Thursday, September 14, 2017

Book Review: Hand Made by Melissa K. Norris

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Hand Made: The Modern Woman's Guide to Made-from-Scratch Living by [Norris, Melissa K.]

Hand Made: The Modern Woman's Guide to Made-from-Scratch Living

From Amazon:

Do you wish you could slow down and create a home you and your family love and enjoy spending time in? Melissa K. Norris, author of The Made-from-Scratch Life and voice of the Pioneering Today podcast, offers down-to-earth tips and guidance to help you learn how to...
  • bake old-fashioned recipes (everything from biscuits to shepherd's pie) with quick, stress-free steps
  • grow, harvest, and preserve culinary and medicinal herbs (with DIY tutorials for soaps, salves, and balms)
  • make your own cultured and fermented foods at home following simple instructions for buttermilk, sour cream, sourdough, and more
  • simplify your routine and declutter your home with room-by-room guides and Depression-era wisdom
Open your heart to God-given rest and discover practical and tangible ways you can craft your home into a refuge for yourself and the ones you love.

My thoughts:

I love the good old fashioned wisdom and folklore that Melissa K. Norris delivers in Hand Made. Her recipes are good, filling, and simple. Great recipes that don't require a lot of ingredients and that anyone could make to help keep their family satisfied.  

Besides the great recipes Hand Made also has some great ideas to  help you get back to a simpler, stress free way of life like; how to handle cooking for unexpected company with enough food and grace, make inexpensive crafts for Christmas, and how to enjoy the things you have.  

I've already tried an idea out of this book and we loved it. Great read!  

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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