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One-Yard Wonders: Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric! by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins
One-Yard Wonders: Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!

hans1247, February 5, 2010

A sewing launch pad! I enjoyed the nice balance of instruction, inspiration and idea spurring. And the book design is fun, functional and approachable. There are many pictures, it is spiral bound, and there are even free standing patterns. The addition of the patterns makes the cost of the book a steal! I am an intermediate level sewer, give or take, and I found it easy to follow the directions for the 3 things that I have made from this book. I even picked up some new tips and was able to work from the ideas in the book to make my own modified design.
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When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
When the Emperor Was Divine

hans1247, December 30, 2009

This is a short, beautiful and moving read. It is an amazing first novel too! I had to read it for a class on multiculturalism in the United States and I am so grateful for that as I may not have discovered the book on my own. This tale of a Japanese-American family succumbing to the internment camps and the after life is a must read.
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The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook: Hundreds of Favorite Recipes Created to Combat Congestive Heart Failure and Dangerous Hypertension by Donald A Gazzaniga
The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook: Hundreds of Favorite Recipes Created to Combat Congestive Heart Failure and Dangerous Hypertension

hans1247, October 26, 2009

My 37 year old husband has had a rough year. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and then had a very damaging heart attack. Like the author of this book, he was told he may need a heart transplant. Of course he/we have been eating better and trying to find the most flavor bang for our buck AND sodium count. We love to eat out and try all kinds of foods and we wanted to keep that as a part of our life. I have loved this book because it reads like more than a cook book. I enjoyed sitting down and reading it, I looked forward to going back to it despite the fact that I was so bummed about NEEDING it in my life when I picked it up. I cannot say that about many of the chronic disease diet books I have been browsing!

In addition to the recipes, the book gives a great primer on low-sodium eating, where sodium is found, what it is used for, and how to live low-sodium all the time. The author goes to great lengths in his own life to be at around 500mg of sodium a day, super low, and it is inspiring to read his commentary. I also like the board of people he used to help write the book. Even better, my husband and I have enjoyed all of the recipes we have tried so far. I like how the recipes are not bland and all areas of dinning are covered (comfort food, holidays, potlucks, light snacks, dressings, salads, sweets). The nutrition information on each dish is included, which is helpful for other areas of diet that we are monitoring.

The book has me excited because it is helping me adapt my cooking and shopping to what I was hoping: that being low-sodium does not mean flavorless and boring.
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I Like You: Hospitality under the Influence by Amy Sedaris
I Like You: Hospitality under the Influence

hans1247, December 13, 2008

This book is hilarious and a great gift for your witty friend who likes to entertain! I gave it to a friend who has actually tried to recreate some of the crafts in this book. Sedaris is a comedic powerhouse, it is clearly genetic. She has her own style and her own passion for crafting and feasting!
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Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking

hans1247, December 13, 2008

I work part time in one of the busiest and best heralded artisan bread shops in Minneaplis. Granted, I only sell the bread, but watching the precise and tedious work of the bakers there left me terrified of baking bread at home. They are truly artists and scientists. I bought this book and reading trough it I felt less afraid of making my own leaps into bread making at home. They educate you about the art of making bread and teach you what steps they are changing to simplify the process. So far I have enjoyed baking the Broa, a Portuguese corn bread, and their Light Whole Wheat Bread. I found their instructions complete and the results delicious! A nice gift book, I think, because not everyone would treat themselves to this kind of cookbook.
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