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Girl Guide Cook Book

I've been involved in the Girl Guide movement for over 35 years now.  I started as a Brownie, and went all the way through.  I have been a leader for every age group at one time or another, and am... Continue Reading →

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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!

Another Hallowe’en Post

I was flipping through my cookbooks this morning (yes, that's something I do a lot!) and found more Hallowe'en menus in a charming little book called Suppers.  Its entire focus is on themed supper parties, and let me assure you,... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Follow up

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone, and as promised, here are the results of the tips and recipes I tried.  Some better than others, but none horrible.  We did cook the turkey breast side down, as suggested in the first... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving with Cooking Club Magazine, 1903

Even though as Canadians we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, I'm blogging about the November 1903 issue of Cooking Club Magazine because it's pretty much ALL Thanksgiving!  As well as its usual content, it has a Thanksgiving romance story titled Hulda... Continue Reading →

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