Mar. 29, 2019 - 9:31 am
In my reviews, my focus so far has been cooking and exploring the world through cookbooks. I love to do both. When I visit a new city I like to find at least one experience of eating somewhere local, somewhere that carries a sense of place. It might be a place with regional cuisine, or not, and it...
Feb. 27, 2019 - 11:17 am
On Vegetables by California chef Jeremy Fox is a highly appealing book even without the content. It was featured on the shelf at Anythink and I was drawn to it like I’m drawn to a beautiful art book. Published by Phaidon Press, it shares company with many such books, and indeed the creative arts...
Dec. 04, 2018 - 11:35 am
I saw an apron once that said "Will travel for food." I love to travel, but can't go very far very often. For me, cooking food from around the world is a simpler way to explore and, with a correlating soundtrack, I am easily transported for a few hours.
I recently discovered a cookbook on the...
Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:18 am
Entomophagy, or humans eating insects, is an accepted practice in much of the world. Insects can be a nutritious and environmentally friendly source of food, according to proponents. Are you curious about the possibilities? Two Cricket Cooking Classes will be offered (March 4 and March 7) as part...
Sep. 24, 2013 - 1:15 pm
Shorter days, cooler temperatures and leaves changing color on the trees all signal the arrival of fall. I am always excited for this time of year full of fall festivals and holidays that refocus us on family after the busy summer months. I also look forward to the start of football season and the...
Sep. 09, 2013 - 10:43 am
Mixed in with many fiction books on my reading list are non-fiction titles that draw my attention. I usually read several books at a time, interchanging them based on my interest that day. Over the course of the summer, I read several great non-fiction books and wanted to share my favorites.
May. 30, 2013 - 7:04 pm
This past winter my family had the chance to visit Mexico. We all tried our best to brush up on our Spanish language skills before we left. We did OK, but I think we'll need more work if we plan to return. Spanish skills aren't just helpful when traveling; they're useful here at home, too. To make...
Tags: children's literature
, story time
May. 08, 2013 - 11:02 am
Spring is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it. I love the clean smell of the rain, I love feeling the spring sunshine again, and I love seeing the first spring flowers peeking up through the snow. This spring, as the saying goes, has "come in like a lion," and I thought the snow...
, farmer's market