Book Review

Current Crush-Vintage Cookbooks

“One reason cooking is so exciting is that there is always something new you can make; actually it can be a new adventure every single day.” Gladys Taber, Stillmeadow Sampler One of the many things I collect, besides teacups, are vintage cookbooks. I collect vintage children’s books, vintage and antique valentines, vintage linens, vintage glassware…

Feeling Domestic

Another quiet day to myself. It feels like a gift. I’ve decided to make Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon from her fabulous cookbook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” She once said that when beef stew is simmering in the oven, all is right with the world. While this is cooking, I’ll be finishing up a…

Snow Ice Cream

“There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.” ~William Sharp When I was younger my little brothers and I…

Book Review – “Good Grief ” by Lolly Winston

I remember when this book first came out in 2004 and seeing it’s pretty, glossy book jacket at Barnes & Noble. I remember reading the flap copy, sighing, and thinking, “That sounds way too sad.” So I put it back on the display table. Over the years this book would pop up in different places…