The Recipe Box

I have the joy of having received hundreds of recipes from both my grandmothers and my own mother from eras spanning from the early 1950’s all the way through to the 1980’s. They are written on scraps of paper, portions of used envelopes, receipts, recipe cards and sometimes put into a little 3-ringed binder. They are treasures to me – along with newspaper clipped recipes from the Toronto Star Women’s Section and from Chatelaine Magazine.

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In each blog I will be sharing one unique historic Canadian recipe from one of the recipe boxes, along with the story behind it – and am going to make the recipe – and let you know how it goes!

I would love to connect with those interested in family Canadian history, lifestyles of homemakers in the 1950’s and 1960’s, historic Canadian recipes, some really good comfort food recipes, and those interested in sharing insightful stories of real Canadian homemakers working in their kitchens in the 50’s and 60’s.

I hope that during this next year we will have engaged together such that memories and family recipes are brought out and shared so that precious times of the past can be remembered, celebrations and holiday memories renewed and appreciation for what our heritage has given us.

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