Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ladies, A Plate.

I recently purchased (or actually, Karl did for me) an absolutely gorgeous traditional home baking book, called, Ladies A Plate written by Alexa Johnston, who is a New Zealander, and the recipes tend towards traditonal neccessities for an afternoon tea party. The title refers to the tradition of including the phrase "Ladies, a plate" on invitations, from a time when frilly aprons clung to mothers' hips all afternoon long. The pages of this book allude to a dappled garden gathering, with rickety furniture, mismatched tea sets, scones and home-made jams!

It's definately worth a look!


  1. I have this one too! I love the stories behind all the recipes.