Friday, January 25, 2013

Vintage Afternoon Tea Recipes

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ~Donna Roberts

I haven't written anything on afternoon tea in quite awhile, but as I was looking over the vintage magazines my dad gave me at Christmas, I found recipes that would be perfect for a small tea party with friends and family. I think you will enjoy the recipes as much as I have. They include:

Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
Pimento Paste Sandwiches
A Delicious Cake Frosting
Oatmeal Macaroons
A Quick Loaf Cake

The article is here:


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Frugal Tips and Lessons from 1928-1929

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

All week I kept thumbing through magazines from 1928, and 1929, fascinated by this time period when so much was happening in the world, such as Prohibition and the beginning of The Great Depression. The magazines have so many helpful recipes and tips that I decided to divide them into several articles, grouping together topics.

I also found the above advertisement from OXO, a company out of Great Britain and Europe that started out producing "meat extract", then later sold beef cubes, which is what the graphic is advertising. Can you imagine if we tried to give today's children a cup of beef broth instead of milk or hot chocolate before bedtime?

The tips featured in the first of the articles I'm writing the month contain advice on clothslines, removing stains and sewing.  I think you'll enjoy these, and the other tips as I share throughout the month.  The first article is here: