“Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie, a fly can’t bird but a bird can fly. Ask me a riddle and I’ll reply. Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie.”
When I was a very little girl my dear Nan presented me with The Pooh Cook Book. I’d shown a great interest in learning to cook and bake and I was delighted with this adorable little gift. I remember that the first thing I cooked was Pooh’s Toad In The Hole – but I also learned to make Cinnamon Toast for my family in the mornings if my Mum would let me.
Last year my sister sent me a message on Facebook, asking me what the cinnamon/sugar ratio was for Cinnamon Toast, as she was craving it badly. Now, my original copy of the book was used and loved so often that it had disintegrated many years ago – so I couldn’t remember the recipe and I couldn’t look it up either.
It was some time later that I saw a reference to this book somewhere else, remembered my sister’s question, and decided to check Amazon.
Sure enough, I managed to find copies of The Pooh Cook Book on Amazon – for a penny. My sister was so excited when I informed her that I’d tracked this book down and purchased a copy for her. Honestly, when it comes to the little things we remember from our childhood you would never believe that she and I are fast approaching forty because we become so excited about finding things from when we were growing up!
I doubt that my sister can have the Cinnamon Toast any more, as she has been diagnosed with Diabetes, but it is a wonderful little recipe book and her autistic son has shown great interest in kitchen activities.
I hope that this little book will bring my sister and her son all of the joy that it brought to my family and myself when I was growing up and learning to cook.
We have planted many Crocus bulbs in our lawn over the last few years. This is the first one to have developed enough so far this year to show its colour – and it is huge! I’m slightly concerned about some of the decorative plants in my borders as several were affected by the bad spring and summer last year, but since we’re giving my borders an overhaul and planting vegetables in with the flowers I suspect we just need to wait and see. The weather is becoming so mild now that we hope to begin propogating our seeds. Indoors on the windowsill to begin with, but later on we’ll put each seedling in its own pot in the greenhouse. Looking forward to growing at least one successful Romanesco!
Here we have the curve of her shoulder, the beginnings of her arm and a strap of her dress. She’s going to be quite a large piece once finished and framed, but so wonderful! This is my first genuine attempt at Evenweave and I am very happy with the progress so far.
I hope that all is well with everybody. What have you all been up to this week?