‘Gentle Reader,

Having forsaken all sweetmeats, syllabub and even my beloved Shrewsbury Cake during this time of Lent, I have been indulging my sweet tooth with plenty of fresh fruit.

However, I am NOT finding this deprivation of sugar particularly easy!

And upon coming into the kitchen this afternoon to pluck a delicious pear or two – I see that Cook has left me a thoughtless reminder of what I long for most.

I should add that as Cook is NOT without her own unique foibles – I shall looking forward to serving up a bitter sweet revenge of mine own!

De gustibus non est disputandum

Sincerely Yours.
Mrs. S.’