Sunday, 15 February 2009
Books for a Sunday
I have just had the most marvellous rummage through boxes and boxes of ratty, tatty old books at the carboot, and came home with a bag full of nostalgic gems, perfect to browse through and chat about on a Sunday while cooking a long, lingering Sunday Lunch (Leek & Potato Soup, partridge in a cream, cider and sage sauce with roasted rosemary potatoes and root vegetables, all topped off with baked apples stuffed with homemade mincemeat and brandy).
The 1940s Kenya settlers Cookbook is a veritable mine of treasure, Scottish, British and African cuisine drips from every page, I spotted a great recipe for fig jam that I will try when figs are in season.
The 1930s Linen-backed Ordnance Survey maps of Dartmoor etc will make attractive and useful gifts for my friends who have recently moved there. I am visiting them for a few days later this week, so, perfect timing!
I love the other 3, very pretty, my daughter Morgaine has already stolen the butterflies book...