Grape Juice

Such neat handwriting! It reminds me of the illustrations of how cursive letters are supposed to be formed. But I digress….grape juice! I loved it as a kid and remember that cute little girl? If you ever wondered how to make grape juice, it’s pretty easy apparently. I cross checked some other sources and this … Continue reading

Good Gargle

It sounds a little bit like something your grandmother might say when frustrated. “Oh good gargle!” :-) Here’s another home health remedy, presumably for a sore throat. The powdered elm I believe would be powdered slippery elm bark. This is known for its treatment of coughs, sore throat, colic, diarrhea, constipation, and many other ailments. … Continue reading

Dandelion Tonic

Several years ago I posted a recipe for dandelion wine, and this sounds somewhat similar. I haven’t tried either one, and frankly I haven’t tried drinking dandelion wine ever. It’s just not something I have come across. This tonic purports to cure “spring fever” but I’m really not sure what that is beyond a need … Continue reading

Tomato & Cheese Salad (Elsie Norton)

Today’s offering is what would be called a Jello salad or gelatin salad. These are not my favorite dishes, but in general I don’t love jello or jellied things. Other people will likely enjoy it, so I’m not judging. I posted one of Gram’s recipes for a similar salad early in the days of this … Continue reading

More German

If you didn’t see on my recent post An Incomplete Gift, site reader Sarah Hasker translated all the vintage German writing and gave us some really interesting information about it as well. Since Sarah seemed interested, I have been inspired to scan the rest of this lovely but damaged little booklet. Over the next few … Continue reading

Punch

Here’s a traditional punch drink using koolade, water, lemonade, and 7-up among other things. We probably all had this at some point in our lives, whether at a school or scout activity, church or birthday party. There is a long tradition of punch drinks of all variations, and “spiking the punch bowl” is a teenage … Continue reading

Punch Drink

When I first read this, I thought it said “punch drunk” haha. I might have to have been drunk to think of putting lemon koolaid in milk. Yowza, this is probably a sweet and relaxing drink for a summer afternoon, but it’s just not clicking for me. Have you tried it? I’m also unsure what … Continue reading