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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Books to Recommend

The Road Washes Out in Spring: A Poet's Memoir of Living off the Grid
In this beautiful memoir, Baron Wormser (Poet Laureate of Maine from 2000 to 2005) writes about his life in Maine and the "back to the land" movement: living without electricity, running water, and many of the things most of us consider necessities.

Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison's Kitchen

It's cold outside and there's snow on the ground--and nothing is better than homemade soup. The recipes in this book and the accompanying photos will make your mouth water.

A few examples:

Bean and Pasta Soup
Rustic Lentil Soup with Spinach
Spicy Chickpea and Tomato Soup
Roasted Squash, Pear, and Ginger Soup
Cream of Barley Soup with Leeks and Mushrooms

The River Queen by Mary Morris

After the death of her father, the author decides to pilot a houseboat and travel the Mississippi River. In this life-altering river trip, she was able to travel a route that was filled with stories her father had told her about his life on the river--a midlife adventure many can relate to.

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