Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cookbook Sundays # 32

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If you're anything like me you have dozens of cookbooks gathering dust on your bookshelves, some of which have never even been cooked from.  Sure I spent hours browsing through them when I first bought them, marking all the recipes I was going to make with little post-it notes, and yet still those books languish in the bookcase and never make it to the kitchen.  There are others from which I have made but one recipe which was such a resounding success that I've made it over and over again, and yet somehow I've never made anything else from that book.  Sound a bit familiar?!

Take comfort - you are not alone, and now Cookbook Sundays is your opportunity to change that.  Every Sunday I'm going to share with you a recipe that I haven't made before from one of my ever expanding collection of cookbooks.  And, because I know that if you have read this far then you are guilty of this too, I'm inviting you to join in with me.  Each week my Cookbook Sundays post will have a linky for you to share something you've cooked from one of your cookbooks.

The rules for joining in are simple:
  1. Your post must state the author and the title of the book your recipe has come from.
  2. Your post must mention Cookbook Sundays and link back to this post.  Including the Cookbook Sundays badge is optional, but always appreciated.
  3. You may submit as many entries as you like, and you may use the same cookbook as many times as you like.  Old posts are also welcome.
  4. Lastly,  remember that what goes around, comes around - one of the reasons you are participating in this is because you want people to read your posts, so do the right thing and go and visit a few of the other participants - you can even "Like" your favourites. 
Now, go and dust off those cookbooks and get cooking!  Use the linky tool at the end of this post to submit your entry/entries - simply scroll down to where it says "You are next ... Click here to enter", and then follow the instructions.  The linky will be open for one week.

Lastly, if you would like to use the Cookbook Sundays badge in your post, simply copy the code in the box beside the badge below and paste it into your post.  Feel free to also use it in your sidebar if you wish.


Important note:  After 8 months and much soul searching of late, I have decided to "retire" from Cookbook Sundays.  I have thoroughly enjoyed hosting this event, and I'm grateful for all of you who have found the time to participate.  Unfortunately, I am increasingly finding of late that I don't have the time necessary to devote to being a "good hostess" as well as putting out regular blog posts, so this will be my last week of Cookbook Sundays.  It may well be that someone who participates regularly would be interested in taking up the mantel of hosting or even co-hosting this event - if so please email me at yoga(dot)tapas(at)gmail(dot)com and we will make it happen.  Thanks for your support over the last 8 months.


  1. Hi Sue, I've just linked a bowl of soup! Thank you for hosting Cookbook Sundays, it has been wonderful linking to Cookbook Sundays with you. I really hope that Cookbook Sundays somehow find a way of continuing on. Hopefully, there will be some good news.
    Have a great week!

  2. Hey Sue!
    I just wanted to say thank you for hosting this event over the past months. It's been fun peeking around the cookbooks in someone else's house. Sadly, timing for me has been "afflicted" with too many other priorities and found myself cooking from the seat of my pants as opposed to spending the time in the library.

    Maybe between 3 or 4 of us we can rotate out the responsibility to keep your little baby growing.

  3. Hi, Sue

    I'm sorry to hear you won't be hosting, but thank you for the opportunity of letting us share our favorite cookbook recipes. Best of luck with your new endeavors!

  4. Well, darn, I finally remember to link up on Sunday, and it's the last one!

  5. Hi Sue, I can understand retiring from something as regular as once a week, but I look forward to reading your blogs.

  6. So sorry to hear this will be the end of a great cookbook event... but it is always a reminder to dust off what we already have and cook from something old or new. :) Tahnk you for all your hard work!

  7. Hi Sue,
    I've just linked one more! Thank you and have a nice day!

  8. I just posted a second link.. may as well go out with a bang, right? :)

  9. Going out with a bang with a third entry this week! :)

  10. Hi Sue,
    One more from me! Thank you for hosting, Sue!


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