I'm mulling over a couple of posts about Cadbury Creme Egg controversies and dentists (complimentary, no?), but they are big subject areas and will take more time than I have right now. Instead, I'll just take a second to tell you about my new favorite cookbook: Fresh: Seasonal Recipes Made with Local Foods by John Bishop.
Recognize the name of the author? He's the owner of Bishop's in Vancouver. I've never been, but now that Michael and I have made a few of the recipes from this book, I want to go!
We have already made the chicken breast with fresh bread crumbs and lemon, the lentil shepherd's pie, the pork and apple meatloaf and the roasted garlic, winter kale and white bean soup. I loved everything. Now I've got tentative plans to make the bread pudding with pears, chocolate and raisins. I predict I will love it too.
As you can see, the book has both meat recipes and vegetarian recipes. That suits us perfectly. Other goodness: the recipes are relatively simple, they are organized by seasons and they emphasize local foods.
You can't borrow it from me right now, because I like it too much, but you can check out the recipe for roasted pears and blue cheese. That will have to do for now.