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 and was begun about the time of her marriage to my grandfather, Joseph, in 1906. In it she left a treasure trove of family information and wonderful clues to life back in the early 1900's.
TODAY'S FEATURED RECIPE
Here is a transcription of her recipe:
Pick out all the green leaves from a cauliflower & cut off the stalk close; put it head downward into a sauce pan of boiling, salted water, do not over boil it. Drain it into a sieve, pick out into small sprigs and place them in a deep dish with plenty of vinegar, pepper & salt; when they have laid for an hour in this, drain them, dip them in batter and fry them in hot lard to a golden brown. Very delicious.
I personally love cauliflower. It’s one of my favorite vegetables, if I can choose a favorite. But, I’ve never heard of it deep fried. It seems that in our current times, people fry all sorts of things, like ice cream, snickers bars & Twinkies. Maybe my grandma was on to something back over 100 years ago?
Please tell me about recipes you have from your family.
HERE ARE SOME OTHER POSTS FEATURING MY GRANDMOTHER’S RECIPES.
Family Recipe Friday - Chocolate Fudge
Family Recipe Friday - How to Make Baked Chicken Fricassee
Family Recipe Friday - Orange Coconut Custard
AND SOME POSTS THAT ARE “RECIPES” OF ANOTHER KIND.Family "Recipe" Friday - How to Keep Hair Curled Back in 1906
Family "Recipe" Friday - How to Make Shampoo
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