Posts Categorized: Food

A Merry Vintage 1935 Christmas

I was flipping through the December 1935 issue of Delineator magazine, and found some great material. It’s interesting that, while in the midst of the Great Depression, they managed to project a glorified zeitgeist of the day. The cover photo is of two adorable children beautifully dressed as angels, perhaps for a Christmas play. A… Read more »

Refrigerator Madness!

It may be a quirk of mine due to a frugal nature, but I tend to hang on to major household appliances to within an inch of their death. I mean why buy a fancy-schmancy new appliance when the old one works just fine? The problem comes when my long-held appliances eventually go kaput, no… Read more »

Making Lucky Hoppin’ John

I have gotten into the New Year’s tradition of making Hoppin’ John on January 1st to start the new year out right. So today I made a big ole heaping pot of it. Hoppin’ John, made with black-eyed peas, is a traditionally Southern dish meant to bring good luck and prosperity in the coming year…. Read more »