• The Tenuous Purpose

    This Blog is built - not, as some might expect, on a flimsy whim but on a strong and single minded principle.

    That principle concerns Biscuits and their position in the world.

    We are really very keen on biscuits.
    As are many of you out there.
    We think.

    We wish to create an archive of Arrowroot, a backlog of Bourbons and a catalogue of Chocolate Fingers. Anybody can contribute an entry - or dispute somebody else's - provided they are not dull.
    Even Americans who perhaps don't really have the heritage of biscuitry that we are fortunate to have here.

    Or maybe they do and we are unaware of the full glory of the cookie.

    We realise that this whole subject is admirably and concisely dealt with by that excellent and unbeatable website A Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down. Our feeble efforts will be as the kicking of a gadfly in the face of their wisdom and experience but we hope that we may have a small contribution to make.

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  • The Synod of Biscuitry

    James Alexander-Sinclair of Blackpitts
    Gardener, Blogger, Journalist, Lecturer etc, etc. Much of his life is spent loafing around other people’s gardens issuing directives and generally cluttering up the place. However, like the great Mr Kipling, he does (occasionally) make exceptionally good gardens. (Although even Mr Kipling messed up a bit with the Carrot and Walnut Mini Classics.)

    Mark Diacono of Otter Farm
    He does sterling work growing many inappropriate plants in Devon. He dedicates a great deal of time and effort nurturing a plethora of plants that are (mostly) totally unsuited to our climate. His is a life of such extreme eccentric dedication that to start a Blog about Biscuits seems perfectly normal. He treads gently in the footsteps of people like the great William Buckland,a professor of Geology who claimed that he could tell location by tasting the local topsoil.

Thanksgiving Biscuits

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie-Right From The Oven

Frances Garrison

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12 Responses

  1. That Frances is such a tease isn’t she?

    It’s not fair though – I’m feeling most peckish!

  2. I want/need one of those right now.

  3. Hi VP, I had to look up the definition of peckish to make sure how you were feeling. It was either hungry or irritable. Let’s go with hungry. During the American Thanksgiving, it is all about eating until you are overstuffed. No one is allowed to be hungry, quite the opposite. We are done with the big meal, having cleaned up and now cannot move. A roaring success!

  4. Frances – I’m waiting, air mail takes about 3 days, right??

  5. Hi Carrie, they were sent off to you just as soon as I ready your comment. You don’t think those customs inspectors pulled them aside for more careful inspection and possibly adroit tasting?

  6. I really don’t even know what adroit means, but it just shot out of the typing fingertips.

  7. Oh my gosh, Frances, I finished off the last piece of chocolate cream pie yesterday, but still have some pumpkin and cherry pie leftover from Thanksgiving, not to mention the cheesecake (I got a little carried away with desserts this year). Now all I want to do is make these heavenly-looking cookies! At this rate, I’m never going to start that diet:)

  8. Dat’s just meaner than a mean thing working out the mean in mean town. You didn’t even save us a crumb!
    You’re on the list.

  9. So sorry Karen. Consult with Carrie to see if she will share.

  10. Those look so delicious! I think that combination may find its way into the holiday cookie platter!! 😀

  11. YUMMMM!!

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