Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Just Published! My Grandma's Vintage Recipes: Old Standards for a New Age

People challenged by tight food budgets and busy schedules gain timeless taste from the simple ingredients in 1920s vintage recipes. The new ebook My Grandma’s Vintage Recipes by Tracy Falbe presents recipes for daily enjoyment and delightful holidays.
$2.99 Ebook
Download at Falbe Publishing (choice of 3 formats, available worldwide)

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Etsy (worldwide)

Last year I discovered a handwritten cookbook in a closet that my Grandma had started writing in 1926 when she was in vocational school. She grew up in Chatham, Ontario, Canada and her recipes reflect the food of that time and place. Over the past six months I've been lovingly restoring and updating her recipes. I was able to publish 64 recipes for a modern audience and I believe they have a lot of value and yumminess to offer.

About the Cookbook:



Regain the wisdom and creativity of our ancestors who were experts at whipping up something special with tight budgets and limited supplies. You may not be able to find the “10-cent bag of marshmallows” anymore, but modern cooks can still benefit from this collection of 1920s vintage recipes collected by my late Grandmother. In 2012 I discovered her handwritten recipe notebook from 1926 and developed this cookbook.

While updating the directions for modern cooks, I maintained the vintage charm of her original notes. Generations ago people did not have a bunch of fancy ingredients, but they still came up with a variety of yummy quick breads, cakes, desserts, pies, salads, main dishes, canning recipes, and fruitcakes. This cookbook has a special emphasis on fruitcakes. I share my mood-altering experiences with her fruitcake recipes. Bakers who love the holidays should definitely add a classic Christmas fruitcake to their list. All jokes aside, fruitcake deserves a place among elite holiday desserts.

And people into urban farming and homesteading can harvest delicious value from these vintage recipes meant to use up all the dried fruit and nuts you can pick. Plus find a variety of classic uses for all the tomatoes, cucumbers, and apples you can grow with marvelous canning recipes for sauces, pickles, and chutneys.

My Grandma’s name was Edna Oldershaw Irwin and her recipes reflect the character of the food in 1920s Canada where she grew up in Chatham, Ontario. After months of effort, I’ve prepared 64 of her recipes for publication. I no longer have my Grandma, but I still have her cookbook and now you can read it too.


$2.99 Ebook
Download at Falbe Publishing (choice of 3 formats, available worldwide)

Amazon Kindle


Etsy (worldwide) 
 
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