Elmina’s “Death to Grasshoppers”

Want to know how to get rid of those pesky grasshoppers in your garden? Elmina's has you covered! Here's a how-to video. Discover More: Introduction: Elmina H. Allen's 1930s-1940s Homemade Cookbook Elmina Wins a Prize Elmina Shares Winning Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Elmina Wins a Prize WWII Cookbook

Video time! The best part of this cookbook is the inside cover. Elmina proudly pinned the newspaper article where she won first prize for the strawberry recipe contest! Way to go Elmina! More Fun Discoveries: Introduction: Elmina H. Allen's 1930s-1940s Homemade Cookbook Elmina Shares Winning Strawberry Shortcake Recipe – WWII Cookbook A Toast to Fannie... Continue Reading →

Elmina’s Home Remedies – WWII

Video time! Elmina has an extensive list of home remedies for a variety of common ills. She mentions getting some of these from the local doctor and others from neighbors. Fascinating peek at self-care in the 1930s. More Fun Discoveries: Introduction: Elmina H. Allen's 1930s-1940s Homemade Cookbook Elmina Wins a Prize Elmina Shares Winning Strawberry... Continue Reading →

Introduction: Homemade WWII Cookbook

This is a delightful homemade cookbook brought to you by Elmina H. Allen, of Syracuse, NY. While a bit more modern than Convivial Supper's typical find, it holds some fun - and funky - treasures! Enjoy! More Fun Discoveries Interpreting Victorian Baking Temperatures ~1866 Eating an Artichoke ~1886 Boiled Celery Recipe ~1886

A Toast to Fannie Farmer: Documentary

Those of you who have been following Victorian cooking for some time probably already know about Fannie Farmer. At the turn of the last century, Fannie worked as the head of a Boston cooking school. She authored an enormously popular cookbook and helped to standardize recipes and cooking practices. A truly remarkable woman. Back in... Continue Reading →

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