Cool Stuff I Like
November 11, 2011
Hey Friends! I was so tickled to discover that Susan Branch, one of my favorite illustrators and cookbook authors has a blog! Who knew? The spiced cider image above is one of her recipe-illustrations for which she’s so well known. Susan’s work has always charmed my heart. Have you ever checked out her books? ‘Christmas From the Heart of the Home’ is one of my great favorites. She also has a darling Autumn book.
*Don’t forget to enter our One Red Apple Giveaway!! It’s SO cute!*
I really, really want to just cut to the Christmas chase, but I’m trying oh-so-hard to exercise some patience. I think I should just stop yapping and be grateful for the calm before the Christmas storm. But I’m rarely calm. And I rarely stop yapping.
Let’s just look at some COOL STUFF!
Remember the Moon Viewing Ceremony I mentioned? Here are Moon Viewing Noodles!
And remember cake in a jar? Here’s Pumpkin Pie in a Jar.
5 Simmer Pot Recipes to make your home smell like Fall. (via Re-Nest)
Spiced Sugar Christmas Popcorn. (I promise to stop writing about popcorn. Maybe.)
You might want to start planning for the inevitable now.
How did I not know that Eric Carle had a dragon book? Really, how?
THIS LITTLE FRENCH MARKET IS TOTALLY UNBELIEVABLE. Oh how I want it. (not possible, but OH!!!!!)
Just saw the trailer for next year’s ‘Snow White & The Huntsman’ – LOOKS RAD!!
Melissa Clark has a new cookbook. She’s awesome! And her name is so lovely. . .
Every year I hanker over these ornaments. Maybe this year I need to stop hankering?
Cool Book of the Week: There are two this week! I was going to go with ‘Strega Nona’s Harvest’ by Tomi dePaola, which is wonderful and hilarious. If you’ve ever read any books about the good and wise witch Strega Nona, you know that she has a wacky assistant named Big Anthony. Big Anthony is often short on brains. He wants to out-magic Strega Nona, but his veggie garden growing spell goes slightly awry, as his plans so often do.
‘The Popcorn Book’! Now, I haven’t read this one yet, but I think I must, yes? It has lots of historical facts about popcorn! I think BOTH would be just grand for this time of year.
Have a Wonderful Weekend!! Next week we are going to get C-O-Z-Y. I’ll let you ponder on that. (it’s not naughty)