Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Anne of Green Gables Cookbook

Originally uploaded by pwinn.

This wonderful cookbook was inspired by the most famous of all Canadian children's books, L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. It is written by Kate MacDonald who is a home economist and food stylist with a very special interest in the Anne books: she is L.M. Montgomery's granddaughter!

I have had my copy since before I was married and enjoyed getting it down from the shelf this afternoon and looking through it. I made her Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches, Lettuce Salad, and Old-fashioned Lemonade for dinner.

Originally uploaded by pwinn.

"There, there, never mind your kissing nonsense. I'd sooner see you doing strickly as you're told. As for cooking, I mean to begin giving you lessons in that some of these days. But you're so feather-brained, Anne, I've been waiting to see if you'd sober down a little and learn to be steady before I begin. You've got to keep your wits about you in cooking and not stop in the middle of things to let your thoughts rove over all creation." -Anne of Green Gables, XIII.

Can you guess who said this?!


Tori Leslie said...

Oh I love Anne of Green Gables, one of my favs. The cookbook sounds very neat and the lemonade looks delish. *Ü*

Marci said...

Could it be Marilla? (sp?)

Kelli said...

Marilla is right! She had such a way with words didn't she?! ;0)

Sandra said...

OH I love cookbooks and this one is just precious :)

Kelli said...

Flora, I will be happy to post some more recipes. :0)

Reviekat said...

I didn't even know such a cookbook existed! Now I'm going to have to go on a search for it!


Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

Kelli, you have such darling cookbooks! You know I bought the Beatrix Potter cooking book after visiting you and now I'm off to find this Anne of Green Gables Cookbook!

I do love egg salad - I may use this recipe next time and kick it up a notch!

Away I go to Amazon!