After starting the Harcombe Diet a few weeks ago I came to the realisation that the best thing I can take from this is the need to eat Real Food, that is not processed foods, just good home cooking made with real ingredients and made well.
Glancing to the side of me as I Blogged one morning I looked, and I mean really looked at my vast collection of cookery books and the idea came to me that I should use them ...... actually work my way through them, deciding which books I needed, wanted and were actually useful, and which books were simply sitting on the shelf looking pretty and bought because they were just something I fancied reading.
I have collections of my favourite cooks and foody peoples books.
I seem to feel the need to own all their books, something I got from my Dad, although his field was science fiction and history.
I love books, we're a booky family, I introduced my children to the love of reading from an early age. My younger son has a vast collection of crime and scientific books.
I see absolutely nothing wrong with having loads and loads of books.
But not just for decoration, they should be read, used, and appreciated.
And I want to make sure that my collection of cookery books fulfils that criteria.
As a Blogger through and through I decided that the best way to chart my progress along the shelf would be to Blog about each book I go through it deciding it's fate.
I guess it will take some time, I haven't actually counted my books, on these two shelves alone there are 153 cookery books (yes, I just got off my chair and counted). I have others, some in the kitchen, some in the living room, even some by the bed, they are literally everywhere.
So........ The Plan.
Over on my brand new Blog see HERE, or click on the picture link at the top of the sidebar of this Blog, I will each week choose at least one book, photograph it, read through it, choose some recipes to follow from it, photograph the results and give my honest opinion on the book and the food.
Then I will decide whether the book has earned it's place on the shelf or whether it will be relegated to the dusty box in the corner of the shed, where it will await it's fate at the car boot sale or charity shop.
Well that's the plan, now to choose the first book!!
Some of you have already found the Blog through the link on the sidebar and have been popping over to check for progress, well the good news is, from today you will at last have something to read. Thank you for your interest and special thanks to the lovely folk who have already signed up as Followers....you lovely little eager beavers!!