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The Best of the 'Net
October 18, 2014

The Best of the ‘Net

I spent last weekend making applesauce from the apples we had picked in nearby Julian, CA so apples have been on my mind for the last week or so. If I had apples left over, I was going to try this Apple Pie recipe from Kitchen Counter Economics. I didn’t, though. All the apples went into the applesauce, which turned out great! I ended up combining several recipes, so here’s what I used: Ingredients: Enough apples to fill a large crockpot 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1......

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The Vintage Life
October 19, 2014

The Vintage Life

One of the topics that used to be taught in home economics was ‘relationships.’ I’ve been curious about this and have wondered what sorts of things they taught. Based on some of the vintage movies I’ve...


The Basics of Meal Planning
October 21, 2014

The Basics of Meal Planning

My last two posts in this section have touched a bit on meal planning, but let’s go a little deeper. First, let’s talk about the why’s of meal planning. The obvious one – you know...


Making Up
October 22, 2014

Making Up

One of the things I have come to appreciate as I get older is that I can still play dress up. My style has developed to be somewhat retro – somewhere between the 40s and...


Cleaning - the Retro Version
October 23, 2014

Cleaning – the Retro Version

From my housekeeping bible, America’s Housekeeping Book, comes a glimpse into our foremother’s daily cleaning routine: Early Morning: Preparing and serving breakfast Forenoon: General pickup. Light cleaning of rooms. Start weekly task (Monday – laundry; Tuesday – Marketing...


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