The Olive And The Caper

Author: Susanna Hoffman
Editor: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761164545
Size: 20,91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the year "It's Greek to me" becomes the happy answer to what's for dinner. My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the upcoming epic Troy, the 2004 Summer Olympics returning to Athens--and now, yet another reason to embrace all things Greek: The Olive and the Caper, Susanna Hoffman's 700-plus-page serendipity of recipes and adventure. In Corfu, Ms. Hoffman and a taverna owner cook shrimp fresh from the trap--and for us she offers the boldly-flavored Shrimp with Fennel, Green Olives, Red Onion, and White Wine. She gathers wild greens and herbs with neighbors, inspiring Big Beans with Thyme and Parsley, and Field Greens and Ouzo Pie. She learns the secret to chewy country bread from the baker on Santorini and translates it for American kitchens. Including 325 recipes developed in collaboration with Victoria Wise (her co-author on The Well-Filled Tortilla Cookbook, with over 258,000 copies in print), The Olive and the Caper celebrates all things Greek: Chicken Neo-Avgolemeno. Fall-off-the-bone Lamb Shanks seasoned with garlic, thyme, cinnamon and coriander. Siren-like sweets, from world-renowned Baklava to uniquely Greek preserves: Rose Petal, Cherry and Grappa, Apricot and Metaxa. In addition, it opens with a sixteen-page full-color section and has dozens of lively essays throughout the book--about the origins of Greek food, about village life, history, language, customs--making this a lively adventure in reading as well as cooking.

The Great Paper Caper

Author: Oliver Jeffers
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698148819
Size: 20,54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a whodunnit just right for the youngest of readers (not to mention instructions for how to build the perfect paper airplane!) The animals? homes are disappearing. Tree by tree, the forest is being cut down. Clues! There must be clues. For instance, look--there is a mysterious bear carrying an ax! But what would a bear want with so many trees? Perhaps the discarded paper airplanes littering the forest floor have a story to tell? Oliver Jeffers' quirky, childlike humor and lovable illustrations are in full effect in this funny whodunit featuring a winning cast of animals and a message about the importance of conservation and recycling.

The Carapace Caper

Author: Wendy Veevers-Carter
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450238742
Size: 18,80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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An eccentric inventor and film maker hires two young assistants for his film projects in Africa, and when he fires them in the bush he imports a Hollywood starlet to take their place. His unreliable equipment gives him a lot of trouble, and the three girls even more. This is the story of their madcap safari.

The Queen Ann Caper

Author: Arthur L. Miller
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595478328
Size: 12,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bart Miller, owner of Morning Investigations of Sacramento, gets involved with an insurance scam when a new client finds herself named in a policy that will pay her husband a million dollars after a double indemnity clause kicks in next Wednesday, Valentines Day.Queen Antoinette Margarete Goodrich is convinced that she only has five days to live and Bart falls for the case hook, line and sinker. Queen Ann drives a classic '59 Corvette and Bart tools around in 'Bessie', a '49 Studebaker truck, the ultimate 'spy machine'. He soon falls in with Lieutenant Hurrain's gang at the Sacramento Sheriff's Department, who's investigating a Corvette car theft ring.Bart's office is full of various contraptions, gadgets and gismos. He lives in a renovated fire station, has a fetish for the unusual and things with motors. He loves his .45 Peacemaker, likes the numbers, spiked coffee, liquor, talks to his subconscious, lives the life of leisure and truly enjoys his women. This established gumshoe is something else! His cell phone played 'I'm in the Mood.'"What's happened Rainbird? Are you aware it's 4:24 in the Morning?" "There's been an accident Bart, involving a '59 'vette, we found your contract in Ms. Goodrich's purse. Thought I'd call."

A Southerner Among The Spirits

Author: Mary Dana Shindler
Size: 17,39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Little Paper Caper

Author: Oliver Jeffers
Editor: HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN: 9780008276928
Size: 14,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A specially adapted board book edition of Oliver Jeffers' original whodunit The Great Paper Caper. There was once a forest where everyone was contentedly going about their business. All was well until the strangest thing suddenly started happening. Without any warning, branches started disappearing from trees. Something would have to be done, everyone agreed - everyone that is, except for someone who was acting very mysteriously indeed. A thrilling tale of mystery, crime, a forest, paper planes and a bear who wanted to win!


Author: Ephraim Philip Lansky
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439861366
Size: 17,34 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Caper: The Genus Capparis presents a pharmacognostic and ethnopharmacological exploration of the genus Capparis, emphasizing its medicinal potential. There is a long history of safe usage of Capparis parts both in diet and as plant drugs throughout the world, and the details of this usage are summarized in 39 tables covering numerous Capparis species. This detailed survey of historical and traditional medical uses of capers provides a forum for the integration of ethnomedicine and modern pharmacology. This book tracks the use of the genus Capparis from the present position of caper fruit and its flowers as a niche culinary article of economic importance, to ancient times and its use in traditional medicine of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Section I covers the various classes of compounds found in Capparis that hold potential for being physiologically and medically active, including alkaloids, flavonoids, vitamins, and proteins and amino acids. Section II examines therapeutic uses for Capparis species for medical conditions such as inflammation, rheumatism, diabetes mellitus, pain and fever, cancer, infections and infestations, hypertension, and more. The authors balance the role of this plant in mythological and religious thinking with advances in modern chemical and pharmacological research. Coverage of ethnomedical usage leads to practical discussions of how the unique evolution of the genus Capparis impacts present and future applications of the different species for medicine and therapeutic nutrition. Providing chemical and pharmacological reviews to an extent not previously undertaken, this book will serve as a firm basis for scientists interested in conducting research on this novel source of safe phytoceutical agents.

The Canine Caper

Author: Anne Scott
Editor: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425152935
Size: 18,68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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At Cleo's first "adult" party, the hostess's new puppy is dognapped during the main course, and when the dognappers demand a large ransom, only Cleo can capture the thieves and return the puppy. Original.