IceMilk Aprons: Meets Martha Stewart.

img_0253One thing off our IceMilk Aprons "To Do" list was completed this week with a very special meeting of Ms. Martha Stewart herself. Martha was in Atlanta for a special book signing of her two delightful (and handy) books Cooking School and Cookies, and also doing a special segment for her March 5th show at the wonderful Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the world.

There were many, many wonderful folks whom I met while waiting in line sporting my IceMilk Apron, as they served glasses of milk & cookies from the book to the crowd in true Martha fashion.

While there are so many wonderful things I can say, I will keep it to two. Firstly, Martha was even more lovely than I could have imagined. Simply beautiful, wonderfully sweet and genuine in her time with each guest. Secondly, I was able to give Martha a gift of an IceMilk Apron of her very own - which was such a treat and I am thrilled to say she now has one of her very own.

In my excitement I completely blew my photo opportunity with Martha. Lovely. However this little gem is a photo I took of her after she has signed my Cookie book, with her & another guest, just for you to enjoy!

The Passing Down of Heirlooms: Cookbooks.

Cookbooks are such a wonderful heirloom gift, and one I received this past holiday! On one hand, a great way to be able to pass on the tradition of cooking to others. And on the other hand, a wonderful gift that will be used, kept and passed down through the generations. A special handwritten note on the inside cover is an extra special treat to be cherished down the road.

img_1192I received the oh-so-fantastic Martha Stewart Cooking School book from Mom. Unlike most cookbooks that are simply filled with recipes, Martha's book is filled with lessons & photos on HOW to cook - more techniques and lessons. You'll find such things as how to clarify butter, the difference between chopping, mincing, dicing & slicing and more.  Love it. Get it.

And of course, thought I would share my favorite "heirloom" cookbook that we used during the holidays to make Christmas cookies. Betty Crocker's Cooky Book is just a wonderful treat - with fabulous recipes and charming little illustrations. A favorite in our family!