Friday, February 28, 2014

Vintage Kitchen Tips: 1940's Wisdom

If there were no tribulations, there would be no rest;
if there were no winter, there would be no summer. ~St. John Chrysostom

It's been a crazy month here, not just because of the frigid weather and never ending snow, but also because my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and our youngest daughter turned 14 years old. Our celebrations were small and at home because we have bigger things planned for the spring when the roads are safer to drive on and the weather is above 30 degrees:) It's hard for me to believe my baby is a teenager, and that 25 years have passed since I married my best friend. I've been looking at old photographs during the past couple of weeks and smiling at the wonderful memories.

The article I have to share with you today is full of kitchen and cooking tips from the 1940's. I love tips from this time period because they are always frugal and creative. It was a time in our history that was full of hardships, but people used their creativity to save money and took advantage of resources that were at hand. I always learn so much when reading cookbooks or magazines from the 1940's. I'm sure you'll love these tips too:
~Enjoy, Brenda

Vintage Garden Tips: Winter and Beyond

Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle ... a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream. ~Barbara Winkler

As usual I'm thumbing through my garden books and magazines while waiting, and waiting and waiting for the new garden season.  I found some nice tips on evergreens, mulching and seedstarting from vintage books I've had for years. I thought you would enjoy these:

The only thing better than thumbing through old garden books is dreaming over new seed catalogs!

~Enjoy, Brenda