Saturday, 4 December 2010

Bloggers Block!

Is there such a thing? This snowy weather has made me want to sit and do nothing but watch the flames go up the chimney!
Not entirely ,I have been reading a lot of poetry and browsing through cookery books to find winter warmers for supper.
I have some favourite cookery books, European Peasant Cookery by Elizabeth Luard is full of wonderful recipes .Real food that has sustained the life of ordinary families throughout Europe and it is full of information on tradition. Elizabeth Luard lived and brought up her children in several countries and is inspirational.
Roast Figs and Sugar Snow by Diana Henry is subtitled "Food  to warm the soul" and it lives up to that assertion.The food is cold weather food ,mouthwatering recipes from all over the world accompanied by quotes from poetry and literature. Just reading the recipes is deliscious! 
I made pancakes this evening and we ate them with cinnamon sugar,lemon ,honey and maple syrup!!!!


  1. Hey don't go tormenting me with your roast figs while I am sat here with a pot noodle LOL
    Oh I cant WAIT to get a cooker :o

  2. I ate 2 1/2 of those pancakes and lo! They were good. And Rory, who normally doesn't much like pancakes, likes those pancakes. Please will you read a book about chocolate hazelnut cupcakes and make some of those? xx

  3. Kath you will have a great cook up when its all done!
    Emma I will try to comply with your ladyships wishes! ,Thanks for looking in !

  4. I recognize that feeling, at times we simply have a need to just stare into flames and not have to write about that.;))