2014, cookbook, cuisine, Edward Lee, Smitten Kitchen, Southern
In My Kitchen – January 2014
A lovely new apron made with love by my mother in law…
Three new fantastic cookbooks….
I have made many recipes from the Smitten Kitchen book already. It’s a keeper for sure. I can’t wait to try recipes from Edward Lee book. He has such a unique view of Southern food! As for the canning book, I am afraid it has already encouraged me to expand my garden plans!
Mostly I have list after list of recipes I can’t wait to try but just don’t have the time (or space in my stomach) to make all at one time. This year I hope to make homemade bacon, stuff more sausage, and make my own cheese and crackers (I have a cheese making class scheduled for later this month).
What is in your kitchen this month? Pop over to Celia’s blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial to see what is going on in other kitchens around the world.
chef mimi said:
I remember when I first started blogging, my husband asked me if I’d ever run out of ideas. Which is interesting considering I’ve cooked for him on a daily basis for almost 32 years, and rarely made the same thing twice…
But we keep being inspired, don’t we?!!! Great cookbooks, and a beautiful apron to boot.
I can’t imagine running out of cooking ideas. That’s like running out of good books. So many so little time! I rarely make the same thing twice either. The exploration of food is endless.
Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial said:
Happy New Year, Anna! What a beautiful apron your MIL made for you! And enjoy the books, they all look interesting and full of inspiration! 🙂
Thanks Celia! Glad I could participate!
I heard that the Smitten Kitchen was a great cookbook. I need to get my hands on that! I am toying with writing a food styling e-book for bloggers this year–not sure how that will go, but I’m always looking for inspiration in the success of others. Happy New Year!
I love love love that cook book. If you look at my blog much, you will notice I have been making quite a few of her recipes lately. The book is packed full of recipes I can’t wait to try. That’s pretty unusual I think. If you get it, let me know what you think! Your e-book idea sounds wonderful and Deb (the author of smitten kitchen) is a great inspiration to us home cooks.
Marva Rose said:
Aww, Anna. I’m glad you are so pleased with your apron that you put it on your blog. (I thought it was the prettiest of the four.) It is not a professional job, was made from mere scraps, but most certainly made with love. Happy cooking/blogging in 2014!
🙂 I thought it was the prettiest too. But most anything made with love is wonderful!
David Hicks said:
Love it. Especially the Smoke and Pickles book.
If you want to borrow it, let me know.
Joanne T Ferguson (@mickeydownunder) said:
G’day Anna! Happy New Year, true!
Hope it is a good one for you and your family too!
Love the apron and am smitten with this month’s kitchen view!
Thanks for stopping by, Joanne! I am glad you enjoyed the post!
Such a beautiful apron, Anna, thank you for sharing.
Thanks! I am pretty excited about it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
That Smitten Kitchen book is gorgeous – and that apron should be called a pinny I think – definately frilly enough and very lovely.
I have never heard it called a pinny. Fun name though… Thanks for stopping by!
Kim Bultman said:
Anna, there’ll always be more recipes than time. 🙂 Sometimes the fun is in dreaming, rather than doing. Enjoy your new cookbooks — darling apron!
Kim, you are right. I often spent much more time dreaming… My mother in law has been tickled by all the positive reviews of her apron. Thanks for stopping by the blog!
Love your apron and cookbooks.
Have you ever read Suzanne McMinn’s blog, Chickens in the Road?
She has a lot of recipes, and farm critters, and a whole forum on canning and back to the basics that you would enjoy.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will have to check her out. Have you checked out The Kitchens Garden? One of my favorite blogs by far!
TIFFIN bitesizedfood (@TIFFINbitesized) said:
I love a good haul of books at Christmas! last year I made my first sausages and also tried my hand at feta cheese. I look forward to following your attempts this year. Cheers!
Thanks for commenting! My favorite gifts each year are the books. I have never tried by hand at feta but I have a cheese making class later this month. So excited!