy of Things explores interior spaces at the edges of the decoratively possible.
The book details a series of 18 fascinating homes that come from a truly creative place, transcending conventional notions of collection and display. This new beauty taps into a craving for a personal space with rich layers, a little bit of oddity and an irrepressible joie de vivre.
A mix of artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers open the doors to their own homes – many for the first time.$59.99