Sometimes we just need a little inspiration to get in the kitchen after a long day. Here are the cookbooks and guides inspiring Elizabeth to find her way to the kitchen every day, multiple times a day, to create and spread her table with sweet and savory goodness.
Since Elizabeth was small, she sat in her Grandma Walt’s library and gazed at photos of her grandmother in an elegant wedding dress and dreamed that one day she would wear that same dress. But the dress was forgotten and many of Elizabeth's childhood dreams buried in reality. Read more about why Elizabeth J. W. Spencer will never regret wearing her grandmother's wedding dress as well as her great-grandmother's veil.
Did you ever wonder where the idea of serving chicken noodle soup when someone is sick came from? It’s not just because it is easy on stomach and warm. Chicken soup started as home remedy because of the nutritional value of chicken stock (broth) to repair and calm the lining of the small intestines, bringing healing to the body. Read more about the how and why of chicken broth as Elizabeth J W Spencer takes you through her experience with the goodness of chicken broth.
Are you looking for ways to be more generous and pour your life out more, but can't really give any more money to the church or non-profits? Maybe you just want to get more creative on how to serve your community and people more. Read more for inspiration and ideas to increase your generosity while living more filled this year.
Looking for inspiration on how you can do more with less in your home? When I was young, I was embarrassed when my mother went to thrift stores and bought things second hand. Then I had a house of my own and I stood wide-eyed, mouth gaping at the price of new hand-towels, much less a set of plates. My mom’s shopping habits suddenly made more sense. My mom’s whole home is from thrifting, repurposing what she already has to make a space and create peace. Isn’t that the point of a home anyway?
There are very few of us that can live off of our passion or our craft. Most of us work to pay the bills or we stay at home to keep the kids and then by the light of a candle or in minutes stolen from an early morning we do what we are passionate about. Maybe it is because it is in stolen-time that we dream, craft, and create that keeps the passion aflame.
You don't have to be a mixologist to get creative. Learn how to make a simple syrup that will transform your cocktails (and maybe) your cooking.
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