May 19, 2010

A few more keepers!

 book stack There are so many fabulous books out there...sometimes I get overwhelmed because I know I could never read them all. That's why I always appreciate a recommendation to get me in the right direction. I have a couple of recent treasures that I'd like to recommend to you, charming readers and I know you won't be disappointed.

backyard homestead book First, The Backyard Homestead. While the tagline reads "Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre," do NOT be fooled. This book has way more great information than just food growing and production (even though that stuff is incredibly informative). I can't even begin to touch on all the helpful stuff in here. Recipes, how-to's, cool projects, and much much more! Just go get a copy! I saw some here recently and of course there's always here.

southern farmers market cookbook Also is The Southern Farmers Market Cookbook. I just need to take a moment to bask in the glory of this book. No, but seriously, it has everything that I desire in a cookbook....tons of pictures (yay!) and easy recipes with fewer, more simple ingredients. It is divided seasonally so you can shop locally and make the dishes with the freshest products. I know I'll be adding this one to my wish list. Pick it up here or your local library…of course if you choose the latter, they will make you give it back!

I’ve gotta know…what are you all reading right now? Anything life-changing or just mood-lifting? Maybe you’ve got the skinny on some other neat books like these. Pray tell!