Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Another favorite cookbook on my kitchen shelf is Hearth & Home, Recipes for Life by Karey Swan. Karey has a wonderful, engaging style that makes you want to grab a cup of tea and settle in for a long "visit" with her. She has wise advice on healthy eating and encourages the use of whole grains and whole foods. Her opinion is, if she can't make it, she shouldn't eat it - an opinion I heartily embrace.
A number of recipes have become our favorites, specifically Sky High Biscuits and the crust recipe for her Pastys. I use the Pasty crust for our infamous Fried Apple Pies! (Oh, and the Pastys are wonderful, too!)
Although the recipes are wholesome and tasty, the true treasures lie in the Recipes for Life sections of this book. Karey covers topics ranging from wives loving their husbands to raising children to the gift of hospitality and homeschooling. She has an entire section on stocking your pantry and a month by month guide of activities and celebrations that encourage family togetherness.
Hearth & Home is a treasured resource in our home. I highly encourage you to "invite" Karey to minister to you. If you care to order Hearth & Home, I have featured it in the Kitchen Resources tab on the upper left-hand side of my blog.