• 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.

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A Biscuit Haiku

Yesterday: Open

shared, crumbs, loved. Closed:

discarded today

Michelle Chapman.plain


7 Responses

  1. Those tins make great catchalls for seed packets. Oops.

    Those tins
    Make great catch
    alls for seed packages
    and pins

  2. Frances – yours is a much better poem by. I fear the crown ‘Queen of Bad Poetry’ is set to stay with me for ever :0

    However, this DID slip under JAS’ bad poetry ban 😉

  3. I like your haiku, VP – not bad poetry at all, but a melancholic reflection on biscuits and life.

  4. totally loving your blog.

    Now tell e, can you recall teatime biscuits that came in a tin, about 30 yrs ago, and one of them was a red iced biscuit, shaped like a 50p, with the clock face on it ?

    it was my favourite biscuit ever and yet I cannot find them anymore and no-one seems to know anything about them !

    Have a lovely weekend

  5. Simply brill my dear. BTW do you really mean to let James and Mark get away with calling you p l a i n?

    yours confuddled in Dinteloord

  6. Thanks HM – it seems appropriate that the tin was left out in the rain doesn’t it?

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