Global Meatballs

All over the world, everybody loves meatballs. But until now, there’s never been a cookbook dedicated to exploring them as thoroughly as this new book, Global Meatballs, edited by my very talented daughter, Adeline Lutts Myers.
Global MeatballsJust published by Quarry Books, the 176-page book has recipes for meatballs made from beef, pork, chicken, fish, lentils, potatoes and much more, many of which were new to me.
poultry-ballsI was one of the lucky tasters of the recipes, and while I can’t say I tried them all, I will say that all the recipes are based on time-tested traditional meatballs from their various cultures, and all have been fine-tuned for today’s American kitchen by Adeline, who’s an excellent cook. So I know they’re delicious!
moroccan-chard-chickpeas-fish-ball-tagineIf you think you’ll be in the mood for meatballs soon, check it out. The book is available on Amazon here. Bon Appetit!

Wildflowers of Cabot Farm

Over the past spring, summer and fall, as Julie and I took our daily walks around Cabot Farm (sometimes two or three a day) with Layla (that’s Layla, posing), Julie picked and photographed every variety of wildflower we encountered, gathered pertinent data about each one, and created individual digital pages describing each flower.Layla In the end, the effort yielded 93 varieties of wildflowers, which though it is probably not a complete collection of what’s on the farm, is certainly a lot.

It took a lot of time, but as a labor of love, it was fun.

What wasn’t fun was transforming those 93 digital pages into a useful physical form—but Julie did it, and the result is this beautiful book, Wildflowers of Cabot Farm! (actual dimensions 6” x 8.5“)

wildflowers-150 copies of the book were printed and bound by Staples, and Julie and my mother then distributed them among various family members and other people who appreciate wildflowers.

Below are a few sample pages.

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Without doubt, in the years ahead we will discover some varieties of flowers on the farm that are not included in the book. At the same time, it’s almost certain that some of the varieties in this book will disappear from the farm in the future, and thus the book will be very useful in monitoring the changes in flora over time.

I think it’s a great book and I’m very proud of my wife!

For more of her work, check out julieshawlutts.com

And, her digital app, The CuRiOuS Alphabet, a free app in the Apple app store here.