Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

From Margaret Mezzacapo

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois

Does five minutes a day to make artisan bread seem too good to be true? Yes? That’s because it is too good to be true. The bread’s going to take you a lot longer than that. However, the basic premise is simple—prepare the dough in advance, and then just pinch off and bake the amount you want for that day. This book seems well suited for large families and/or real lovers of bread and baked goods. Includes a number of recipes for different breads, pizza dough, soups, etc.

A Dickens of a Cat and Other Stories of the Cats We Love

From Margaret Mezzacapo

A Dickens of a Cat and Other Stories of the Cats We Love by Callie Smith Grant

This book is a series of cute short stories about people and cats – how the cats needed people’s care, and how some of the cats saved their people. Easy reading, and appropriate to read to younger folk. One element bothered me, though—there are numerous references to cats having litters of kittens. Come on, people, spay or neuter your pets! Cute book, though.