Inspiration and innovation are important in keeping the business fresh, and me excited about it. September is almost half over and I have been keeping busy creating menus and plans for not only for this year but next year as well. I'm always on the look out for new and up coming ideas.
One of my favorite current reads is Donna Hay magazine. It's published out of Australia, 4 to 5 times a year. For me it is great that their seasons are opposite ours; when a brides come to me in January and wants a summer time menu when I am thinking soups and stews for winter, I can open one up and see great tomato and peach recipes.
Anna Magazine out of Canada has just changed their style and layout and I cannot wait to take a look.
There are a couple of web sites that I peruse often, Smittenkitchen.com is one that I found by, what I call, blog spotting. Where you just keep hitting the next blog button. I love her photos and recipes – great inspirations.
Wedding Wire is another great spot- I am constantly looking at and reading about trends and ideas. I found this one when we were listed in a wedding- what a cool treat.
http://www.culinaryartscollege.org/top-50-websites-for-learning-self-canning/ I came across this web site recently. This time of year always brings back the memories of canning with my grand mother and making jam. I love the sound of those tops popping whenthey seal.
Hope you enjoy