Thursday, August 28, 2014

How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare ( a new review)

How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare was a great concept but I found the book hard to follow through with.  My boys are all younger so maybe it will be more useful in a few years.  I found the electronic format to be hard to use, flipping back and forward between pages was very hard, and I didn't agree that Shakespeare had taken the place of the Bible for those of us in the 21st century.  I do think that teaching your children ALL of the classics makes for a great education and I am inspired to read Shakespeare to my kids at an earlier age now.

I received this book for free fromBlogging for Books for this review.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Nourished Kitchen

I was so excited to get The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther in the mail a few weeks ago.  The book is full of farm to table recipes and old style food fermentation and storage ideas.  It is especially welcome as my garden kicks it into high gear and I need ideas for extra beans and surplus herbs!  I already make my own yogurt but I can't wait to try out the Scandinavian style of yogurt recipe.  I'm also very excited about the sourdough and fermentation recipes.  
The book is broken into 8 chapters starting with the garden and ending with the larder.  Some of the chapters in between are the pasture, waters and the wild (love the idea of knowing what I can find in the fields for free!).  I do wish there were a few more pictures of some of the recipes (I have a hard time picturing what little sourdough dumplings with venison should look like (although it sounds great!) Over all I am super excited to try out recipes and add my own twists to them.  I also love that McGruther has a Pintrest account with even more recipes to try out! (

I received this book for free fromBlogging for Books for this review.