Sunday, January 3, 2010

(a small grateful post in brackets)

(Thank you very much, Jane of My Pear Tree House, for the Elizabeth David book you kindly sent all the way from Melbourne.) (It's a particularly elegant edition.)



(And thank you for inscribing it so nicely; books with inscriptions are doubly valued by me.) (You'll all be invited round to dinner to celebrate my giveaway win once I've had a trial run at a few recipes from the book.) (Meanwhile, feel free to learn Italian.)

22 comments:

  1. I read some Elizabeth David (Is There A Nutmeg in the House) over the holidays and simply loved it. I found an intriguing recipe combining lamb and apples I will soon tackle. Enjoy your book!

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  2. I've always wanted to leartn Italian. I used to understand my older relavtives when I was a kid and speak small amounts to them, but with their passing and my growing up- i lost the ability. Maybe I will achieve it this year...

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  3. Ah, inscriptions are history in the making. Nothing is sweeter than opening a book and discovering one, whether for me or some unknown person of yore...sigh...

    So Italian is on the menu then!

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  4. I love it that your grateful post in brackets contains your grateful loot in brackets....I'm afraid i can't speak italian but i do enjoy eating it, I am so looking forward to this meal Mise

    and on a little aside , i meant to ask , did you draw the lovely pictures of daughters in previous post?

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  5. I've never read an entire blog post in brackets before. I love your bright yellow candles - a lovely splash of colour.

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  6. What a lovely giveaway win from Jane.
    I am so looking forward to my invitation falling on the mat.
    Grazie mille, Mise. XXXX

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  7. Belated happy birthday and happy new year :)

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  8. Goodness me just popping on from holidays. Cannot believe how quickly that arrived. Only sent it on 23 December 2010. ENJOY xoxo

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  9. Alas no, jaboopee, my drawing skills aren't up to it. They are black and white versions, thanks to iPhoto, of oil portraits of the rowdies that wonderful Scottish Grandma painted for us for Christmas.

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  10. Oh congrats. I have picked up on this habbit from my hubby and yes inscriptions make any book more special.

    Mise thankyou so much for always stopping by my blog, your comments always bring a smile on my face.

    May this year bring you lots of happiness :)

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  11. First, I wish you a very belated happy birthday Mise! I can't wait for the day my girl can leave me a written note of any kind.
    I'm not familiar with Elizabeth David, but will google her next to see what I am missing out on. Inscriptions are so special - if you own the book or not - it's a sign that someone loved it.

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  12. Lucky you! I just adore all things Italian.

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  13. I'm not familiar with her either...and I have heaps of cook books. Must look into her!

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  14. really lovely drawings.....looks like you could have the 'mother ' of all battles on the creativity front with the grandmamas .

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  15. I'm terribly jealous that you won that giveaway, but I feel confident that you will make excellent use of it so I can't be too upset! A lovely post, most definitely. I adore inscriptions in books...

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  16. hi mise
    i love most how the photo looks like spring!
    ~laura

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  17. Buongiorno Mise
    Come stai? Mi piace questo libro. Molto bene!! Well that's the best I can do in a pinch! It's been some years since I learnt Italian, in Firenze no less, but only for 2 weeks!! haha

    Lucky you winning Jane's giveaway!! A worthy recipient. I just want to know when you will be expecting me for dinner? ha ha...and what's on the menu?? Zuppa di pesci? Have fun reading and planning our dinner!! [cene]
    xx Julie

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  18. Be careful, there is a strong possibility that we will get sick of this 'organizational festivity' that's taken over our blog world and take you up on your offer for dinner! The book is beautiful. Enjoy the fun cooking--

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  19. I'm so delighted you've won a giveaway, and what a lovely treat it is. Even more delighted it's from Jane in Australia. I hope to have an excuse to send something to you myself one of these days...

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  20. wow! enjoy your book and happy birthday. what a thoughtful beautiful daughter you have.

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  21. Oh how lovely... the book looks so pretty. Happy 2010 x

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You're looking particularly well.

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