Shirley Harring

writer, farmer advocate, madwoman

The Commonsense Cookery Book: 1959 edition

September 15, 2015

Vinatge WillowTin, Vintage Recipe

The Commonsense Cookery Book, 1959 edition. Also a thrift shop find, this edition has the quirky addition of clipped and hand written recipes carefully stapled over food specked pages. This was a book that someone loved, and used – a lot. Who would part with such a gem? One of the things I love about vintage recipes is the quirkiness of the measurements. In the absence of exact science and precise measurements bakers call for today, there’s often reference to a bit of this, a dash of that, or a …

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