Eleanor Wallis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (104 of 111)
Location: London, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,485,159 - Total Helpful Votes: 104 of 111
Patio Produce: How to Cultivate a Lot of Home-grow&hellip by Paul Peacock
52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
I have several other books by Paul Peacock.. if you are trying to be more self sufficient --- this is the book for you.

He gives very practical ideas about stuff around the house that can be re-used in the garden.. Have you ever thought about planting carrots in an old drainpipe? It works fantastic...and a great use of space....He has a lot of ideas like this... He gives suggestions about flowers that can be planted next to vegetables so that the bugs eat the flowers and not your vegetables!...

This is a guy that "walks his talk..." he lives by his own ideas...and is the magazine editor of a Sustainability magazine in the UK...

Have fun gardening!
The Grand Central Baking Book: Home-Baked Pastries&hellip by Piper Davis
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Ohh Looks good!.. I'm gonna make something this weekend.. I am excited.. Gingerbread, coconut cakes, and savory pies, granola, pecan sticky buns, quiches and lots more..

I happen to live right next door to one of their locations, and I figured I would get the cookbook instead of spending my entire paycheck across the street..

They give all the basics on crusts, some basic stenciling on cakes...if you are a fan now, this will help you make some favorites...or make you want to take a trip to Portland.. They were named one of the Top Ten bakeries by Bon Appetite magazine...
Jamie's Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook&hellip by Jamie Oliver
30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book Jamie!!!, 3 Oct 2008
I am a HUGE Jamie Oliver fan, and this cook book lives up to the standard of all his others. It an excellent resource and I know I will use it time and time again. If you have Jamie's other books, you may notice there a few repeat recipes (not many, just a handful), but this can be explained by the Ministry of Food theme he is following. The repeat recipes are kitchen staples like bolognese sauce and since he is trying to introduce good, healthy food to people, it is easy to see why he would include this. While this is meant to be an introductory cookbook, I am a seasoned cook myself and have deeply enjoyed this book. Jamie also includes about a dozen curry recipes-- I am dying to try… Read more