Outlander Kitchen: To the New World and Back Again: The Second Official Outlander... by Theresa Carle-Sanders; foreword by Diana GabaldonWhat's inside: A follow-up to the first Outlander Kitchen book, this offering serves up more than 100 wide-ranging recipes (including vegan ones), all inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s popular Outlander universe.
Recipes include: Mrs. Figg's Flapjacks; Savannah Clam Chowder; Game Pie; Herb-Roasted Salmon; Chicken and Cornmeal Stew; Minnie's Sauerkraut; Stewed Pears; Rumm's Tea Cakes; Almond Biscuits; Rosewater Sherbet; Mulled Cider.
New World Sourdough: Artisan Techniques for Creative Homemade Fermented Breads... by Bryan FordWhat it is: an inspiring, detailed guide to making a variety of fermented breads that also covers tools, ingredients, and techniques, and is perfect for both beginning and experienced bakers.
Recipes include: Country Bread; Ciabatta; English Muffins; Pretzel Buns; Muffaletta Rolls; Cheese Bread; Choco Pan de Coco; Challah; Cinny Raisin Bagels; Bananas Foster Sourdough; Queen Cake.
Decoding your Cat: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Cat Behaviors and... by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists; edited by Meghan E. Herron, Debra F. Horwitz, and Carlo SiracusaWhat's inside: accessible, in-depth chapters discussing cat behavior, promoting good health, and what to do when problems occur, along with explanatory anecdotes, illustrations, and charts.
Chapters include: The Language of Meow; Living with Multiple Cats; My House Is Not Your Toilet; Growing Old with Grace.
Did you know? Kids with cats have a lower risk of developing asthma.
Houseplants for All: How to Fill Any Home with Happy Plants by Danae HorstWhat it is: an appealing, upbeat beginner's guide to choosing the right plants for any space that takes into account light and humidity levels. Basic plant care essentials and a resource list are also included.
Don't miss: the plant profile quiz; the lovely photos, which will please interior design fans as much as plant people.
Chetna's Healthy Indian Vegetarian: Everyday Veg and Vegan Feasts Effortlessly Good... by Chetna MakanWhat's inside: over 80 unfussy vegetarian recipes, including soups, snacks, and mains, as well as details about bean and lentil varieties.
Recipes include: Lentil and Mango Salad; Chana Dal and Lime Soup; Potato, Sweetcorn, and Spring Onion Tikki; Tandoori Veg Kebab; Spinach Masala Chickpeas; Spicy Chana Dal; Chocolate Yogurt Pots.
About the author: Fans of the Great British Bake Off will remember the personable Chetna, who grew up in India before moving to the U.K.
Falastin: A Cookbook by Sami Tamimi and Tara WigleyWhat it is: a culinary tour of Palestine via 110 recipes, with color photos of the country and its cuisine, plus profiles of people like the "yogurt-making ladies of Bethlehem."
Recipes include: Labneh Balls; Falafel with Sumac Onion; Chunky Zucchini and Tomato Salad; Pasta with Yogurt and Parsley Breadcrumbs; Meaty Vine Leaf Pie; No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream.
Try this next: Jerusalem, an award-winning cookbook co-written by Tamimi, who grew up in the city's Muslim area, and his restaurant partner Yotam Ottolenghi, who grew up in its Jewish area.
Gardening for Butterflies: How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects by The Xerces Society, Scott Hoffman Black, Brianna Borders, Candace Fallon, Eric Lee-Mäder, Matthew ShepherdWhat's inside: a thorough guide to why butterflies are in trouble, why they matter, and ways you can help; details on butterfly and moth species; information on nearly 120 pollinator-friendly plants; thoughtful garden designs; tips on pest and weed control; inspiring color photos.
Did you know? "A small yard with just a few native plants can attract and sustain dozens of butterfly species."
Creating Sanctuary: Sacred Garden Spaces, Plant-Based Medicine, and Daily... by Jessi Bloom; photographs by Shawn LinehanWhat it is: a practical, thoughtful book that clearly explains how to better connect with nature by creating a peaceful space in your own backyard that incorporates plants, benches, lanterns, and more.
Don't miss: profiles of 50 "sacred plants," such as bee balm, including medicinal properties and self-care uses.
Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces by Jan JohnsenWhat it is: an inspirational, informative guide to planning and creating gorgeous outdoor spaces that covers garden goals, adding accents, increasing color, easy-care plant suggestions, selecting seating, tips on hardscaping, creating themed gardens, and much more.
Don't miss: the stunning color photos; the thorough first section, which lays a nice design foundation for what's to come.
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