Category Archives: Vegetables

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 364 Escalloped Parsnips

Today I celebrated Christmas with my family at my home. It was so nice to be able to welcome everyone after cancelling so many family celebrations due to the work on the house. Family tradition says that after several turkey … 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 298 Fried Squashes

I am not sure what sort of squash is to be used with Mrs. Welker’s recipe for Fried Squash in the 1906 Berlin Cook Book. Although zucchini was likely unknown in Waterloo County in 1906 there were other summer squashes … Continue reading

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Day 297 Tomato Soup

Today was another lovely fall day, a day for a warm soup with a hint of summer, so I am making Tomato Soup using Miss N. Decker’s recipe from the 1906 Berlin Cook Book. It was two hundred and one … Continue reading

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Day 280 Succotash and Sweet Potato Croquetts

Today marks the beginning of the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada. Thanksgiving has had a very mobile history in Canada. We’ve been celebrating it on the second Monday in October for about sixty years but previously it might occur … Continue reading

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Day 273 Spinach a la Creme

It is getting a bit late in the year for some greens while others are reaching their peak. I picked up some Ontario spinach and decided to make Spinach a la Creme. Ironically a museum colleague just reminded me today … Continue reading

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