Oliver’s Fruit Salad (Venture-Health and the Human Body)

Oliver's Fruit Salad (Venture-Health and the Human Body)Oliver’s Fruit Salad (Venture-Health and the Human Body)

Luring kids to taste or eat fruit of any kind is a tedious task for almost all moms. Some try to trick their kids just so they take a bite or two of any available fruit in season.

In the book Oliver’s Fruit Salad, the author, Vivian French, gives emphasis on how to attract kids to read and learn by adding colors to the cover and texts. The color play as illustrated by Allison Bartlett is done in simple but fluid lines.

The story line is likewise simple and easy to digest. It focuses on how Oliver was enticed by his grandparents to eat fruits. It relates how Oliver’s mom is having a hard time pushing Oliver to take a bite of fresh fruit such as pears, apples or plums.

Finally, Oliver’s grandfather did the trick. He showed Oliver the fresh fruits he picked from his garden and made it into a delicious fruit salad.  Once the Oliver tasted the fruit salad, he realized that fruits do not only taste good but also are healthy and nutritious.

So, for moms out there, one way to help your child eat fruit is to read Oliver’s Fruit Salad by Vivian French.

You can buy Oliver’s Fruit Salad on Amazon.com for $5.67.

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Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & VegetablesRoot Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

A book that lets you enjoy fruits and vegetables all year round without the need to process them by canning or freezing, “Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables” by Mike and Nancy Bubel is an informative read on the value of root cellars. The idea of an underground garden is not new but this lets you take root cellaring and apply it to modern gardeantioxidant-fruits.comng and storage.

For many people who live in the city as well as those with farms but have overlooked the idea of natural cold storage, this is also a book about fruit and vegetables that are good keepers for fall and winter. There is also a portion on different ways and possible places to use as a root cellar like the basement, garages, garden rows and buried boxes.

If you want to know what to do after picking your harvest and how to prepare them for storage, this book can answer that. It also includes a chapter on spoilage, recipes and real-life experiences by the Bubels.

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The Best 50 Smoothies

The Best 50 Smoothies

The Best 50 SmoothiesChef Joanna White has been publishing different books on food since 1995. With cookbooks on dips, fondue, cooking in clay and recipes with your pressure cooker, White proves her credibility on providing detailed instructions on everyday menus and special occasions. Her book “The Best 50 Smoothies” is full of different recipes on fruit juices, yogurt and more.

The smoothie recipe book covers various fruits. The common ones are apple, apricot, banana, cherry, cranberry, grape, papaya, mango and orange. There are also some cream-based mixes like the creamy colada, strawberry creamy cocktail and the super creamy jubilee.

For those who want some smoothies with a bit of a kick, this book has recipes like coffee-banana smoothie, pineapple peach pick-me-up and a raspberry energizer. It also has a section on garnishes and how to use them as well as some helpful hints on mixing fruits to make a smoothie.

This is a book you’ll be glad to have around as reference for breakfast smoothies and more. It is available for $5.95 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25 at Amazon.com.

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A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds

A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds

A Fruit Is a Suitcase for SeedsThe book “A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds” is an easy to read fruit book from author Jean Richards. Aimed to educate young minds from ages 2 to 6 years old, the children’s book teaches the joy of planting fruits and cutting them open to find seeds inside.

Illustrator Anca Hariton lends a hand by using watercolors to further bring the words of Richards to life. Aside from the drawings of fruits, fruit seeds, plants and other animals, keeping close to the title, the pages are also filled with tiny details of people carrying suitcases.

The 32-paged fruit book promises not to bore the children with its narrative. It uses words that kids are familiar with and easy to understand. Each page comes with Hariton’s artistic flair and one to two sentences at the lower portion of the page. The idea presented to kids that fruits are suitcases is innovative and creative. This spurs their imagination and lets them see how various fruits and plants grow with different eyes.

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I Like Fruit: Petit Collage

I Like Fruit: Petit CollageI Like Fruit: Petit Collage

Fruit books for toddlers or preschoolers come in different shapes and sizes. One notable book is the  “I Like Fruit: Petit Collage” by Lorena  Siminovich. This baby book is a page turner for children. It comes with a concept of learantioxidant-fruits.comng different colors, shapes, textures, fruits and more through the different illustrations and fabric incorporated in the collage book.

Centered on fruits, it highlights plums, pears and the insects that you can usually find in a fruit tree. These are bugs, worms and more. The fruit book also has a story in it that encourages your child to go out and explore the world around them.

The author and illustrator, Lorena Siminovich, is no newcomer on children’s books. She have made several books and among them, “Alex and Lulu: Two of a Kind”, won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award.

The “I Like Fruit: Petit Collage” is a book that can educate and impart the love of fruits to your child. This ten-page children’s book retails for $6.99 on Amazon.com and is eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25..

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Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit: An Illustrated EncyclopediaVegetables, Herbs and Fruit: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit: An Illustrated Encyclopedia” authored by Mathew Biggs, Jekka McVicar and Bob Flowerdew is a helpful guide for people who want to make their garden space useful by growing plants that promote good diet and perfect health. The authors penned how to choose the plants well that may yield a good harvest.

The encyclopedia is arranged with vegetables first in alphabetical order, followed by herbs and then fruit presented by fruit type like orchard fruit, soft, bush and cane fruit, tender fruit, shrub and flower garden fruits and nuts. You will also learn that there’s more to herbs other than just adding flavor and taste.

Other useful features of this handy book includes a maintenance calendar, detailed topics on greenhouse growing, hardiness zones, soil fertility and even seed sources. More so would be 800 colorful images that brings to life 70 vegetables, 100 fruits and over a hundred herbs with recipes for you to try. From methods of practical gardening, the procurement of seedlings to medicinal benefits, you will realize that it offers you the key to life’s longevity.

Grab a copy of the Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit: An Illustrated Encyclopedia on Amazon.com for $19.77 and let us know what you think of it. Share your review on Facebook or leave a comment below.