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The Nostalgic Library: Wintersweet

The Nostalgic Library: Wintersweet

It’s rather nice to see bulbs tentatively peering out of the earth like periscopes, but I have to admit that sometimes this Pacific Northwester suffers from a flurry of snow envy. I want to hear the crunch underfoot whilst the rest of the world is […]

The Nostalgic Library: The Canadian Living Complete Preserving Book

The Nostalgic Library: The Canadian Living Complete Preserving Book

If you’re under the impression that canning is a sweaty, steamy summer activity, you are forgiven. Most canning cookbooks concentrate on sealing away those fresh summer flavours, and rightly so. There’s nothing like a jam made from strawberries on the selfsame day they basked in […]

The Nostalgic Library: Rough Guide to Vintage London

The Nostalgic Library: Rough Guide to Vintage London

When I opened The Rough Guide to Vintage London, I began placing bright pink sticky tabs on pages of extra special relevance. That’s what I do when I’m going to blog about a book, to help organize my poor old brain. The thing is, those […]