Kale, My Ex, and Other Things to Toss in a Blender

 

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Kale, My Ex, and Other Things to Toss in a Blender

Kale My ExTitle: Kale, My Ex, and Other Things to Toss in a Blender
Author: Lisa Greenwald
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 30, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

When Mia s summer starts with an epic breakup, she s sure the rest of the vacation will be miserable. But her best friend, Justine, would never let that happen. Their plan has two parts. One: use their summer job driving a snow cone truck to keep tabs on Mia s ex in person. Two: create a fake persona to connect with Mia s ex online.

Soon both plans have morphed into something so much bigger. Add some kale to a snow cone and they ve got the hottest smoothie in town . . . and more money than they could have imagined. And when Mia s ex starts falling for the online girl, there s a revenge plot just waiting to be born. A guy who dumps a girl because he thinks her thighs are too thick deserves to have his heart broken by a fake girlfriend, right? All s fair in love and smoothies. . . . 

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Review: A Year of Picnics by Ashley English

Review: A Year of Picnics by Ashley EnglishTitle: A Year of Picnics: Recipes for Dining Well in the Great Outdoors
Author: Ashley English
Publisher: Roost Books
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Everyone loves picnicking—dining in the great outdoors, cozied up on blankets, and surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Now imagine doing it year-round, where the setting speaks to the foods served, and you've got A Year of Picnics!

All it takes is a picnic blanket and some inspiration to take a meal from so-so to sensational. Pair the perfect location with the right foods, and you can take your picnicking to the next level. On mountaintops or rooftops, in nocturnal settings or in daylight, even in winter, this book invites readers to look at picnics in a whole new way. The twenty themed, seasonal picnics are made all the more special with activities, games, and crafts that encourage people to explore the outdoors and connect to one another—over food, perhaps on a blanket, in a special place. Grab a blanket and a basket, get outside, and start experiencing the joy that picnicking provides.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Review: A Year of Picnics by Ashley English

A Year of Picnics by Ashley English is sure to provide you with some inspiration for your next picnic. This book that is a little bit different from your typical recipe book. Not only are there themed picnics based on the four seasons, there are activities and ideas that revolve around the theme of each picnic. This book is full of fun ways to take your standard picnic and transform it into an event with its beautiful photographs and interesting approach. Continue reading