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The Green City Market Cookbook: Great Recipes from Chicago's Award-Winning Farmers Market

The Green City Market Cookbook: Great Recipes from Chicago’s Award-Winning Farmers Market

Green City Market

Beautiful book, photography, and organized by seasons which helps immensely when creating your weekly grocery list.

Jennifer Smith

Founded in 1998 by the late culinary luminary, author, chef, and entrepreneur Abby Mandel, the Green City Market is the venerable year-round farmers market held in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Since its inception, the Green City Market has grown into one of the most popular destinations for finding organic and sustainable produce and products throughout the Midwest’s extensive farm-to-table culinary movement.

The Green City Market Cookbook is the first collection of recipes from the celebrity chefs, local farmers, loyal customers, and longtime vendors that make up the Green City Market community. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photography, the thoroughly tested recipes in this book represent a diversity of wonderful meals that can be created from the fresh, sustainable output of Midwestern family farms.

Chicago’s leading chefs, as well as other market regulars, have contributed recipes simple enough for the inexperienced cook but sufficiently enticing to satisfy the most discriminating gourmet. Organized by season, The Green City Market Cookbook provides eager readers with recipes that make use of fresh fruits and vegetables that come straight from the small regional farms that are the lifeblood of the farm-to-fork movement.

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What Do You See? A Child's First Introduction to Art, Volume 1

What Do You See? A Child’s First Introduction to Art, Volume 1

Laurie Bluedorn

We have SO enjoyed doing Art Studies with the Bluedorn’s via their free guided lessons on their website. However…this book brought many more pieces of art for study right to our fingertips, and our entire family has delighted in time spent looking, looking again, at these beautiful pieces of art.

Elizabeth C.

This curriculum is a gentle and easy introduction to art appreciation for children, ages 4-12. Our goal is to introduce children to basic concepts in learning how to look at a piece of art and evaluate it. In addition, we want to spark in the child a love for the great works of art.

Here are five benefits for your students when they love and appreciate art:
1. It will stimulate them to ask intelligent questions.
2. It will cause them to try to understand why the artist painted what he did.
3. It will push them to pay attention to details the artist placed inside his painting.
4. It will make them curious and perhaps try to paint something themselves.
5. It will stimulate them to research the life of the artist.

The students and teacher should spend a bit of time observing the painting, and then answer the questions. Since one of our goals is to learn to love art, we recommend that you ask the child to answer the questions orally, not with pencil and paper. We want to make the learning experience enjoyable for you and the children.

This first volume will introduce only one art principle — Center of Interest. A center of interest is the all-important part of a painting — that part of the picture where the artist wants you to look first and which attracts the mind. The center of interest often has the sharpest edges, the brightest colors, and the most detail. In addition, it often contains a color that doesn’t exist anywhere else on the painting. Keep in mind, though, not all paintings contain a center of interest, plus, unless the artist has told us what he intended his center of interest to be, there could be differences of opinion as to a painting’s center of interest.

Table of Contents

1. Little Red Riding Hood and Grandmother by Harriet Backer
2. The Dog Cart by Henriëtte Ronner-Knip
3. The Birthday Cake by Victor Gabriel Gilbert
4. Boy with Baby Carriage by Norman Rockwell
5. Feeding the Baby by Axel Theophilus Helsted
6. Elsie Cassatt Holding a Big Dog by Mary Cassatt
7. Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent
8. Cottage Girl with Dog and Pitcher by Thomas Gainsborough
9. A Child’s Menagerie by Eastman Johnson
10. Belshazzar’s Feast by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
11. Suggested Answers to Questions

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Bible For Kids: A Collection of Bible Stories for Children Complete (Over 60 Illustrated) (With Over 100 Fun-Filled Follow-Up Activities)

Bible For Kids: A Collection of Bible Stories for Children Complete (Over 60 Illustrated) (With Over 100 Fun-Filled Follow-Up Activities)

Fiona Wesley

All in all, this is an amazing collection of stories which you should not miss. The bonus fun activities is like a tasty icing on a cake and is sure to keep your little one entertained for a long time.

Barbara Carey

Bible For Kids: A Collection of Bible Stories for Children Complete

$0.99 Special Launch Price! (From $9.99) ~ READ FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED

SPECIAL BONUS: Over 60 Illustrated, and Over 100 FREE Fun-Filled Follow-Up Activities

The Ultimate Book of Bible Stories for Children

Children love stories. Don’t they? Why not teach them the teachings of the Bible through the ‘True Stories’ of the Bible. The premise of Bible For Kids is that children grow to be the adults that their childhood has shaped them to be. My mother read to be when I was young. I got all the nursery rhymes, fairy tales, myths, legends, and Bible stories that were a part of her childhood. I am thankful that I was exposed to this rich, ethical background. In this Kids Bible, I share the beloved stories of my childhood in hopes that other children will be blessed with this same rich culture and set of beliefs.

Bible Stories in the Book

Bible For Kids shares the stories of Jesus’ birth, death and rebirth in language young children can understand. Also included are Biblical favorites like:
* Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors
* The Story of Ruth, Daniel in the Lion’s Den
* Noah Builds an Ark
* Jesus turns the water into wine
* Jesus’ walk on water
* Parable of The Prodigal Son
* The Seeds and
* The Lost Sheep
* Much More Inside

Makes Bedtime Even Better with Follow-Up Activities

For the parent who uses these stories as bedtime reading or the teacher of young children who shares them with her class, each of the thirty-one stories and parables contains several follow up activities. The varied projects include links to videos, songs including YouTube presentations, writing and art suggestions of various lengths. Adults may select among the activities, do them all before moving on or choose to do none of them.

Download it, Read it, Share it

The stories are presented in random order. Those who read them aloud to children may select stories at random or work their way pages by page through the book. Bible For Kids was a labor of love to create. May those who download it find it an enriching book for sharing with children.

Download this ebook now, and enjoy quality time with your kids.

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Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love

Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love

Sally Clarkson

It seems like Sally has “been there” for me, through her books, at so many important parts of my life. I know she’ll have many inspiring things to share in “Own Your Life” as well, and I very much look forward to seeing how this latest book impacts my life!

KS

Do you ever long for days full of joy and energy—days that bring out the best version of you rather than leave you exhausted? Do you sometimes catch yourself wishing life was more impactful and fulfilling? In a world that’s moving so fast, it’s easy to lose your sense of purpose. So now is the time to make each moment of your ordinary, everyday, beautiful existence count. It’s time to own your life.

Sally Clarkson’s Own Your Life is a breath of fresh air into the life and soul of a busy woman. Like a faithful friend, Sally journeys with you to explore what it means to live meaningfully, follow God truly, and bring much-needed order to your chaos. Each page offers deeply personal, authentic, and practical guidance to help you build an intentional life. Discover what it means to own your life, and dare to trust God’s hands as He richly shapes your character, family, work, and soul.

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He Still Moves Stones (The Bestseller Collection)

He Still Moves Stones (The Bestseller Collection)

Max Lucado

God is not silent, He still works in the lives of believers! Read the book and be encouraged to hang in there when things get tough. God is for us, not against us!

Michael Taylor

It’s what happens when obstacles prevent you from seeing what God has done for you …

He still moves stones.

People with questions. The Bible is absolutely full of them. A crook on a cross. A wild man in a cemetery. A five-time divorcée. A despondent cripple. A grieving sister. A father at the end of his rope.

Why are these portraits in the Bible? So we can look back in amazement at what Jesus did? No … these aren’t just Sunday school stories. They are historic moments in which a real God met real pain so we could answer the question. “Does God care when I hurt?”

On every page of this powerfully moving book, Max Lucado reminds us, the God who spoke to Moses at the burning bush still speaks loudly to you today. The God who forgave King David still offers you forgiveness. The God who helped men and women in ages past still comes into your world, and he comes to do what you can’t, to move the stone away so you can see his answer.

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With Autumn's Return (Westward Winds Book #3): A Novel

With Autumn’s Return (Westward Winds Book #3): A Novel

Amanda Cabot

WITH AUTUMN’S RETURN by Amanda Cabot is an exiting Inspirational Historical Romance set in 1887 Cheyenne, Wyoming. #3 in the “Westward Winds” Trilogy, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would suggest reading, “Summer of Promise” and “Waiting for Spring” as part of your reading pleasure. You will not regret your choice.

April A. Renn

She’s planning on instant success. She didn’t plan on love.

When Elizabeth Harding arrives in Cheyenne to open her medical practice, she is confident that the future is as bright as the warm Wyoming sun. Certain she’ll have a line of patients eager for her services, she soon discovers the town may not welcome a new physician–especially a lady doctor. Even Jason Nordling, the handsome young attorney next door, seems to disapprove of her chosen profession.

When a web of deceit among Cheyenne’s wealthiest residents threatens to catch Elizabeth and Jason in its snare, they must risk working together to save one of Elizabeth’s patients–even if it means falling in love.

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, as well as Christmas Roses, Summer of Promise, and Waiting for Spring. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers Best. She lives in Wyoming. Find out more at www.amandacabot.com.

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Oregon Outback (Romancing America)

Oregon Outback (Romancing America)

Elizabeth Goddard

Goddard’s superpower is in blending a unique setting with an intriguing premise, and this collection does not disappoint! Four brothers, each with their own hurts and fears, and four women, strong enough to match them. These stories serve up sweet romance with just enough peril and adrenaline to keep things interesting.

Shannon McNear

The harsh, yet peaceful Oregon Outback molds the lives of four rugged brothers who stumble into love. FBI agent Jonas Love has brought trouble back home, endangering his life and that of an old flame. Cattle rancher Carver Love finds himself falling for the sheriff in the midst of chasing down modern-day rustlers. Thrill-seeker Lucas Love fears nothing—until he meets a beautiful bookkeeper. Justin Love is trailing a fugitive who’s heading too close to home—and one particular lodge keeper. How will God protect these men as they risk their lives to defend the ones they love?

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Baking By Hand: Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer

Baking By Hand: Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer

Andy King

It’s a great book. Inspiring, wonderful anecdotes, easy to follow. Plus, I like all the pretty pictures.

eric laurits

Make the Best Bread at Home with Just Your Hands

Nothing beats the intoxicating smell of freshly baked bread. But what if you could create those beautiful artisan loaves in the most traditional way possible: with just your own two hands?

Baking by Hand shows you how to do just that. Keep your mixer in the closet as Andy and Jackie King teach you long-forgotten methods that are the hallmarks of their exceptional bakery. They’ll take you through all of the steps of making amazing bread, from developing your own sourdough culture, to mixing by hand, traditional shaping techniques and straight on to the final bake. Most importantly, you’ll learn the Four-Fold technique–the key to making the kind of bread at home that will simply be top tier in any setting.

In this book, Andy and Jackie feature their stand out bakery recipes, including favorites such as their North Shore Sourdough, a perfectly crusted and open-crumbed Ciabatta, and their earthy, healthy and wonderful Multigrain loaf. And that’s only half the story. The Kings also offer up techniques and recipes for their much-loved pastries like Concord Grape Pies and Rhubarb-Ginger Tarts, combining seasonality, locality and a passion for fresh ingredients. And they’re all ready for you to make–without a mixer.

A&J King Artisan Bakers is located in Salem, Massachusetts, and was named one of America’s 50 Best Bakeries by The Daily Meal.

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European Tarts: Divinely Doable Desserts with Little or No Baking

European Tarts: Divinely Doable Desserts with Little or No Baking

Helen Fletcher

Helen is a marvelous baker and her many talents shine through in her new book. Whether you are a beginning or advanced baker you will find tips, tricks and recipes that are easy to make and taste like they came from the best European patisseries.

A Book Junkie

Photographs by T. Mike Fletcher

Subtitle: Divinely Doable Desserts with Little or No Baking

Although James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and baking expert Rose Levy Beranbaum has called Fletcher a “goddess of pastry” she didn’t always love food and baking.

Unlike most pastry chefs and bakers, Helen did not start out loving to bake – or cook. In fact, she downright hated eating as a child – a problem she presently doesn’t have. It was only after she was married that she went to her mother and grandmother to learn about cooking and baking.

Her career didn’t really start until her two boys we well on their way. Her articles appeared in newspapers, Bon Appetit, Chocolatier, and The Pleasures of Cooking. As a consultant to Cuisinart Food Processors in their early years, she had the opportunity to work with professionals in, by then, her chosen field of food. In 1986, her authored her first book, “The New Pastry Cook” which focused on modern methods of pastry making.

Shortly after that, she opened her wholesale bakery, Truffes, Inc, in St. Louis where she sold upscale pastries to hotels, restaurants and caterers whether it was one pastry or a banquet of 1500 people. With no formal training, the learning curve was steep and she almost fell off several times. However, a love of what she was doing and an intense desire to succeed kept on the path through three
expansions culminating in 23 years in business.

With retirement an unknown word to Helen, she became the pastry chef at Tony’s restaurant, a four-star, four-diamond award winner and the most acclaimed restaurant in St. Louis.. With her love of sharing her knowledge of food, both pastry and cooking, she has been a regular on KMOV-TV’s “Great Day St. Louis” going on her third year. In addition to her own blog, www.theardentcook.com, she blogs for St. Louis at Home
magazine also.

“European Tarts, Divinely Doable Desserts with Little or No Baking” is in keeping with her love of sharing and teaching. A blog, which accompanies the book, www.europeantarts.com, holds the how-to photography of key parts to many of the desserts to assist beginners or anyone looking for more help. All of these recipes were part of the repertoire from her bakery and were sold to her clients. Uncomplicated desserts that require little or no baking but have bold tastes are beautifully finished with little or no experience.

She lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her photographer husband who provided
all of the photographs

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The Messy Baker: More Than 75 Delicious Recipes from a Real Kitchen

The Messy Baker: More Than 75 Delicious Recipes from a Real Kitchen

Charmian Christie

Charmian Christie delivers her recipes in a relaxed and humorous fashion. I recommend this cookbook to the true baker at heart, who does not mind a messy kitchen. This would also be a great gift to a happy chef with baker’s hands.

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A celebration of real baking in all its messy, boisterous, and delicious glory

Since when did every cookie on the plate have to be just like the next? Or each layer of cake exactly the same height? Each piecrust an impeccable work of art and encircled by stunningly perfect pastry leaves? To the uninitiated, all that fastidious, spotless baking is intimidating, not to mention exhausting. The Messy Baker celebrates baking as it happens in the real world—sweet, messy, fun, not always gorgeous, but a way to show love. Which doesn’t make it any less delicious; to the contrary, Charmian’s flavor combinations rise far above the ordinary. Why have a raspberry galette when you can enjoy a raspberry-rhubarb galette with drippy, unctuous walnut frangipane? Or brie and walnut whisky tart? All without the rigid perfectionism or complicated instructions of other gourmet cookbooks.

Charmian’s warm, irreverent voice brings the fun back into baking at a time when home cooks—pulled from pillar to post by jobs and errands—need to have fun. The Messy Baker is a full service book that not only guides the reader through simple, delicious recipes, but is also there to help out when things wrong. For anyone who has given up in frustration when that crust has collapsed or the frosting smears, Christie’s warm, practical advice is here to rescue even the worst disaster and inspire bakers to try their next recipe.

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An Empty Cup

An Empty Cup

Sarah Price

Sarah Price writes her stories that one can relate to the characters in one way or another while keeping true to the Amish culture and their beliefs. Her stories are fictional, characters are fictional, but the story line is based one true fact or a character’s behavior.

Tina Watson

Amish woman Rosanna Zook lost her self-confidence within the confines of a loveless and abusive marriage. In the years spent quietly dealing with her burdens and dutifully caring for others, she forgot her sense of self and ability to feel. But after her first husband’s untimely death, she gets a second chance with Reuben Troyer, a godly man who welcomes Rosanna and her two children into his life.

Despite the love and respect she finds in her new marriage, Rosanna soon learns that juggling the demands of her family and church community is more than she can handle. When Rosanna becomes ill, she is forced to confront a hard truth: one empty cup cannot fill another. For a woman who has spent her life giving, will Rosanna finally be able to let go and receive?

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Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan

Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan

Melanie Dobson

Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan is the first book I’ve read by Melanie Dobson. I was delighted to discover how much I enjoyed it! The characters were well portrayed and described, the plot was engaging, and the writing easy to read. It didn’t take many chapters for me to get lost into Elena’s world.

Katie Garvin

It’s the height of the Gilded Age, but Elena Bissette’s family has lost most of its fortune. The Bissettes still own a home on fashionable Mackinac Island, and they spend summers there in hopes of introducing Elena to a wealthy suitor. Quickly tiring of the extravagant balls at the Grand Hotel, she spends her days walking along the island’s rugged coastline. There she meets Chase, a handsome laborer who shares her love for the night sky. The two begin to meet in secret at an abandoned lighthouse, where they work together to solve a mystery buried in the pages of a tattered diary. As Elena falls in love with Chase, her mother contrives to introduce her to Chester Darrington, the island’s most eligible bachelor. Marriage to the elusive millionaire would solve the Bissettes’ financial woes, and Elena is torn between duty and love.

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Angel Sister (Rosey Corner Book #1): A Novel

Angel Sister (Rosey Corner Book #1): A Novel

Ann H. Gabhart

I did find enjoyment from reading it. The ladies in my book club loved it and it created great discussions with themes of love, forgiveness, war, and familial relationships.

Joanne Long

“What a jewel of a story. Reminded me of To Kill a Mockingbird. Like a Kentucky summer, Angel Sister starts slow and easy but by the end, roars along, leaving the reader breathless and wanting more. “–Lauraine Snelling, author of the Red River series, Daughters of Blessing, and One Perfect Day

It is 1936 and Kate Merritt is trying hard to keep her family together. Her father has slipped into alcoholism, her mother tries to come to grips with their dire financial situation, and her sisters seem to remain blissfully oblivious to all of it. Kate could never have imagined that a dirty, abandoned little girl named Lorena Birdsong would be just what her family needs.

In this richly textured novel, award-winning author Ann H. Gabhart reveals the power of true love, the freedom of forgiveness, and the strength to persevere through troubled times, all against the backdrop of a sultry Kentucky summer.

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several novels, including The Outsider, The Believer, and The Seeker. Angel Sister was inspired in part by the many stories her mother and three aunts told her of growing up in small-town Kentucky during the 1930s. Gabhart lives with her husband in Kentucky, a mile from where she was born.

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The Rose Ring

The Rose Ring

Lucie Ulrich

I couldn’t put the story away until I had read every word! I loved the characters. I laughed with them and cried with them. The story weaves the longing and struggles we all have when all we want and need is to belong. The answer is given without being preachy….. simply trusting God. Thank you Ms. Ulrich for a delightful and heart warming story.

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With a will that reads like a piece of fiction, the return of his long-lost brother, and the possibility of losing the family ranch, Micah Cooper calls on high school friend, Sky Baxter, to bail him out of a bad situation.

Though her brain tells her no, Sky’s heart says yes. She accepts Micah’s in-name-only proposal, knowing it’s unlikely anything permanent will come of it. She’s been in love with him since the ninth grade, and if he hasn’t figured it out by now, there’s little chance he ever will.

When an unexpected kiss ignites a spark, giving Micah hope for a possible future with Sky, a tragic accident threatens to take it all away. Torn between following his heart, doing the right thing, and forgiving the past, Micah is lost in a whirlwind of pain and emotions. Will he make it through the next two years, or will a long-kept family secret be the undoing of the Cooper family? (or… be the undoing of all of them?)

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