Sunday, January 17, 2010
Cooking, catching babies, decorating & crafting
Chocolate & zucchini : daily adventures in a Parisian kitchen by Clotilde Dusoulier. This is a nice book with interesting little stories — much in the style of A Homemade Life. I made several of the recipes and they turned out well. Check out her blog.
Baby catcher : chronicles of a modern midwife by Peggy Vincent. Wow, what a book! I will not forget this one in a hurry. Peggy tells the story of her career delivering babies, from the beginning as an obstetrical nurse, through her years as an independent, licensed midwife, the lawsuit which ended her private practice, and back to the hospital setting. She tells fascinating stories of births in all imaginable situations. This book is not for the squeamish, as she goes into a lot of detail.
Shoestring chic : extraordinary style for less by Gail Abbott was not one of my favourite decorating books. I found the ideas a little dated and almost all the rooms had white walls.
Crafting vintage style : charming projects for home and garden by Christina Strutt is a nice book, but I didn't make any of the projects.