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Great Finds of the Week

Welcome to my first Great Finds of the Week. Every day, I come across wonderful content that you are all cooking, photography, experiencing, and writing about, so I’ve decided to compile a list of it all (kind of like my own Freshly Pressed). Here is a look at some great content from the past week.…

my life in france

Back to Books: My Life in France

My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2006 Rating: 5/5 spoonfuls of butter At five-forty-five in the morning, Paul and I rousted ourselves from our warm bunk and peered out of the small porthole in our cabin aboard the SS America… It was Wednesday, November 3, 1948, and…

Get your Mindfire going

Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds by Scott Berkun is a wonderful collection of 30 essays meant to help you “find passion, think freely, manage time, pay attention, and much more.” Far from a “self-help” book, what I loved about it is Berkun’s concise and humorous approach to questions of life that can easily be…

Kindling my fire

Yes, as I’m sure you can guess from the title, I have joined the league of e-reader owners. More specifically, I am now the proud owner of a Kindle Fire. And you know what? I love it. For the longest time I couldn’t see the point of having an e-reader. I, too, belong to those…

Finding Mañana

Yet another review originally written for Being Latino that I am sharing with you. My favorite thing about memoirs is that they give you the chance to journey back in time and experience events through the eyes of people who were actually there. Finding Mañana (Penguin Books, 2005) by Mirta Ojito In Finding Mañana, Mirta…

The nature of love and power of destiny

Before you read on, I must preface this piece with the fact that I originally wrote this for Being Latino and am sharing it with you here because 1) I really enjoyed this book and 2) I didn’t feel like rewriting it. I hope you enjoy and that you share your thoughts with me. Book…

Back to books: Solstice

Yes, that’s right. Back to books. Amidst all this cooking, eating and baking and alcohol tasting, it’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to write a book review. But I have been reading since the last one. A recent trip to Barnes & Noble restocked my shelves with fresh words and I also…