Winding things down here for the year, I’d like to wish readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, hoping there is plenty of candy in your immediate future. And if candy is not your thing, Katie also has a host of recommendations of food favorites from children’s books. And do not forget Laura’s gingerbread! […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about food in books since reading Jess Zimmerman’s fabulous article “C.S. Lewis’ Greatest Fiction: Convincing American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight”: “It was like looking into Harry Potter’s Mirror of Erised, but for desserts: when you thought of a treat worth betraying your family for, what did you […]
Brash, Lorna Professor Cook’s Dynamite Dinners Gr. 4–6 32 pp. Enslow Brash, Lorna Professor Cook’s Fruity Desserts Gr. 4–6 32 pp. Enslow Brash, Lorna Professor Cook’s Mind-Blowing Baking Gr. 4–6 32 pp. Enslow Brash, Lorna Professor Cook’s Smashing Snacks Gr. 4–6 32 pp. Enslow Professor Cook’s… series. Kid-friendly recipes are presented with underlying food facts […]
> Simmons gal Susan Bloom made this delicious wedding cake for us, chocolate with praline frosting. YUM. While it is true that I am taller than Richard, I am represented by the little faux-Hummel guy in the bow tie (whose head fell off when we washed him; sorry Kitty) while the tall man is an […]
>Am reading @HalfPintIngalls‘ (aka Wendy McClure’s) really engrossing The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie, and I find myself unseasonably wishing for Laura’s gingerbread.