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Reader’s Digest Canada’s Spring Books
by Diane Hargrave
March 30, 2008

Spring is on its way, and with it, a tantalizing variety of new titles from Reader’s Digest Canada, Canada’s premier publisher of illustrated reference books.

A great way to start the new season is by looking at how you can get healthy and stay healthy the natural way. Food Cures: Breakthrough Nutritional Prescriptions for Everything from Colds to Cancer (publication date February 2008, 352 pages, $44.95 hardcover, over 180 full-colour photographs) is a science-based guide to healing, treating and preventing 57 ailments and health complaints with common foods and nutritional supplements.

For a different kind of peace, how about Perennials: Designing, Choosing and Maintaining Easy-Care Plantings (publication date April 2008, 240 pages, $34.95 hardcover, over 300 photographs and illustrations)? This is the ultimate resource for both beginners and experienced gardeners, with year- round advice about perennials, from early spring to first frost.

The warm weather signals the appearance of an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, and two books will help readers make the most of this bounty. The Vegetarian Cookbook: More than 150 Healthy, Easy, and Satisfying Recipes (publication date March 2008, 256 pages, $39.95 hardcover, over 250 photographs and illustrations) features easy-to- follow and sumptuous recipes from around the globe.

Veggies and fruits are front and centre in Super Salads: More than 250 Super-Easy Recipes for Super Nutrition and Super Flavor (publication date June 2008, 320 pages, $34.95 hardcover, over 250 photographs and illustrations). Reader’s Digest Canada editor Pamela Johnson is the spokesperson for The Vegetarian Cookbook and Super Salads.

Preparing foods can be a challenge when someone in your family has food allergies. Food Allergy Cookbook (publication date January 2008, 224 pages, $34.95 hardcover, over 250 photographs and illustrations) is essential for anyone in this situation, with more than 100 family-friendly recipes that cover the five most common allergenic food types.

Add a special touch to your garden with Best Weekend Projects: 80 Great Ideas Anyone Can Do (publication date April 2008, 224 pages, $19.95 softcover, over 300 photographs and illustrations). Each project – whether it’s for furniture, planters, paths, a gazebo or a water garden – includes concise plans and easy-to-follow, illustrated step-by-step instructions.

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