Viv’s Family recipes is now available for Kindle on
Here is a bit about it.
This recipe book is the culmination of many years of cooking and baking by the author. She is passionate about food quality and believes that home cooked is best.
She has inherited a recipe book from her mother’s eldest sister and a small one from her grandmother that contains recipes from the turn of the 19th century. She has also included many recipes from other family and friends from many places and times.
It is an interesting look at how our diets have changed over the years as well as our cooking methods. Many of the older recipes are done by long steaming. There are also some interesting ‘Hints and Tips’ from long ago.
If you are interested in cooking, and how our ancestors cooked and ate, you will enjoy this little book.The recipes date back as far as 1909, from my Grandmother. She was an excellent cook and always cooked the Christmas dinner well into her old age. Someone once said she could make a good meal out of an old boot. (Except the time she nearly poisoned the family when her eyes were beginning to fail, and she used daffodil bulbs instead of onions. Fortunately, apart from being sick, there were no ill effects. Although it wasn’t funny at the time, we laughed about it later and teased her about it.)
The book will be on sale in paperback format very soon. I’ll let you know when.