One Thanksgiving I wanted to create a healthy dish I knew my family would enjoy eating and would be different from the usual fare of holiday food. I also wanted to create something with vegetables... More > that were common but still delicious. That is how these fritters were born.
This fast, fresh recipe will keep you in holiday mood even after the new year swings back into action.< Less
Pasta, Noodles and Rice recipes book tells the story of flavor like no other book on the market. Extensively covering the basics of pasta,noodles and rice, this thoroughly researched and taste-tested... More > guide is dedicated to the home cook who needs practical advice on everything from penne to pad thai. The experts at Cook's Illustrated present their knowledge and techniques in a hands-on way so that each and every step of the cooking process can be understood and easily executed.
Pasta, Noodles and Rice recipe book will serve as the definitive reference volume for pasta lovers.< Less
The pencil can be used for a variety of purposes and, as with any material you use, you must be fully aware of its potentials and its limitations - different pencils and types are designed for... More > particular uses. In the ensuing chapter some of these practices will be revealed with particular relevance to the appropriate pencil or graphite material.
When you have looked at them, take each of the pencils in turn and see what marks you can make.Apart from being very stimulating and away of opening your mind to new possibilities with your drawing, you will find it increases your ‘feel’ for the pencil itself. As artists, what we feel through them at aerials we use has an affect on what we produce, and familiarity with those materials is vital to a good outcome.< Less
Spice Up Your Holiday Meal with Dressings and Sauces Dressing Up Your Food, Fresh salads are easy to put together for any occasion. Make sure your greens are dressed to impress! Top them with... More > delicious homemade creations.< Less
Simple to prepare yet sublime to eat -- sandwich recipes for every occasion.
These recipes can be enjoyed at any mealtime -- not just lunch -- and include a wide array of snacks, appetizers and... More > desserts. In addition to the standard fare, there is a selection of wonderful, intriguing and creative new recipes.
These outstanding recipes are ideal for the busy home cook who wants to serve tasty, healthy, portable and economical dishes made with fresh ingredients. Very little equipment is needed, and the condiment recipes will enhance any sandwich, turning it into a gourmet meal.< Less
These massage techniques are meant to be used for relaxation, stress relief, and wellness for
health. If your partner has any health problems, a physician should be consulted to provide a release... More > for her to receive massage. The techniques are not meant to be treatments but rather to enhance the general well-being of the people you care about. If you find there are parts
of one form you and your partner enjoy, there is absolutely no reason why you can't integrate those parts with another massage modality.
MASSAGE uses soothing, tapping and kneading strokes to work the entire body, relieving muscle tension and loosening sore joints. Swedish massage therapists use five basic strokes, which anyone can learn and use on themselves and others. They are effleurage (stroking); petrissage (muscles are lightly grabbed and lifted); friction (thumbs and fingertips work in deep circles into the thickest part of muscles); tapotement (chopping, beating, and tapping strokes); and vibration.< Less
This is a presentation on “herbs,” we have included other natural, organic contents. Many of the combinations include both herbs and other sources such as tree bark, alfalfa and rhubarb.... More >
Ayurvedic loosely translates to “knowledge of life.” Dating back to more than 6,000 years ago, Ayurvedic Medicine practiced not just Herbal Medicine, but some of the earliest surgical procedures as well as inoculation.
With all our so-called advancements in the medical field, it's interesting that physicians are still treating “effect” rather than “cause.” The old adage that, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” could not be truer. This is especially true when it comes to natural remedies.
Most natural remedies are botanical. Singularly or in combination, the numbers of herbs available is astounding. We will barely scratch the surface in this guide and we encourage further research and study.< Less
Why Use Herbal Remedies
When confronted by ill health, human beings have always sought medicines from the natural world, in particular from plants. Today, we have the opportunity to combine... More > traditional knowledge of herbal medicine with the clarity that scientific research can provide.
Back to Nature
strange as it may seem to us today, one reason why herbal medicines fell out of favor among doctors and scientists in the 19th and 20th centuries was because they were natural! While conventional medicines, such as aspirin, are mostly made up of single chemical compounds, herbal medicines may contain many hundreds of different constituents. as a consequence, it can be a daunting task for researchers to discover how an herb works and to identify the constituents responsible. No wonder it has been found much more straightforward to focus attention on single chemicals, which, if necessary, can be extracted and purified from medicinal plants.< Less