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.
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.
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