Dayle surprised me with a fresh bouquet of Spring flowers when he returned from a Costco run yesterday. Is there anything more perky than a Gerbera Daisy?
I also love green mums.
We had our handyman/painter here yesterday to put a fresh coat of paint on our stair railings.. having 8 people live upstairs had taken it's toll on the white paint. He also added a new railing that was broken and finished some baseboards in our dining room and painted them, plus put a fresh coat of paint on our back door. Guess who brushed by wet paint? She got some on her nose and eyebrow hair. :-)
He had to move my canned goods pantry cabinet to work on the baseboards.. so Dayle moved all the cookbooks we have on top onto the table. What a pile there was!!! I put back all my old favorites and now I have to figure out what do do with this bunch. I will see if Kristi wants any, she's dropping by for a visit today.
I saw this little antique cabinet in a shop not long after we moved into this house in 1985 and knew it would be the perfect solution for our lack of storage in our small galley kitchen. We keep all our canned goods in it and our cookbooks on top.
One of my favorites is the Fannie Farmer Cookbook.
I've also been the editor of two DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) cookbooks. The one on the left was the product of a group of DAR ladies from around the globe! It was all done via the internet. All the recipes were sent via email and the chapter artwork was done by a DAR member who lives in Rome, Italy! Truly a collaboration done in a modern way. I did all the layout graphic design, drew the cover design and editing. The one on the right was for our state of Oregon DAR ladies. On this one I did all the photography for the chapter pages and designed the cover and collected all the recipes via email.
What a sense of accomplishment it was for me to put together a cookbook.
The perk of being the editor is putting in my own favorite recipes. I do hope you try this homemade mac and cheese!
Just one of the chapter pages in book 2.
And this is the best cheesecake ever. Hope you try it.
Question of the Day: What is your all-time favorite cookbook and why?
I walked out to snap a photo of our snowdrops.. but the sun was washing out the little flowers and they were still closed up tight.
My little metal goat sits in the iris garden and I'm happy to see the green shoots coming up.
I was taking advantage of a sunny period outside.. just look at the blue sky over our little forest.
We'll have daffodils open soon!
I captured a photo of one of resident hummingbirds that we have fed all winter. Little darlings.
What are you up to on this fine "hump" day? We're off to do some errands and lunch out! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)