Monday, March 30, 2015

Great Cookbooks!!

 I love reading. I love to cook and bake. I love to eat. So to me there is nothing better than a cookbook with a story, great recipes, and pictures that make my mouth water. These are two of my favourites right now! Give me a cup of coffee, a delectable treat and one of these cookbooks, I am set for a good couple of hours. Food for me is a passion and also an entrance into places over the world that at the moment I can only afford to take my taste buds too.

Brown eggs and Jam Jars has been an inspiration to me. I love the way Aimee helps you realize you do not need to have a big country lot to enjoy growing your own vegetables or fruit. She seems like a down to earth woman I could sit and chat with. I have tried some of recipes which are simple but so yummy.
Aimée’s rural-homesteader upbringing, years working as a professional chef, and everyday life as a busy mom led to the creation of the hugely popular blog Simple Bites. Raising three young children with husband Danny, Aimée traded her tongs and chef whites for a laptop and camera, married her two passions—mothering and cooking—and has since been creating recipes with an emphasis on whole foods for the family table, sharing stories and tips, and inspiring readers to make the family–food connection on the Simple Bites blog.
Brown Eggs and Jam Jars is Aimée’s long-awaited cookbook, inspired by her urban homesteading through the seasons and the joyous events they bring. It embraces year-round simple food with fresh flavours, from celebrating spring with a stack of Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes and pure maple syrup, to a simple late-summer harvest dinner with Chili-Basil Corn on the Cob and Lemon Oregano Roast Chicken. Autumn favourites include Apple Cinnamon Layer Cake with Apple Butter Cream Cheese Frosting, while Slow Cooker Cider Ham is the perfect comfort food for those cold winter nights. But that’s just a few of the more than one hundred recipes (like melt-on-your-tongue maple butter tarts and tangy homemade yogurt) that have a touch of nostalgia, feature natural ingredients, and boast plenty of love.
Brown Eggs and Jam Jars will inspire readers to connect family and food right where they are in life—from growing their own tomatoes to making a batch of homemade cookies. Enjoy your urban homestead.   (From Good reads)
 I will enjoy this cookbook for years to come!

 This cookbook is beautiful, I think I sigh many "oohs and ahhs" every time I open it! France has always been on my list of dream travel destinations (probably mostly due to food!!). I am already planning many fancy adult only dinner parties with this cookbook! Anyone want to come for dinner? Cant be a picky eater;).
When Mimi Thorisson and her family moved from Paris to a small town in out-of-the-way Médoc, she did not quite know what was in store for them. She found wonderful ingredients—from local farmers and the neighboring woods—and, most important, time to cook. Her cookbook chronicles the family’s seasonal meals and life in an old farmhouse, all photographed by her husband, Oddur. Mimi’s convivial recipes—such as Roast Chicken with Herbs and Crème Fraîche, Cèpe and Parsley Tartlets, Winter Vegetable Cocotte, Apple Tart with Orange Flower Water, and Salted Butter Crème Caramel—will bring the warmth of rural France into your home. (From Goodreads).
Do you have a favourite cookbook? Would love to hear about it:)


  1. I've got Brown Eggs and Jam Jars (on M's recommendation) and I love it too! This lady is doing so many of the things that we've talked about in previous cookbook book clubs: make it, know it, freeze it, grow it, eat at the table with family and friends. I love her yogurt recipe... nothing but milk and it really works!

  2. Love dinner parties, and no we aren't picky eaters - we love to try new things! ;) Thanks for the reviews - I'll definitely be on the lookout for these two!


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