Plain, but healthful

A plain cookbook, but one that seems to hold some good recipes. I am used to seeing a recipe book with photographs of nearly every recipe, but this book is plain on the inside. Even though there aren’t photos of every dish, there is good content within. The recipes seemed healthful and nutritious. I cannot wait to try…

Complicated Book

The London Cookbook, while it is a beautiful cookbook about a unique city, is full of complicated recipes. The photos were very beautiful and the recipes sounded good, but I didn’t have most of the ingredients they called for and I’m not even sure where I would buy them. The book’s description made it sound like…

“The Most Important Book of the Day”

I thoroughly agree with John Currance that Big Bad Breakfast is the most important book of the day. Maybe I’m partial because breakfast has always been my favorite meal, but this book is creative and holds countless delicious recipes. The photographs of almost every recipe in the book made my mouth water, and the The…

Pass the “Vittals”

Victuals by Ronni Lundi is a picturesque book that takes you straight into the heart of Appalachia and serves you the best fresh home- cooking you’ll find. Almost every page is beautifully illustrated, and if it doesn’t have an illustration on it, it has a story that makes you feel like you are in the…

“Sew” Beautiful!

Home Sewn was yet another beautifully illustrated instructional book. The photographs and patterns are useful, for the most part. I need to perfect my basic sewing skills before I can follow many of the patterns in the book though. As a beginning sewer, this book is somewhat daunting, but I think as I gain more experience…

Let’s Gather & Eat

Wow, Modern Potluck was one of those books that really blew me away. First of all, the book draws you in with beautiful photographs and a textured front cover. Then, the author starts by telling you a little bit about herself and her relationship with potlucks and food. I really enjoyed the narrative she gives. I…

A Very PUNny Game

I recently recieved Punderdome, the game, and played with a group of friends. We thought it was a challenging but fun game. The game includes the option to play with teams but since there were only five of us we played individually. A challenge that we discovered of the game was the time limit given…

Helpful Reference for the Serious Photographer

Understanding Exposure is the perfect book for any photographer who owns a DSLR camera and wants to figure out how to use the settings: shutter speed, ISO, and aperture. This book thoroughly explains and illustrates how to use various settings in order to achieve extraordinary photographs. I especially love the photos they show in the book…

Discipline

I was once told that the more free time you have, the less you actually accomplish. I find this to be so true! I’m in the middle of my summer break from my graduate classes and I find it hard to manage my time when it isn’t being managed by my professors. Don’t get me…

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Initially I was drawn to this book because of the cover; it has a beautifully green budding plant against a starkly white backdrop. Then there is the title to attract the plant enthusiast. Plus…the book contains many plant growth references throughout (they really tickled me). After reading this book I feel inspired. Over and over…

Praise for Super Foods Every Day

I enjoy cooking, but I don’t have a ton of experience with it just yet. When I lived at home I didn’t do any cooking; my Mom did all the cooking. Every night she fixed dinner and if we were home for lunch, she would fix that too. She’s really good at it too. She…

“SOLD!”

The sounds of amplified, fast voices, gavels, conversation, then the motions all around: nods, hands gesturing to bid, pointing at old tractors and their parts, and examining looks at farm machinery and accessories. Saturday I went to my first auction with the beau. It was quite interesting. We got there around 9 o’ clock after…