Category: Barb Recommends

Pride and Prejudice Mini-Series

Pride and Prejudice with the “real” Mr. Darcy – Colin Firth How many times did you watch the Pride and Prejudice mini-series when it aired on the A&E television network back in the 1990s? I mean… it was some of the best BBC TV ever imported into the U.S. And if you’re of the female gender, can …

10 Classic Black and White Movies

10 Classic Black and White Movies I Never Want to See in Color These 10 classic films are etched in my memory so vividly, the cinematography so suited to the black and white medium, the lighting so perfect, that color would detract from the overall effect. As a woman of a certain age, I’ve seen my …

Pancake Frying Pans – Plett vs. Cast Iron

Pancake Frying Pan Reviews: Plett Pan vs. Cast Iron Skillet My grandmother’s much-loved pancake recipes need two different fry pans. A couple of years ago, I went on a frying pan quest, when pancakes became an important food group in our soft foods diet. A dental appliance put soft pancakes front and center… but I didn’t …

My Book Holder Lets Me Read While Eating

An adjustable book holder for people who like to read while eating… and cooking I can now read while I’m eating and cooking… without spilling food on the pages. Are you an avid reader in search of an affordable, functional book holder? Or are you on the lookout for a fun, yet practical, gift for a …

Ode to Pure Soap: No Sneezing or Itching

Bubbly Poetry – My Ode to Pure Soap Do you ever get giddy about the products you love? Like soap, for instance? I am such a fan of Cal Ben’s Pure Soap that I even wrote a poem about it, my “Ode to Pure Soap.” I mean… this is a soap that doesn’t make me sneeze or …