Books, Video, & Music

December Reading/Video

I am a library junkie.  Fortunately for me there is a library just down the street from where I work.  It’s a very nice sized library, and I usually find plenty to read.  I am all over the place with the topics I chose to read about.  I like non-fiction books I can learn from and very rarely read fiction novels.  I also take advantage of their video/dvd selection.


Here is a taste of what I have checked out right now.  I have starred the books I am currently reading of have finished.


*The Africa News Cookbook:  African Cooking for Westerner Kitchens by Tami Hultman

This is a great book.  They use ingredients easy to find and list the recipes by it’s location within Africa.


*Bernard Clayton’s New Complete Book of Breads

I’ve marked some recipes to try from this book.


Build Your Own Earth Oven:  A Low-Cost, Wood-Fired Mud Oven, Simple Sourdough Bread, Perfect Loaves for Bakers & Beginners Both by Kiko Denzer

Randy’s reading this off and on.



*Cooking with Sunshine:  The Complete Guide to Solar Cooking with 150 Easy Sun-Cooked Recipes by Lorraine Anderson

I need to re-check this out in the summer so I can try some of the recipes as I read.


Ethiopia by Steven Gish

Randy and I each have a copy of this to read.  It’s a children’s book, but gives the basics of a country and includes some beautiful pictures.  We enjoy these books when researching a particular country.


The Healing Wisdom of Africa:  Finding Life Purpose Through Nature, Ritual, and Community by Malidoma Patrice, Some


Love in the Driest Season:  A Family Memoir by Neely Tucker


*Our Own:  Adopting and Parenting the Older Childy by Trish Maskew

I am currently reading this book and find it very informative.


Teenage Refugees from Ethiopia Speak Out by LaDena Schnapper

Randy’s reading this off and on.


*Woodstove Cookery:  At Home on the Range by Jane Cooper

I’m currently reading this.


*The Open-Hearth Cookbook:  Recapturing the Flavor of Early America by Suzanne Goldenson

This is an interesting book about colonial open-hearth cooking.



Digging for the Truth:  The Complete Season 1 by Josh Bernstein

Digging for the Truth:  The Complete Season 2 by Josh Bernstein

Time Life’s Lost Civilizations by Sam Waterston

I hope to get all of these watched before New Year’s.


*Yoga Natural Body Tune-Up; includes stress breaks by Linda Arkin

Great beginner’s video.


*Yoga Practice for Relaxation by Patricia Walden

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