On the home stretch…

My dear, patient readers and friends, Last year I asked for your patience as I went on hiatus for some home construction. You can look at the post previous to this one to see where we were at that time – concrete floors, framed walls, no insulation.  Although it has taken longer than predicted – … Continue reading

Hiatus

Hello vintage-handwritten-antique recipe lovers! Thank you every single one of you for helping to make this website so very popular! Every day we continue to gain new followers from the website and the Facebook page, and I am overwhelmed and grateful. When I started this little project with 150 of my grandmother’s recipe cards, I … Continue reading

Zucchini Relish

This is clearly a summer canning recipe for pickled zucchini relish. It might be good, although I haven’t tried it myself. You will need a large crock or other type of container to hold the relish as you are making it. It also will need to be properly canned, and while it doesn’t indicate the … Continue reading

Easy Pizza Crust

Although there are no instructions here, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out it should all be combined. Once combined, however, the rest is up to you to figure out, I guess! My assumption is it is ready to use for making pizza. I might try this one. Sprinkle your pizza pan with cornmeal … Continue reading

Bouquet Garnie – Lamb or Pork

When you want to season your dish but don’t want to have bits of herb remaining, a bouquet garni might be the way to go. Literally translated from the French as ‘garnished bouquet’ this little bundle of herbs is typically used in soups and sauces. Traditionally, the bouquet was bound with leek leaves, but the … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

No matter what you celebrate, I wish you the happiest of days, with wishes for many happy hours of baking, cooking and creating to come in the new year! If you enjoy vintage ephemera and photos, you might like my other site Who Were They? I have a huge collection of antique and vintage photographs, … Continue reading

Zucchini Pie

Have we gotten away from things like vegetable pies for a reason? My cousin recently showed me the tomato pie his wife makes with fresh grown tomatoes, and then I saw this recipe for zucchini pie. Both are lovely and different ways to prepare a side dish, or even for a light luncheon. I wonder … Continue reading