It's finally here! I'm one of those people who love our local library. It's such a great resource. I don't know how many books I've been checking out from there lately-mostly crafting and cookbooks, but it's been great. So...I've been on the waiting list for quite some time now for, A Homemade Life- Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, by Molly Wizenberg a.k.a. Orangette , and...it finally arrived. I just got it and already I can't put it down. Although I did put it down to make one of the recipes for banana bread with chocolate chips and crystallized ginger-mmmm. If you haven't heard of her and like to cook , then you may want to take a look at her blog. She hasn't been posting for a while, but she does have some great...no wait, super yummy and super easy recipes for those that like to cook and try new things.
It actually couldn't have come at a better time. I've been on this baking kick lately. I think...no, I know it's because of our "Wednesday Baking Day", that Tyler and I have after he awakes from his afternoon nap. I've been getting my inspiration back to cook and bake. Normally this does not happen until winter. I don't know what it is about winter, but once it starts to get cold I'm all about cooking, baking, and a nice glass of wine! During the summer it's often so hot where we live, I'm usually just trying to keep cooled down since Mama doesn't do hot all that well. Anyhow, it's here (both my motivation AND the book) and I like it! It's gonna be a yummy summer. The other thing I've been wanting to learn how to do so badly is both canning and pickling. Don't ask me why I've been yearning to do this so badly, but I don't know? I want my hubby and babies to open up the pantry and see it filled with all that summer yumminess all for them to enjoy throughout winter, compliments of Mommy. I guess it's an extension of my love for them. Yeah, I think that explains it best...an extension of my love.