Category Archives: Christmas

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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Day 361 Roast Turkey, Oyster Filling, Cooked Turnips, and Carrot Pudding

Today is the big day. It is Christmas Day in 1906 and in 2012. It is time for a feast from the 1906 Berlin Cook Book. Some cook books include menus for special days but this one has some for … Continue reading

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Day 358 Christmas Cake

There are only a few more days until Christmas so it is time to make Christmas Cake. This recipe was contributed to the 1906 Berlin Cook Book by Mrs. W. H. Erbach of Baden Ontario. This is a typical recipe … Continue reading

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Day 356 Waldorf Astoria Salad

I’ve been wanting to make this salad for a long time but I kept thinking I needed a special occasion. Perhaps it is the title — Waldorf Astoria Salad. I decided to treat myself to it today, especially since I … Continue reading

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Day 353 Roast Turkey with Sweet Potato Dressing

Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel! I know it is one week early but today I am preparing a 1906 Christmas Dinner for six guests. They bid on this dinner during a talent and time auction. The menu I’ve created includes some … Continue reading

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Day 352 Fruit Pudding

Tomorrow night I am hosting a special dinner party — a 1906 Christmas Dinner in my 1888 home. My guests bid on this at a talent and time auction. I had decided most of the menu when I submitted the … Continue reading

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Day 350 Sugar Cookies

I’ve been away all day today and on the way back home I was trying decide what I would make tonight. I mentioned it in the car and my god-daughter (just back from university) suggested cookies. She confirmed something I’d … Continue reading

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