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Vintage Recipes and Recollections

This cake holds a special place in my heart. It popped into my head when I was chatting with our neighbour recently.  She was at our door borrowing some cinnamon for cupcakes her daughter was taking to a school bake sale.  In my day this cake was a mainstay for school bake sales an it didn’t …

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Some of my favourite recipes are those in the file marked “Lake”.  They’re usually like this one in that aside from being really tasty are fully transportable. A must for meals destined for consumption at the lake, or volunteer events at the Edmonton YWCA where the name of this recipe comes from. As much as …

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  What is it about old recipes that capture our interest and imagination? For some, they recall a space in time – like a song you haven’t heard forever but that instantly transports you back to sometime special and meaningful. For others they’re like a warm blanket – familiar and comforting. For me they’re also …

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