Cook the Books! December: The Homemade Pantry!

grow and resist cook the books homemade pantry
December! A year ago, Briggs and I schemed up this little thing we later called Cook the Books. We hashed out the details over beers at The Beveridge Pub, spent time in the library and bookstore pouring over possibilities, and ultimately decided to just go for it. I dove into cookbooks and cooked with a purpose. For me, the...

November Cook the Books! The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook!

november cook the books dahlia bakery molasses ginger cookies
Oh, Tom, how I love your food and desserts! And, what a month it was. November was the perfect month to explore The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook with all the pies, tarts, and brunch-type foods. So, let’s get right to it, shall we? The Cooking: Tom’s Tasty Tomato Soup with Brown Butter Croutons (p.342) I’ve think I’ve finally found my go-to tomato soup...

December Cook the Books! The Homemade Pantry Review and Wrap-Up!

Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR. Instead of cooking.
People. It is January. This means that Cook the Books has come to an end! I guessed that December would be a very slow month for Cook the Books and likely low on participation and that ended up being true. We know people have a lot going on this time of the year and, while there is generally a...

A New Brewery and New Books

Monk's Cellar
Why hello there! I am still here. I’ve been giving myself a bit of a break and focusing on having fun, healing, and doing what feels right in the moment. That has meant a lot of running, reading, and travelling. Clearly, it hasn’t been writing at this point. As part of my travels, I’ve gone down to California twice to...