Christine L

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2002
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (1,084 of 1,281)
Location: Berkshire, England


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The Low Carb High Fat Cookbook by Sten Sture Skaldeman
The Low Carb High Fat Cookbook by Sten Sture Skaldeman
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
My main problem with this cookbook is the translation. The translator doesn't seem very familiar with English speaking countries and doesn't know much English cooking vocabulary. I'm a native Swedish speaker and a foodie, and bought the translated version as it was cheaper, but am now regretting it as the bad translation in places keeps annoying me.

Translation aside, I find quite a few of the recipes a bit same-y and lacking imagination. If this is what LCHF is supposed to be like I'll grow tired of it within weeks. I know that it's supposed to be Scandinavian cooking, but if they can use sambal oelek they could use a few more spices especially as Scandinavians themselves love… Read more
3 Tier Flower Fountain / Planters by Ruddings Wood
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Do NOT buy this. The workmanship is very poor and it was nearly impossible to get it reasonably straight. Then when I filled the baskets with compost to prepare for my plants the entire thing collapsed in a heap. This is an absolute waste of money and I will not buy anything from this manufacturer ever again.
The Neighbour by Lisa Gardner
The Neighbour by Lisa Gardner
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Although I missed Lisa Gardner's usual characters, it was nice to re-visit some other characters from the past. As with every book she's written, Lisa Gardner has created a page turner full of speed, twists and turns. Suspect number 1 appears in the first pages, then there's suspect number 2, followed by numbers 3 and 4. With each page, more questions are being asked and I couldn't put it down, needing to know the answers, and read it in less than 2 days. My only criticism regards how the mystery was wrapped up. Some of it was a bit too tidy and unrealistic and it left me a little bit disappointed. I would've wanted something a bit more clever and believable. But don't let that put you off… Read more