DIY Resin Crafting Projects: A Beginner's Guide to Making Clear Resin Jewelry, Paperweights... by Teodora PetkovaWhat it is: a "clever guide" (Publishers Weekly) to working with resin that has color photos, step-by-step instructions, and details on materials, tools, and crafting basics (techniques, sanding, making molds, etc.).
Projects include: Bridal Bouquet Love Sign, Drink Coasters, Hair Clips, Teardrop Earrings, Found Wood Necklace, Ring Dish, Decorated Cutting Board, Rock Charm, Holiday Tree Ornament, Pyramid Paperweight.
Arabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora by Reem AssilWhat's inside: a vibrant look at San Francisco bakery owner Reem Assil's Arab heritage via recipes, photos, and family stories, plus details on bread making, hosting, setting up your kitchen, and more.
Recipes include: Arab Coffee, Za'atar spice mix, Tangy Garlic Spread, Classic Fish Stock, Beet-Tahini Spread, Chile-Onion-Stuffed Falafel, Al Pastor-Style Red-Spiced Chicken, Yemeni Honeycomb Bread.
The Garden Refresh: How to Give Your Yard Big Impact on a Small Budget by Kier HolmesWhat it is: a thoughtful guide for budget- and eco-conscious gardeners packed with design inspiration, upcycling ideas, top ten lists, remedies to common problems, creative tips, color photos, and more.
Reviewers say: "A great starter for novices, and a refresher for wise hands" (Booklist).
Ammu: Indian Home Cooking to Nourish Your Soul by Asma KhanWhat it is: a nostalgia-infused cookbook from chef and restaurateur Asma Khan, which features appealing recipes (including vegan and dairy-free options), menus, color photos, details about her life as a busy mother in London, and memories about her Kolkata childhood.
Recipes include: Shami Kabab, Methi Chicken, Machher Korma, Chicken Biryani, Lahsun Mirch Chutney, Khamiri Roti.
Modern Table: Kosher Recipes for Everyday Gatherings by Kim KushnerWhat it is: an "elegant and sophisticated" (Library Journal) cookbook for preparing delicious, simple kosher food for small groups.
Don't miss: helpful tips, sample menus, serving ideas, color photos.
Recipes include: Quick Golden Chicken Soup; Petite Green Salad with Spicy Green Tahini; Crispy-Skinned Salmon; Steak with Scallions, Sesame, and Mint; Crispy Mushroom Rice; Israeli-Style Cheesecake.
How to Create a Wildlife Garden: Bringing Nature In by Christine and Mick LavelleWhy you might like it: Incorporating inspiring photos and illustrations, the authors, who are accomplished British gardeners, offer a "thorough and practical guide" (Publishers Weekly) to making your outdoor areas more wildlife friendly.
Sections include: Planning and Designing a Wildlife Garden, How to Create a Wildlife Pond, a Directory of Plants, a Directory of Wildlife, Boosting Your Habitats.
That Noodle Life: Soulful, Savory, Spicy, Slurpy by Mike Le and Stephanie LeWhat it is: a beautifully photographed cookbook from popular food and travel bloggers who offer 75 diverse noodle recipes, plus detailed information on noodle types, cooking noodles, saucing, ingredients, etc.
Chapters include: Cozy Noods for Cozy Moods, Low Stress to Decompress, Noodle Fun for Everyone, Soup-er Noodles to the Rescue.
Recipes include: French Onion Mac and Cheese, Miso Clam Linguine, Spicy Sesame Chili Oil Noodles, Really Savory Sunday Sauce with Tagliatelle, Creamy Chicken Lasagna, The Soba Bowl.
Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico by Rick MartínezWhat's inside: essays about Rick Martínez's life, including his Texas childhood and career as a chef; more than 100 recipes inspired by his visits to Mexico's 32 states; pantry essentials; information about spices, herbs, and chiles; gorgeous color photos.
Recipes include: Sopa de Lima, Arroz Royo, Rajas con Creme, Nopales Enchilados, Tacos Gobernador, Frijoles Refritos, Tamales con Frijoles Negros, Carne Asada, Poc Chuc, Pollo al Pastor, Pan de Muerto.
My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein; photographs by Clay WilliamsWhat it is: a delicious follow-up to the acclaimed memoir Notes from a Young Black Chef that offers more than 125 recipes inspired by the James Beard Award winner's early years in the Bronx and Nigeria and his travels around the American South, the Caribbean, and Africa.
Don't miss: travel essays; the place of origin notes for each recipe; details on pantry items, spices, and sauces.
Recipes include: Cucumber and Avocado Salad, Stew Peas, Yellow Rice, Collard Greens, Tomato Choka, Suya, Brown Stew Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Moi Moi, Plantain Bread, Red Velvet Cake.
Go Gently: Actionable Steps to Nurture Yourself and the Planet by Bonnie WrightWhat's inside: helpful tips and recipes for making small, eco-conscious changes at home; a sample of actionable steps for the wider world; a climate crisis explainer; interviews with experts.
Want a taste? "People bring their own skill sets, interests, and creativity to their application of change."
Author buzz: Best known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, English actress and author Bonnie Wright also works with environmental groups.
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