Thumbs up for The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart. Botany.
The kind of book you read in one evening, while mentally making a list of passages to read aloud to your roommate and/or coworkers the next day. Interested at all in history, botany, or what goes into your tipple? You will love this book. Never again will I cringe at the cost of a bottle of liquor: I have a new perspective of the deep unlikelihood of some of these things being available at all.… >> Read more
I wanted pancakes. I had two recipes for almond flour pancakes at hand. One of them called for arrowroot powder. Needless to say, my grocery store does not stock arrowroot powder. Or rather, it does: in a tiny spice-sized container for $7. No thank you.
The other recipe, when I made it, was like little leaden hockey pucks. Yum.
A browse through the Internet does deliver lots of options.… >> Read more
In keeping with the theme of tasty low-budget meals, this is something that I made last night that I think is worth sharing. It’s an adaptation of a sandwich recipe I found in Gourmet some years ago, but like all Gourmet recipes it had too many ingredients and was incredibly fussy. (Mix the tuna salad and the bean salad separately, when they have near-identical ingredients?… >> Read more
For Christmas my boyfriend received a very thoughtful gift from some friends – a book called The Frugal Foodie, by Alanna Kaufman and Alex Small. Of course, I got my grubby little paws on it as soon as I could. Consider this not so much a review, but thoughts inspired by it.
The “Foodie” part of the title is apparent.… >> Read more