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Veeery coool !!! :-)
Nice work with the book resuscitation. It looks nice. Thanks for the before/after photos.
I saw that fruit chart before. #1, I love it. #2, I think bananas and oranges were way too low on the tasty scale :)
blahstory – thanks!
Paul – glad you liked it. I agree about oranges and especially bananas
and I would also rate some tomatoes higher on the tasty scale (yummy Mediterranean ones not cotton wool supermarket ones) and I would also swap green and red apples over, but again only tasty red Braeburn apples and not cotton wool tasteless red ones.
That’s it…I’m mailing ALL my cookbooks to you (whether they’re falling apart or not)! :) You surely work magic on them.
Funny fruits and veggies cartoons! I have to say that I love pretty much all fruits and veggies, so I wouldn’t categorize anything in the untasty portion. Uh, except for durian. GROSS!!!
If you like Braeburns, you should try a Pink Lady. Those are our absolute favorite apples now. Oh, another addendum to my untasty comment, Red Delicious apples are pretty gnarly too (is that what you were talking about when you said “cotton wool tasteless red ones”?).
The watermelon man kind of creeps me out though. LOL! But some of his other creations are too cool. Oh, have you ever seen Saxton Freymann’s art? He creates animals, people, etc. out of food! Check out this book, for example: http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Food-Joost-Elffers/dp/0439110165/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207250395&sr=1-1
what an incredible transformation to the cook book Diane !!!
I love the photo…and the double sided inside….
the fruit cartoons are very funny….I like the idea of fruit and veggie jewellery !!
that flying penguin video is hilarious…what will be next ? flying pigs?
Mahvelous, dahling! Love the vegetable abacus!
I also have one of my favorite book that need to be rescued. I wish you live close to me enough to help me with that as well. ;-)
Thank’s for the link love..
Love how it turned out, I definitely have to try this. Thanks for posting….oh, and thanks for the bit of fruit and veggie humor, I especially like the abacus.
Oh what a great idea restoring books and I love what you have done to it! I hope she is thrilled.
The 5 portions is very funny – how on earth you find ways of linking into each post is beyond me!
That was a terrific restoration work you did on that cook book. But I was left to wonder why your cookbooks are in mint condition? Such meticulous attention to detail and creative conceptualizations should translate very well when it comes to cooking. Hmmmmm.
Then it hit me. You’re using xerox copies of your cook books! LOL!
:-) — Durano, done!
What a great ideia.
I have to say, i love the belgian secret book. I have to try, but i don’t undertand the instruction, i have to ask to my boyfriend to translate to me.
the watermelon looks really yummy :P
What a fresh, healthy and creative way of doing it – a great combination of your excellent skills!
Wishing you a great end to your week Diane :-)
Teresa – pink ladies are my second apple of choice! Glad you like the book, it was a fun project :-)
Kim – the fruit photo was the only food image I had handy (well, out of my own photos, it came out very well – and I do like the double sided paper – very economical :-)
Jenny – thanks, sweetie!
Dunn – my pleasure! You have such fun things on your blog:-)
froginapot – what a great name! Glad you enjoyed them :-) I love the recipe for Apple Dumplings – yum!
Kylee – glad you liked the book. It takes me ages sometimes to find good links and other times, it all just falls into place :-)
Durano – if only! I’m OK at cooking for other people but not very good at cooking for myself. I love reading cookery books but I’m not very good at using them :-)
Clara – it’s quite easy once you get into it – I’m going to try Rhonda’s method next….
Paolo – I don’t like watermelon much myself – I prefer other kinds of melon, honeydew, galia, charantais – yum! :-)
Renny – thank you, it is fun to rescue an old book and give it a new lease of life.
Have a good weekend, Renny :-)
That makes me want to recover some of my cook books–although that would mean tearing off some of those pristine covers!
Ha! You are a cook book collector too! I buy all the latest celebrity chef books and rarely use them….. they look very pretty on a shelf though :-)
I used to repair books for the library. We used white glue, construction paper and waxed paper . I think you did a significantly better job, FANTASTIC in fact! ;-)
Great Ideas for getting your fruits and veges! I think I should start wearing my vegetables around my neck.
this is so funny! Great post– I love the fruit and vegetable cartoons! :P
It’s a nice feeling to give some old book a new lease of life isn’t it? I can see why you enjoy recycling things so much. Not sure about recycling veggies as jewellery though…. :-)
Great job on the cookbook it looks “new” again…Heather
I’m returning it to it’s owner on Thursday – hope she likes it too!