Monthly Archives: September 2010

Hello from the high desert of California

Hi All. I’m a retired senior citizen who has been intrigued with cooking and baking for most of my life. I’ve collected various items related to this interest, including cookbooks, vintage cookware and electric appliances, kitchen gadgets both antique, vintage … Continue reading


Thermomix TM31

Last fall I purchased a Thermomix TM31. They are quite popular in Europe, especially in Italy, in the UK and are extremely popular in Australia, are sold in Canada but have not quite caught on there as in other parts … Continue reading


Collecting Cookbooks

I love to cook and I love collecting cookbooks and resurrecting old “receipts” that have been long forgotten, or fallen out of fashion, including some that are truly ancient. I enjoy preparing things that are seldom prepared in the home … Continue reading

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I also do a lot of baking. Again, I like to know what goes into my food and I am a diabetic so I have greater control when I am selecting the ingredients. Besides, they taste better. They don’t last … Continue reading

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Favorite Hobby – Reading

When I answer a survey about favorite “hobbies” my first answer is always “Reading” and has been for most of my life. I’ve been an avid reader since childhood – my grandfather taught me to read when I was four … Continue reading

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I’m enjoying life in my seventh decade and doing so many things that I was unable to do while still working. Especially gardening. The high desert in southern California presents several problems for gardeners. Any moisture drains very rapidly in … Continue reading

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If you collect cookbooks, you need this.

I was introduced to Eat Your Books a few weeks ago and it is, in my opinion, absolutely essential for the cookbook collector with either a modest or extensive collection. The fee is reasonable and if you have an extensive … Continue reading

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