Sunday, June 26, 2016

Southern Spirits by Robert F. Moss

I'm a good Southern gal.  Born in Tennessee, raised in Texas, lived in North Carolina for 25 years.  Almost all of my 58 years of living has been in the South.  My first exposure to alcohol was my daddy's bottle of Jack Daniel's.  Every Christmas we gave my grandparents the annual Wild Turkey decanter.  So this book was right up my alley.

Interspersed with recipes for drinks, Moss leads us on a comprehensive review of everything liquor in the South.  From Revolutionary War days to the current trend in craft breweries, we learn everything about what is poured and sipped.

An interesting read, Southern Spirits should be read on the porch with a drink in hand.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

Friday, June 24, 2016

Broth & Stock from the Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther

Like most people, I rely on boxes and cans of stock from the grocery store.  I usually think about making my own when I need some and the cupboard is empty.  But Jennifer McGruber in her new book, Broth & Stock from the Nourished Kitchen, makes me want to fill the stove with pots of simmering liquid.

From using the left over bones from a meal and scraps of veggies to 'trotters' and chicken feet, McGruber makes a case for making and storing your own broth.  The bonus is she gives recipes for then using the broth and stocks as a base for some simply delicious soups.

I can see a lot of soup bowls in my future!

Note:  I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for a fair review.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

I Draw on Cats - A. R. Coffeit

I was puzzling over the concept of the book when Lady K saw the picture and demanded I get this book.  And when it arrived, I had about 5 minutes with it before it walked away in the hands of a three year old.  Only to be 'rescued' by her aunt and taken upstairs.

I Draw on Cats by A. R. Coffeit is an accordion book with picture after picture of cats and connect the dots.  The premise is to see what the cats are really up to.  Cute pictures of cats in their 'natural' habitat of our homes up to all kinds of mischief in reality.

Cute and a fun book for a cat lover (we have three by the way).

Note: "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

Alice in Wonderland - Amily Shen

Our household loves all things Alice in Wonderland, so I was excited to see this coloring book by Amily Shen offered on Blogging for Books.

According to the synopsis on Blogging for Books...

Follow the White Rabbit into this imaginative adult coloring book inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, featuring intricate pen-and-ink drawings by acclaimed artist Amily Shen.

The book is like many of the nicer coloring books offered these days and on good quality paper, holding up well to about any medium used to color.  The illustrations are delightful and whimsical.  

The only downside - family members got to the book shortly after it arrived and I haven't seen it since!

Note:  "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."