Book Club Tuesday: Tomato

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetWhen I first received Claire Thomson‘s Tomato, it was the beginning of summer and, I was worried that if I didn’t take full advantage of tomato season then my review would be poorer for it. However, what Thomson says in her introduction, “This was always going to be a book of two halves — fresh tomatoes and processed tomatoes — giving plenty of opportunity for both to really shine.”(7), reminded me that Continue reading “Book Club Tuesday: Tomato”

Book Club Tuesday: Green Kitchen – Quick + Slow

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If David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl at Green Kitchen Stories have a cookbook coming out, then I’m always here for it! From the beginning of my site, I started sharing my experiences with cooking and feeding my family because, there are no better conversations than the ones about cookbooks. Cookbooks feed us, sure, but they also tell stories and connect us to Continue reading “Book Club Tuesday: Green Kitchen – Quick + Slow”

Book Club Tuesday: Snacks for Dinner

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Inspiration often presents itself in the unlikeliest of places, and for Lukas Volger, the inspiration for his latest cookbook, Snacks for Dinner, happened while on vacation in California. He and his husband, Vincent, went for lunch at a friend’s home and what started with an assemblage of things — cheese, cut vegetables, dips, salads — ended up being a Continue reading “Book Club Tuesday: Snacks for Dinner”

Book Club Tuesday: Peak Season

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What really amazed me when we would visit Ontario to see our grandmother is that, during the summer, there was such an abundance of fruits and vegetables available. The amazing part was that all these green and white cardboard baskets, bursting with the freshest produce around, all came from Ontario. Growing up in Alberta, in a farming family, the growing zone and climate was drastically different. There were no lush stone fruits and even Continue reading “Book Club Tuesday: Peak Season”

Book Club Tuesday: The Miller’s Daughter

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There is something both fascinating and dynamic in the way Emma Zimmerman describes how she and her father resurrected the historic Hayden Flour Mills in Tempe, Arizona in her cookbook, The Miller’s Daughter. From her father’s original yearning to restart the mill, which called her home from her PhD studies at McGill, to all of the people in their community (chefs, farmers, Native Seeds/SEARCH), Hayden Mills came from the Continue reading “Book Club Tuesday: The Miller’s Daughter”