Life in another small town like all small towns...really
“A day in the country is worth a month in town” ―Christina Rossetti
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Happy Birthday Julia Child!
If you don't know what's for dinner tonight, my suggestion is to pull out a Julia Child recipe and start there.
Julia would be 100 today.
I learned a lot of my bread and soup skills from the VCR tapes that my old and current library have. She was so fun to watch. And there was the one spot where the editor missed her wrap skirt exposing her thigh! Woo!
Last year a book club friend died in a car accident and her books were donated to the library. Unfortunately, many of them had been temporarily stored in a musty garage, and so the library could not take them. I was left with a musty car and stacks of books.
Not being able to just throw them out, I went through them and found one lovely copy of Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home. I also adore Jacques Pepin. My Kristin and I would watch the cooking show on PBS where he shared recipes with his daughter. We would giggle at her slow, unpracticed skills that made her dad squirm. But it made us more comfortable in our own kitchen experiments. From him we learned how to use "real" garlic.
I decided to wrap Julia and Jacques for Kristin as a Christmas gift. As I leafed through, I came back to the title page. There I found autographs of both the authors. What a thrill!
I miss my friend who loved all these cook books, and I hope she is with Julia watching us share their love of cooking today.
The blog is really notes to my friends, old and new, to let you know what's going on in our lives. Its also a diary of sorts for myself. It started at the farm in Ligonier, PA, hence the name, but now life and work has moved us back to Connecticut,
I've always taken lots of photos and sent postcards from everywhere we travel, just to keep in touch. Email took over and then the digital camera.
Instead of me plugging up your email, you can check in when you have the time.
And yes, another town with the same problems as any other!!!
Please enjoy and let me hear from you...really~
A crack in the storm clouds spotlights the farm
Twin Bucklings born 12 31 11 and Triplet Bucklings born 1 8 12
Adeline, Shown by Julia, 0-6 Month Doe 4-H Blue Ribbon Winner
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