SNOW DAYS AND CABIN FEVER have set in at my house, along with, I fear, the flu. Instead of feeling trapped, I am determined to embrace my short-term life as a shut-in…and clean out the basement. What, you may be wondering, does this have to do with you? Or that pretty cookbook up above? Read on, dear sisters, read on.
Thanks to forced confinement, I’ve unpacked what feels like dozens of boxes, boxes that (oh, the shame) hadn”t been opened since we moved into this house three years ago. On the bright side, if I didn’t miss it, I don’t need it; there’s a lot of good stuff that I might as well pass along, because I clearly don’t want or use it any more. To my surprise, more than a few cookbooks fell into this category…and that’s where you come in.
Don’t you have a perfectly good cookbook you never use? One that you could give away as a surprise to some new friend? Wouldn’t it be great if another new friend sent you a surprise cookbook that she’s no longer using?
Comments are now closed for this post! If you signed up for the swap, watch your email for your swap-ee’s information!
You’ve got two weeks, sisters, to dust off your shelves or unpack a box and find a cookbook; a good one, but one that you can part with. Then, leave a comment on this post, saying why you want to participate, and, if you have one, a particular cooking goal or ambition you have for the year.
Once comments are closed (on Wednesday, February 3) you’ll get an email from me with the email address of the person you’re to swap books with. It’s up to you to get your swap partner’s mailing address, and to mail the book (the USPS’s “media mail” is cheapest). Please specify in your comment if you are outside the U.S., or are unwilling to have an overseas partner (to whom you’d be mailing).
OK–start cleaning, already! Some of us want to get cooking (another time-tested strategy for making the sick/snow day hours pass)!