Friday, 10 March 2017

Featured in a Magazine!




How amazing is that!

Parsonage Cottage Kitchen, my other blog, has been featured in the latest issue of Blogosphere Magazine.



I am really excited, can you tell?

I have this lovely food blogger to thank, Dominic of Belleau Kitchen



Dominic is Food Editor for Blogosphere and mine is one of five blogs which he very kindly featured.

Thank you,  Dom!
Thank you, Alice, Albertine and all at  Blogosphere Magazine!

Thrilled to bits that my old cookery books


 are enjoying their day in the spotlight.

The wonderful women who wrote them could never in their wildest dreams have guessed that they would be 'famous' in this way.      I only wish I knew their names.
x


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    1. Hello Marcia, Thank you.
      It was a complete surprise when they approached me, especially as it is such a small blog and was begun solely as a way to honour the unknown women who wrote my lovely books.

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  2. How exciting and...congratulations !!

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    1. Hello Meggie, It was quite difficult keeping it all a secret (even though I didn't really think they would choose me) until the magazine came out.

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  3. Good on you! Congratulations, now so many more readers can enjoy your blog.

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    1. Hello Linda, Thank you. It came completely out of the blue, but I am tickled pink that my old cooks are having their day! Too many colours there, but you know what I mean.

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  4. Who knew there was a magazine about blogs? and how good to see your lovely old books featured.

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    1. Hello Sue, I certainly had no idea. It is a lovely big chunky magazine packed full of young, trendy, beautiful bloggers - and then my old cooks and me! I can't wait to show it to my family and tell them about it - it had to be kept secret until today.

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  5. Well done, never realised there was such a magazine. It's a good feeling being featured, had my Mini featured years ago in a mag. Pleased to you

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    1. Hello Bill, Thank you! The very first car I bought was a beautiful old Mini! I think your Mini must have been very special in some way though. I hope you still have a copy of the magazine.

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  6. Congratulations!!!!!!

    Luna Crone

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    1. Hello Luna, Thank you! It is very exciting.

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  7. So thrilled for you Elaine! That cake looks scrumptious!

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    1. Hello Christine, Thank you, I can still hardly believe it! Let me know when you are coming and I'll bake a cake.

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  8. But I really dislike that cover.

    Why are ordinary women, so enthralled, with hair and face covering????? Ordinary free women, must be so enthralled, if this magazine put this on their cover. Cover pics are enticement, to buy the magazine.

    I am perfectly fine, with women, who wish to follow some religious "law," that they have to cover hair, or face, or whole body. If they are happy, that is their choice.

    Choice? Ahhhhh but it isn't their choice! It is their religion's "rules"... Which subjugate women.

    That blogger has beautiful eyes, and uses cosmetics, to make them more alluring. Which is rather counter-productive. She has to cover herself, so as not to temp men. But she is able to use eye makeup, to look like a siren???? Interesting dichotomy....

    I want everyone to follow their own religious beliefs. But I do not want to glorify one, which subjugates women.

    Luna Crone

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    1. My lovely oldcooks.blogspot is featured on page 126! I often wonder how they were dressed, how they conducted their lives, where they lived and when they died. Their handwriting has become very familiar to me - not surprising as it is often my bedtime reading material of choice.

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  9. So glad to have found you again! I enjoyed your former blog Pear Tree Log and then lost track. Congratulations on being featured in Blogosphere! I'm looking forward to reading posts in this blog and in Parsonage Cottage Kitchen.

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    1. Hello Jan, How lovely to see you over here. After PTL and the upset over my 'stolen' posts I abandoned blogging for quite a while, but I missed it. So I set up here and began talking to myself! Things are a little crazy here at the moment but I hope to stop by and say 'hello' over the weekend.

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  10. I didn't know there was a magazine called Blogosphere!
    Well done on being in the mag.
    Margaret P

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    1. Hello Margaret, It is a lovely, chunky, quarterly magazine for bloggers. My grandson was very impressed.

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  11. Congratulations Elaine! That's so exciting!

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    1. Hello Scarlet, It was very unexpected, but exciting. I wonder what kind of cake I should bake to celebrate!

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  12. Elaine, that's fantastic. Well done.

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    1. Thank you, Molly! At first I had to work really hard at deciphering the handwriting, thank goodness that comes much more easily these days. I hope all is well with you.x

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  13. Oh, you so deserve this! I spent some time a bit ago visiting your oh-so-wonderful cooking blog (and almost burned our lunch while doing so). What beautiful breads and pastries you make! There is something about a handwritten recipe...almost as though one can feel the presence of the person who wrote it. Great job, and congratulations, Elaine!

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    1. Hello Chip, Sorry - I hope you managed to rescue that lunch! There is something very special about those old handwritten books with their splashes and splodges, the finger and thumb marks, some pages so often used and others are pristine. Some of the books are simple and inexpensive books of the day and others were obviously very good quality. Some handwriting is very beautiful and in others it is beautiful in a different way. Each book tells a story, I just don't know what that story is, but I'm having a wonderful time trying to find out!

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  14. well deserved... whoever this Dom is must be such a wonderful person...

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    1. Hello Dominic,
      He's only one of the top food bloggers in the country, and a really nice man to boot! This has all been so exciting and I cannot thank you enough.x

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  15. Oh my goodness! That is wonderful! Congratulations!

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    1. Hello Henny Penny - and thank you! I couldn't have done it without those old recipe books.

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  16. How wonderful!! Congrats!! That cake looks so delicious!! xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hello Wendy, Thank you, it has been great fun. Mrs Birrell at least gets her name mentioned, deservedly so because it is a very nice cake but I wish I could put names to the others!

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  17. How lovely! Congrats. Now more people will read you lovely well written blog! hooray!

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    1. Hi Sol, Not sure about the well written bit, but thank you!

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  18. Congratulations Elaine, how wonderful. It looks like a big magazine and I'm sure it will be treasured like all of your other books.
    Have a lovely Tuesday :)

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    1. Thank you, Prunella, It has earned a place on the shelves, right next to my old cook books!

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