With the return of colder weather we are being visited by the neighbourhood cats on a more frequent basis. Miss Kitty is usually the first one in the mornings. She I believe is a stray. Talking with a neighbour recently she mentioned she (Miss Kitty) has been in the neighbourhood for a few years. I let her come in the house a couple times a day but she is still very skittish. I can pet her but as soon as I run my hand down her body she pulls away. I don't want to be shredded so I won't attempt to pick her up.
Also with the cooler weather I have been going through my cookbooks looking for some new recipes to try. I came across this old cookbook a year or so ago at our local library bookstore. It was in a box of books they had just received. The volunteer running the store told me to take whatever I wanted out as she hadn't had time to go through it yet. I spotted a plain, black book and opened it up. This is what I saw. I almost did a happy dance and clutched the book to my chest. I did show it to the volunteer but she said all the books are the same price so again for a toonie ($2.00) it was mine.
The book is in fairly good shape with only a few loose pages. The recipes are very interesting. Obviously this page was a favourite!
I really enjoy the advertising in these old church cookbooks too.
I can't imagine hanging out clothes in a blizzard. That is quite a claim!
My Dad remembers his Mom getting her flour in barrels
Here is the photo of the church from the front of the cookbook.
St. Johnsbury is a small town with a population of 7600. It is in Northern Vermont 77 kms (48 miles) from the Canada/U.S. border. The church was built in 1847 and this past Summer closed and amalgamated with another church due to a dwindling congregation. Below is a recent photo.
We spent yesterday morning in Trenton doing errands and checking in with our banker about our retirement savings. Next door to the bank is a delicatessen that sells food from around the world. For me Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Pffernusse. My Oma made it every year and it probably has been 16 years (since she passed away) that I have had really good Pffernusse. I have attempted to make them over the years but they turn out like little cannonballs! This brand comes close to hers. I had to taste them to ensure they were good! I imagine these will be gone before Christmas. Katenzungen is a new tradition for Chuck and I. Chuck's cousin Chaya down in Connecticut sent us some for Hanukkah five years ago and we have been enjoying it ever since. Luckily we can find them locally. Bonus, they were having buy one get one free on the Katzenzungen!
Isn't she gorgeous! She came in for a snack yesterday and a cuddle. She loves to be brushed too. I wonder if her owners question why she isn't too hungry when she goes home!
Gorgeous sunset a couple nights ago. The cloud on the left looks like a snowy mountain.
We are off for a long walk today as it is a lovely morning.
Enjoy your weekend!