Category Archives: Granny Robertsons Cookbook

How to Patronize a Woman

“. . . the really well trained cook is one of the few women who need never fear unemployment” This article from Good Housekeeping describes in better detail the limited range of jobs considered to be suitable for a woman … Continue reading

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Home Economics, 30’s Style

The advertisement opposite comes from Good Housekeeping magazine and dates back to the early thirties. It aims to promote home produced goods or at least British Empire produced goods in order to help the domestic economy. A familiar theme even … Continue reading

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So You Want To Grow Up Big & Strong . . .

Then you must eat up all your Spinach (pronounced spin-atch) Used in almost every cuisine around the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable, the leaves of which can be either flat or slightly ruffled. Bright green when young … Continue reading

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An Englishman’s Home . . .

Can it be that you have decided to buy yourself a home? In today’s market that is no easy task, what with the maze of legal work, negotiations with surveyors and solicitors and the all important finding of a good … Continue reading

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A Poetic Interlude

Granny Robertsons Cookbook consists of more than just recipes and cookery tips. It also has little gems like this tucked away in it. The illustrations are excellent though I have no idea of the identity of the artist. All the … Continue reading

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The Liebster Award

Many thanks go to Mein Host at http://britishfoodhistory.wordpress.com for presenting me with the Liebster Blog Award! It surprised me somewhat but it is always a nice thing to be recognised. I must apologise for the lateness of my response, due … Continue reading

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Granny Robertson

After nearly a year of using her name, I now feel that it is time to  show her in all her glory! Mrs Kathleen Macay Robertson, please step forward – A lovely family photo. The babe in arms is my … Continue reading

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