Friday Review: Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin

My rating: 3 of 5 starsI think I would have enjoyed this book more if I had liked Salatin's attitude more. Don't get me wrong- he has some really good points in this book. It is important to understand what we eat, how it is grown/raised, and why getting "back to the Earth" is a … Continue reading Friday Review: Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin

Friday Review: 32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert

My rating: 4 of 5 starsEric Ripert is a well-known, Michelin-starred chef at one of New York's best restaurants, Le Bernardin. He grew up in the Andorra region of France, where his mother was an excellent cook, but insisted that the kitchen was no place for a boy. He adored his father and was devastated … Continue reading Friday Review: 32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert

Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton

My rating: 3 of 5 starsI like food. I like to eat good food (perhaps a bit too much!). So, I generally enjoy reading the stories of the people who have worked their way through the difficult journey to professional chef. And if that chef happens to be woman, all the better, because the food … Continue reading Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton

Monday Musings: How Does Your Garden Grow?

This year? Not so great. We started the gardening year during the main part of the COVID-19 lockdown, so we weren't going anywhere. Which meant that getting in things like planting medium and other yearly needs was put off for a bit. I did start some of the vegetables indoors as usual, but I had … Continue reading Monday Musings: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Friday Review: The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible by Edward C. Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 starsSince we moved to our current home, I have not been able to have an earth garden. That's one of the minor drawbacks of living in a townhouse development. So, I have moved my gardening to pots and other containers, both flowers and vegetables. This book is a great resource … Continue reading Friday Review: The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible by Edward C. Smith