Disclaimer: I have not been paid to promote this book, just saw it, ordered it, love it and wanted to share :)
I was sitting in the living room with Jade yesterday when there was a tremendous thump at the front door. Seriously, I'm so not made for sudden frights! Neither is our furbaby, bless her. So anyway, I go to the front door, halfway expecting yet another young lad with a clipboard to be standing there going on about the merits of cavity wall insulation (our home is wrong type of construction for it) loft insulation (been done) or lately solar panels, now that one was new :)
Turns out it was a smiling delivery person with a package from Amazon :) Inside the package was a couple of dvds and this.....
this book! It's part recipe book, chock full of recipes from the 1920s and as if that wasn't treasure enough (and it so is!) the author, Margaret Powell, shares her memories of working firstly as a kitchen maid and later as Cook in a grand house during that time. The book has lots of fabulous stories sharing with the reader how she learned her craft and worked her way up to the position of cook.
Fans of Downton Abbey will absolutely adore this wonderful insight into the inner workings of the kitchen of a grand house. The author also wrote other books detailing her experiences, which you can see here. I really can't recommend this book enough. Aside from being an absolute treasure trove of vintage recipes and charming memories of a wonderful lady, the book itself is gorgeously presented in a pastel blue hardback cover with gold foil overlays. This is a cookbook that will look beautiful in anyone's kitchen. A joy to read and a joy to own.
On an unrelated note honeys, I took some photos of a gorgeous pink rose in our front garden the other night. It was raining and the garden looked pretty :) I was wondering if anyone would like a printable? If so do let me know :) Till next time dear ones, keep smiling and hug lots, love always xx