Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Kippers and Drowning the Shamrock

Well I said I like my kippers and these are Scottish kippered herrings I picked up from my brit supply store. Sometimes it is nice to set a table with your fave breakfast on a fave piece of dinnerware (Woodfield by Steubenville from the 1940's on a fave piece of tatted lace made by a relative) instead of scarfing something down in the kitchen, at the computer or the usual kitchen table. I don't have a recipe for cold smoked herrings but I have a recipe for serving Herrings from my 1810 book
You notice something about the spelling?
I wasn't aware they still used fricative( learned a new word today) in written English in 1810.
Some of the information is dated, but the advice on choosing, preparing and cooking produce, meats is still very good.

I think I will give the larks, cow heel soup, calf's head and few others a miss though.

Have a Happy St. Patricks Day
No Corned Beef and Cabbage for us though (that is an american tradition)
We are celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary and I might just go and drown the shamrock :) woo hoo!!!!!


Sheree Rensel said...

"31st wedding anniversary"

Geesh. I have never even known anybody 31 years! LOL LOL


What did she say.... 31 YEARS???? HUH???

Anonymous said...

Oi'd loik t' be wishin' you a happy anniversary.

W. J. St. Christopher said...

I'm not a fan of the herring, in general -- but I'd be willing to FIGHT you for the dishes and lace!


W. J. St. Christopher said...


Your word verification just now was: warfang

C'mon, admit it. You're up to something, aren't you?

Louisiana said...

oh how beautiful 31 yrs anniversary! congratulations to you both. what a wonderful accomplishment, not too many people can say that at all. i hope you guys have a loving time.

i love your cook book. i love old books and that is a treasure. it must have been handed down from family to family members through the yrs, how incredible.

Happy St. Patrick's day to you guys as well. i hope you enjoyed it all.


painter girl said...

Oh Congratulations! Happy St. Paddy's Day and Happy Anniversary! Wow! I hope y'all have a wonderful celebration.

JafaBrit's Art said...

well sheree, I never figured I would be married to a middle aged man LOL! let alone still think one was cute.

I bet you would fight for it W.J. and if it was a choice between kippers and the plate and lace, you would win the plate and lace :)
HA HA WARFANG! Yes, yarnbombing in scruffy alley ways in the city.

thanks moreidelthoughts.

Hiay Louisianna, that book was actually rescued by my grandad at the papermill where it was supposed to be incinerated. I have often wondered about the previous owner. I love the book and really enjoy reading it.

Painter Girl, we had a SUPER time, thanks.

deb said...

well happy late anniversary, like you I never thought I'd be married to a very cute middle aged man, but 23 years later here I am. and I would absolutely take the kippers, although the plate is pretty too!!

The Likkle Girl Who Wurves Pwetty Things said...

I love kippers but I love your 1940s dinnerware more! They look amazing for sixty-plus-year-old pieces!

And congratulations for the anniversary! You've been married for nearly as long as I have lived! Wow! xx

Undaunted said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Happy anniversary to you both! Sorry it's a bit late, but I hope you had a wonderful day together (and looking at that later post, it looks like you did!)

Colette Amelia said...

congratulations! sounds like it was a great time!

I love that lace table cloth!And the lovely dishes!