Sunday, December 19, 2010

Boo's book list

 Very little sewing this weekend... Gasp! Can you imagine!
Lot's of sitting by the fire....
Boo's 10 year old 

for light read "DOG" fun: Inubaka series


other goodies, but didn't make the top 10 list

I have not been reading as much as I like, BUT!  
I can never turn down a good sit down with a cookbook...

So You get my TOP TEN COOKBOOKS list

Susanna Foo Fresh Inspirations
Anything I have ever made in this book has been fabulous...
Great for learning about STOCKS. ie: veggie, chicken, etc.. 
(the best I 've ever made)
and shrimp
Susanna Foo Fabulous flavors
SALT chicken... heaven...

this book is all about FLAVOR...
a whole section on GINGER... I'm in Heaven..
Her magazine is on my Christmas list.. I covet her mags that I have... 
So many great recipes...    Our most favorite of hers is here
and also this hummus recipe is a favorite of ours

We love the restaurants, and all the mezze dishes...

Great soups, and this is a  family favorite recipe.

Alice waters the art of simple food
Aoili recipe comes to mind....

a classic... always great for quiche, pie crusts, and cookies
and stews!

Alexis gave me this book recently... Although I have only 
made ONE thing from it, I have half the book dog eared... with things to MAKE soon!

Besides supporting our local fav. chef (she lives down the road from us)
This is a great book for party cooking...
and pot lucks...  
We sorely miss her shop in town that she closed 
as she was about to make it big... 
at least I can get the recipe for her maple scones... best ever...

And lastly, it's a tie!
My two vegan/vegetarian cook books are:
 Great portobello mushroom recipe.

My go to when I need to revamp my vegetables...

The "Pillow Squasher" Kia

I hope these lists help with your last minute Holiday gift ideas...

We all had fun thinking about our favorites!

Happy Sunday!


  1. I am inspired by your cookbook recommendations (and the fact that Ina is a neighbor - say Hi to her for me) I am going to investigate them soon. Thanks for a wonderful year of great ideas and tutorials - my favorites this year were the Waverunner (maybe that was the year before) and the "making fabric" pieces - love the 15 minute idea too!!! Best holiday wishes to you and your family!!!

  2. Like you I can't turn down a good read. And also like you, I haven't been doing as much lately. Probably because of the holiday rush. I love Boo's list. Is Santa bringing them for Christmas or does she already have some? Hmmm... Now off to do some cooking of my own. Today is cookie day!

  3. These book lists are so fun! Thanks for sharing them. How fun to learn Ina is a neighbor of yours. I adore her show and her recipes. Hope you feel better soon!

  4. OOOh! Thank you, Boo; you just solved a Christmas present problem for me...and I just might read thye Dragon books myself! As for V's late for present problems, but I may well be tempted for myself!

  5. Tell Boo I will be right over the steal that marshmallow after she gets it all toasty and gooey - yum!

  6. Terrif list on the cookbooks. I adore Ina.And can't wait to get my hands on Sofra and Susanna Foo. Thanks ever so.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours

  7. Thanks for the book list! I'm going to check out B's suggestion for my nearly 9 year old.. and your cookbook list is making me hungry!

  8. Thank you for reminding us to take some time for quiet moments during the holidays - handwork, making smores, reading good books - easy to forget in our rush rush world. Best, Chris


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