Simple Country Living Book Review

Simple Country Living Book Review

Title: Simple Country Living: Techniques, Recipes, and Wisdom for the Garden, Kitchen, and Beyond
Author: Annette Thurmon
Published: March 26, 2023, Cool Springs Press
No. of Pages: 208
Cover Price: $22.50 Hardcover, $12.00 Kindle

Simple Country Living: Techniques, Recipes, and Wisdom for the Garden, Kitchen, and Beyond is a one of those books that is beautiful, but has information that most of us won’t want to use or adapt to our lives. Expecting good, down-to-earth recipes in this book, it was quite disappointing because the recipes actually included are those that most of us would never want to make. Recipes for DIY dryer sheets, laundry detergent, and All-Purpose Cleaning Spray may appeal to some tree huggers, but you can’t eat any of these. It is unfathomable that as far as we have come, people want to go back to a different century. The emphasis is on “natural.” There is excellent gardening information in the book, as well as canning freezing, and dehydrating, which is helpful.

One positive thing about this book is that there are beautiful, professional photographs or not only the few edible recipes, but also

All told, this is a book for those who want to give up everything modern and go back to a time when things were much more difficult. Apparently those who love this book are those who have a lot of extra time on their hands. Anyone who wants to go back to the basics will love to have this book; those of us who like modern conveniences will want to skip it.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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