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Did you know Avocados contain around 20 minerals and vitamins which are essential to good health? But a medium avocado contains more calories than a Mars bar? Who cares? They're delicious and can be used in everything from salad to soup. And make a fabulous face mask! Super Food: Avocado contains Feature spreads - covering the history of avocados, plus health benefits, how to use avocado to dye fabric and grow your own. Delicious food and drink recipes - from snacks, starters, mains and desserts. Enjoy a bacon and egg baked avocado with a mango, avocado and spinach smoothie for breakfast! Health and beauty recipes - make your hands beautiful with an avocado, olive oil and lemon treatment, or brighten dull skin with an avocado exfoliant. Food is super! There's all sorts of things you can do with fruit and veg - and not always what you'd expect. Whether it's cooking delicious dishes, looking after your teeth or making facepacks, there's all kinds of interesting, healthy uses for fruit and veg. Each book in the Super Foods series takes a look at one ingredient and shows a host of uses - both practical and delicious. The first books in the series are: Avocado, Cucumber, Pomegranate, Lemon, Beetroot and Coconut.
A true superfood, the cucumber has amazing health benefits and has been around since Neolithic times. With a staggering 96% water content, eating cucumbers to maintain hydration and flush out toxins has been popular for centuries. But you can enjoy a slice in your G+T or make an crafty cellulite treatment. Super Food: Cucumber contains: Feature spreads - covering the history of cucumbers, health benefits, the iconic cucumber sandwich, New York pickles, grow your own plus handy household uses. Delicious food and drink recipes - from snacks, starters, mains and desserts to drinks. Enjoy a gin and cucumber cocktail with your strawberry and cucumber salad! Health and beauty recipes - try a cucumber cellulite treatment or a refreshing cucumber toner Food is super! There's all sorts of things you can do with fruit and veg - and not always what you'd expect. Whether it's cooking delicious dishes, looking after your teeth or making facepacks, there's all kinds of interesting, healthy uses for fruit and veg. Each book in the Super Foods series takes a look at one ingredient and shows a host of uses - both practical and delicious. The first books in the series are: Avocado, Cucumber, Pomegranate, Lemon, Beetroot and Coconut.
This newly updated edition guides the budding allotmenter through every step of successful growing from early planning to planting and harvesting. Information on tools, equipment and soil management follows, along with a chapter on what to grow where, crop rotation, companion planting and growing both outdoors and in a greenhouse. Techniques such as sowing, propagation, feeding, watering, pruning, harvesting and storing are examined with easy- to-follow instructions and examples .Directories of vegetables, fruit and herbs outline the specific requirements of different crops while a section on plant health helps to deal with common pests and diseases and carry out weed management. A season-by-season calendar of care ensures you do the right jobs at the right time.
This is a comprehensive, reliable and informative guide to apples old and new, their care, pest and disease control, propagation and harvesting. Topics include: grow you own organic apples; more apples and less work with Allen Gilbert's new pruning system; treat yourself and your friends to the true taste of apples from bygone years; improve your success rate with Allen Gilbert's new grafting technique; espalier apple trees for unusual landscape effects; grow more than ten different apple varieties on a single tree.
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