Create the DIY home you've always wanted with over 100 recipes, tips, and inspirational ideas from blogger Erica Strauss (<i>North...west Edible Life</i>). Covering everything from cooking, canning and preserving to making your own nontoxic home and personal care products, this fresh take on modern homemaking wil help you make the most of your time, effort, and energy in the kitchen and beyond. <br><br>Over half of the book focuses on the kitchen with a wealth of information about how to organize and stock your kitchen to more effortlessly prepare delicious meals. A former professional chef who knows how to build flavor into simple and delicious home-cooked meals, Strauss provides delectable recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert like Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Granola, Forager Spring Greens Soup, Simple Crispy Chicken with Roasted Lemon Pan Sauce, and Olive-Oil Rosemary Cake with Lemony Glaze.<br><br>Strauss includes details on Basic Food Preservation techniques such as water-bath canning, pressure canning, and lacto-fermentation along with a handy year-long food preservation calendar of what to put up when. Preserving recipes are organized seasonally and include Rhubarb Syrup, Pressure-Canned Chicken Broth, Korean-Spiced Turnips, and Cranberry-Pear-Walnut Conserve.<br><br>The book also features recipes for DIY home care and personal care products like Nontoxic Laundry softener, Fizzy Bath Bombs, and Refreshing Peppermint Foot Scrub.<i> Hands-on Home </i>is packed with fabulous recipes, practical, no-nonsense advice, and time- and money-saving techniques. With a focus on less consumerism, Strauss provides instruction on everything you need to live more delicious and sustainable DIY lifestyle. Read More
How many letters do you see around you? All 26 and then some is the answer in this gorgeous picture book that teaches little ones ...the alphabet during a journey through Seattle. The tour guides are everyone's favorite excitable pooch, Larry, and his owner, Pete. This new entry in the popular Larry Gets Lost series finds the plucky duo experiencing all that the Emerald City has to offer. They visit the Seattle Aquarium, the Woodland Park Zoo, and Lake Union, and learn about houseboats and hydroplanes, geoducks and viaducts, even evergreens and coffee! Bright colors, witty retro illustrations, and two endearing hosts make this an entertaining way for children who are visiting or live in Seattle to learn the alphabet. Read More
Meet the animals! Owl wants to know, Who Hoo Are You? From tipped-over turtle to hugely happy hippo, from busy buzzy bee to curiou...s calico kitten, Kate Endle's colorful and original collage illustrations are a treat. With just enough rhyme and alliteration, young readers and the read-to will love this board book. Endle's handmade artwork is striking a chord in the crafty world nationally and in the Pacific Northwest. Read More
In this adaptation of the well-loved fairy tale, the father still has his head in the clouds and the stepmother is as mean as ever.... But this story is set in the Last Frontier, and its details and imagery reflect Alaska's landscape and sensibility: the fairy godmother becomes an eagle spirit, the glass slipper a fisherwoman's boot. Evocative writing and colorful artwork distinguish this playful retelling of the classic. Here children learn about cultures and ways of life but happy endings are still the rule. Read More
In this companion to the Alaska ABC Book, children learn to count as colorful critters leap through the pages. Ages 3 and up.
From Seattle to New York City, Texas to Alaska, the Larry Gets Lost series follows Larry, the adorable but easily distracted pup, ...on his adventures in each place he visits. Now kids can have their very own Larry plush doll, a cute and cuddly companion to the best-selling series created by John Skewes. Read More
<DIV>When a small blue striped teddy bear falls out of a moving recreational vehicle in a forest in the Pacific Northwest, two nat...ive bears--Brown Bear and Black Bear--agree to help reunite Blue Bear with his people. Now kids can have their very own Blue Bear plush doll, a cute and cuddly companion to the outstanding new children's book <I>Three Bears of the Pacific Northwest</I>.</div> Read More
<DIV>"Many, many years ago, there lived a large, happy creature called the Wheedle. He was pleasingly plump, covered in orange flu...ffy fur, and had a big, round, red nose." And so begins the children's classic story <I>The Wheedle on the Needle</I> by Stephen Cosgrove, illustrated by Robin James. Now kids can have their very own Wheedle plush doll, a cute and cuddly companion to the best-selling book.</DIV> Read More