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FROM THE BACK COVER: Armed only with a Colt rifle, a Bowie knife, and courage as big as the West, Ten Chisholm, the bold, half-breed son of Indian scout Jesse Chisholm, leaves New Orleans with a price on his head. His only crime was loving the beautiful daughter of a powerful New Orleans gambler who has promised her to a wealthy man she hates. With a team of battle-toughened cowboys and ex soldiers, and a vow to return to Priscilla and make her his wife, Ten rides into the harsh Texas brakes and the heart of Comanche country. Now, he must round up wild longhorns and set off across the Red River, through a thousand miles of swollen rivers, angry Comanche's and treacherous outlaw attacks on a brazen quest to open a new trail to Kansas on the savage frontier.
Its use as a narcotic is on a precipitous rise. Worldwide heroin production has doubled in the last decade, and the United Nations estimates more than 15 million users are addicted--up to 3 million in the United States. It's big business, too, with yearly global sales of $500 billion--up to $22 billion in the U.S. Enmeshed with terrorism, crime, government collaboration, corporate globalization, and the spread of HIV, the opiate trade is inextricably entangled with the functioning of global society. Finally, heroin is controversial because of the on-going debates about solutions to the health, social and economic havoc it creates. Chiva uses creative nonfiction to merge the global epic of heroin trafficking with the human-scale story of its presence in the small desert town that boasts the most per-capita overdose deaths in the U.S. The book interweaves three themes: The true tale of Chimayó, New Mexico, terrorized by its heroin dealers since the 1970s until, in the late '90s, its citizens rose up to challenge the epidemic in their midst. The story of the author's relationship with a local dealer, and his involvement with addiction, crime, love, recovery and the judicial system. The political context behind these stories: the global workings of the heroin production business. Compelling, disturbing, yet hopeful, Chiva is both personal and political, revealing the relationship between colonization and drug abuse, and the importance of reclaiming sustainable culture as a key to recovery. Chellis Glendinning, Ph.D, is a psychologist. An award-winning activist and writer, she is the author of four previous books, including Off the Map: An Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy (New Society, 2002) which won the National Federation of Press Women 2000 book award for general nonfiction. She lives in Chimayó, New Mexico.
Craig Taylor's study examines the wide-ranging French debates on the martial ideals of chivalry and knighthood during the period of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). Faced by stunning military disasters and the collapse of public order, writers and intellectuals carefully scrutinized the martial qualities expected of knights and soldiers. They questioned when knights and men-at-arms could legitimately resort to violence, the true nature of courage, the importance of mercy, and the role of books and scholarly learning in the very practical world of military men. Contributors to these discussions included some of the most famous French medieval writers, led by Jean Froissart, Geoffroi de Charny, Philippe de Mzires, Honorat Bovet, Christine de Pizan, Alain Chartier and Antoine de La Sale. This interdisciplinary study sets their discussions in context, challenging modern, romantic assumptions about chivalry and investigating the historical reality of debates about knighthood and warfare in late medieval France.
In ChiWalking, Danny and Katherine Dreyer teach the walking technique they created that takes walking from mundane to deeply rewarding.
Jack Frost is up to no good again! This time, he's stolen the seven jewels from Queen Titania's crown. Without them, the Jewel Fairies can't do their jobs. The magic in Fairyland is fading fast!
Award-winning author Lyn Cote delivers the first story in her moving Women of Ivy Manor series about four generations of women, set against the sprawling tapestry of the twentieth century. Chloe Lorraine Kimball is born at the estate of Ivy Manor in the wee hours of the twentieth century. She is the apple of her grandmother's eye, if not her mother and father's. For despite a home filled with everything a young girl could desire, she lacks the one thing she wants above all else-unconditional love from her parents. Thinking she can win that love through her actions, she creates a successful life for herself in Washington, DC, as the belle of her father's political career. Bright and beautiful, she revels in the attention she receives from the capitol's major players. But in the end, as her world comes crashing down amid the opening months of the Depression, Chloe must realize that whether or not she's capable of giving and receiving love is something entirely up to her. And perhaps she can finally find happiness on her own terms.
Here's the perfect recipe for mischief: Take one sexually neglected woman and one dashing, romantic foreigner (with a delectable accent). Add a craving for adventure plus a few drops of heady desire . . . then stand back, because in Olivia Lichtenstein's sparkling and sharply observed comedy of lust, longing, and marital unrest, this mix proves to be deliciously volatile. Chloe Zhivago has it all: a successful career, two teenage children who still speak to her, a faithful best buddy, a Famous Friend from hell (so decadently self-indulgent that one can't help but admire her and hate her at the same time), and Greg, her husband of seventeen years, a family-practice doctor who has the annoying habit of hiding the teakettle (to keep his memory sharp) and who occupies his time writing letters to the parking commission. And then it suddenly hits her. Is this all there is? When did wild weekends of passion become nights of chaste kisses and snoring to wake the dead? Will she ever savor sweet whispers of desire, or knowing glances filled with longing? What happens when the kids leave the nest but the husband stays behind? Enter Ivan. Married but questing and quixotic, he proffers notes of seduction written in Russian (necessitating awkward pleas for translation from a nearby shopkeeper) and lures Chloe to the precipice of one glorious, fortuitous fling. Does she dare? This wonderfully funny, sexy novel asks a vital question-how do you keep love alive in a marriage?-and answers it with poignancy and pure irresistible comedy.
Chloe's Kitchen features vegan food like you've never seen it before. Classically trained Chef Chloe Coscarelli brings fun and energy to this healthful, animal-free cuisine by reinterpreting 125 of America's favorite foods with great-tasting ingredients and clever techniques. Chef Chloe burst onto the culinary scene by winning the Food Network's hit reality show Cupcake Wars--the first time a vegan chef captured the top prize--which delighted her many fans who had been loyally following her on chefchloe.com. The new face of vegan cooking, Chef Chloe is luring foodies of all stripes to try her ingenious, accessible recipes for delicious, vibrant, beautiful food. Chef Chloe's first-ever cookbook is illustrated throughout with gorgeous full-color photography of the mouthwatering dishes. She begins with helpful advice on how to set up your own kitchen for stress-free, healthful eating. Chef Chloe also explains how to get all your nutrition from a plant-based diet and why it's so healthy, with support from the foreword by renowned physician Neal D. Barnard, M.D. Then, in her fresh, dynamic style, Chef Chloe provides a huge array of incredibly appetizing, inventive recipes she has created, from savory starters to decadent desserts. Her comforting macaroni and cheese, creamy Fettuccine Alfredo, crave-inducing sliders and fries, and adaptations of the most popular Chinese, Indian, and Mexican dishes win over carnivores, omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike. With Chef Chloe, eating vegan doesn't mean giving up your favorite treats and flavors. With instructions throughout for making these meat-, egg-, and dairy-free recipes without gluten and soy, here's how you can enjoy family favorites and her renowned, coveted desserts--including the first publication of the recipes for her Cupcake Wars- winning vegan cupcakes--without busting your belt.
From Chef Chloe: an eBook collection of ten recipes from her wildly popular first book, Chloe's Kitchen, for creative, delicious party foods that just happen to be vegan. The vegan diet has gone mainstream--and Chef Chloe is here to help. Since she became the first vegan to win a reality TV cooking show, Chef Chloe's devoted fan base has been clamoring for more of her healthy, inventive recipes that follow a plant-based diet. Featuring easy-to-prepare, festive vegan recipes with absolutely delicious flavors, this short cookbook is the perfect purchase for your holiday preparations. The ten perfect party recipes include Artichoke-Walnut Pesto Crostini, Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Avocado-Shiitake Sushi, Garlic Knots, and Sweet-and-Sour Party Meatballs. With beautiful photography and crystal-clear directions, Chloe's Quick-and-Easy Vegan Party Foods provides recipes that are sure to please vegans and non-vegans alike at any holiday gathering.
From the book: "Housekeeper required: country couple. References essential." When forty-four-year-old Chloe Smith, once more on her uppers, answered this advertisement, she little guessed it would involve her in a dramatic night over forty years previously, and a lady plunging to her death from a Dorset cliff top. Nor did she imagine it would end with her sitting in a dock in Winchester Crown Court two years later on a charge of murder. It is a part of the country which holds many memories for Chloe. She spent much of her early life there, moving with her parents from army posting to army posting, eventually settling in Salisbury when her raffish but musically talented father was disgraced on a tour of Singapore and returned home. Later, in Southampton, she played the piano with the Sweet and Low ensemble and worked for Mr. Pyecraft, antique dealer and owner of Fluff, the cowardly rottweiler. It was also here that she first encountered Zane, her irresistibly attractive husband and great love, who proves to be a small-time crook, and appears and disappears without warning, but with astonishing regularity.
From Chef Chloe: an eBook collection of ten mouth-watering chocolate dessert and treat recipes from her wildly popular Chloe's Kitchen that are delicious, crowd-pleasing--and vegan. Even before Chef Chloe wowed the judges on Cupcake Wars to become the first chef to win a reality TV cooking show with a vegan recipe, she was astounding her fans with her talent for producing delectable desserts without butter, milk, or even common vegan ingredients like egg substitute and bananas. Instead, her magic blend of liquid proportions and leaveners like baking soda and vinegar give her cakes a moist, irresistible texture and taste that neither vegans nor non-vegans can resist and her non-dairy secrets make her chocolate concoctions meltingly creamy and maddeningly addictive. In Chloe's Vegan Chocolate Classics, you'll find ten easy-to-make chocolate recipes collected from Chloe's Kitchen and ranging from Mocha Almond Fudge Cake and Chef Chloe's signature "Chlostess" Creme-Filled Cupcakes to her candy-like Buckeye treats--peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate--and Chocolate Chip Brownie Bites. She even includes a recipe for the best Hot Fudge Sundaes with Mint Chip Ice Cream. With gorgeous photos and clear-cut instructions, each dessert is sure to be a hit at holiday celebrations all year round.
Choclatiqueis a chocolate lover's dream. Ed Engoron has traveled to more than 130 countries in search of the best chocolate the world has to offer. From exploring the Amazon jungle to dining at the Grand Palace of Thailand to studying at Paris' famed Cordon Bleu, Ed's experiences are the inspiration for the amazing chocolate creations inChoclatique. The more than 170 easy recipes are based on five essential building blocks or ganaches (glaze or filling made from chocolate and cream) that allow you to whip up luscious chocolate delights minutes before dinner. Choclatiqueincludes recipes for cakes, candies, cookies, custards, hot chocolate, ice cream, milkshakes, muffins, sauces, smoothies, tarts, trifles, waffles, and more. Illustrated with beautiful full-color photography throughout.
When the exotic stranger Vianne Rocher arrives in the old French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique called "La Celeste Praline" directly across the square from the church, Father Reynaud identifies her as a serious danger to his flock. It is the beginning of Lent: the traditional season of self-denial. The priest says she'll be out of business by Easter.To make matters worse, Vianne does not go to church and has a penchant for superstition. Like her mother, she can read Tarot cards. But she begins to win over customers with her smiles, her intuition for everyone's favourites, and her delightful confections. Her shop provides a place, too, for secrets to be whispered, grievances aired. She begins to shake up the rigid morality of the community. Vianne's plans for an Easter Chocolate Festival divide the whole community. Can the solemnity of the Church compare with the pagan passion of a chocolate éclair?For the first time, here is a novel in which chocolate enjoys its true importance, emerging as an agent of transformation. Rich, clever, and mischievous, reminiscent of a folk tale or fable, this is a triumphant read with a memorable character at its heart.Says Harris: "You might see [Vianne] as an archetype or a mythical figure. I prefer to see her as the lone gunslinger who blows into the town, has a showdown with the man in the black hat, then moves on relentless. But on another level she is a perfectly real person with real insecurities and a very human desire for love and acceptance. Her qualities too - kindness, love, tolerance - are very human." Vianne and her young daughter Anouk, come into town on Shrove Tuesday. "Carnivals make us uneasy," says Harris, "because of what they represent: the residual memory of blood sacrifice (it is after all from the word "carne" that the term arises), of pagan celebration. And they represent a loss of inhibition; carnival time is a time at which almost anything is possible."The book became an international best-seller, and was optioned to film quickly. The Oscar-nominated movie, with its star-studded cast including Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) and Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love), was directed by Lasse Hallstrom, whose previous film The Cider House Rules (based on a John Irving novel) also looks at issues of community and moral standards, though in a less lighthearted vein.The idea for the book came from a comment her husband made one day while he was immersed in a football game on TV. "It was a throwaway comment, designed to annoy and it did. It was along the lines of...Chocolate is to women what football is to men..." The idea stuck, and Harris began thinking that "people have these conflicting feelings about chocolate, and that a lot of people who have very little else in common relate to chocolate in more or less the same kind of way. It became a kind of challenge to see exactly how much of a story I could get which was uniquely centred around chocolate." Rich with metaphor and gorgeous writing...sit back and gorge yourself on Chocolat.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kit Kat, Turkish Delight, Creme Egg, Rolo and All Gold are as much a part of British life as were the companies that made them and which led the chocolate revolution in the nineteenth century: Rowntree's, Fry's, Cadbury's, Mackintosh and Terry's.This new book charts the history of chocolate manufacture, marketing and consumption in Britain from its origins in the eighteenth century. It then describes the golden age from 1900 to the 1970s and the subsequent US and Swiss invasions, spearheaded by brands such as Mars, Toblerone and Nestlé's Milky Bar, including the takeovers by Nestle and Kraft. It is sure to delight sweet-toothed readers of all ages.
Lenni, Alex, Jamal, Gaby, Casey, Hector, and Tina -- they're seven good friends with one hot secret: Ghostwriter! The Chocolate Bar Bust Hector Carrero has a master plan to become an Olympic swimming star. Step one: enter the Jumbo Candy Bar contest.
After leaving her bad-news husband back in Texas, Lee McKinney moved up north to a quaint resort town. Now she keeps the books for her aunt's luxury chocolate shop. But Lee soon finds that Michigan winters can be murder.... Lee and Aunt Nettie can't believe their luck. A teddy bear promotion will have tourists flocking to Warner Pier, which could mean skyrocketing sales for TenHuis Chocolade. To help decorate the scrumptious store, Gail, an antique dealer, lends them a collection of valuable chocolate molds. But after a burglary at the shop, Gail meets with a grisly fate-and the main suspect in her murder is Lee's troubled teenage stepson. Lee sets out to clear his name, but awakening long-hibernating family secrets might be more than this daring crime solver can bear....
Need more chocolate in your life?CHOCOLATE BLISS is a celebration of all things chocolate: types and flavors, health and beauty benefits, origins, baking secrets, ecological influences, and gifting delights. With must-have recipes like Fudgey Hearts of Darkness, antioxidant-rich offerings like Blueberry Cocoa Nib Crumble, and luxurious indulgences like Salty Chocolate Body Scrub, there's no reason not to treat yourself-and your friends-to the chocolate life.From the Hardcover edition.
Something Old Something Askew Caught up in a whirl of champagne and china patterns, bride-to-be Lee McKinney has butted heads with her future mother-in-law over every detail of the wedding bash. The last thing she needs is trouble with her own mother. But this is bigger than the hot versus cold hors d'oeuvres debate: Sally McKinney doesn't even want to be at the wedding if it takes place in Warner Pier, her hometown. Irked that her mom might be MIA on the Big Day, Lee heads to her aunt's chocolate shop, TenHuis Chocolade, for advice. There, the bride is shocked to learn that years earlier, her mother ran away on what would have been her own wedding day-hours before her fiance was found dead, an apparent suicide. Now, to smooth things over with her mother-and ease her own way down the aisle-Lee must untangle a mystery older than she is....
Chock full of moving and enlightening stories, The Chocolate Cake Sutra will help you let go of perfectionism and celebrate the sacred nature of the life you already have.
After giving up her career as a Texas trophy wife, Lee McKinney finds herself in a Michigan resort town, keeping the books for her aunt Nettie's luxury chocolate business. But she soon discovers that her new life isn't all truffles and bonbons. Clementine Ripley, the defense attorney everyone loves to hate, is throwing a party that calls for several thousand dollars' worth of custom chocolates-some made in the image of her champion cat. Lee jumps at the job, but sweet success takes a bitter turn when someone adds an extra ingredient-cyanide-to one of their delicious chocolates and it finds its way into Ripley's mouth. Now it's up to Lee to figure out who tampered with the family recipe before she and her aunt end up behind not-so-chocolate bars. INCLUDES YUMMY CHOCOLATE TRIVIA
A New York Times bestseller with over a half-million copies in print, CHOCOLATE continues to delight chocoholics everywhere. Packed with Boynton's famous hippos, bunnies, pigs, and other animals, this gift-perfect book is a whimsical commentary on the individual's relationship to chocolate, its varieties, and its sources. From the several sorts of chocolate connoisseur-including the gourmoo, who eats only milk chocolate-to the several shapes of chocolate itself (bunny, kiss, glove compartment bar), Boynton's apologia for chocolate misses nothing. Myths are debunked: chocolate is not fattening, she argues, especially when the caloric expenditure of carrying it home from the store and hiding it from company is factored in. Directions are supplied: to remove stains, lick them. Plus, how to grow chocolate at home, a foolproof method for determining if chocolate is in season (does the name of the month contain the letter A, E, or U?), and a recipe for Hippo Pot de Mousse. "Fourteen out of ten people like chocolate," says the artist. This is the only guide for people who like chocolate the way they like to breathe. Vanilla people, keep out. Selection of the Literary Guild.
Recipes for chocolate cakes, frostings, fillings, cookies, pies, desserts, toppers, sauces, beverages and candies.
Thalia, a 25-year-old wild girl gone good, moves back to her old neighborhood after a failed engagement and manages to catch the eye of the town's most wanted man--the incredibly sexy, single, devoted, and charismatic Reverend Isaac. Not only is there a large age difference between Thalia and the middle-aged pastor, but he also happens to be the father of Madison, her best friend since junior high school. Madison isn't trying to deal with her father dating anyone after her mother's death. Thalia asks Isaac to keep their relationship a secret, but he's been intrigued by her ever since she was a teenager, and now he wants the world to know. When tragedy strikes, their love is exposed to her family, his colleagues, his congregation, and her best friend. Now it seems like the whole town is in an uproar. The gossiping church mothers in Mount Pleasant aren't the only problem that Thalia and Isaac have, though. A former lover rears his ugly head and forces their relationship to change for the absolute worst. Can this May-December romance survive when it seems fate is just not on their side?
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