You know those books that settle into your soul and become a part of you, demanding to be read again and again? The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister is one of them. The book caught me from the very first page with a mix of wisdom, food, and bittersweet lessons about this crazy tasty life. In food and life it always amazes me how we can each be given the same ingredients but what we make of it is wholly our own. We may have little control over what we are handed but we can choose to make the meal with grace or set the kitchen on fire with our frustrations. This is a lesson I always need to be reminded of so I made this print for us-when life gives us broken eggs let’s make an omelette and invite friends for brunch.