The book which I hope will be added to, and then passed on down through the generations, until someone forgets the family significance.
Owl Wood is the unofficial name for our small patch of woodland. By daytime it used to be home to our lovely hens, they free-ranged there and led a marvellous life. While the hens roamed, the owls slept. The hens are no longer with us, but the Tawnies are. Three more little Tawny Owls have spread their wings and left the woodland.
Tweed offcuts and embroidery silks don't really seem like ideal/practical choices for a cookery book, I know but, so what?
Owl Wood Cook Book it is.
I added a new recipe to it today. It is actually based on an eighteenth century recipe - Coconut Bread. Real bread with desiccated coconut for texture and an intriguing flavour. I saw the recipe and was intrigued, dithered about whether or not to bake it, or to just do a plain bread. Curiosity won, of course.
It was well worth the effort, beautifully light with just the merest hint of coconut at the end.
Have a lovely weekend.