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Tomorrow’s Way – Yours Today

January 11, 2016

“In the United States, even though three companies had introduced electric stoves in 1908…an electric stove was still considered a novelty in the 1920s. By the 1930s, decreased cost of electric power and modernized styling of electric stoves had greatly increased their acceptance. “Electric stoves and other household appliances were marketed by electrical utilities to build demand for electric power. During the expansion of rural electrification, demonstrations of cooking on an electric stove were popular.” The recipe (below) for a…

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What to Serve a Queen for Tea

December 31, 2015

“The Victoria sponge, also known as the Victoria sandwich or Victorian Cake, was named after Queen Victoria, who was known to enjoy a slice of the sponge cake with her afternoon tea.” – Wikipedia Today I made a “Sponge Cakes” recipe which I found in Great Grandma Mary Etta’s cookbook – taken from The Settlement Cookbook – “The Way to a Man’s Heart” – I wrote about in my previous post. Beat 3 eggs until light, add a few grains…

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First Impressions

December 23, 2015

I’ve come to realize that my great grandma was a real person. I guess that sounds funny, but I relate it to how I felt the first time I flew from the USA to Amsterdam; I remember, as we were landing, thinking, “So, Europe really does exist!” It’s easy to just hear of someone, something, someplace, but it isn’t real to you until you’ve really met them, or experienced it, or been there. Here are my impressions thus far: Great…

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