We’re big fans of Mélanie Watt’s Scaredy Squirrel series, so when we heard she was releasing a new book we were pretty excited to read it. Bug in a Vacuum is a simple, sweet tale of a fly who moves through the five stages of grief — denial, bargaining, anger, despair, and acceptance — when it gets sucked into a vacuum cleaner. … Bug in a Vacuum by Mélanie Watt
If August is the Sunday of summer, it’s high time to start thinking about putting down some of the season’s bounty. And I’ve got just the book to help you do it. It’s The Canning Kitchen by Amy Bronee. Penguin Random House Canada Limited sent me and nine other lucky food bloggers a copy to review and are providing 10 additional copies to share with you! Whether you’re new to canning like me or an old pro, you’ll want to add it to your cookbook collection. … The Canning Kitchen blog tour + A giveaway!
Random House Canada sent me a complimentary copy to review, however all opinions are my own.
If I slept with a book under my pillow like my kids, The Sweetapolita Bakebook would be the one I’d tuck under my head and dream about each night. Baker, blogger and photographer extraordinaire Rosie Alyea invites readers to a magical land where playing with your food is not only allowed, it’s encouraged. Colour and paint on decadent cookies and cakes with edible paint and chalk, make your own sprinkles and candy clay, and top your cupcakes with toasted marshmallow frosting — Alyea shows you how in step-by-step instructions even the newest (and littlest!) bakers will want to try. And if you have a few flops along the way, she’s there to remind you she’s had her share of failures too. The teenager who fell in love with the world of cake and confection working at a bakery grew into a multi-talented entrepreneur, mother of two, and author of this most endearing first book where decorating takes the cake. … The Sweetapolita Bakebook + A Giveaway!