Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:
Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)
Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin
Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)
Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)
Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)
Title: Mrs. Beeton’s Household Management
Snippet: When my mother churned cream into butter in the 1930s, she didn’t refer to a cookbook to see how it was done. The recipe had been taught to her by her mother who had gained the knowledge from her mother. Whether the directions were ever written down for it, and dozens of other basic foods used daily in a home, is unknown.
If I could time travel back to 1910 when my grandmother was being taught how to make butter, cheese and soap, I’d stand next to great-grandmother and learn alongside her daughter. I’d ask questions and practise until I got it perfect. Then I’d write down the instructions and return to my time period to make these things from my own goat’s milk.
. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.