I love cookbooks and I recently found again this old book from my own childhood called “Linus lässt nichts anbrennen” which brings me so much joy to read in and to look at the beautiful little drawings (from great illustrator Lena Anderson, it’s called in English: “Elliot’s extraordinary cook book”).
I really love the warmth that shines through the pages and the cosy happy-life-feeling the pictures bring me, and I simply love the Swedish lifestyle and the natural-romantic-design (oh, I am realizing that I actually really love Sweden for all its goods: the other Lena Anderson books like “Linnéa”, and books from Astrid Lindgren, Elsa Beskow and general things such as Ikea and H&M, ,…).
I am happy to recommend this book now to you and to be able to offer it to my own kids to establish their natural love for cooking, baking and food-making, alhamdulillah.
They already did love cooking and often are my kitchen-helpers. I simply prefer to give them a (not-so-sharp) knife and some vegetables to chop at my side instead of always looking after them when they do other things while I am cooking. It is just so much easier and they learn some important kitchen skills, they are part of the process with all their senses and they train their tastes. Sometimes we even have great discussion about God and life while working together and mostly all the doing is accompanied by some good laughter. But best of all: they really are able to help me with little tasks.
Now, having that beautiful book, we got some new inspiration for cooking, there are beautiful little recipes in, ideas for outside picnics, some easy-to-understand health lessons and a lot of good stories around food.
Autumn and winter are seasons when we do spend even a lot more of time in kitchen together, canning, baking, preparing for the cold months, making things, learning and living, and that book, alhamdulillah, definitely extends these moments.
I wish you a blessed Friday, friends, with a lot of joyful moments around the wonderful food of this colourful season that autumn is!