It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
We at A Book of Cookrye, like many people in the United States, are aware of what countries most of our family comes from but know little besides where on a map to point. We have neither stories of the old country nor traditions brought over from across the ocean. We may be able to say what countries our ancestors come from and maybe name a city or two, but that is all we can say about that. With that in mind, we found a book of Austrian recipes in the library. Being part Austrian, we decided to see if anything resonated with us
Do you save the winter time to organize your clutter? If the answer is is not exactly "yes", then we are in the same club. I tell myself in the warmer months that I'll have plenty of indoor time during the winter months to straighten out my piles of STUFF. I convince myself to save the big clean out projects for a nice snowy day.
From the October 1932 issue of The Royal Neighbor, on Milady’s Own Page, a reminder that “oysters are not the only food which comes into its own with the ‘R’ months,” cream soups made with milk, butter, and often a cooked and stewed vegetable are welcome when wintry arrives.
Along with recipes for six different cream soups (Cream of Cauliflower Soup, Duchess Soup, Cream of Spinach Soup, Chicken Cream Soup with Noodles, Cream of Crab Soup, and Bean Consomme; click the image to get a large legible scan with all the recipes), the vintage magazine has additional tips on cream soups.
I did take the rest of the pot out and offer it to everyone downstairs because I couldn't bring myself to waste it. The first person to try some got this look on his face like he'd seen God and took the whole thing to his room. It really is that good.
FARGO - Connie DeKrey rolls something special into her pies. They start out typical, with an oil-based crust, and she uses the freshest fruits. She cuts her signature ventilation lines in each pie – four long lines and small ones in between – and they bake until they’re golden brown. The secret...
(It's More That "Just A Tradition!") At holiday time, we all bring out the fancy china and silverware -- the old china and silverware if we are lucky enough to have it. Age, material, and condition issues...
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:
Along with the protection of your pieces, there are environmental reasons as well as health and other benefits for you & your family.
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