It is a beautifully cloudy and cool morning on the farm today, dark and still, just perfect for sitting on the veranda, wrapped in a blanket, sipping cinnamon coffee and reading.
We’ve had a couple of cloudy days this week and I love them. They are so restful and quieting, wonderful for cozy activities like making soup, strolls in the woods, and reading good books.
“Cured” by Lindy Wildsmith
In my quest to be more self-sufficient and and healthy with the foods we eat, this book is a fantastic resource for home food preservation techniques. Together with “Food DIY” I am learning so much and cannot wait to try my hand at Duck Prosciutto, Duck Confit, and homemade salami.
Gardening books do not usually leave me shaking with laughter, but this one sure does. A friend recommended it to me and I can’t thank them enough. I haven’t had this much fun reading a gardening book…ever.
As you know, I have been making my own home remedies and body care products for quite a while, and this is one of my favorite books for instruction and inspiration. I love how she mingles age-old remedies with scientific fact to produce products that actually work and are good for you.
Bear and I discovered a new thrift store the other day, and while there I happened upon this tome by one of my most beloved authors. Not only is it wonderfully old and well-thumbed, it is red. And a red book is always welcome in my library. The story itself is fantastic, a ripping good tale that always makes me smile.
This beautiful book is a gift from my brother Ryan who lives in Amsterdam and is a fantastic cook in his own right. It is filled with incredible recipes that stretch the imagination to heights heretofore unrealized. I am inspired and so excited to start making dishes like Pan-fried Mackerel with Golden Beet and Orange Salsa or Lamb-stuffed Quince with Pomegranate and Cilantro. Swoon.
What book would you like to curl up with on a cloudy day? xo