Tag Archives: treasured cookbooks

Goodies in the Mail!

I get a lot of goodies in the mail. ūüôā

Some¬†gifts, some things I order online and some products sent to me for review purposes…it’s always a nice ¬†“pick me up” when something wonderful arrives in the mail; especially on days when I’m feeling less than happy.

Yesterday was a¬†difficult day (long story….)¬†but a good¬†one for mail:

I have wanted a copy of this beloved, vintage cookbook: The Purity Cookbook (1945 edition) for a long time!

 I blogged about this cookbook here

SandMarg over at Etsy recently found another copy in great condition and I purchased it.

It was so much fun to browse through the pages and remember all the times my mom and I (and my gran too) made so many recipes from this book. Or just talked about making them sometimes! ūüėČ

It will be a treasure in my cookbook collection, always.

                     

And the first copies of my own poetry book: My Poetic Path arrived yesterday too!

The book came out very well except for a bit of very minor tweaking I might still do. For the most part though, I am so happy with how it turned out. I’m going to be contacting provincial public libraries first, about my book and on from there. Wish me luck!

This is a post about my experience of creating this book and ordering options too.

                 

Anything good in the mail recently, for you? I hope so.


Happy Wednesday. ūüôā

A Stroll Down (cookbook) Memory Lane: The Purity Cookbook 1945

                  

I ♥ cookbooks! And there are some that have a whole lot of special memories attached to them too.

At the top of that list for me is The Purity Cookbook (1945 edition) that my mom and grandma both used on an almost daily basis.

My mom’s copy was in tatters from so much use. It was actually just a bunch of loose pages ¬†in a plastic bag in a¬†kitchen drawer. ūüėČ We¬†would go through the pages together, picking out recipes and oohing and ahhhing at the tempting photos.

Here’s a couple of yummy photos from the book:

I have wanted to get a copy of this cookbook¬†for a LONG time. I¬†still have the pages (somewhere) from my mom’s kitchen.

But it would be so nice to have an intact copy too. ūüėČ

 I found out about a sold copy of this cookbook over at Etsy, a while back. Sandra the terrific Etsy shop owner over at SandMarg has graciously offered to notify me, if she should happen to find another copy of this cookbook, in the future. I sure hope she can. Or that a copy becomes available elsewhere.

This seems to be a vintage cookbook that most people are not willing to part with. I’ve read several blog posts/comments about this particular cookbook elsewhere.

Do you have a favorite family cookbook?  One that brings wonderful memories to mind.

When they say “nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven” that¬†certainly¬†can mean¬†all the love and great memories that a treasured cookbook or recipe can bring to mind too. ūüôā

PS: A big thank you to Sandra for also allowing me to share these photos from the cookbook copy she had.