Monthly Archives: February 2014

Goldwork embroidered bible in Balliol Library

Literally a labour of love, the binding of this bible was hand embroidered by Pauline Johnstone in memory of her husband, Kenneth Roy Johnstone (Balliol 1921). It was given to the college in 1978. I had worked in the college library for some years before I was shown this beautiful piece and since then I […]

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The church biscuit: 28. Sour cherry amaretti

  Any biscuit with a substantial amount of ground almond goes down really well with the after church cup of coffee. As I try to make a different biscuit each week, I was delighted to discover variant of this delicious Italian classic which includes the addition of dried sour cherries. The slight tartness of the […]

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