Tuesday, August 24

Tuesday's Treasures...

The old and the new...
My treasure this week is my old 1950's school cook book..I thought might be fun to share with you....I know, it looks a bit disgusting, but I love that old cook book, I even bought a new one the same to replace it, now in metric, but it's just not the same...I still like to use the old very much loved one!..
The rolling pin was a wedding present..., Hmmm, I wonder what they were thinking.
At the time, I didn't think it was much of a wedding present, but it has served me well, many a pastry it has been rolled out and also a much loved rolling pin.
Those that know me, know I don't like cooking very much, not like my chef son Joe-da-Chef where cooking is his passion...I don't know where he gets it from..
This was the family's favourite dessert on a cold winter's day...Date Steamed Pudding....Oh dear, I'm a bit embarrassed by the state of the book, but I'll never throw it out...even my DD Linda said she wants it to keep herself, when I'm finished with it....could call it a family heirloom..
Have a lovely day...♥

19 comments:

  1. Hi Julia, I love seeing your cookbook and rolling pin. I have mama's that looks much the same - well used and loved and I treasure it. John and I check Joe's blog each time he updates. The recipes always make us hungry. I know it makes you happy that your DD will also treasure your cookbook. She should take a photo of you with the cookbook or maybe the two of you making your favorite steamed pudding!

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  2. I wouldn't be throwing that lovely cookbook out either , it's great !
    Thanks so much for playing .

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  3. That old book reminds me of my Mum's old Green & Gold cookbook. She used to use that ALL the time. I think one of my sisters ended up with it. I went and bought my own copy but as you said its not quite the same as having an old copy to use.

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  4. I have a favorite cookbook in similar shape. I doubt if my daughter will keep it as she doesn't much like to cook...but who knows?

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  5. Oh, yes! I would use the old book, too. Never throw away old friends. ;-) I remember the date puddings, too. Need to make one of those again.

    Ah, the wedding gifted rolling pin! Do we know the same people? An old family friend of my husband "crashed" my bridal shower just long enough to present me with the rolling pin "to keep my new husband in line --and bake a few pies, too."

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  6. I love your old recipe book. It shows that you have used it over many years and created many lovely meals from it. Better than if it sat on a shelf unused.

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  7. It's fabulous Julia. It's well used state shows that it has been used and loved for many years. I adore all the old fashioned recipes, especially the puddings. It's pretty cold here in Melbourne so maybe there will be a steamed pudding in our house tonight

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  8. I would also never throw it out, it is way to special, and I can tell you love your rolling pin!

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  9. Hang on to that one Julia...I must go and find mine it was called "The Common Sense Cookbook"...

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  10. so nice to see your treasured cookbook...

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  11. I too can recall the old cookbooks usually with recipes that have become favourites through the years. A great treasure to have and I love the idea of a rolling pin as a wedding present??????
    (((HUGS))) Roz.

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  12. Trash to others treasure to you. I love your book. When my grandmother died I got her old meat grinder to crank. The others did not look att it, but for me it keeps my memory of her cooking alive :-)

    Elisabeth

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  13. Some of the old recipes are the best so old cookbooks certainly have their place in our kitchen
    Hugs Janice

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  14. Great treasure, I still have my very old Golden Wattle. How can young brides ever know how to make a meal without one.

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  15. Those old cook books are very special and the recipes have that old character but their tastes never disappoint. My mother in law had a wonderful collection of recipes and when she died I felt that one of her 3 daughters should rightly have it. Now each claims they do not have it. I should have selfishly held on to it. All I have is a really, really old newspaper cut out for "Brandy Sauce" and I'm not giving it to anyone.

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  16. I understand... there is something special and comforting about an old recipe book with bits of flour, sticky fingers and sprays of chocolate on the pages...... lovely treasure.... Hugz

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  17. I love your treasure! It's well-loved and used - the best kind. I still have some of my grandma's recipe cards in her hand-writing, they're all spattered and I just love them.

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  18. Old cookbooks are the best...the worse they look-the better the food cooked with them!

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  19. Julia - your old book looks just like mine ...it was my mothers and I treasure it...it also has no cover :)

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