The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook
By Coco Morante
The Instant Pot was first created in 2010 as seven cooking gadgets in one: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, fryer, yoghurt maker and warmer. It has fourteen built-in smart programs: Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chilli, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm, Yoghurt, Pasteurise and Fermenting.Over the last six months Instant Pots have become a viral sensation in the UK, achieving what the Daily Mail has called 'cult-like' status. Despite already selling many thousands in the USA (one machine has 24,000 reviews on Amazon.com), Amazon.co.uk (with 1,500 reviews for the same machine) quickly ran out of stock of the device, which sells for under £100. Pinterest is flooded with the various recipes you can make in the device, from stews to cheesecake.The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook provides plenty of failsafe recipes such as a whole roasted chicken with mushroom gravy and decadent New York cheesecake, also a hearty array of contemporary meals, such as Greek-style Gigantes beans with fresh feta, braised pork loin with balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions, and much, much more!
By Tim James
The Universe came into being 13.8 billion years ago. At this point, all of existence could be summed up as an endless soup of particles frothing at temperatures many times hotter than the Sun. It was chaos. Fortunately, as the Universe expanded, everything began to cool and the particles stabilised. It was around this time, as disorder gave way to order, that the elements were born. Fast forward to June 2016 and the periodic table of elements was finally completed with the discovery and addition of four new elements. At last we could identify all the ingredients necessary to make a world. But it doesn't stop there. Human ingenuity knows no bounds; we have even begun to invent our own elements and have created an entire science devoted to their study: chemistry. When it comes to chemistry, Tim James knows his stuff. In Elemental he tells the story of the periodic table from its ancient Greek roots, when you could count the number of elements humans were aware of on one hand, to the modern alchemists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, who have used nuclear chemistry and physics to generate new elements and complete the periodic table. In addition to this, James answers questions such as: What is the chemical symbol for a human?What would happen if all of the elements were mixed together?How many bananas can you stand next to before you die of radiation sickness?Which liquid can teleport through walls?Why is the medieval dream of transmuting lead into gold now a reality?
By Elsabé Brits
WINNER OF THE 2017 MBOKODO AWARD FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS FOR LITERATURE.'Here was Emily . . . in these diaries and scrapbooks. An unprecedented, intimate angle on the real Emily'Elsabé Brits has drawn on a treasure trove of previously private sources, including Emily Hobhouse's diaries, scrap-books and numerous letters that she discovered in Canada, to write a revealing new biography of this remarkable Englishwoman. Hobhouse has been little celebrated in her own country, but she is still revered in South Africa, where she worked so courageously, selflessly and tirelessly to save lives and ameliorate the suffering of thousands of women and children interned in camps set up by British forces during the Anglo-Boer War, in which it is estimated that over 27,000 Boer women and children died; and where her ashes are enshrined in the National Women's Monument in Bloemfontein. During the First World War, Hobhouse was an ardent pacifist. She organised the writing, signing and publishing in January 1915 of the 'Open Christmas Letter' addressed 'To the Women of Germany and Austria'. In an attempt to initiate a peace process, she also secretly metwith the German foreign minister Gottlieb von Jagow in Berlin, for which some branded her a traitor. In the war's immediate aftermath she worked for the Save the Children Fund in Leipzig and Vienna, feeding daily for over a year thousands of children, who would otherwise have starved. She later started her own feeding scheme to alleviate ongoing famine.Despite having been instrumental in saving thousands of lives during two wars, Hobhouse died alone - spurned by her country, her friends and even some of her relatives. Brits brings Emily's inspirational and often astonishing story, spanning three continents, back into the light.
Everyday Healthy Indian Cookery
By Manju Malhi
These recipes can be eaten every day for a healthy and balanced diet and feature classic and original curries, including those with an array of spices, vegetables and superfoods that are rich in anti-oxidants and cooked in a way that retains their specific nutrient value.Rooted in the streets, homes and markets of India, Everyday Healthy Indian Cookery reflects the delicious flavours and aromas of the curries and healing spices that characterise the very best of that country's varied cuisine.You'll find all-time favourites, such as traditional style Tandoori Chicken, Cardamom Lamb Karahi and Vegetable Samosas, as well as some more unusual dishes such as Mahi Ajwaini Fish Tikka, Bengali Style Chana Dal, Tamarind Rice, Lentil Pancakes and Hara Bhara Kebabs.Bring the taste of India to your kitchen with Malhi's straightforward and healthy meals that are quick to prepare and delicious to eat.
Edinburgh: A Traveller's Reader
By David Daiches
Edinburgh is a city whose history is written on its face. The Old Town on its crowded rock, sloping down from the Castle to Holyroodhouse, has not significantly changed its atmosphere since the turbulent fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when riots, processions, or public executions jammed the High Street. And the very different era that followed the bloody religious wars of the seventeenth century is epitomized by the elegant streets and squares of the New Town - the eighteenth-century Enlightenment whose writers, philosophers and lawyers made Edinburgh famous. This anthology of extracts from letters, memoirs, diaries, novels and biographies of interesting visitors and inhabitants, including the writings of Scott, Boswell, Cockburn, John Knox and many others, recreates for today's visitors the drama, the history, and the life of the city in buildings and places that can still be visited. The daring Scottish recapture of the Castle from the English in 1313; the confrontation between Calvinist John Knox and Catholic Mary Queen of Scots in Holyroodhouse; an eye-witness account of the execution of Montrose at the Mercat Cross in 1650; reeking slop-pails in the wynds and polite manners in the ballrooms. . .
Earn Money From Your Home
By Stewart Whyte
With the growth of online reservation platforms such as Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Wimdu, Booking.com and Onefinestay, people are able to offer accommodation to a huge audience of tourists as B&B hosts or as short break holiday accommodation providers - without using an agent. So earning money from your own home - whether it be letting a few bedrooms in your house, an investment property or a holiday home - has never been easier. However, to meet the demand and market your accommodation effectively as a host you will need basic knowledge and some professionalism. Good hosts get good reviews, which in turn attract more guests and increase your chances of success and financial reward. In easy-to-read sections you'll discover: How to get your property ready for a successful listingThe requirements of responsible hosting How Stayz, Homeaway, mrbnb and other reservation platforms workHow to set your room rate and monitor your bookings How to market your property internationally and at very little cost.This book will explain the issues as they apply to responsible hosting. It will give you the knowledge and confidence to become a successful accommodation provider..
Easy as Pi
By Liz Strachan
If you're brilliant at everything else, but lack confidence when it comes to maths, join Liz Strachan, a maths teacher with many, many years of experience, on this magical tour through the seeming mysteries of numbers, algebra and geometry.In the same inimitable, entertaining way she did in her previous bestselling books, A Slice of Pi and Numbers Are Forever, Liz will take readers from number-phobics to mathematical know-it-alls in no time at all. Peppered with absolutely terrible maths jokes and quirkily illustrated by Steven Appleby, this light-hearted but informative book will appeal to anyone with an enquiring mind.
Everyday Family Recipes For Your Combination Microwave
By Carolyn Humphries
This book will give you the knowledge and confidence to creat complete meals for every time of day and occasion - quickly. It will also teach you how to bake great cakes and breads, and make simple snacks and side dishes. Many meals are complete in their own right or have different elements that can be cooked one after the other (food needs to 'rest' before serving so this is quite possible and still keeep it all hot.). But it can be used alongside your conventional hob. You may, for instance, want to quickly boil some rice or pasta to accompany a delicious meat, fish, chicken or vegetable main course in the combi. You can also use ti as a conventional microwave, grill or convection oven.
By Andrew Stevenson
Twelve years after his classic travel narrative Annapurna Circuit Andrew Stevenson returns alone once again to the Himalayas on a deeply personal quest, a journey both corporal and spiritual. Narrowly escaping paralysis after shattering his spine in a motorbike accident weeks after his younger brother's untimely death, Stevenson's hike up to Everest Base Camp is as much introspective passage of healing as intriguing depiction of his fellow backpackers and the Sherpa people. Lying in a hospital bed in a morphine-induced state of hallucination after his accident, Stevenson promises himself to go back to the Himalayas, to heal. Five months after his mishap, and against all the odds, this recuperative solitary climb into high mountain valleys provides a spectacular backdrop to an emotional acknowledgment and acceptance of a lost sibling. Interlaced with the hardships of pushing to the edge of personal physical endurance and beyond, The Envelope: Walking up to Everest Base Camp is a richly rewarding read on every level.
By Derek Wilson
The reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) marked a golden age in English history. There was a musical and literary renaissance, most famously and enduringly in the form of the plays of Shakespeare (2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death), and it was a period of international expansion and naval triumph over the Spanish. It was also a period of internal peace following the violent upheaval of the Protestant reformation. Wilson skilfully interweaves the personal histories of a representative selection of twenty or so figures - including Nicholas Bacon, the Statesman; Bess of Hardwick, the Landowner; Thomas Gresham, 'the Financier'; John Caius, 'the Doctor'; John Norreys, 'the Soldier'; and Nicholas Jennings, 'the Professional Criminal' - with the major themes of the period to create a vivid and compelling account of life in England in the late sixteenth century. This is emphatically not yet another book about what everyday life was like during the Elizabethan Age. There are already plenty of studies about what the Elizabethans wore, what they ate, what houses they lived in, and so on. This is a book about Elizabethan society - people, rather than things. How did the subjects of Queen Elizabeth I cope with the world in which they had been placed? What did they believe? What did they think? What did they feel? How did they react towards one another? What, indeed, did they understand by the word 'society'? What did they expect from it? What were they prepared to contribute towards it? Some were intent on preserving it as it was; others were eager to change it. For the majority, life was a daily struggle for survival against poverty, hunger, disease and injustice. Patronage was the glue that held a strictly hierarchical society together. Parliament represented only the interests of the landed class and the urban rich, which was why the government's greatest fear was a popular rebellion. Laws were harsh, largely to deter people getting together to discuss their grievances. Laws kept people in one place, and enforced attendance in parish churches. In getting to grips with this strange world - simultaneously drab and colourful, static and expansive, traditionalist and 'modern' - Wilson explores the lives of individual men and women from all levels of sixteenth-century life to give us a vivid feel for what Elizabethan society really was.Praise for the author:Masterly. [Wilson] has a deep understanding of characters reaching out across the centuries. Sunday Times Scores highly in thoroughness, clarity and human sympathy. Sunday TelegraphThis masterly biography breaks new ground. Choice MagazineHis book is stimulating and authoritative. Sunday TimesBrilliant, endlessly readable ... vivid, immediate history, accurate, complex and tinged with personality. Sunday Herald
The Easy eBay Business Guide
By Cathy Hayes
From a few bits and pieces in a dusty loft to a profitable business with more than 20,000 sales and turnover of £100,000.00 in just one year. This book not only tells the story of how the author went from being an eBay buyer to a Top Rated Platinum Powerseller with over 12,000 positive feedbacks, but also provides the reader with a step by step easy to follow guide to launching a successful eBay business. Drawing from the Author's own experiences and skills acquired in her first year trading this book will help the reader avoid the pitfalls and mistakes she made and fast track their new enterprise on the road to success.
The Essential Guide To Flatsharing
By Rupert Hunt, Matt Hutchinson
If you're renting out a spare room ths book will tell all about taking in a lodger, including how to advertise the room and then draw up the contract. It also explains the the tax and financial issues involved, and much more.For those looking for a flatshare you'll find out where to look, how to pick the best flatmates and then how to avoid conflict and keep your flatshare harmonious. If you are looking for a new flatmate, you'll discover how to advertise, what to look for to pick the right person and also everything you need to know about dealing with money.
Everyday Lebanese Cooking
By Mona Hamadeh
Using only fresh produce and a balanced mix of fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, herbs, fish, poultry and occasionally meat, Lebanese food has the reputation of being amongst the healthiest in the world.This book includes a wide variety of dishes from Lebanese cuisine, including the well known and delicious Hummus, Baba Ghanouj and Tabouleh through to the most authentic and traditional recipes from the rural mountains and bustling cities along the Mediterranean coast. An emphasis on vegetables and pulses means that many recipes are vegetarian friendly as well as being simple, healthy and affordable. You will discover how to turn a few ingredients into a very tasty meal.
Evil Companions (Modern Erotic Classics)
By D.M. Perkins
We had gotten aboard a roller coaster, and it was a race for our lives, on a one-way track . . .In New York City during the heady, tumultuous years of the 1960s, a young couple meet. Together they embark on a dark erotic journey into forbidden sexuality - travelling on an incandescent road to nowhere in their tragic fall from grace. Scorching and poignant, and banned upon its first publication in England, Evil Companions is a masterpiece of contemporary erotica. 'Evil Companions is a meticulous miracle of language and observation . . . A dark jewel on the erotic landscape.' Samuel R. Delany
Everyday Cooking For One
By Wendy Hobson
Living on your own doesn't have to mean missing out on interesting and healthy food. Nor does it have to involve the often unreliable business of quartering recipes! Here is a collection of simple, delicious meals - specially designed for one - that will ensure you enjoy your everyday eating.You'll find useful tips for shopping and stocking your food cupboard and delicious recipes for everything from snacks to main courses with fish, meat and vegetables. Quick, easy and economical, the recipes are designed to make everyday cooking exciting, and to keep your diet healthy and balanced. Some recipes just don't work in small quantities, and that could include some of your favourites. A unique feature of this book is the inclusion of really tasty recipes - such ascasseroles, roasts and cakes - that show you how to create four different meals from one single cooking session. So you can try: Braised Tender Lamb, then reinvent it as Lamb with Mediterranean Couscous, Lamb with Crisp Courgettes and Parsnip-topped Lamb. Or treat yourself to: Roast Lemon-infused Chicken, then enjoy Chicken Filo Parcels, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Chicken with Pancetta. Or simply enjoy just-for-one treats such as: Caramelised Onion and Goats' Cheese Puffs, Salmon Steak with Summer Vegetable Parcels, Spinach and Avocado Salad with Pancetta, Honey-drenched Tunisian Almond Cake. Author Wendy Hobson has spent a career working in and around cooking. She has written several books - including Classic 1,000 Recipes and The Kitchen Companion - and edited many more. She loves being able to cook in small quantities to please herself as well as in larger amounts to share with family and friends.
The Essential Guide to Foods that Heal
By Suzannah Olivier
Nutritionist Suzannah Olivier reveals the active chemicals in food that boost our immune system and help us to fight disease. She explains how what we eat can improve our energy levels and lift our mood, and why arthritis, high blood pressure and many other chronic conditions can be relieved by simple changes to the food we eat.
Erotica, Volume 3
By Barbara Cardy, Natalie Bernadette
Erotica, Volume 1
By Barbara Cardy, Natalie Bernadette
THE MORNING AFTER by Jude MasonNathan Steele thought it would be a good idea to masturbate over his boss Ms Harden's desk. Not only that, he had the audacity to use her vibrator, but he was oblivious to the CCTV camera recording his every perverted desire. Called to her office and confronted with the evidence, he is given two options: either Ms Harden will call the police . . . or he can submit to being soundly whipped.FLYING SOLO by Elizabeth ColdwellRecently jilted flight attendant Melanie's luggage is mistakenly taken by someone else from an airport carousel. A handsome stranger turns up at her hotel room with her missing bag and Melanie is flabbergasted when he suggests she put on a display for him . . . using the vibrator he found in her bag!THE COWBOY WAY by Ralph Greco JrJudy takes revenge on her best friend, pseudo urban cowboy James. Sick and tired of his ridiculous cowboy drawl, she gives him his comeuppance as he finds himself as used and abused as a cowboy's horse. Whipped, lashed and buggered with a butt plug, perhaps James isn't as tough as he'd thought?PARTY FAVOURS by Lynn LakeFlower child Saffron Miller decides to organize a surprise party to celebrate her parents' 30th wedding anniversary. Calling in on her parents' various hippy friends, she finds them a very friendly bunch indeed! Seduced first by a husband-and-wife team, then by two of her father's old football mates, Saffron wonders if there will be red faces at the party.
The Everyday Fish Cookbook
By Trish Davies
Foreword by Jean-Christophe Novelli. Fish is high in protein, low in fat - and rich in nutrients. So it is a food we should be eating more of, and including regularly in our meals. The recipes in this book are approachable, flexible and un-complicated, advising on buying, preparation, and freezing as well as cooking. Also included are fish varieties that are often cheaper and less under threat than the most popular fish but offer a delicious alternative, such as pollock, sardines, coley and herring.Contents: Contents; Notes and Conversion Charts; Foreword; Introduction; 1. Soups and Starters; 2. Brunches and Snacks; 3. Cold Lunches and Suppers; 4. Hot Lunches and Suppers; 5. Fish on the Barbecue; 6. Special Occasion Dishes; 7. Accompaniments; Index.
Everyday Thai Cooking
By Siripan Akvanich
Everyday Thai Cooking brings you the secrets of cooking delicious Thai food straight from Thailand. Author Siripan Akvanich draws on her years of experience of cooking for her restaurant customers in Thailand to enable you to create authentic Thai dishes, ranging from curries and meat and fish dishes to wonderful Thai desserts. With clear instructions and insider tips, Siripan helps you bring these dishes - many of them traditional family recipes - to life and shows you how to make them a-roi (delicious)! Everyday Thai Cooking shows you how straightforward it can be to cook wonderful Thai food, and how you can juggle the array of tasty and spicy (if you want) flavours to get just the right taste.