Monday, April 16, 2007

Books

Books, books, books! I love books! You should see my wishlist on Amazon!!! I look for books everywhere I go...garage sales, library sales, Salvation Army, etc.
Right now I'm reading a really wonderful "old" book called "And Green Grass Grows All Around" by Marguerite Lyon, written in 1942. It is a book about the author's experiences living in the Ozarks on a farm with her husband. She talks about all the wonderful "native" Ozarkians that are their neighbors, the old folks that have wonderful stories to tell, the young ones just getting started in life, the day-to-day living of life in a rural community. I just finished a chapter in which Marguerite writes of the "Eats of the Ozarks". She tells of all the wonderful food that the housewives make using "what's on hand". She even lists several recipes I am anxious to try! She makes my mouth water talking about the wonderful gardens of fresh veggies, smoke houses filled with meat, cellars filled with canned jams, jellies, pickles, meats, vegetables, fruits, etc. She talks of corn cakes and gravy, wilted lettuce, Dog Cake, fried salt pork, fried chicken, cracklin' corn bread, boiled beans, cottage cheese, Jam Cake, molasses cookies, molasses cake, and strawberry short cake and so much more.
The next chapter is about gardens in the Ozarks. I can just imagine spending a nice cool afternoon or evening with a book in the garden! Or having a little snack of fresh veggies!

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book. Another one to add to my list.

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  2. You're making me hungry! Sounds like a wonderful book...and I'm the same way...I haven't bought a book for full-price in years--it's pretty much whatever I can get at the second-hand store!

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