In building this blog i'm hoping to create a modern Stillroom Book. Long ago a Stillroom Book was a complete guide to daily life passed down from generation to generation. It was not only a cookbook or just an herbal guide, but something of each and more, it contained drawings of herbs for identification, recipes and formulas for medicines, cosmetics, preserved foods, liqueurs, beer and ales, household products, along with advice on midwifery, animal husbandry and general care and cleaning methods for the household. Often with notes, anecdotes, and even antidotes of the ladies, children and butlers. My dream is to inspire, inform and design a little space where one can ponder!