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Who is Auntie Seagull and what are these books all about?

 

Author Julie V. Watson and designer Helen Grant have always had a passion for exploring the skills of homemakers of the past.  “Their great understanding of the basics allowed them to maintain the family home, prepare delicious meals inexpensively from scratch and care for their families without the modern conveniences of today.” The duo have long wanted to reproduce some of the neat stuff they have found before it is lost. They came up with the idea of putting together a series of small books full of useful tips, hints, recipes, and all sorts of lore gathered from family, friends and their passionate perusal of old books and documents.

 

“In a moment of frivolity, we decided we need a voice to speak for all of us,” they say, acknowledging that it is the wisdom of those who have been their teachers, their mentors, that make this information invaluable.  They created Auntie Seagull to be that voice.  “Who is Auntie Seagull?  The answer is that she represents many individuals met as part of our own lives, and through research and interviews.  Auntie is a wise old bird. Her eyes aren’t what they used to be, and her seashell jewelry might see tacky to some, but she has seagull smarts and seagull wit.”

 

Auntie remembers how to do an amazing number of things. She likes to share her knowledge and hopes that everyone learns the joy of doing for themselves, saving money and time in the process.  She hopes everyone becomes addicted to buying locally, fixing instead of throwing, and to taking pride in things they make themselves.  Auntie has been a neat chick since she hatched!!

 

 

Seafood Basics......

buying . storing . cleaning . cooking

fish and shellfish

by Julie V. Watson

 

A basic how-to guide to buying, storing, cleaning and preparation of fish and shellfish common to the Eastern seaboard. People have a great interest in getting back to fresh and local foods but are so used to buy processed food that they feel intimidated. The benefits in both flavour and nutrition of fresh-from-the-sea choices cannot be denied so award-winning food writer, Julie V. Watson, of Prince Edward Island, Canada, created this guide.  Tips can be applied to seafood which can be used in recipes of your choice. The author shares the knowledge of generations through a fictional “Auntie Seagull” character ensuring a fun, informative handbook containing pertinent information about haddock, halibut, trout, salmon, mackerel, and many more fin fish as well as lobster, oysters, mussels, crab and more.

Seafood Basics......

ISBN 978-0-9687092-9-0

Published by Seacroft

47 pages, stapled, $9.95

 

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Potato Basics......

a potpourri of recipes

how to and spud lore from

Prince Edward Island

 

by Julie V. Watson

Years ago innovative cooks relied on staples such as potatoes to nourish and satisfy their families so it seems natural to turn to them for recipes that have proved tried and true.  In this cookbook by award-winning author Julie V. Watson, you will discover tips and tricks for boiling, baking, oven cooking, frying, and even making desserts.  With an emphasis on simple, easy to prepare recipes that often fall into the comfort food category, the author shares the knowledge of generations through a fictional “Auntie Seagull”.  Its fun, informative and even gives a bit of history and folklore about spuds. 

Potato Bassics......

ISBN 978-0-9865489-0-1

Published by Seacroft

47 pages, stapled, $9.95

 

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 $9.95 (US funds)  

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