Amongst the books were a favourite – the PWMU cook book - with a very old edition, copies of the 1975 edition where the quantities had been converted to metric and a rather new edition to replace a worn out copy.
Books from school years also featured including Emily McPherson editions and those from local school fundraisers; as well as others compiled as various fundraisers. There were two copies, one old and one relatively new, of Mrs Beeton’s Good House Keeping Book – do you fancy a serve of minced cod liver?
The old grandmother’s recipe book was over 100 years old, with hand written and printed recipes also included. “Hold your man with a wooden spoon and a rotary beater” or, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. Another family had compiled and bound family favourite recipes in large print for their mother who was finding it difficult to see.
The next meeting on 6th March has the theme ‘China items featuring flowers’.