Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Return of Cookbook Tuesday

 
It's back! Cookbook Tuesday is back for the new year!  I also picked a new background.  Today, its the covers on my bed. 

Today's selection is Sunday Suppers by Karen Mordechai.  I love the Sunday Suppers blog and it was only natural that I had to get the book. It was on my Amazon Wish for a day and realized that it needed to be on my shelf.

The recipes are arranged by parts of the day: Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Evening.  Each day's recipes are arranged by type of meal.  So for example, the morning section has recipes for early breakfast and a Winter Brunch.  This book is inspiring and partly inspired what I want to accomplish in the new year.


 I want to start making my own ricotta cheese. Not only make my own cheese but make things that I would normally buy as a finished product.  Last year I dabbled in the DIY stuff by making creme fraiche. This year I want to try to go full blown DIY.  Butter, almond milk, sorbets, I can go on and on but I'll save those for future posts.  There is something that is gratifying in making your own shit. It is also good to know what is going into your food. I dream of the day when I can have my own eggs but I'll save that dream for the farm.


This book also is about communal eating and not limiting it to the home, but also to the outdoors.  Especially living in Southern California, it is easy to take for granted how good it is. No blizzards, endless amounts of year round hiking/running, great selection of fruits and vegetables season after season and beaches. Another new year goal is to have more picnics and be more outdoorsy. 


Recipes worth noting:
Homemade Ricotta
Swisss Chard and Bone Marrow Gratin
Tea and Ginger-Cured Sea Bass