FAMILY RECIPE FRIDAY
My grandmother, Florence Bowden Milne left us a spiral bound notebook, which I refer to has her journal. The entire notebook is written in her hand. In it she left a treasure chest of family information and wonderful clues to life back in the early 1900's.
|My Grandmother at age 18 - when she began her notebook|
A recipe doesn't necessarily have to be something that is for cooking. With that in mind I will be sharing various types of recipes, both for cooking and for other things from my grandmother's journal. These items range from recipes for shampoo (featured today), to curling fluids for your hair to cures for blackheads or acne, chocolate fudge and how to tell if your wood-burning stove is the correct temperature. You'll see them all here as the weeks continue. So, please come back often.
TODAY'S FEATURED RECIPE
|Please enlarge the picture above if you want to see it more clearly|
Many of the items used in my grandmother's recipes aren't even available to us any more. But, what fun it is to look at them.
Have we ever thought of our ancestor's lives without all of our modern conveniences? Even something as common as shampoo had to be made by hand.
Can you find any old recipes from your family?
Copyright © 2013 Diane Gould Hall