My cookbooks – Random Recipes #18
Hooray for Dom of Belleau Kitchen. He’s given us all a nice easy Random Recipe challenge this month and it’s a fun one too. We get to have a peek at bloggers’ cookbook collections – that is my kind of fun! Life has been particularly busy this month and with all the bakes I made for my birthday, I have quite a number of posts to write. So I was particularly delighted to find we didn’t need to cook anything this month. No recipes you cry? No indeed, it’s all about finding out exactly where our random recipes are picked from.
My books are scattered throughout the house. My librarian’s mind would love them to be neatly ordered in one place, but that is not how it is. Over the years I’ve acquired many many books, but because of space issues I’ve tried to have a one in, one out policy. Since starting the blog however, this policy has gone out of the window (unlike the books) and we’ve had some new shelves put in to house the overload. They are now full so I’m not sure what happens next!
|Most of my older cookbooks in the Kitchen.|
|Our newest shelves just above our computer. Most but not all of my baking books on bottom shelf – CT has claimed most of top shelf!|
|Most, but not all of my chocolate books on a rickety bamboo shelf thingy that I bought about 20 years ago which resides in our sitting room.|
|My newest cookbook – a birthday present from CT sits on my bedside table – he chose well.|
|A really interesting book awaiting a review post – also sitting on my bedside table.|
|A few of the magazines lying around the place that I’ve managed to get into a box.|
|A few more thieved from CTs shelf space on the upstairs landing.|
|Books about the politics of food – real food & sustainable farming.|
I haven’t dared photograph the piles of magazines nor the cuttings and scraps which really ought to be neatly filed away.