Book Review

Current Crush-Apples For Jam

I  fell head over heels in love with Apples for Jam when I saw the cover with little red shoes on it. The shoes reminded me of shoes I wore when I was little. Red has always been my favorite color, and so it seemed the book was speaking to me before I even opened…

Current Crush-Mark Bittman’s “Kitchen Express”

“I’m not a chef, and I never have been. And though I’ve cooked with some of the best-known chefs in the world, I’ve never had formal training, and I’ve never worked in a restaurant. None of which has gotten in the way of my mission to get people cooking simply, comfortably, and well.” ~Mark Bittman…

Mud Pie Gourmet

Did you make mud pies when you were little? I did. My cousin and I would spend hours in the back yard turning humble soil into beautiful works of art and then looking around for different berries, flowers and weeds for our ‘spices.’ Mud Pies and Other Recipes-A Cookbook for Dolls is one of my…

“The Affluent Artist”-Rick DiBiasio

Hi Friends! Today we’re trying something a little different at ChinDeep.com. I am honored to welcome a friend of mine and successful author, Rick DiBiasio as a guest blogger! Here’s a brief description of his book: The Affluent Artist is a bridge.
It’s designed to help the business guy embrace creativity, to release his inner genius.…

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…