After reading Cravings, I picked up An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace. It's not really a cookbook, but I sure am learning some things about cooking! It's a book of foodie essays about elemental things, like how to make good stock and how to cook eggs well. I've been cooking eggs for a very long time and I promise you, I'll never look at an egg the same way again. I think we'll call it an "intentional kitchen book." It brings me back to the basics of food and what it is and what it can do with just a few simple skills. It's so well named--if you are a "judge a book by the cover" type, know that this cover suits this book. There is a certain economy to this kind of cooking and I confess that when my friend Tonia mentioned how much her food bill had dropped, she persuaded me to read the book. I consider myself a bit of a foodie and I've cooked many, many meals for quite the growing crowd. I couldn't imagine what new morsel would be between the covers, but they were there! I haven't finished yet and I do offer one caveat: there are lots of references to crusty bread brushed with olive oil and to shaved Parmesan cheese. If you are on a restricted diet, please consider that your craving alert.
I'm still knitting Katie's Tiny Tea Leaves, nearly finished with the yoke. Knitting and sewing time seem a bit scarcer than I'd like lately. Not quite sure why...
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Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God! To hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.
...that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in love, to have all the riches of assured understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures or wisdom and knowledge. ~Col 2:2
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