Saturday, June 25, 2011

On the Bookshelf

The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You EatThe Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals This is my current read, The Omnivore's Dilemma. I'm almost finished. I'm generally a very fast reader but working full time has really put a cramp in my summer ready style. No more sitting under the tree at the public pool with a book for me. I have been reading it slowly over the last month or so. This book has definitely made a huge impact on the way I think about the food I eat. I highly recommend it. I'm thinking of having Nolan read the version that was written for a younger audience. It has pictures, too!

Slow Food: The Case for Taste (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)I just found this one at the library. It's called Slow Food the Case for Taste. Mike and I have really been enjoying our culinary experiences with fresh, local food. We're sort of fighting over who gets to cook! I haven't delved into this book yet and it may have to be renewed a few times before I get to it but it looks to be a good read.

Homemade Living: Home Dairy with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Make Cheese, Yogurt, Butter & MoreAnd last, but certainly not least, I just got my library order which is called Home Dairy. It's all about how to make your own dairy products. We love cheese so I think the kids could get into making their own. Mostly I'd like to make my own yogurt. It's fairly easy. I was up at 2 a.m. last night so I started perusing the book. There's a little history and some basic facts at the beginning before she starts delving into the how to sections. We'll see how it goes. If I get into it this summer I'll certainly blog about it. There are so many things I want to do and so little extra time. I'm really working on figuring out how to balance my time at home. I can get myself so obsessed with one type of project (sewing, quilting for instance) that I ignore all else. I walked out into the garden today and saw that weeding is really in order. My tomatoes are growing which makes me very, very happy. So it's all about balance. I guess, like everything else, it's also a journey that we take. I'm taking it one step at a time.

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