Books For All Tastes
A Basket by the Door is friendship, connection and heartfelt country hospitality made edible. There are recipes here for sharing and giving on every occasion:
- An easy bundle of fresh dips and lavosh biscuits to take along to drinks
- Portable breakfast to surprise a friend
- A sturdy picnic cake and sandwiches in a basket for lunch (even in the office)
- Comforting ragu and chocolate mousse to enjoy while wallowing on the sofa
- Ideas to take when invited for dinner or a weekend away
Bake a chicken pie to cheer up a neighbour, invite friends over to make Christmas biscuits; fill jam jars with bright smoothies to bolster a new mother – the ways to connect and show you care with food are endless.$39.99
The Healthy Homemade Pet Food Cookbook teaches you how to tailor your pet's diet to their specific nutritional needs for better health and behaviour.
The book includes 75 recipes that you can make at home, nutritional information for every stage of your pet's life from puppy or kitten to adulthood, meal plans, healthy snacks and treats, and suggestions for supplementing store bought food with homemade ingredients.
The switch from store bought to homemade pet food doesn't have to be hard or expensive. The Healthy Homemade Pet Food Cookbook makes switching your pet over to a homemade diet comfortable, safe and inexpensive.$27.99
Learn the finer points of how to spoil your chickens and beautify your coop with money saving projects and hacks.
101 Chicken Keeping Hacks includes simple ideas for re-using and upcycling old items, as well as detailed information on using natural ingredients to enhance and improve your chickens lives without breaking the bank. This guide includes these handy ideas and much more:
- Feeding: Try homemade scratch, growing fodder or frozen treats
- The Run: Make a chicken swing or DIY scarecrow
- Chicken Health: Find ideas for boredom busters, homemade salves and herbal teas
- The Coop: Keep it clean with a natural coop cleaner and make your own coop curtains
- The Garden: Build a herb drying rack or brew a batch of chicken poop “tea”
Sashaying in front of the photographer’s lens are 40 of the world’s most remarkable and best-loved breeds, from the Bengal to the Birman, the Rex to the Ragamuffin. Posed to perfection, with not a whisker out of place, the stunning portraits of these show-quality felines will have you purring with pleasure.
Each superb photograph is accompanied by a description of the breed, and a succinct introduction also charts the history of the cat, from animal of worship to prize-winning glamour puss. This is the perfect book for any cat lover to curl up with.$16.99
Sustainable Home is an inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household.
Sustainability enthusiast and zero-waste advocate Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home – the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom – offering tips, tricks and 17 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle.
Whether it's by making your own toothpowder, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, there are numerous ways – both big and small – to make a difference.$29.99$19.99
Dragonflies are often called birdwatchers' insects. They are large, brightly coloured, active in the daytime, and with complex and interesting behavior.
Like butterflies, they appeal even to people who don't think highly of insects in general. They have been with us since the dinosaurs lived, and they continue to flourish. Their ancestors were the biggest insects ever, and they still impress us with their size – the largest is bigger than a small hummingbird. There are over 6000 species of Odonata known at present, and you need only to visit any wetland on a warm summer day to be enthralled by their bright colours and fascinating behaviour.
This book brings these insects to life. As well as providing a broad introduction to their natural history, it features profiles of 60 of the most interesting and beautiful species from around the world.
About the Author Dennis Paulson is an international expert on dragonflies, having written the major field guides to North American species and more than 50 scientific papers on the group. With a PhD degree from the University of Miami, he has watched and photographed his favourite animals on all the continents. Now retired from his position as Director of the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound, he continues to spend his time in teaching and research.$49.99