Sunday, April 25, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Sorry I just dropped out of sight for the past week and have to totally ditch the A-Z challenge. I'm disappointed about that as I had the list complete and the photos taken. Everything is OK I just have a couple of projects that have taken up a ton of time. By next weekend, I will be back to regular postings.
Yesterday I witnessed some awesomeness. I saw a deer in our front yard in the late afternoon. While we do have a large population of deer you do not see them in the front yard much at all. She was pacing around a little. I was worried that maybe she was sick. Then she wandered over to the side of our house. Our back yard is fenced in but I could still see her. One minute she was standing behind the neighbors shed and then when I looked back out less than 5 minutes later...she had had a baby!! The pictures aren't great but I didn't want to disturb her so I took them from the sliding glass door which is quite a ways from where she was. I guess nothing says Spring like this.
Have you experienced any amazing signs of Spring?
Saturday, April 3, 2021
My Mother sent me this cookbook back in 1987 when I was living in Florida. She loves organization cookbooks. Unfortunately most of them from the 80's are filled with recipes that include boxed and canned ingredients that I just don't use. They are still a fun read though.
This one has a page with 23 suggestions on appetizers. Chicken livers minced and moistened with mayonnaise anyone?
I do like the weights, measures and equivalents page in this one. It is very helpful.
Friday, April 2, 2021
This was my Grandmothers 1953 edition so it is very special to me. It's in good shape for as old as it is and as much as I'm sure she used it. Tucked inside I found a few recipes she clipped from the newspaper over the years. I haven't cooked anything out of it but I love all of the information it provides and I enjoy seeing how much what we eat and how we cook has changed over the years.
I love this picture of a kitchen from the 1950's.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
I'm doing the A-Z challenge. Well I guess I should say I'm really going to give it an attempt. Wish me luck.
The topic I chose was cookbooks/food memoirs from my bookshelf.
This cookbook was published in 2017. The subtitle is The food we make for the people we love from 100 of our finest chefs and food heroes. It gives a brief description of the chef and then shares two or three of their favorite recipes which was a lot of fun to read. Just a few of the chefs included are Marcus Samuelson, Jose Andres, Nancy Silverton and many many more. I also really liked that the proceeds went to the organization No Kid Hungry. I've tried many of the recipes or gleaned ideas from them. One I really enjoy to this day is Grilled Steak Salad with Charred Sugar Snap Peas, radishes and herbs. SO good!