Good morning, a happy weekend and a very happy March 1st to you. I hope that you had a great week. Today, although Winter is hanging on and it is still raining and cold, I noticed buds on the trees and a bunch of daffodils in the neighbors yard. This weekend, I am going to relax and enjoy the waining, lazy days of Winter what about you?
If you are like me than cold winter months are all about comfort food, and copious amount of hot chocolate.
|Image from Cookies & Cups|
Although I do not typically like breakfast food I have been craving pancakes lately with lots of syrup. My dad used to make us pancakes or waffles every Sunday and that is usually when I make them as well. This week I am going to try this Blueberry Pancake recipe from Cookies & Cups. Are you a pancake or waffle fan?
You can never go wrong with Blueberry Muffins which are great for breakfast, lunch or snacks.
A simple trick to make Oatmeal Taste Better. I am going to try this because when I do eat it I like it with apples, brown sugar and lots of cinnamon.
|Pecan Cinnamon Rolls with Rhodes Dough|
I don’t consider cinnamon rolls breakfast food, I consider them anytime food. This recipe using Rhodes sweet dough makes easy and delicious rolls.
Beautiful and haunting photos of decaying Italian Palaces
The Green Book won an Oscar this past week, if you would like to learn about the real ” Green Book” you can watch The Green Book: The Guide to Freedom” on the Smithsonian Channel. (It’s free.).
It’s happened to all of us: we’re reading a book, something interrupts us, and we grab the closest thing at hand to mark our spot. It could be a train ticket, a letter, an advertisement, a photograph, or a four-leaf clover. Eventually the book finds its way into the world-a library, a flea market, other people’s bookshelves, or to a used bookstore. But what becomes of those forgotten bookmarks? What stories could they tell?
By day, Michael Popek works in his family’s used bookstore. By night, he’s the voyeuristic force behind www.forgottenbookmarks.com, where he shares the weird objects he has found among the stacks at his store.
Forgotten Bookmarks is a scrapbook of Popek’s most interesting finds. Sure, there are actual bookmarks, but there are also pictures and ticket stubs, old recipes and notes, valentines, unsent letters, four-leaf clovers, and various sordid, heartbreaking, and bizarre keepsakes. Together this collection of lost treasures offers a glimpse into other readers’ lives that they never intended for us to see.
After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally sells his novel to an editor at a major publishing house: none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie–or Mrs. Onassis, as she’s known in the office–has fallen in love with James’s candidly autobiographical novel, one that exposes his own dysfunctional family. But when the book’s forthcoming publication threatens to unravel already fragile relationships, both within his family and with his partner, James finds that he can’t bring himself to finish the manuscript.
Jackie and James develop an unexpected friendship, and she pushes him to write an authentic ending, encouraging him to head home to confront the truth about his relationship with his mother. Then a long-held family secret is revealed, and he realizes his editor may have had a larger plan that goes beyond the page…
Taste, Memory traces the experiences of modern-day explorers who rediscover culturally rich forgotten foods and return them to our tables for all to experience and savor.
In Taste, Memory author David Buchanan explores questions fundamental to the future of food and farming. How can we strike a balance between preserving the past, maintaining valuable agricultural and culinary traditions, and looking ahead to breed new plants? What place does a cantankerous old pear or too-delicate strawberry deserve in our gardens, farms, and markets? To what extent should growers value efficiency and uniformity over matters of taste, ecology, or regional identity?
While living in Washington State in the early nineties, Buchanan learned about the heritage food movement and began growing fruit trees, grains, and vegetables. After moving home to New England, however, he left behind his plant collection and for several years stopped gardening. In 2005, inspired by the revival of interest in regional food and culinary traditions, Buchanan borrowed a few rows of growing space at a farm near his home in Portland, Maine, where he resumed collecting. By 2012 he had expanded to two acres, started a nursery and small business, and discovered creative ways to preserve rare foods. In Taste, Memory Buchanan shares stories of slightly obsessive urban gardeners, preservationists, environmentalists, farmers, and passionate cooks, and weaves anecdotes of his personal journey with profiles of leaders in the movement to defend agricultural biodiversity.
Taste, Memory begins and ends with a simple premise: that a healthy food system depends on matching diverse plants and animals to the demands of land and climate. In this sense of place lies the true meaning of local food.
I ordered this after a suggestion from Lisa Porter.
Great bag for summer. There are several that are similar but more expensive at TJMaxx and Marshalls.
I just got these Patricia Nash sandals at TJMaxx and they are so comfortable. I will be wearing these sandals a lot this summer.
I hope that you have a happy and safe weekend. Please share your find, recipes, books, podcasts and whatever else that you find with us.
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