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Friday, July 12, 2013

3 pretty cookbooks

I am a total sucker for beautiful cookbooks.  And by sucker I mean that I love to borrow them from the library and drool all over them.  These three are my current favorites.  Notice in the photos below that I bookmarked a lot of pages with little blue stickies; I've got big plans for cooking over the next few weeks.  I highly recommend checking out each of these books, and remember you can always preview them by getting them from your local library first!  If you like what you see here, check out the other three pretty books I featured in March. 

And oh wait, is that Home Made Summer cookbook in the giveaway that's going on right now?!  YES IT IS!!!  Scroll down for a sneak peek, then click here and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of the ultimate summer cookbook.  

First, Cooking with Flowers by Miche Bacher: a book with sweet and savory recipes for cooking with all types of flowers.  There's chapters for more than a dozen different types of edible flowers; I think the nasturtium and hibiscus chapters look very tempting.  And check out that lavender lemonade.  Mmmm.

Second, The Newlywed Cookbook by Sarah Copeland: the biggest and fanciest of the bunch.  I enjoy this cookbook for the pictures (duh) and for the small serving sizes.  Most recipes feed four - so you and your partner can enjoy the dish for two meals or share it with a couple of friends.  Although the recipes are fancy, they seem doable - especially that pea shoot, scrambled egg, and crostini combo.  Finally something to do with all the pea shoots and eggs from my garden and CSA!

Last but not least, my absolute favorite: Home Made Summer by Yvette Van Boven.  It reminds me of a Moosewood Cookbook with the lovely whimsical illustrations, but I prefer this since it has such pretty photographs to accompany the recipes.  Can't wait to try that Mint Lemmo drink recipe.  Yummmm,  Looks so refreshing. 

Have you entered the giveaway yet?  You know you want to....Look at how amazing that book is!  Simply wonderful.

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