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Simply Ancient Grains: Fresh and Flavorful Whole Grain Recipes for Living Well by Maria Speck
Simply Ancient Grains: Fresh and Flavorful Whole Grain Recipes for Living Well

njcur, August 27, 2015

I love this book for its delicious breakfast recipes. I needed some new ideas. I especially liked the two step method to cut down on cooking time for busy mornings. But that is just the start!

Maria Speck has given us wonderfully complete introductions to each of the grains. Letting us know about the texture, flavor and nutritional pluses of every one. She includes a cooking table for a quick look at grain to liquid ratios and ideal cooking methods. Her recipes are delicious and the fine points after each recipe offer gluten free and vegetarian options as well as variations of the dish. At the end there are listings of sources for these more unusual grains. Simply Ancient Grains is beautifully illustrated which inspires me to get into the kitchen and try something new.

Thank you for a very special addition to my cooking library. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

njcur, August 18, 2015

Lovely comfortable read. Made me happy to just curl up and enjoy it. Generous characters, nice sense of place. A bit of romance and lots of books. Funny and touching. Light and quick read. Nice for a hot summer afternoon.
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Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters
Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase

njcur, August 7, 2015

This book grabbed my attention right away. Great description and wonderful characters. I really felt for everyone in the story and wanted everything to work out for them. The puzzle was intriguing. I was captivated by the items found in books and appreciated the way they tied to the narrative. I have worked in bookstores and libraries and love to find these sorts of treasures. I felt like I could move into the cottage and wanted to visit the bookstore right away. Stayed up late to finish, but sorry to have the book end.
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Uprooted by Lynne Reid Banks

njcur, July 28, 2015

Great insight into Canada's war, the plight of evacuees and the beauties of Saskatchewan. The characters are very real, the writing is delightful. I learned a lot about the difficulties in leaving Britain that I hadn't known before. This is the author's own story and it is wonderful how she follows up in the end. Thank you to Harper Collins for sharing an advanced copy with me in exchange for an honest review.
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

njcur, July 2, 2015

Very enjoyable, quick read. Sweet book. A book for readers. I especially enjoyed the fact that most of the books mentioned were ones I knew. Good characters. Made me want to visit Alice. I had some trouble following the passage of time, but it didn't disrupt the flow too much.
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