Recipes from my Suffolk Kitchen

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Charity Shop Finds Put to Good Use

Last week Colin, his brother and sister were in town sorting solicitor regarding his Dad's will so I popped into a couple of charity shops and found these. Couldn't believe my eyes...a Persephone Book that I hadn't got and just £1, I think I was so excited at all the books being £1 that I got carried away and bought Corpus which I've already read but it was so good I want to re-read before he does the next in the series and Elizabeth Luard - A Cook's Year in a Welsh Farmhouse and I have a feeling I've had that from the library years ago. I now pick up any cheap preserving jars as they are so expensive new and these two little ones were 99p each.


 At home I looked through the Welsh Farmhouse cookery book and yes, I had seen it before but I've found a new home for it as another  blogger mentioned they we looking out for a copy. The jars are already in use holding the home grown chili peppers that were dried in the dehydrator - they'll be presents for the hampers. The Persephone book (It was Marghanita Laski -Little Boy Lost) has joined the others on their special shelf and, before I re-read it, Corpus will probably be loaned to a friend who reads much the same as I do.

Thank you for plum comments yesterday, haven't had a chance to try out the new sheltered area yet - we had sunshine and showers all day yesterday and very, very windy.

Back Monday
Sue

22 comments:

  1. I just looked at A Cooks Year on Amazon the cheapest one is around £21, great find its the sort of book I would love.

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    1. Marlene, the surrounding area of where the author used to live in Wales up until very recently is on my doorstep!

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  2. Wow that Persephone book is a great charity shop find! I haven't read Little Boy Lost, must add it to my wish list.

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    1. I've done well with finding Persephone books over the last couple of years....but still 80 or 90 ish to collect!!

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  3. A very grateful fellow blogger will be receiving Elizabeth Luards book!

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  4. Some excellent buys. I've not seen that book so will keep an eye open at local car boot sales. I am inclined to buy preserve jars when I see them too, for the same reasons as you. I also get given Bon Maison and other jars for my preserve making. Bigger storage jars get bought for putting opened packets of comestibles in (I try to keep away from plastic for storage where possible).

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  5. I have got Little Boy Lost.Ilove Persephone books!

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  6. What great finds! You did very well.

    God bless.

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  7. I have just read an article about Elizabeth Luard - she used to be so well known and I had not heard of her for years.

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    1. Her other book _ Family Life was a good read - many years ago now. This more recent one is mainly recipes through the year.

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  8. A Cooks Year sounds nice! I have so many cookbooks I really don't need another. Doubt it's in a library in the USA! I like jars as well, especially blue ones. But I have many clear ones, almost too many. I'd give you some if you were closer! I bought some peaches yesterday and will make a crisp out of it today, freeze others, eat a few too. Happy weekend!

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  9. Great finds Sue, love the little jar.

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  10. More good finds Sue. Preserving jars are expensive and even the humble jam jar costs more pennies than I think it should so I just wash and re-use any I have, which is probably what most people do. xx

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    1. I re-use jars too but buy new lids from a local packaging company.Which reminds me that I must ask family to save jars for me - running low. I love to use storage jars if I'm making something special to give away.

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  11. I've got 'A Cooks Year ...' it's a really good book. I think she used to write in Country Living magazine didn't she.

    Brilliant finds there, you do seem to be doing well recently :-)

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  12. I've read one of EL's books before but can't think which one, all I remember is that I really enjoyed it!
    Lisa x

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