Groceries ~1919

What Kind of Shopper Are You? Do you make a list and check it twice? Coupon clipper? Marathon shopper - getting it all done at once for several weeks at a time? Daily shopper for what you need for tonight's dinner? ~ Today's post is a newspaper advert listing the weekly specials at the Crystal... Continue Reading →

WWII Shredded Wheat ~1942

We Wives Are In The War. This is such a great find. Had to share. It's up to us to feed our loved ones nutritious food. "Every day a whole grain food," say Uncle Sam's Nutritional Authorities. And in delicious Nabisco Shredded Wheat you get all of whole wheat's energy. It is also a good... Continue Reading →

Household Hints ~1942

WWII Kitchen Hacks Happy Friday! Here are four quick-tips for the kitchen: soaking dried fruit, sifting sugar, using candied citrus peels, and storing cookie dough. Challenge: Give use your quick tip for the kitchen in the comments below! My addition: I always make a quick gravy out of pan-fried meats by adding water, salt, herbs,... Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day ~1912

To all the mothers: May your day be filled with family and love! Source: The San Francisco Sunday Call, Sept. 8, 1912. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Cookery ~1825 American Wild Fruits ~1910 Jam ~1819

Meringues ~1922

Meringue Cookie Time! Let's say you've made a delicious pudding or custard from scratch that called for 5 egg yolks. What do you do with all of those egg whites? Ingredients: 5 egg whites 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup sugar Beat eggs and cream of tartar together until foaming, slowly... Continue Reading →

May’s Cottage Garden ~1848

ANYTHING omitted last month, do early this month. Set bean poles, and plant the beans around them; plant bush beans, cucumbers, musk melons, water melons, squashes, nasturtiums, early and late potatoes, strawberries, evergreens, shrubs, roses; sow half hardy annuals in the flower beds...

Ginger Wine Recipe ~1770

How to Make Ginger Wine. Today's post is an update on the ginger wine project started back in January. Backstory: Ginger wine is traditionally made from ginger and raisins and first appeared in Britain in the 1740s. The wine can be fortified with brandy or cognac, or even diluted with lemonade. An interesting historical note:... Continue Reading →

May Menu ~1808

Welcome May! Here's is a seasonal menu from 1808. What I like about this particular publication, is that the dishes are arranged as you would find them on the table for service. It gives the home cook a visual image of how the dishes are to be presented. Notice, for example, the flowers in the... Continue Reading →

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