Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SOL 18: On Food and Slices. With a PS at the end.

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I have a thing for cookbooks.  No really.  
A shelf in my reading room.  An entire cupboard in my kitchen. 
And when we go to the library?  I always sneak upstairs and check a few out.  So there is always a stack in my living room too.  
It's really about the creation that comes in the kitchen, and in the end, I've accomplished something necessary too.  The best of both worlds.  
(That's the short story.)

Last night I was reading through this book:


You guys.  It brought my worlds together.  Food.  Slicing.  

Not only did it have great ideas for food; but he shared stories of everyday people who were trying out the recipes.  Featured in their less than perfect kitchens.  People in all stages of life.  Real food.  
A  fancy foodie I'm not, so if I think something is doable, it's doable.  :)  
I think my favorite part of this book was the stories.  So many great slices about how people used to eat, and what they used to do, and the gardens they keep now.  This book was better than I thought it would be!  


(PS:  Clearly a slice from a girl who hit the Writing Wall this morning.  Just keep writing and something will come, Right?!?!  I'm watching #ialegis this morning on Twitter, wondering what is going on?!.  Also, I have a 6 year old that is going to Explode before his playdate starts in Two Hours.  And there's more to the story, but I'm not sure how to share it without being unkind so I'm holding some of my story close to my heart this morning.  More Joy Friends!)  


  1. Everything counts when you participate in the SOL Challenge - that is my rule! Feel free to adopt it! :) Back when I was a stay-at-home mom, I would buy those little recipe books that are in the checkout lanes. I was such a sucker, but I had a recipe for just about anything! I wonder if sharing a recipe would count as a slice..hmmm.

  2. Let's write a cookbook together...

  3. I don't really like to cook, but this book appeals to me since there are stories about people in it. Yay! I might have to check it out. Messy kitchens and people in all stages of life? I'm in!

  4. I wish you had been at my sale a few years ago. I let so many cookbooks go, still have quite a few. This book looks fun, Kendra. Have you read Food of A Younger Land? It's about the food interviews & surveys done during the Great Depression, a wonderful book of food & stories. Keep on telling these kinds of stories. I like them!