My Grandma’s Recipe Book

#BookBlogger  This week I’m heading to @BBC_ARoadshow at @CastleHowardEst, not too far from where I live. When I was 14 years old my elderly Grandma died. Years earlier, while playing in the attic of her old #Victorian home,  she gave me a very small #Antique #Recipe #Book of which I still have. 

I know nothing else of its origin. Whether it is worth anything or not but there are so many interesting snippets inside it’s pages I thought I would share them with you. 

The book is called : GOOD THINGS, Made, Said & Done it is the Thirty-sixth edition and printed in 1898.

This book is so fragile, some of the pages are falling out but nothing has been lost. 

The recipe index has a lot interesting ingredients. Powdered Egg obviously because of the era, was the norm in some of the recipes.

Anything you fancy here?

There are also a few remedies too, just incase the “Giblet Pie” doesn’t agree with you.


It really is such an interesting book with little “quotes” throughout the pages. For example “Children and Chicken will always be picking”. And “Let the Ticking Clock Guide The Boiling Crock”

One last little gem in this book the size of my hand, is this advert for “Fennings” 

I am going to have this book in my bag at #antiquesroadshow just incase there is anyone to ask a little bit more of its origin. It’d be lovely to find out a little more, don’t you think?

Dine With The Chilli Devil and Support Yorkshire Cancer Research

The lovely @chillidevil is supporting @yorkshirecancer research at The Monks Walk Pub In Highgate, Beverley, and the menu looks FANTASTIC!!!!


When: Saturday 30th July – 7:30pm – 11:00pm
Where: Monk’s Walk pub, Highgate, Beverley
Who: supporting Yorkshire Cancer research

Another Chilli Night, another new venue; this time an amazing historic (13th century) real ale pub in Beverley.

The ex-virger of Beverley Minster has teamed up with local food producer Chilli Devil Sauces to organise a charity evening in support of Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Neil Pickford, now licensee of the Monks Walk public house in Beverley, and Chilli Devil Ian Ibbetson are using the evening to preview a new venture that will see the food producer opening a new pub food offer in Monk’s Walk, combining spicy World Food with traditional pub grub.

The buffet evening on Saturday, July 30, will feature a selection of items from the new menu. There will also be a raffle and auction, with a chilli experience day among the goodies up for grabs.

Tickets are just £10.00 in advance from http://www.chillidevilsauces.com/events/yorkshire-cancer-research-monks-walk or from The Monks Walk in Highgate in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

It looks like a great night so close to my heart.