Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ina's Got a Blog!

Source: Barefoot Contessa website

I have been a fan of Ina Garten for years!
You all may know Ina as Barefoot Contessa.

I have been cooking my way through her cookbooks for years 
and my cookbooks show it!  They are well-seasoned and well-loved!

I like to write the date the first time I make the recipe, along with
a critique.  (This potato-fennel gratin is to die for!) I like to also 
write the names of the guests I served it to - to avoid ever serving 
the same dish to them twice!  Do any of you do that?

I will even add my own personal touches like this picture on 
the left of my niece on her 7th birthday which 
taped onto that cake's recipe page!

This one happened to get just a little too close (oops!) to the
stove!  I recall stamping out the singe and kept on cooking
I later taped over the singe to preserve the cover.  All better! 

I have been slowly making my way though each and every one 
of her cookbooks and, by the end of the year, I have had a 
goal to finish making everything in her first book.  
I've said I'm going to do it for a very long time so I finally set a goal
this year (one of my New Year's Resolutions actually) 
to accomplish it.  As I speak type,I am down to 4 or 5 savory 
dishes but a number of desserts and breakfast recipes are yet 
to be made!  Won't those be yummy?  

I was recently on her website and noticed that Ina now has
Ina's Blog. Yes, she's joined us all in blogland!  She 
currently has three posts so we all can get in early
and not miss a thing! She tells us what she's been doing and 
includes links to favorite recipes and resources 
to some of her favorite things.  I also saw on her website that 
she has another book coming out this Fall named 
"Barefoot Contessa Foolproof".  I did not know that.  How cool is that?  
I'm thinking I may need to accomplish my goal before this new one 
comes out! I had better get busy cooking...

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Thank you for visiting me!

~ Karen

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