Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I'm Being Devilishly Spoiled...😈


I have three new cookbooks! This, by far, is one of my favourites! Did you know that Vincent Price was a noted cook? He and his wife put out a handful of cookbooks over the years and Alex got me one of them! So much fun. We love his movies, and I love his cookbook! He also had his own line of wines and wine-tasting books.


I also got the last two of the "Outdoor" Williams Sonoma collection. Two more wonderful cozy comfort cookbooks! (say that three times fast...) Out of the four in this collection, the Snow Country Cooking is definitely my favourite. Makes me want to hide out in a cabin on a snowy mountain and eat stew all night...I know, I'm likely jinxing myself considering we had snow until May this year!


And look who is on the mend! I can't express my relief and happiness that my Jack is feeling better! He's not 100% yet, but much better than the last few days. I think we'll all have a good sleep tonight. Today is definitely a good day. :)

32 comments:

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Aw, look at that sweet furry face! So happy to hear he's doing better.

I had no idea Vincent Price was a noted cook! That is definitely a surprise to me. Cookbooks are so much fun, aren't they? I love flipping through them, especially if they have lots of those high gloss photos.

Enjoy!

Leigh said...

Aw Jack! What a sweet face. How can you not just heap loads of hugs and sympathy on a face like that!

And I didn't know Vincent Price was such a cook. Great addition to your cook book collection!

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Vincent Price was a very enjoyable actor. Had no idea he published cookbooks too!

Nicole Thomas said...

I have so many cookbooks that I never ever touch ... I should mail them all to you ;)
Awww ... 💜jack💜

Susan said...

I did know that Vincent Price was an excellent cook - and an art collector. He was an all-around wonderful guy. I will have to see if I can borrow any of his cookbooks through our library system. Oh, Jack. What soulful eyes! I would be putty in his paws... :)

Sam I Am...... said...

I had no idea he was known for his cooking and wines. I learn so much from you! I did love his movies. The William's Sonoma ones look really good especially the Snow Country as Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons. So glad Jack is feeling better...for you and for him! It's scary when they can't tell you what's wrong or how they are feeling although you probably guessed right. Have a great day! What recipe are you going to try first from which cookbook? Fun!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

one of my favorite cookbooks is his 'treasury of great recipes'. i think it's his best! i use it more than most cookbooks. he and his wife were quite the gastronomes!

RO said...

Say what? Had no idea Vincent Price was a cook? One of my hobbies is collecting old cookbooks, so I need to add this one to my collection. I have a few that go back to 1965, so kudos to you for finding this one. Hugs...RO

Mama Pea said...

Well, darn. I may have to look into getting a couple of those luscious looking Williams-Sonoma books. Too, too intriguing!

So glad to hear Jack is feeling better and you can avoid the vet office visit. Dogs are pretty tough little critters and given the time and lovin' usually pull themselves back around to normal. Sure would be interesting to know exactly what caused his problem though.

Like Susan, I knew Vincent Price was a gourmet cook and art collector. Guess it stands to reason he'd be knowledgeable about wine, too. That I didn't know. Carol Burnett and her first husband, Joe Hamilton, were friends with Vincent and his wife and in one of her books she mentions going to their home frequently and what wonderful hosts they were.

Lisa said...

Yay for Jack being on the mend! Those eyes!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Enjoy your cookbooks. I am not into cooking anymore. Doesn't help having to be gluten free. So glad to hear that Jack is doing better! Nancy

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Here I am only 2 days behind schedule! :)

YAYYYYY for Jack feeling better! Nothing worries me more, if my son or my dogs are sick. I hope by today he is 100%.

I LOVE Vincent Price and I did not know he has cookbooks! I need to see if my library has one I can lend.

Snow Country....that'll be Winnipeg in a month or so.....

Tammie Lee said...

So glad your Jack is feeling better!
It makes me smile how much fun you have in the kitchen. I love to cook too.

Rain said...

Hi Martha :)) I LOVE cookbooks! Normally speaking the Williams Sonoma collections have great photos. I'm very visual when it comes to cooking so it helps me a lot. I have Julia Child's 2-volume "Mastering the Art of French Cooking"...they are WALLS OF TEXT and it's hard for me to follow the recipes. The Vincent Price book has little drawings and it's funny...I HEAR his voice when I read the recipes lol...

Rain said...

Hi Leigh :)) Trust me, Jack is spoiled beyond belief, I can't resist him ever and he knows how to push my buttons lol...Vincent Price has a few others that I put on my Christmas wish list too! My cookbook collection is really starting to grow! :)

Rain said...

Hi TB :)) I agree, he was great. Even when he did all those "B" horror movies, he was always so good in them. This book I have now is divided by "age"...meaning the chapters are "Recipes of Early America" to "Victorian America" all the way to "Modern America"...I love it! It's a history lesson as well.

Rain said...

Hi Nik :)) I would LOVE to have all your cookbooks lol...but imagine the shipping costs??? You know how attached I am to Jack...I was scared for a few days there, thinking of the pugs and all that... but he's much better. :)

Rain said...

Hi Susan :)) I knew Vincent Price was an art collector, but it was nice to see he was so into cooking and wine. I guess all the arts go together! :) I wish we could find his wines here, but I don't even know if they are still being made. I'm putty in Jack's paws too :)

Rain said...

Hi Sam :)) I love Vincent Price's movies! Especially his film noirs. If you can find it, look for one called Dangerous Mission. It's a 1954 movie with Victor Mature and it takes place in a mountainous resort...villainy ensues lol...very good movie! These two cookbooks from Williams Sonoma are part of the "Outdoor" 4-book series. Alex found them on Thriftbooks, I don't think they are in print anymore. One of the first recipes I'll probably make from the Snow Country book is their "Three Onion Soup with Gruyere Croutons" ooooooh! :) And they have a Coq Au Vin recipe that has brandy and red wine so that will be on the menu too! But I want to wait until the snow falls to try these out to keep with the theme!

Rain said...

Hi Joyce :)) A Treasury of Great Recipes is another one on my wish list! :) He is all about "gracious living" and I love it!

Rain said...

Hi RO :)) Fun! I love to collect old cookbooks too! I have one from the 1950's, put out by Campbells...all about cooking with their soups! It's a treasure though I don't really use it. Hugs back! :)

Rain said...

Hi Mama Pea :)) Alex has a way of finding just the right cookbook for me. That 4-book collection is just up my alley. Love them! I WISH I knew what the heck Jack ate to make him so sick. He has a digestion made of steel normally, he eats anything and everything but we keep such a close eye on him. We thought maybe a poisonous mushroom in the woods, or a toad...we have no idea. His nose is always to the ground, being a tracking dog, so by the time he has something in his mouth, his ears are hiding his face and we can't see what he did eat, only see him chewing. I'm watching him like a hawk now though!

Oh, that's a book I will look for. I was a big Carol Burnett fan, I loved her show. Such a funny comedian and she did some film noirs too where she played dramatic roles. I'm really into biographies, I find them so interesting.

Rain said...

Hi Lisa :)) Thanks for visiting! Yes, I will cheer for Jack getting better too! :))

Rain said...

Hi Nancy :)) Gluten-free sure is a challenge and I understand your lack of desire to cook...I remember it being tough when I had to do it for a year, it took all the pleasure out of cooking for me. But that was because I was so used to my bready-diet.

Rain said...

Hi Dianna :)) Only 2 days behind schedule? You're pretty good considering how busy you are!! :) Lol...that gave me a giggle...Winnipeg winters begin in September. Ours start in November but end in May lol...

Rain said...

Hi Tammie Lee :)) I'm so relieved about Jack. But he's not 100% yet. He's older so he takes more time to heal, poor little fella. Cooking and baking is a wonderful thing isn't it? :)

Fundy Blue said...

Hi, Rain! I read about your blog on Martha's Plowing through Life post. I enjoy cooking too. I'm sorry to hear that your fur baby Jack had been under the weather ~ hoe he's 100% before long!

Rain said...

Hi Fundy Blue! :)) What a great name :) Alex and I will be (hopefully!!!) buying a property in 2019 and our hopes are to find a nice quiet place either on the New Brunswick or Nova Scotia side of the Fundy Bay! :) Oh I love exclamation marks too lol!!!, ! Thanks for visiting! I never really enjoyed cooking until I had Alex in my life, he loves food just as much as me, but when I was alone, I just felt like what's the point. Now I'm going nuts in the kitchen! And he's helping me with the cookbooks lol! Jack is doing a little better, thank you for asking!! :)

Blogoratti said...

What a sweet photo, cute and lovely. And it must be nice to have so many cookbooks, warm greetings to you and thanks for dropping by!

Rain said...

Hi Blogoratti :)) I love having all of these cookbooks...I actually take them all out monthly to try to plan dinners! Jack is heart, his eyes melt me lol!

Treey Stynes said...

I'm glad that Jack is a bit bettereven if he is not back to full fitness yet. Those cook books look great to have.

Rain said...

Hi Terry :) As I type this Jack is much better! I started him on his regular food tonight...just a bit though. I wish I could figure out what the heck he ate!