In my goal to become a better all-around cook, not just a baker, I have decided to read The Joy of Cooking cover to cover. Okay, I may not read every single recipe, but this cookbook is more than just a collection of recipes. There are wonderful articles on nutrition, meal planning, ingredients, cooking methods, etc. It really is a wealth of knowledge, but so far I've just been using it as a hunt and peck guide. I think of what I want to do, and then I look it up in the book. That method is all well and good, but what about the things that I wouldn't have thought of before reading them? If I read about one chapter a day, I will be through it in just over a month.

I have also fallen in love with The Cook's Thesaurus. I am a big fan of alphabetical lists ofthings with pictures and descriptions.

(BTW, did I mention that among all those spider plants I am fostering, I was also given a little potted cayenne pepper plant? It is really cute, and has a lot of peppers on it. I guess that means it is time for me to stop being such a spice-wuss.)

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