Monday, July 18, 2011

Playing catch up

Ok, Mom is on her way home as I type this. I never really had the time to sit down, edit photos, and concentrate to write some text. I bought some books back in June. Although I bought them from Amazon, and they would be shipped for free to my mom's house, I had them sent here. I had used up all of my alloted luggage space with the Silhouette and rolls of heat transfer flock.

new books

The Tex-Mex Grill and Backyard Barbacoa Cookbook by Rob Walsh - if my ramblings about Tex Mex food have piqued your interest, I have to totally recommend Robb Walsh's books. I also have The Tex-Mex Cookbook. The books are not only filled with great recipes, but so much information about the history of Tex-Mex food.

The Hidden Gifts of the Introvert Child by Marti Olsen Laney. I own her other book, The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, which I found really helpful in understanding myself and why I do the things I do. Miss Moo shows definite signs of being introverted like her parents, so I thought I would get this book to see if there any tips to make her path in life easier. I have to say that I keep seeing so much of myself again as I'm reading this book. The biggest revelation for me regarding these books is that Introverts really do have a different brain chemistry to Extroverts. There is a real biochemical difference. It's not something that is just "learned" and can be changed.

In Search of Total Perfection - Heston Blumenthal. Heston, oh, Heston. To be honest I hadn't paid much attention to him then one day I saw his Fantastical Feasts series on SBS. I just love the way he approaches food. I don't have an itching desire to make his molecular gastronomy creations in my kitchen, but that burger that he made on In Search of Perfection and then the Masterchef contestants had to create Heston's burger in a challenge made me buy this book.

PatternReview - 1000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips. I haven't really had a chance to read through it yet. I thought it might have some interesting tips and I"m always looking for ways to make sewing quicker, smarter, better.

Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunch - Melt in your Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich. I don't own any of Alice's other books. She is a well know author of dessert cookbooks, and I am a lover of dessert cookbooks. I also love cookies, and I thought I'd add this to my collection. I haven't had a chance to read it or bake anything from it.

The Bon Appetit - Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook, ed. Barbara Fairchild. I'm a long time subscriber to Bon Appetit, and this book was listed for 13.98 (price seems to have gone up) which I thought was really good value for such a huge cookbook, so I just added it to my order. I've had a quick flick, and there seems to be lots of yummy recipes. I guess there has to be some winners in that book that big!

1 comment:

Lola Nova said...

Yum, I love Tex-Mex food! All the other cook books sound good too. I am a weird combo of introvert and extrovert, it's a strange and sometimes challenging duo.
Love your Imkes on the last post!