When Molly Wizenberg's book A Homemade Life came out a few months ago, I was bummed that it wasn't available at the library. It seemed that almost every blog I follow was touting the book's greatness, a combination of personal stories and recipes from the Orangette blogger. So, on a whim, I checked to see if it was at the library and, low and behold, it was. I ran to the library and immediately questioned when I would find time to read this gem.
In the past week, I have learned two important things. Breastfeeding can be the loneliest part of new motherhood and it can be the best time to sneak some reading in, especially at night when baby is dozing. So, I find myself about halfway through A Homemade Life, wishing I had more time to savor its pages and wishing even more for the time and energy to make several of Molly's recipes. Instead, I get a snipet here and a bit there (its short vignettes are great for this), marking the recipes I plan to scan into the computer for later, grateful that even as a new mommy, I can carve out time for books.