Here's a peek into my day-to-day life.
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VINTAGE COOKING AND BAKING
Here's my finished French Chocolate Cake from Coconut Dishes That Everybody Loves (1931). It was divine. Of course I love coconut. And chocolate cake. And buttercream frosting. The hardest part was keeping Percy away from it!
I made Pimiento Sandwiches for Valentine's Day at the behest of one of my 1920s books, A Calendar of Sandwiches. The spread is just 8 ounces of soft cream cheese mixed with 3 ounces chopped pimientos (drained), salt to taste, and enough cream to make it easy to spread.
I also made Corn Muffins and Date-Nut Loaf. I served the corn muffins with Down East Fish Chowder and I'm making cream-cheese sandwiches with the Date-Nut Loaf, the perfect accompaniment for Vegetable Chowder! (Can you tell I love chowder?)
This illustration is from the February 1938 issue of Woman's Home Companion. Spring is on its way!
Our Dancing Daughters is such a fun silent film. Such daring behavior for young ladies! Joan Crawford dances on tables and falls for Johnny Mack Brown. The costumes are great and Anita Page is ridiculous and bitchy in the best way possible. Definitely worth the watch.
On the far left is my 1933 copy of Pillsbury's Balanced Recipes. It's aluminum. It's so 1933 I want to scream. I've also started Vicki Baum's Love and Death in Bali, which was first published in 1937. I don't really know if I'm going to enjoy it...
That's all, folks! Have a great weekend and I'll see you back here in two weeks.