I am sure by now all of you foodies have heard about The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.
She is one of my favorite cooks. I discovered her in 2006-07 when I was on a tear about reading blogs about ranch living. We had just been through Wyoming and I was fascinated--a quick google search and she pops up. I bookmarked her and have been following her for years.
Her cookbooks read like novels.
She has an interesting love story. So how did a self-proclaimed city girl wind up cooking for about 10+ people per day, three meals a day? She used to have the story on her blog, but she has written a new book Black Heals to Tractor Wheels and now you have to buy it.
However, looking at this picture, I can see the appeal of country life.
Even though her recipes have changed a little over the years, her best ones (in my opinion) are the early ones. They are recipes of real food, for real working people. I like her “Cowboy Food” selection on her website.
Her photography is excellent and one of the reasons I kept reading her blog.
The Confession section of her website contains her blog and in these entries she explains:
- Why they burn their fields.
- Why they brand the cattle.
- How to Ship Cattle to Market.
- What makes a bumper crop of hay.
- What is softer than Cashmere.
So what is softer than Cashmere? Read this, but only if you have a strong stomach.
If you don't know the Pioneer Woman, I urge you to check out her website. The picture below is an early photo of her children. Her oldest is a senior now.
All pictures on this post are by Ree Drummond.