After our warm pots of tea, our finger sandwiches, and our scones with clotted cream, we wandered through the neighborhood's tree-lined streets, exploring the fabulous independent boutiques that sell everything from children's clothes to jewelry to luggage and gifts. Eventually, we stumbled upon Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks (163 West Tenth Street). This charming little store occupies the first floor of a townhouse. The proprietress, Bonnie, sells antique and vintage cookbooks - everything from 18th-century rarities to replacements for worn-out Betty Crocker cookbooks. We had a great time leisurely browsing her stocked-to-the-ceiling shop where we discovered (and purchased) more than a few gems. I can't walk the streets of New York today, as we call Wilmington 'home' now, but I do think I'll make myself a cup of tea and pull out one of those vintage cookbooks in search of a heart-warming comfort-food recipe.