The sun is up a little longer. And so are we. Here’s how I plan on spending my evenings…hopefully not in front of a fire for a change!
Back to Basics – We love this book. We love the updated version of this book. It’s a terrific guide to doing all the things we set out to learn when we bought this farm – cheesemaking, jam preserving, dying wool, how to cut and stack firewood. Everything you need to know to live life simply.
Slow Love – We were so excited to learn that this former editor of House & Garden magazine was a big fan of Beekman 1802 and even shopped the Mercantile for Christmas gifts! We love what she has produced, too–a book about finding a more meaningful way to live.
Martha’s American Food – We always look to Martha for staple recipes. (Whenever we’re unsure of a traditional classic recipe we cross reference Martha, Ina & The New Basics. ) In Martha’s latest book, she shares her take on American Classic recipes, from ribs, to pot pies, to cobblers.
The Journal Keeper – We talk a lot about seasonal living and making the most out of each one. In this unflinching and poetic memoir, this writer takes a look at the final seasons of life, including love, aging, caring for parents, and spirituality.
The Fire Island Cookbook – We loved this cookbook (it even says so on the back cover.) Arranged by full menu, it shares recipes for creating many memories of summertime entertaining. And also thoughtfully assembled so that you can actually enjoy summer activities with friends instead of toiling in the kitchen all day.
White Truffles in Winter – This author will be on the farm this summer doing a Radical Sabbatical. In this book she weaves a sensuous story of food and longing, war and romance. I wanted to eat every page of this book. Can’t wait to see how working on the Beekman Farm works its way into her next book.
Tell me…what are you reading?