Carla’s Comfort Foods
By: Carla Hall with Genevieve Ko
Carla Hall is a chef known for her appearances on numerous television shows. With her latest cookbook, she hopes to show everyone how various cultures are connected through their cuisines. Carla demonstrates how one simple dish can be transformed through the addition of just a few regional spices. In the beginning she provides a useful spice chart that displays the connected tastes of the world. Though some of these ingredients may be hard to find, Carla provides numerous tips and helpful step by step instructions. This book provides an easy way to take a trip around the globe, while remaining in your own kitchen.
This review was written for My Sister’s Books. To learn more about this bookstore, please visit their website.
I just wanted to let you all know that I have gone through and updated all the pages, except for the two list pages. They will be updated tonight, after I finish posting my latest reviews. I am also pleased to announce that I have found the urge to read again and have made progress on the books that I was reading prior to my grandfather’s passing. Thank you all again for your continued support. I greatly appreciate all of you.
Hope you all are having a terrific Tuesday.
On April 17th, my Grandfather was admitted to the local hospital… After a few weeks worth of extremely difficult times, my Grandfather finally found peace on May 5th. Though my family and I are grateful that he is no longer suffering or being tortured by the horrific disease known as Alzheimer’s, we still miss him dearly. We are back to taking each day as it comes, as we all, including the dogs, try to adjust to life here at home without him.
As you all know, I have been my grandfather’s caregiver for the past several years. I started this website as a way to stay connected to the outside world, while living in the Alzheimer’s realm. I cannot express in words how quiet my home is now, nor how much my heart aches each minute of every day. I am grateful for the love and support from my family and friends, as I know the healing process will take time.
I also appreciate all of your support and understanding over the years, especially while I have been absent over this past month. I send you all my sincerest apologies for my absence. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be working hard to get caught up on emails and blog posts. I will also be updating the pages on here, especially the About Me page, as I start this new chapter in life. I have always trusted in the healing powers of books and I look forward to continuing to share my experiences and reviews with all of you.
Hugs to you all. Thank you again for your continued support.
“No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.”
What’s the title of the last book you slept with?
Harmony #1 By: Angela Graham. Format: eBook. Read: March 2014.
Cassandra Clarke is enjoying the last few weeks of summer, before she begins her first teaching job. Running in the morning and organizing boxes full of old memoirs is how she spends her days, until gigantic moving trucks indicate a new neighbor is in town. Little does she know, her new neighbor is Logan West, a handsome, rich and strong man with a certain reputation among women. Will Logan’s son, Oliver, bring these two together or will Logan’s past be too much to handle?
This is a sweet, multi-layered debut novel by Angela Graham. Readers will be able to explore their own feelings and motives with each new depth revealed by the characters. The minor characters are just as vital to the story as the main couple and they will cause just as many strong emotions within readers. Graham does a delightful job weaving her tale and balancing it through each of the characters. The beginning and ending are very fast paced, while the middle will have readers anxiously flipping to the next page. Inevitable is a sugary and promising start to this Harmony series.
The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and her work, please visit her website.
“Each year is a brand-new beginning, a precious, new chance sent our way,
To follow our dreams and fulfill them with joy in our hearts every day.”
I found this quote on a bookmark inside of a birthday card from one of my family members. I absolutely love it and wanted to share it with all of you. I am looking forward to this new year with all of you.
“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”
~ E. Y. Harburg