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Cooking and gardening books

Children's cooking and gardening books from Usborne

Delicious and healthy recipes for beginner cooks, step-by-step guides to baking bread and cakes, and cooking kits that make lovely gifts.

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Grow your own food

The Usborne book of growing food

The Usborne book of growing food

A simple step-by-step introduction to growing food in containers both inside and out. Projects include carrots from seeds, climbing cucumbers, edible flowers, popcorn, squash shaped like flying saucers and much more. Includes pages with essential planting techniques and tips on when to water, how to deal with pests and even make your own compost.

£9.99

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Gardening for beginners

Gardening for beginners

A charming introduction to gardening for absolute beginners, with simple instructions for plants that anyone can grow – even without a garden. Step-by-step illustrated instructions show children how to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables such as potatoes, lettuce and sunflowers. A wonderful introduction to gardening and where food comes from. With internet links to websites with more gardening tips and ideas via the Usborne Quicklinks website.

£9.99

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Usborne Quicklinks

At Usborne Quicklinks there are links to websites where you can find out more about gardening, see recipe ideas for your grown vegetables, see how plants grow and more.

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Cooking kits

Each cooking kit comes in an attractive presentation box containing a recipe book and the equipment you need to make cupcakes and biscuits or decorate beautiful cakes.

Watch our Baking Tips with Abi video clips for tips on decorating biscuits with glacé icing, feather icing, using a piping gun and lots more.

A wonderful gift for budding bakers. Cake Masters on Children's Cupcake Kit

Free downloadable recipes

Gingerbread flowers

Bake some pretty gingerbread flower biscuits from the Children's book of baking.

Gingerbread flowers recipe

Little lime cheesecakes

These little cheesecakes from the Sleepover Cookbook contain a zesty lime kick and make a great evening snack.

Lime cheesecakes recipe