“Dacha Idylls” is a lively account of dacha life and how Russians experience this deeply rooted tradition of the summer cottage amid the changing cultural, economic, and political landscape of postsocialist Russia. Simultaneously beloved and reviled, dachas wield a power that makes owning and caring for them an essential part of life. In this book,…


Milling is the process of cutting away material – usually, but not exclusively, metal – by feeding a piece of work pas a rotating multiple-tooth cutter. The cutting action of the teeth of the milling cutter provides a fast method of machining, and the machines surface may be flat, angular, or curved. The surface may…


No one knows more about starting and running a bed and breakfast business than successful cook, author and hotel owner Amy Willcock. The hotel that she runs with her husband and their business partner, The George on the Isle of Wight, was described in the Daily Mail as being run ‘in the way in which…


You’ll find notes on how to transform wines, rice, fruit, and herbs into bases and dressings for a variety of dishes as well as make-your-own master classes and advice aplenty on the pleasures of pickling and the joys of chutneys. Beyond great food ideas, there are solutions for a life free of limescale, dishwasher maintenance,…


When Thelma Meyer tells it to you, she tells it straight: Clean the kitchen daily Don’t waste anything (not even the water leftover from those potatoes you just boiled) Always work hard This philosophy meant that when Thelma’s daughter Monica founded Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products (named after her mom), the products were designed to…


Featuring animals from around the world, these 30 attractive patterns will bring the beauty of nature into your home. In addition to the original designs, you’ll discover helpful information on blade and wood selection, scroll saw techniques and finishing, framing and displaying your completed project. You’ll also learn how to create patterns from your own…