Posts Categorized: food in books

A Visit to Almanzo Wilder’s Farm

A Visit to Almanzo Wilder’s Farm

Do you have a bookish place you’d like to visit? My list is ever-growing, and includes someday-journeys to Prince Edward Island, The Hundred Acre Wood, and Klickitat Street. The dream book trip, however, was one that was just realized for me: a visit to Almanzo Wilder’s farm in upstate New York. I love the Little House books so much that I re-read them practically every year. My favorite book has always been Farmer Boy, in which Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about her husband Almanzo’s boyhood, so when one of my best friends conveniently had his wedding in the Finger Lakes, I gleefully plotted out the 5-hour day trip to Malone, New York. Which is out in the middle of nowhere, but that’s part of the charm! As my husband and I set off on our journey, it seemed Little House-appropriate that we would have to travel so far to get… Read more »

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Preloved Review & Pink Sugared Popcorn!

Preloved Review & Pink Sugared Popcorn!

Preloved by Shirley Marr I had a horrible sensation in my stomach only because, like, a billion things could go wrong when you try to tell a girl that her Eighties-flavoured boyfriend from a past life was trying to hook back up with her.Preloved is the story of 16-year-old Amy Lee, a girl who lives in the fictional Australian town of Middlemore with her Chinese mother. On her school’s Eighties Theme Day, she’s dressed up as Buttercup from The Princess Bride and battling her love/hate relationship with her best friend Rebecca when she accidentally stumbles upon a silver locket with a picture of a boy from the 80s inside. Her life gets complicated when the boy’s ghost appears and begins to haunt her–but not for the usual reasons you might expect. First of all, Logan wears his collar popped. And he’s persistent. And he’s annoying. But as Amy grows closer… Read more »

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Recipes & Crafts Inspired by The Hunger Games!

Recipes & Crafts Inspired by The Hunger Games!

Stamped Hunger Games Cookies Ready for more Hunger Games love?  Yesterday, we shared some of our favorite handmade Hunger Games gift ideas. Today, we have a round-up of some great recipes, crafts, and cool stuff inspired by the trilogy. I love the thought and creativity that went into all these projects, which show a real love and appreciation for the books. Perhaps you’ll find some ideas to help you get ready for the big movie day next week! Hunger Games Food & Recipes Fictional Food always writes such tasty and thorough recipes that blend their love for books with their love for culinary delights! Some of the best Hunger Games recipes I’ve seen are linked below. I also liked the Chicken with Creamy Orange Sauce from Katniss’ lunch with Cinna, lthough apparently you should avoid the pale purple melon. Cupcakes on Fire Mellark’s Bakery Goat Cheese & Apple Tarts From… Read more »

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post: review

The Miseducation of Cameron Post: review

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth If you were to lay out a visual storyboard for The Miseducation of Cameron Post, it would be filled with lomographic photography–retro lighting, wide-open vistas, saturated colors, and quirky, sometimes blurry exposures that provide quick snapshots of the many small pleasures of childhood. This coming of age novel, which is written more like adult literary fiction than typical YA, beautifully captures the sun-drenched mood of summer as we meet Cameron, a young girl living in a small town in eastern Montana in 1989. It was the kind of heat where a breeze feels like someone’s venting a dryer over the town, whipping dust and making the cottonseeds from the big cottonwoods float across a wide blue sky and collect in soft tufts on neighborhood lawns. Irene and I called it summer snow, and sometimes we’d squint into the dry glare and try… Read more »

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