Food, Glorious Food
Some recipes just beg to be shared! Links below will take you to recipes we’ve tried and loved. Some we’ve found in current books; others we’ve developed ourselves.
Spiced Gingerbread Cake Bars – A cake-like bar cookie filled with gingery spices and molasses
Fruit Cake – It isn't just for Christmas!
Blondies - decadent, scrumptous and easy!
Lettuce & Lovage Soup – To serve either hot or cold
Chicken with Olives and Capers – Simple, quick, scrumy. Especially with…
Lemon Feta Potato Salad – Goes particularly well with Sweets Paul's chicken recipe, above
Overnight Coffee Cake – A brilliant make-ahead batter topped with almost whatever you like
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A bookshop blog – offers reviews of bookshops around the UK (and even a review from the world of the interweb thiggie!). Terrific, insightful opinions and a well-designed blog with a geographical index, so you can find bookshops you want to visit!
Harris & Harris Books (in Clare, Suffolk) is run by a former associate who graduated into the real world of bookselling, and is earning kudos from loyal customers who discover what a great bookshop should be when they walk in through her door!
A book sculpture to dream about! (Thanks to Anne Robbins)
A bookseller in a warzone (Thanks to Eric)
Stack 'em high - and weird - The art of book stacking is taken very seriously in Japan
Author Jen Campbell wrote the terrific The Bookshop Book
& more besides
People & Places in the Wider World
Why limit ourselves to East Sussex? Here are some people and places we like and admire!
Artist Jo Roberts works with maps, with pen and ink, with thread and needle… and with a printing press to die for!
Re – Found Objects – Memorably, RE took over space at Libertys in London awhile back. We still sigh over the treasures we found there. Fortunately, their website is still offering solutions for challenges you didn't even know you had; we can't even imagine what their shop in Corbridge must be like. Heaven, perhaps.
Firmdale Hotels – London, bastion of civilisation, baffles would-be visitors who seek a friendly welcome and a comfortable room. Be baffled no more; here are hotels, restaurants and bars scattered around the city that are filled with fabulous art and populated by the nicest staff imaginable! Top tip: The Haymarket Hotel, and Brumus Restaurant on Haymarket Street!