Friday, February 18, 2022


 Winter is such a perfect time to go back and
take a fresh look at some of those great
books you purchased in your past.

I have been enjoying reading many
of mine and had forgotten how
much they were capable of taking
me on a journey.

I baked us some Oatmeal Cookies
earlier today and they are big ones.

This first book above left is "The Heart of England" and is one 
of the older Victoria books from 1999 which is wonderful.  I started reading the first pages and was smitten with interest.  The book on the right
(Tea Time Journey's) is old too and has wonderful recipes.

I have shared this book. before.  It was
written by Kathy Thiessen and is in my
opinion, one of the loveliest books around.

This book (above) is full of recipes, seasonal
and everyday decorating ideas,
history and love of family.

I am sure you have
some books on your shelf that you have long forgotten about - we just do that it seems.

"The Heart of England" has so many
interesting chapters including this one
about the Bronte sisters. (below)

My friend, Lou Ann gave me this
recipe back in the 80's and today I
made large cookies so the recipe
made 17 cookies:

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes for small or 11 minutes for large cookies

Mix: 1 C brown sugar, 1 C white sugar,
3 C oatmeal, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 C flour
Mix: 1 C melted butter with 1 tsp vanilla
and 2 eggs
Add: 1 Cup raisins (I used mostly
dark and the rest yellow)

Mix dry and moist ingredients and
raisins,  Shape into balls and press down on
parchment paper lined cookie sheets.  Don't over bake.

We got some fresh snow yesterday:


Lynn said...

What a wonderful way to wait out the snow and cold. Hot tea, fresh baked cookies and great books to delve into. Here it's about keeping the bird feeders full and replacing the frozen bird water every few hours. In between it is cooking hot meals and baking and embroidery.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I would love to sit with you and have a cookie (my favorites!!), a cup of tea, and look at your pretty books. Your snow is lovely. We are supposed to get cold temperatures again this week.