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Old 06-28-2008, 05:17 AM   #1
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Once upon a time

We used to live in tin sheds and Mum [Mom to some of you] fed the family with "good tucker" cooked on the wood stove. I don't recall ever living in a tin shed but I remember those who did --- with a dirt floor, no electricity and just the wood stove to provide the ways and means to provide for the family.

Have a look at this link which gives some of the very first recipes used by our G/Grandparents which formed the base of many recipes we use now days. Especially note some of the remedies [hints] such as adding a lettuce leaf to soak up fat from a soup.

Old Australian Food Recipes | Recipes, Cooking and Delicious Meals the old time way in Australia



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Old 06-28-2008, 07:52 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing, fun reading and interesting !

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Old 06-28-2008, 08:19 AM   #3
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Some neat recipes in there, attie! I am interested in the ice cream recipes, since it looks as if you don't need special equipment.

The old-time hints are great!

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Old 07-03-2008, 02:09 PM   #4
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My grandparents had a house that they built themselves with wood from a building that was being torn down. It was a great little house but no indoor plumbing. We had to go to the outhouse, which scared me to death as a little girl. It was in Louisiana and they had a gazillion spiders. Ewwww, it makes me shiver to this day to think of it. But as a result, I developed a very strong bladder! She also cooked on a wood fired stove and she was an incredible cook.
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