Friday, 23 September 2022

Join the Queue Please ....

 


Okay ... I was tempted again, but who wouldn't be when the box for this little set of books was so lovely. 
 
It reminded me instantly of the wallpaper that I found in the ancient tiny garden shed of our little homestead in Berkshire, before the landlord decided to knock it down without even a word of warning.  I mean sacrilege!! I tried to peel some off to keep for posterity, but it was stuck firmly to the wood even after fifty odd years.


The blurb from the back.


And the two little books that are inside.

They have actually sparked Alan's interest in all things wartime rationing, and he's asked to have a read of them when I've 


But he'll have to wait a little bit as I am currently engrossed in this one.  

It's one of the best books for background information on the nutritional analysis of the foods recommended on the wartime rationing that I have ever read, and once you read it it's so easy to understand why most people were healthier at the end of the war than they were at the beginning.

I'm definintely going to be using the recipes and menu planning from this one.



The other best buddies, taken yesterday.

* Other dog beds are available!! 😄



Sue xx




24 comments:

  1. Those books look good, just the illustrations are tempting. The trouble I find with Wartime recipes is that they are heavy on carbs and as a Type 2 Diabetic these are forbidden for me, otherwise the food is usually based on veg and fresh fruit which I love. Enjoy your read. Sandra.

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    1. I'm afraid I'm a bit of a carbaholic. But the thing to know is that if you eat a meal with carbs as long as you don't mix fats at the same time your body can handle them very well. As a vegan I obviously do not have to worry about mixing as much as someone who eats meat and dairy every day, and of course during the war rationing years people did not eat so much meat and dairy in their day-to-day diets.

      Alan is actually a Type 2 diabetic, when we did a month on wartime rationing a couple of years ago his numbers all went down very quickly.

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  2. We certainly felt much better eating that way.

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    1. I've just been reading right through your War Diary again for inspiration. It's still as brilliant as the first time I read it. Are you ever tempted to give it another go for a few months?

      If anyone is wondering what we are talking about, go and have a read for yourself -
      https://frugalinnorfolk.blogspot.com/p/war-diary.html

      The link to this is also permanently available on My Modern Wartime Rationing blog.

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  3. That sounds like money well spent to me if the books are bringing so much pleasure.

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    1. They were really cheap to, so I'm doubly happy :-)

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  4. I've just ordered those books Sue, they sound just right for me. I'm sure everyone was healthier on that sort of diet. Just look at those two doggies,snuggling up together!

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  5. Oh, the anonymous comment above was me, Sooze

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    1. It's s proven fact that virtually all the population was so much healthier after the war. You rarely see a seriously overweight person in old films and photos do you. The odd plump grannie but that's about it. They are proper snuggle-buddies.

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  6. Well, you've gone and done it now, I've just got to get those books :) Your dogs are so adorable, if our spaniel tries to get in our terrier's bed she gives her what for and now that our spaniel is really old and nearly blind she often makes that mistake.

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    1. They've all been brought up not to guard their beds or their food, so it's pretty much shares all round ... including with the cat. Hope you enjoy the books if you do get them.

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  7. Lovely little books-irrestible to me. I have just bought the Scots language version of The night before Christmas because it’s so lovely! Catriona

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    1. I bet that reads well, I'll just get Alan to read the usual one to me :-)

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  8. Where can i order these books from please?

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    1. I got the top little two-book set from Ebay and the Food Facts book from Amazon. Both are available on Amazon UK at the moment.

      https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0007313799/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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  9. I love that picture of two squashed doggies!! And if the other bed was twice the size, they'd still squash up together! I can well believe that the UK was healthier after rationing. Get rid of the easy MacDonalds, Fish and Chip places and interminable Indian takeaways, and we would be too. And don't start me on kids' sugar-laden drinks!

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    1. They've got so many beds in our two houses, in so many of the rooms it's ridiculous, but every now and then they love a good squish.

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  10. Aw look at those squished doggies! They must love each other.

    Your books look fascinating, Sue, and just the job for your new challenge. I wouldn't mind reading those too, they might help me with my cholesterol lowering efforts!

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    1. I should imagine everyone's cholesterol was at nice healthy levels during the rationing years. It's only found in animal products so all that veg and fruit alongside much lower levels of meat and dairy must have been brilliant for getting levels down.

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  11. Lovely photo of those two squashed up together. It's a bit like the chickens. No matter how many nest boxes we have they all want to pile into one to lay their egg!

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    1. Oh yes, it used to make me smile when I opened the henhouse and there were four chickens in one box and three empty nesting boxes next to them. :-)

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  12. I only ever tried to limit carbs once in my life, it didn't last long :-)

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  13. Cosy doggies!!!! I'd be intrigued to see what was in the book. We eat a lot of vegetables and try to think of other things to put with them- usually pasta, rice,lentils, tatties, some sort of veggie alternative or sometimes fish. I wonder how that would compare to what was eaten during rationing.

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    1. Yes, I will be eating virtually all the things you mention with my veggies, pasta was rare during the 1940s, but it was available in Italian owned shops. So I am allowing myself some during the rationing month. You can follow along on my other blog to see what I will be eating and some of the recipes that I will be using from my books.

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