Ready, Set, Bake: Recipes from the 18th and 19th Century

Written by Louise Cowan, Trainee Liaison Librarian In honour of the return of much loved T.V. show ‘The Great British Bake Off’ we’ve pulled together some wonderful recipes and baking tips from our favourite 18th and 19th century cookbooks.  Despite their popularity and the handy tips provided by the authors, I have to admit, some of […]

National Allotment Week: Top tips for green fingers!

Written by Louise Cowan, Trainee Liaison Librarian It is not uncommon for inexperienced people to be guilty of omissions in providing for the establishment of a garden which strike horticulturists as almost ludicrous. (Wright and Wright, 1909) In honour of National Allotment Week we have dug up some handy horticultural tips from our collections to help […]