Author Archives: 366daysofcooking

German Christmas Cookies

I’m back! It has been about twenty months since I last added anything to this blog. Instead, every day in 2014 I cooked daily from another local community cook book, this time from Galt (now Cambridge). I succeeded with that … Continue reading

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The New Galt Cook Book 1898

I am taking a break from The Berlin Cook Book for 2014 and focusing on another local cook book. I’m still cooking every day but this time it is an 1898 cook book from nearby Galt Ontario. Why not join … Continue reading

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Day 375 Beet Pickle

I spent today as a Historic Foodways Artisan at the Heart and Hands Festival. This is an annual event at Joseph Schneider Haus Museum and Gallery here in Kitchener and showcases practitioners of various traditional crafts. Since the museum’s time … Continue reading

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Day 374 Vanilla Ice Cream

There is nothing quite like home-made ice cream on a hot day. Ice cream was a popular treat on a hot summer’s day in 1906. Today we can pull a tub of commercially prepared ice cream from the freezer, go … Continue reading

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Day 373 Rhubarb and Green Currant Pie

I’m spending the long Canada Day weekend at my sister’s 140 year old home in Almonte near Ottawa. Last night we went to her potluck book club meeting. Our contributions included several dishes  made using previous recipes from the 1906 … Continue reading

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Day 372 Dandelion Wine

Today is Victoria Day, a Canadian holiday that marks the beginning of the summer season for many of us. A day of relaxation, gardening, fireworks, and puttering around trying things you might not on a normal day. This morning a … Continue reading

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Day 370 Syracuse High School Fudge Cake

Today is the last day of April and in Canada it is the last day to file a tax return without penalty. It also marks one year since I found out my job was coming to an end. I think … Continue reading

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