Friday, June 17, 2016

The Wurst of Lucky Peach By Chris Ying Review

The best in wurst from around the world, with enough sausage-themed stories and pictures stuffed between these two covers to turn anyone into a forcemeat aficionado.

Lucky Peach presents a cookbook as a scrapbook, stuffed with curious local specialties, like cevapi, a caseless sausage that’s traveled all the way from the Balkans to underneath the M tracks in Ridgewood, Queens; a look into the great sausage trails of the world, from Bavaria to Texas Hill Country and beyond; and the ins and outs of making your own sausages, including fresh chorizo.

Can be purchased on Amazon.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

About the Author
LUCKY PEACH is a New York Times bestselling quarterly journal of food and writing that has won multiple James Beard Awards. Each issue focuses on a single theme, exploring it through essays, art, photography, and recipes.

CHRIS YING, editor in chief and cofounder of Lucky Peach, is also the coauthor of Ivan Ramen and The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook. He lives in San Francisco with his wife.

Cassandra's review-  If you are looking for a jammed packed book of nothing but amazing recipes that are simple and easy to do, this is not going to be for you.   If you are looking for a book that is filled with knowledge and essays as well as a few recipes, this is going to be great.

 It is described more as a scrapbook of all things wurst.   Perfect for someone who really wants to know more, but not really cook it.  Most of the few recipes included are beyond my wanting to create as far as how difficult they are.

Unashamed By Heather Davis Nelson Review #un-ashamed #FlyBy

About the book:

Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame offers hope to

those struggling under the burden of shame. This book shines the life-giving light of the

gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected, directing our attention

to the God who promises to forgive and restore us—no matter what.

You can purchase a copy on Amazon

Cassandra's Review-  Shame is not a simple word and has so many powerful meanings to different people.  I know that watching someone who is going through this stage is incredibly heart breaking and, I personally would try to do all that I could to uplift and help, but not everyone can be found or will open up.  So this book is great to place around a church or library as it can help to heal in that it will bring the reader into faith and love.

About the author:
Heather Davis Nelson
Heather Davis Nelson (MA, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a writer, counselor,

and speaker. Heather writes regularly at and has been a

featured writer at the Gospel Coalition, as well as a contributing author to the Journal of

Biblical Counseling. She and her husband are parents to twin daughters and live in

southeastern Virginia.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

LOFTEK® 50W RGB Timer Led Security Floodlight Review

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I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- II really enjoy this light because of all the cool functions and flooding brightness.  I plugged it into a standard outlet with no problems.  It does have screws to be able to mount it, I would have also have liked it to have a stand for more convenient locations.

It was ready to use right out of the box except for having to find 3 AAA batteries for the remote to work.   It can also be hung by the handle if done properly and there is no other place to anchor it safely.   I like the strobe feature and the added color choices.

Himalayan Salt Shop Discount and Review

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I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  The lamp is really heavy and real.  The kids had so much fun touching and learning about this and at night it was a real treat to light up.    I would not use mine continuously in an effort to save electric, but it is supposed to help with the air quality of my home.

  My lamp can help with a smaller bedroom sized room, but I will use mine for a decoration and conversation piece.   I am not sure how well it will hold, up but I placed mine on a surface that I would not mind getting ruined.  I was worried about the pressure of the lamp on the cord, but there is a tiny groove in the base where the cord is relieved of some of the pressure from the very heavy salt.  I would highly recommend this for a gift.

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