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Friday, November 14, 2014

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 14, Friday Finds, and Be Still 52

I am grateful for gorgeous sunsets that end beautiful days!


"Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
~ Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds)



Today is also Friday which means Friday Finds hosted by Kim Klassen. This week as I was cleaning out that every growing folder of clipped recipes, I came across this little baking leaflet, New Fashioned Old-Fashioned Recipes sponsored by Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and published in 1953. Reading the forward in the leaflet gives the reason for the "new fashioned" recipes.

"To get extra light and tender, moist and delicious baked goods every time took real skill, grandmother's leavening was provided by Baking Soda and sour milk, with it's variable acidity. This new way calls for Baking Soda and vinegar. The use of this new method is dependable."


Since the Be Still 52 (also hosted by Kim) exercise this week used eggs and butter, I decided this leaflet would be my focus with eggs and butter are in the background. Since the leaflet was published the year I was born, I added my little tin cake pan that was part of a baking set I played with as a child.


Have a lovely weekend!


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18 comments:

  1. Cathy, I'm grateful for you...posting such beautiful sunsets! That cute little bake pan and recipe leaflet! Just the cutest for "butter and eggs"!

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  2. A lovely walk down memory lane, Cathy. My m-i-l taught me the vinegar and milk trick a long time ago - I still use it!

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  3. Great job. There certainly is an aged feel to it!

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  4. Impressive, Cathy, three challenges in one post, and a great job on all of them! I'm always amazed by the treasures you have from your childhood. And that sunset sky is gorgeous!

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  5. Beautiful sunset! Love the depth of field in your eggs and butter photo, and the cake pan too.

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  6. so beautiful and i love vintage things too!

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  7. What a treasure trove of beautiful pictures today, Cathy! But I really love the sunrise. So rich, so stunning.

    Did the baking soda and vinegar thing work? Inquiring minds want to know ...

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  8. The baking leaflet was the perfect inspiration. I love to read these little booklets from the past - a glimpse into how much times have changed. I try to appreciate the grace and beauty in this world, but sometimes I miss the simpler and less bus days of the past. Love your photos for today - and it's easy to see that you are learning lots with Kim's classes. Me, too!

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  9. Love your little angel food pan! I've been cleaning out my recipe clippings lately too but have not found anything so interesting as your leaflet!

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  10. To find those lovely "new" recipe ideas is a great find! And the little cake pan, adore!

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  11. What a pretty baking-day still life. It must have been so difficult guessing the acidity of the sour milk to mix with baking soda to get the cakes to rise. Those ladies back in 1953 really knew what they were doing. I'm also an enthusiastic cutter and hoarder of recipes from magazines and newspapers. I've got some of my favourite go-to recipes that way. All the best, Bonny

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  12. Such a beautiful sunset sky and I love the old cooking book and your cake tin that you played with as a child. How wonderful to have kept it!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Cathy!

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  13. Lovely composition and so nice you put a real story in your photo :) I am actually baking my own soda bread every few days, with vinegar, Einkorn and spelt flour!

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  14. A simply gorgeous sunset. I like the way the grasses are silhouetted against the colorful sky. And you are getting to be so talented at putting together interesting still lifes - I think I had that same pan in my childhood baking set :)

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  15. Oh my that sunset was lovely.
    I just think it's so cool that you have stuff like that little baking tin from your childhood and the cool cookbook too.

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  16. You're making me miss my mother! Such great images that cause me to emote!

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  17. It all looks really yummy to me...love the old cookbook...how sweet is that.

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  18. I enjoyed the story behind the photos as much as the images themselves. I hope your recipe turned out perfectly.

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