Signals to the New Year!

It was so wonderful to snuggle into the beginning of Signals, the magazine of The Arthur Ransome Society today – and great to hear about the new Chair!

It was lovely to be reminded about these words of wisdom in Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons by the President.

“I like cooking.” (mate Susan)

“If you want to go on liking it, take my advice and get someone else to do the washing up!”

(My sentiments exactly!)

Above is a superb pie, the recipe of which was obtained from TARS magazine! It is the only recipe for home made pastry which works for me!  Pastry is the maverick of the amateur cook!

Over Christmas I have also been answering Oscar Wilde film quiz questions for members of The Oscar Wilde Society and watching Oscar Wilde films.

Oscar Wilde with Robert Morley as Wilde and The Trials of Oscar Wilde with Peter Finch in the lead role are worth looking up on YouTube.

In the first film, Ralph Richardson steals the acting honours as Edward Carson – a truly great actor!

Look up your classics folks!  Movies are great to chill to over Christmas!

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The Ransome Experience

 

TARS Tart for Outlaws

 

 

 

Did you know that The Arthur Ransome Society publication Signals includes a section for children?

The organisation welcomes junior members.

Young pirates can breeze through competitions, quizzes,  news of extraordinary events,  lots of glossy photographs and even simple recipes with clear instructions.

Why not learn the secret of good pastry making via literature?

This gooseberry pie featured in no. 54 of The Outlaw has a twist and it’s good too!

A whirlwind of fun, feasting, imagination and family fun awaits!

Join The Arthur Ransome Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluffy Coconut Pineapple Drop Biscuits — Sweet Dreams

Happy August everyone- wow July sure flew by fast! But before the rest of summer does too, I want to share with you my recipe for these incredible coconut pineapple drop biscuits! They’re drop-dead delicious, easy to make, and perfect as a sort of end-of-summer, tropical breakfast treat.

As summer is approaching I just had to remind you of these tasty treats which are just perfect for a summer’s day and absolutely melt-in-the-mouth!  They are yummy!

I am sure Arthur Ransome would have loved these tropical treats!  I am sure that the pirates of his beloved fiction would not have turned them down either.

They are very melt-in-the-mouth – but not particularly conducive to campers on Wild Cat Island, that Lake District haven!

 

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