Dog Food (Dr Carter)

This is an interesting recipe with some feeding advice for vintage puppers. I used to make dog food when there was concern about contaminated food coming from China. My dog loved it because of course, it was ground beef! My blend was equal parts ground beef, brown rice and shredded carrots. Our doggo would stand … Continue reading

Catsup?

Here’s an unnamed recipe for what I think might be catsup. Or possible a sauce of some kind. It’s written on the back of scrap paper from a letter or manual that came out of Boeing in Long Beach. ┬áReuse, recycle, after all! If you know what this is, please share in the comments. Catsup? … Continue reading

Such a tease

I just wanted to share that we have literally hundreds of recipes on deck for scanning and sharing! There are Jewish recipes, recipes for liver, tongue and veal, two notebooks filled with handwritten pages of recipes… Plus some fun instructional and commercial books that might be interesting to peruse. Stay tuned for this and more!

A page from home economics, circa 1930

There is quite a lot of information included on these pages concerning cereals. The entries are not about boxes of cereal purchased from a grocery store, but about the actual grains rice, wheat, oats, corn. It’s easy for us to forget that in the early 20th century, while processed cereal was available in the store, … Continue reading

Caramel Cake, and What To Do With Old Papers

I don’t think I can really do much with this recipe, sadly. The brittle page of the book just shattered and the yellowing of the paper combined with pencil writing makes it impossible to discern what is really on the page. So, instead of a recipe today, let’s talk a little bit about archiving. This … Continue reading

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