Friday, December 16, 2011

Merry Christmas.. why thank you!

I got myself a couple of great Christmas presents today. I seem to be buying a few of those lately!

The Edible Garden - Australian Women's Weekly cookbook - ACP Books.
This is a great book about growing and eating your own produce. I don't have the space to make a garden on the scale that is outlined in the book but it is still a great read and features great ideas on how to use and preserve each season's abundance.

DIY Delicious - Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food from Scratch by Vanessa Barrington is filled with recipes showing you how to make almost everything from scratch. Yogurt, cheese, sourdough bread and kimchi are just a few examples.
It also has some great sections just listing inspirational ideas for salads, sandwiches etc which really suit my spontaneous creative approach to cooking. I like to open up a book, get inspired and then work with what seasonal produce I have at hand.

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