Friday, November 8, 2013



My grandmother, Florence Bowden Milne left us a spiral bound notebook, which I refer to has her journal. In it she left a treasure chest of family information and wonderful clues to life back in the early 1900's. 

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 complexion cream (featured in a previous post), to curling fluids for your hair to cures for blackheads or acne. You'll see them all here as the weeks continue. So come back often.
Recipe for Chocolate Fudge & Chocolate Fudge with nuts

You can click on the image above and enlarge it.  I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but plan to do so, now that I am looking them over again.  

Because this journal/notebook is well over 100 years old it is very fragile.  I have it tucked away in an archival envelope.  I photographed every page a couple of years ago.  

TIP:  If you have any kind of letters, notebooks, journals or other items that are falling apart or very fragile you can preserve them by taking photos of the pages.  Why is this a better way than scanning?  Well, because you aren't handling the item as much and turning it over on top of the scanner and trying to lay it flat. 
 Once you have taken the digital image you can then crop it, enhance it, enlarge it, straighten it, save it, email it etc.  

That's all for this Family Recipe Friday.
Happy Hunting or cooking,
Michigan Girl

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