Category Archives: Good Reads

The Woman Who Made Van Gogh

“She was small in stature and riddled with self-doubt, had no background in art or business and faced an art world that was a thoroughly male preserve. Her full story has only recently been uncovered. It is only now that we know how van Gogh became van Gogh. Neglected by art history for decades, Jo van Gogh-Bonger, the painter’s sister-in-law, is finally being recognized as the force who opened the world’s eyes to his genius.” Russell Shorto

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Indulgence Cookies. A Fine Selection of Sweet Treats by Christabel Martin

Indulgence Cookies. A Fine Selection of Sweet Treats by Christabel Martin is a darling little cookbook with a delectable selection of cookie recipes. Not too overwhelming, with just the right amount of cookie, bars and biscuit recipes, this cookbook makes a perfect little present for yourself or for anyone who loves to bake with wholesome ingredients. Continue reading Indulgence Cookies. A Fine Selection of Sweet Treats by Christabel Martin

Tastes, Tales and Traditions by the Palo Alto Auxiliary For Children Benefiting Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital

Like beautiful paintings, a few nostalgic stories, and a lot of old fashioned recipes with proceeds from all sales going to benefit a children’s hospital?  Then this book is for you. Tastes, Tales and Traditions presented by the Palo Alto Auxiliary For Children benefiting Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital is a wonderfully original and beautiful cookbook that. I picked up when visiting the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in Palo Alto, California. for their Spring Garden Tour. Folks, this is one outstanding cookbook. Continue reading Tastes, Tales and Traditions by the Palo Alto Auxiliary For Children Benefiting Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital

Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann

Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann is an outstanding cookbook that I love to peruse through over the holidays and over the winter months. I love all the spectacular photography of a warm winter kitchen spilling over with baked goods, candles, and arts and crafts that are not cloyingly over-the top – but rather tastefully understated, yet warm and inviting at the same time. Continue reading Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann