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Happy Father’s Day

Well, it's Father's Day, and all I've done is phone my Dad, and make some strawberry jam from some of the strawberries I bought when he and I went to some farmer's markets yesterday.  The strawberries made me think of... Continue Reading →

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

I knew if I dug around through my cookbooks, I'd find at least a few Valentine's recipes to share, and A Thousand Ways to Please a Family had a whole Valentine's luncheon menu, so I am sharing that here today.... Continue Reading →

The fruitcake was delicious!

Just an update to let you know that the Christmas or Wedding Cake recipe I posted a month or so back from the Ogilvie Cook Book turned out perfectly!  Moist, fruity, delicious... yum!  Definitely a recipe I'll be making again!... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Options for Christmas Dinner

My niece is vegetarian, and since she was coming for dinner, I started researching vegetarian main dish options that were festive enough for Christmas dinner.  I found two, and ran them past her for approval.  She ended up with tofu.... Continue Reading →

Candy for Christmas

It's almost Christmas, and I've been rushed off my feet, too busy to make Christmas candy, but since The Correct Art of Candy-Making arrived in the mail yesterday, I thought I'd better share some recipes!  The classic, of course, is... Continue Reading →

A Few Etiquette Pointers

Annie R. Gregory has 3 and a half pages dedicated to table etiquette tips in her 1907 Woman's Favourite Cook Book.  I won't list them all, but I'll give you some of the less obvious ones to help you get... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Menu, 1907 Style

For those of you who haven't yet planned your Christmas menu, or those who are curious about how holiday meals have changed over the years, I'll be posting a few different Christmas menus over the next couple of weeks.  I... Continue Reading →

Cream of Banana Soup

Since there are so many recipes, tips, and sometimes illustrations that defy explanation, Wednesdays will now be dedicated to these. Just a page from a book. I will not be trying them, but if you're brave enough to, please let us all know how it turned out!

Bettina’s Christmas Cake

As I had a lot of fruit leftover from my first Christmas cake, I decided to make a second one.  Admittedly, this was partly to use the painstakingly prepped pans!  I flipped through a few books, and found A Butterless-Eggless-Milkless... Continue Reading →

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