Column: Preserving Grandma’s Recipes

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: Preserving Grandma’s Recipes

Snippet: About ten years ago I received a copy of a distant cousin’s genealogy. She had created a book by printing pages from her computer and securing them in a small binder. Without a doubt she had put a lot of time and effort both into the research and the design of the project. As soon as I opened it, I knew it wasn’t your typical family tree containing data only. As I flipped through the pages, I saw my cousin’s favourite recipe for apple pie, her mother’s for bread and her aunt’s for cookies.

I stared off into space wondering how many years these individuals were following these recipes. We often hear about secret family recipes that have been passed down through the generations, and I wondered if any of these delicious foods had been served 30, 50 or 80 years ago.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.


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