Jean B. MacLeod


Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Jean B. MacLeod has lived in Canada and various parts of the United States, and has resided in Southern California since 1957. She left school at age fourteen, worked mostly in the corporate world, and earned a BA in liberal arts, magna cum laude, while in her late fifties. A longtime collector of practical tips for the home and garden, she enjoys exploring food and horticultural trends related to sustainable living and is a member of the Culinary Historians of Southern California and Slow Food USA. As an eighty-five-year-old who grew up during food rationing that accompanied and followed WWII, she knows a thing or two about frugality and the preciousness of food. An avid reader with a soft spot for British mysteries, she is a huge fan of farmers’ markets, ethnic markets, public libraries, public transportation, the theater, and PBS. She is close to her two daughters and enjoys life in the Los Angeles area.

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The Kitchen Paraphernalia Handbook: Hundreds of Substitutions for Common and Uncommon Utensils, Gadgets, Tools, and Techniques.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,050. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Courses & dishes / general
The Kitchen Paraphernalia Handbook is a home chef’s guide to getting more done with less. It features an A-to-Z guide of kitchen utensils, tools, and gadgets, and each item is accompanied by more common tools and easy techniques that can accomplish the same tasks.
The Waste-Wise Gardener: Tips and Techniques to Save Time, Money, and Natural Resources While Creating the Garden of Your Dreams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,720. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
A garden is a labor of love, but that doesn’t mean it must always be labor intensive. Discover how to save time and money while creating an organic, sustainable garden.

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