December 8, 2006

Recipe News: New cookbooks to warm up your winter

"I didn't realize how much my cooking skills had improved over the years until we were iced in early this month — trapped in our Seattle home, unable even to get out for work. We hadn't shopped since returning from the Thanksgiving holiday, and now dinner, as well as lunch, breakfast, and any and all snacks, was reduced to whatever we could make out of the fixings in our pantry and refrigerator.

I admit, I felt a little proud to be able to use my cookbooks, online recipes, and my own creativity to turn out varied and healthy meals from what was around the house. My family has been spoiled by the fact that we're just six blocks from two giant grocery stores, four minutes from a wonderful weekend farmer's market, and until recently, enjoyed home produce delivery. But my adventure with the wintry weather was a good lesson in using up what we have, both clearing out the fridge and cupboards and requiring some creative recipe wrangling. The cabin fever did set in after about three days, but it wasn't brought on by any limited food choices."

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Posted by Jennifer at December 8, 2006 4:54 PM
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