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« on: April 28, 2009 01:56:41 PM »

My friend Katie and I made a little cook book for our young work colleague Natalie, who was leaving to do some volunteer work in Senegal, before going to university (Cambridge!).

She often told me how worried she was about cooking for herself at uni, so Katie and I decided that some crafting was in order... The result was a little cook book with about 15 recipes, ranging from Baked Potatoes to Cajun Salmon, all on scraps of craft paper with some all-important googly eyes.

My personal favourite was Katie's drawing to accompany my Mum's coconut biscuit (or 'cookie' to you Americans) recipe, she even wrote a poem about the biscuit man!

Natalie is still in Senegal, so we don't think she has tried any of the recipes yet, but we're hoping she will.

Here's the cover:

Tuna Potato Salad

Cajun Salmon
(That 'fishy' shape was cut out previously, so we put an eye on it to go with the salmon recipe...)

Coconut biscuits (cookies)

And finally - The Beeescuit Man

Natalie seemed quite pleased with her pressie, I think I'll make another one the next time someone mentions they don't know how to cook anything  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009 05:01:16 PM »

This is such a sweet and useful gift, 2 Xmases ago my husband asked my Mum for a collection of her best recipes as his Xmas present (they both love cooking). The result was our cooking bible, it has every recipe we've eaten with my family that we enjoyed and suggestions for Xmas meals, desserts, soups everything.

We use this book every time we cook and have even added some more recipes to it, but only if we've tried and tested them, it turned out to be the best and most useful gift we've ever received and something I would do for a friend as a gift if ever anyone asked for our recipes.

My mums was not as crafty as yours though, it is so cute and I'm sure something she'll use for a long time to come.

« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009 05:30:42 AM »

awww thats so sweet! what a great idea   Grin

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009 08:20:52 PM »

that is totally cool! I think you just gave me an idea for a "mini-cookbook" for a Christmas present. I was thinking about making gift baskets of hot cocoa and cookie-making stuff with a few add-ins =D
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