Good Grace’s: A Rainy Day Cookbook – Review

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As you know from over on my Instagram stories I’ve been busy so far this Summer getting our fruit and veggie plots set up. Yesterday I pulled the radishes up that we grew and today I picked the first handful of blueberries. Growing your own fruit and veg is the best. It tastes delicious and you can relish the fact that you grew it!

As you know I’m a busy mum of two girls 2 and 4. so I don’t have a lot of time to cook. So having a browse through this delightful Good Grace’s: Rainy Day Cookbook by Grace Millard is inspiring and not overwhelming one bit. Personally I find some cookbooks hard to get your head around and complicated.

The ease of cooking at home, especially when you don’t feel like cooking!

Good Grace’s: A Rainy Day Cookbook - Review

Book Description

Discover Grace’s family recipes and home treats straight from Gloucestershire. Filled with pages of traditional meals, this book is packed with things every generation will enjoy using just a few kitchen essentials for those rainy days in.

What I Thought

I love the setup of the cookbook. It’s laid out easy to use, with various hints and tips throughout. It starts off with an introduction, then goes onto recipes for breakfast, lunches, tea, and puds. Along the way, you are given quick tips on home-growing.

The meals are designed to be quick, easy, and to make you smile. Especially on a rainy day. They use what you have in the cupboards and garden (if you love to grow your veg). Very apt during these past few months when we’ve been staying at home. Good Grace’s: A Rainy Day Cookbook was written before and during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Browsing through the recipes, there are many I will make for my family, the One Pot, One Bowl Full English looks great for a Sunday morning breakfast. I do particularly like Fruit, Granola, and Greek Yogurt. One of my favourites. Although I do tend to put my granola in first then the yogurt. Grace does this the other way around in the cookbook. There is a fascinating section on berries, including growing conditions, and recipe suggestions.

Berries, granola and greek yogurt Good Grace’s: A Rainy Day Cookbook - Review

In the lunch section, there is a wonderful recipe for sausage rolls. It’s a traditional one that includes lard. It brought back memories for me of my late Aunt who used to make her sausage rolls with lard and bring them down in a bowl covered with a tea towel on a Saturday for us when we were kids.

I’ve found Good Grace’s: A Rainy Day Cookbook a delight. Extremely useful to have in the kitchen and as a handbook for growing your own produce. It’s become a favourite in our kitchen.

Available From

You can buy Good Grace’s: A Rainy Day Cookbook direct from the publisher’s Ghost & Ribbon or through Amazon.


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