Anne Tyler’s’ Vinegar Girl’

I enjoyed this book  a lot. It’s funny and witty.  Anne Tyler is a very fine writer and although the story is fairly simple it’s done really well. It’s a take on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew but Tyler makes it contemporary and modern. Vinegar Girl is a fun summer read. Great to take to the beach!!

I was given this book by bloggingforbooks in exchange for my honest opinion.

‘plated’, cookbook review

61FVX5weZRL._SX442_BO1,204,203,200_‘plated’ is a cookbook that is a spin-off of their cook-at-home- dinner service. I’m guessing it’s like Blue Apron which is so popular right now.

I liked the recipes as they seem uncomplicated and used ingredients I usually have on hand. Its well laid out with different sections such as weeknight dinners, make ahead, great for leftovers and more.  I’ve made 3 of the recipes. The quinoa with toasted chickpeas and roasted carrots though didn’t come together  or taste very good. I’m not sure if maybe it was the carrots or the chickpeas that didn’t cook quite right.  The rosemary chicken was fine but it’s a classic roast chicken. The polenta with fried egg was good, but something I have made in the past.

The pictures of the food presentations though is quite nice. I think this book is a good start for someone starting to meal plan and also utilize leftovers.

I think this would be a good book to get from the library as opposed to buying it.

This book was given to me from bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for my honest opinion.