Thumbs up for MaryJane’s Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook: For the Farmgirl in All of Us by MaryJane Butters. Lifestyle.
Recipes, and stories, and make-it-yourself instructions. Complete charm and sumptuous photos of small farm life. MaryJane Butters is a funny gal: in a story I think is representative of her many sides, she longs for Jello (unabashed nostalgia), but is not happy with the way commercial gelatin is produced (environmental consciousness), so she researches and rigorously tests other forms of gelatin (do-it-yourself science) eventually hitting upon one that meets her qualifications – but as it’s unavailable commercially she decides to sell it herself (entrepreneurial mentality). I think I like her a lot. I also think her book makes me really happy I have a washer and dryer.
“When my children were small, composting was a big deal in our household. Once when we visited a bachelor neighbor, my son commented on the ride home, ‘Isn’t it interesting how he keeps his compost all over the kitchen counters?'”
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