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"Farmers' Market Desserts," Jennie Schacht

Pros: Delightful, delicious, and oh-so-seasonal! Cons: None so far! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2010) provided courtesy of Chronicle Books.   Farmers’ markets can be delightful places, filled with ripe, seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as

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"Organic Gardening," Charles Dowding

Pros: A thorough guide to organic gardening Cons: Definitely most useful to British readers Rating: 4 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Chelsea Green Publishing. Visit Charles Dowding’s site.   Charles Dowding’s Organic Gardening the Natural No-Dig Way is

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"The Fruit Cookbook," Nicole Routhier

Buy this book if you like fruit – you’ll use it over and over for years. Just make sure to try the Strawberry Summer Soup, especially if you’re having company over. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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"The Sugar Mill Caribbean Cookbook," Jinx and Jefferson Morgan

If you want a taste of the exotic, this is one of the best buys you could make for your money. It packs an incredible number of very good recipes into the space it has. And I guarantee that you, too, will find yourself pulling it off of the shelves at odd hours, going “oh, hey, we should make that next week. And that. And that…”

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"Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment" Corpening

My only complaint about this book is that ours is starting to fall apart a bit, and I don’t think we’ve really abused it enough for that.

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