Check out Steve's book:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... 61-5458454
Can't go wrong here and you'll learn a ton. He has applications for just about everything and after mixing some of his recips you'll soon be inventing your own concoctions.
That's when the fun begins, when you've done it enough to start thinking hmmm...I'll do this and that and have it work out decent. Lots of fun