|Grandma's Ways for Modern Days|
The book is a lovely trot through lots of "old fashioned" type ideas, but with a modern edge to them all. There are beauty treatments [I should probably try some of those!], household cleaners to make, soap to try, as well as lots of "grow your own" advice before it moves on to backyard livestock - hens, bees and ducks are covered. Making your own bread, and then butter and cheese appear. There are sections on cooking family meals, and a bit of home brew too! Preserving the garden's bounty is also an important section.
I have found lovely hearty recipes in here like Lancashire hot pot and leek & potato bake, as well as Christmas feasts and home made toffee. I haven't got a favourite section as I just love the whole thing! It is a book for the modern times but with all the wisdom of the past recognised and respected.
(image from theediblegardenshow.co.uk)
The authors, Paul and Diana Peacock have written other books, and apparently appear on BBC Radio as well as writing the Mr Digwell column for the Daily Mirror. I can't say that the black-belt tightwad will learn anything from this, but it would certainly be interesting to get it out of the library and have a good nosey through it. I was very glad to receive it as a gift.