The Bounty of the Midwest

Heartland: the Cookbook by Judith Fertig is the featured cookbook for Cooking by the Book. Judith Fertig will also be here to talk about making your own cookbooks.


A Garden Party and some wildflowers

February is the month for Valentine’s Day and chocolate. But February is also the month when I start thinking about gardening. Why? Because the Kansas Lawn and Garden show is always in February. This year the date is February 17-19th. There is just so much to see at this show that it is just like […]

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Cooking after Christmas

Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson and The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook are two new cookbooks in the Cooking Neighborhood. The new book club, Cooking by the Book, is featuring chocolate.

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Let’s get this garden party started

Oh yes, I do know it is January. And who would think of doing gardening now? Well, most gardeners do because, if you are like me, the seed catalogs are coming. I must get at least 2 different seed catalogs a week. So, now is the time to be thinking of what you want to […]

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Many Great Home Cooks Food 52

Another new cookbook is here and it is one that I have been anxiously waiting to see. The Food52 Cookbook: 140 winning recipes from exceptional home cooks is just that. Recipes from great cooks at  home. There are many I want to try but I settled on the cider brined pork with calvados, mustard and thyme by Oui, […]

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Here We Go Again

I know that it is December and everyone is thinking about Christmas. But yesterday, I got my first seed catalog for the 2012 garden season. And I have to say I was very excited. And now that I am looking at the calendar, I have noticed that the Master Gardeners will be coming back for the […]