Faced with the daily challenge of what to cook for her three young children, chef and mum Claire Thomson made it her mission to inspire parents stuck in a teatime rut. Every day she makes a ‘proper’ tea, tweeting it at 5pm - from that her blog '5 O’clock Apron' was born and a popular Guardian column on cooking for children followed. Claire wants to inspire other parents and invigorate the concept of family cookery. Cooking shouldn't be a chore, one meal for the grown-ups and another for the children. Claire's fresh, exciting meals are versatile and flavourful enough to please everyone around the table, encouraging parents to view food differently, to refresh their culinary imaginations and find real joy in cooking for their children. Featuring sections on milk, bread, grains, pulses, rice, vegetables, fruit and fish, 5 O’clock Apron will engage and empower parents. Not just a recipe book, but a way of thinking about how to shop, cook, eat and celebrate as a family, Claire provides a unique insight, as both a mother and a chef, into what really makes food appealing for children.
Sophie Dumbrowski has only gone out with three guys in her sixteen years--a moron, a liar, and a perv. She's dying to change her Facebook status to "In a Relationship," but how is she going to do that when Cosmo ranks her Guy-Q as category D: In Desperate Need of Help? Busia, her Polish grandma, offers to make a bargain with Dola, the Polish spirit of love, in exchange for Sophie's agreement to get along with her man-hungry mother, who owns a bakery. Sophie jumps at the chance, ready to meet Chicago's hottest teenage boy. Shortly after the deal is made, Sophie and her mom get in a terrible fight, causing her mom to fire her. This prompts Busia to pronounce that Sophie's love life is now cursed. But when Sophie meets two incredibly gorgeous guys that same afternoon, she decides she'll need to secretly date them both until she discovers if they are good luck or bad news. When the International Gourmet moves into their strip mall, the bakery business begins to tank. Sophie can't sit by and watch her future burn to a crisp. Can the three women patch up their differences and get the bakery back in business, or will Sophie's undercover double-dating scheme continue to curse them all? Only Dola knows for sure.
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