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Bread Revolution
Bread Revolution
by Duncan Glendinning and Patrick Ryan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.39

1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 18 Dec 2014
This review is from: Bread Revolution (Hardcover)
I was disappointed and then really annoyed by this book: it is pretentious, condescending (even 7 year olds would find the injunction to "Make this book your own" patronising), and tries desperately to be trendy. The bread recipes are few: everyday white bread, hearty wholemeal, fragrant nettle & chive, potato & rosemary and local cheese loaf which take up 54 pages. These are needlessly padded out with advice on foraging (with lots of lovely photos) as well as some useful advice on ingredients, equipment and a "what went wrong" section. There are a few more bread/bun recipes scattered in the remaining 2/3rds of the book, among recipes for salads, terrine, curry, welsh rarebit (oh please!) etc etc (with yes, you guessed it, loads more lovely photos and helpful arrows).

The River Cottage Handbook No. 3: Bread by Daniel Stevens is far better, it is crammed full of recipes with no-nonsense advice. Also Bartinet's "Crust", which comes with an excellent video, for those wanting something more advanced. Bread Revolution looks like a poor juvenile attempts by comparison.


Bread: River Cottage Handbook No. 3
Bread: River Cottage Handbook No. 3
by Daniel Stevens
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars THIS is the book to get!, 18 Dec 2014
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THIS is the book I was looking for, it is perfect. It was third time lucky: the first I got was Bartinet's "Crust" which is good in many ways but all the recipes are somewhat complicated and take a long time; the second was Bread Revolution by Duncan Glendinning, Patrick Ryan which I found disappointing (don't want recipes for salads, salmon tartare or Bloody Mary shots, photos of unknown people or to be told to "Make this book your own"). This book is exactly what I want - a straight-forward, no nonsense book that explains the basics, with advice on equipment and ingredients, and LOADS of recipes for all kinds of breads from basic to fancy, as well as buns and biscuits.


Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon Essential Oil

5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful stuff - handle with care!, 6 Dec 2014
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Decided to try this for a sinus infection after reading the review above. Realising that I had made a mistake in choosing Couscous (a US supplier, still waiting for it to arrive 2 after weeks), I ordered some from Sri Lanka via a certain auction site and got it just three days later.

Started with 2 drops mixed into coconut oil and was taken aback by the strong taste, felt my mouth and throat burning even after downing a glass of water. Put it in fruit juice the next day with same result, it was a real struggle to finish it. Then tried using and empty gelatin capsule with some coconut oil, much better way to take it; felt the heat from it after a while, so took some kefir in case it gave me stomach upset.

After just 3 days I can feel the benefit: breathing through my nose is a lot easier and the slight pressure I felt has gone. Will continue for a bit longer using just 1 drop a day, that seems to be more than enough for me. This is certainly a good weapon to fight infections, I shall use it next time I feel a cold coming on.


Peppersmith tingz Strawberry & Vanilla 15g
Peppersmith tingz Strawberry & Vanilla 15g

2.0 out of 5 stars Seriously overpriced, 26 Nov 2014
Should have looked more closely at the details, 15g is very small, which makes the price ludicrously exorbitant. Pleasant but unexciting flavour, much like a bland milkshake. Won't be buying again, total rip off.


Peppersmith tingz 100% xylitol sweets - Strawberry and Vanilla 15 g (Pack of 18, Total 450 Sweets)
Peppersmith tingz 100% xylitol sweets - Strawberry and Vanilla 15 g (Pack of 18, Total 450 Sweets)
Price: £12.99

2.0 out of 5 stars More expensive than caviar?, 26 Nov 2014
Should have looked more closely at the details, 15g is very small, which makes the price ludicrously exorbitant. Pleasant but unexciting flavour, much like a bland milkshake. Won't be buying again, total rip off.


Hollowfibre Toy Stuffing / Filling for cushions, pillows, toys etc - 500g
Hollowfibre Toy Stuffing / Filling for cushions, pillows, toys etc - 500g
Offered by Ribbons and Buttons
Price: £3.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Old friends rejuvenated, 16 Nov 2014
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Had some vintage friends that needed re-stuffing, their old innards (probably kapok) had perished and the were shedding a lot of dust. This did a grand job, was amazed to see how much there was. Great results, Eeore and Humpty now looking rejuvenated. Will also use it for cushion stuffing, gives a firm and very soft result, very pleased


The Art and Embroidery of Jane Hall: Reflections of Nature
The Art and Embroidery of Jane Hall: Reflections of Nature
by Jane Hall
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A real treat, 16 Nov 2014
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This book is a treat, a real inspiration to all who strive for perfection in the art of needlework. Jane shows a fresh and inventive approach to traditional techniques, with clear photographs and explanations to show how various effects are achieved. A book to enjoy time and time again.


Midsomer Murders - Hidden Depths [DVD]
Midsomer Murders - Hidden Depths [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Nettles
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £9.36

5.0 out of 5 stars Just deserts served with a lot of wry humour, 16 Nov 2014
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Definitely my favourite episode; all the villains get their just deserts in very fitting and wryly humorous ways. Hugely enjoyable.


Clipper Fairtrade Organic Green 50 Teabags (Pack of 6, Total 300 Teabags)
Clipper Fairtrade Organic Green 50 Teabags (Pack of 6, Total 300 Teabags)

5.0 out of 5 stars Great pick me up, 16 Nov 2014
The flavour is greatly improved by adding some slices of fresh ginger. Keeps well in a flask so a good travelling companion; usually take some with me to keep me going on my travels, great pick me up. Refreshing, healthy and well priced, what more could you ask for?


Natures Own 300mg Brewers Yeast 500 Tablets
Natures Own 300mg Brewers Yeast 500 Tablets
Price: £6.60

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent natural supplement, 16 Sep 2014
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Good quality and good value. Easy to swallow tablets, best way to get natural B vitamins and much more: Biotin, Para -amino benzoic acid, Choline, Folate, Vitamin P

Amino Acids: Isoleucine, Alanine, Leucine, Valine, Glycine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Aspartic Acid, Threonine, Glutamic Acid, Tryptophan, Lysine, Proline, Histidine, Serine, Arginine.

Minerals: Phosphorous, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Sulphur, Sodium, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Selenium, Iodine, Chromium.


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