Read up on the five books that we’ve devoured in the last couple of weeks as we prepare ourselves for all things Spring.

Everyone knows that chamomile tea is the answer to a good night’s sleep and that ginger tea can settle your stomach. But did you know that Jamu Kunyit, a ginger and turmeric tonic, is the Balinese equivalent of “an apple a day” to “keep health problems at bay”; that herbal medicinal vinegars can be antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral as well as helping fight respiratory infections, coughs, and bronchitis; or that adding black pepper and coconut oil to any turmeric drink can help your body reap the benefits more effectively? In Vital Tonics & Soothing Teas: Traditional and Modern Remedies, Rachel de Thample has gathered a collection of the best of these ancient drinks and traditional remedies, along with a few modern spins, offering tips on how to best build them into a busy lifestyle.

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With a selection of essential dressings to complement any salad, this mouthwatering collection of inspirational recipes from Around the World in 120 Salads: Fresh Healthy Delicious by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi will ensure you’ll never be stuck with a limp leaf of iceberg lettuce ever again.

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RecipeShorts: Delicious dishes in 140 characters brings new ideas into your kitchen, showing just how easy cooking can be. Every recipe is written within 140 characters; they are short and simple, but bursting with flavor – using a few ingredients that together create stunning results. You will be amazed how much information can be conveyed in so few words. Whether you are cooking for one, two, or a crowd, getting delicious food on the table has never been so hassle-free.

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In Jello Shots: Over 30 Recipes to Get the Party Started, Sabrina Fauda-Role shares over 30 inventive recipes to get the party started. Make your favorite cocktails even better with Mojito, Cosmopolitan, and Long Island Iced Tea jello shots. Not only do the shots taste great, they are also beautifully presented – try a Bloody Mary in a hollowed-out tomato, or create a stunning Tequila Sunrise. You can even add a bit of extra fizz with the Gin & Tonic and Sparkling Wine shots. They can be mixed up in minutes, then just leave to set in the fridge for a few hours before your guests arrive. Jello has never been so much fun!

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This offbeat illustrated history reveals 65 people you’ve probably never heard of, but who helped shape the word as we know it. Muses and neighbors, friends and relatives, accomplices and benefactors—such as Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year’s worth of wages to help her write To Kill a Mockingbird. Or John Ordway, the colleague who walked with Lewis and Clark every step of the way. Each eye-opening story of these unsung heroes is written by a notable historian and illustrated by a top indie artist, making The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History a treasure trove of word and image for history buffs, art lovers, and anyone who rejoices in unexpected discovery.

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by Aray Till

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Beautifully, thoughtful, NEW, fun info.
Much appreciate all of it and mostly the nice feeling i have when reading. ☺