Friday, March 5, 2010

Favorite Old Magazine and Recipes

Do you have a favorite old magazine that you use often and keep repairing because you can’t part with it?  That’s how I feel about my December 3, 1984 issue of Canadian Living.  This was a jam packed issue with 235 pages and sold for $1.79.

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There are some great sections like the Royal Visit Souvenir, craft features like Frobisher polar bear and handknits for Cabbage Patch dolls. Here’s one I should reread – You’re Not Getting Older, You’re Getting Fitter!  But my favorite is Grandma’s Cookbook – favorite family recipes.  The historical notes from the contributors are so interesting.  I have made the Carrot Pudding (a steamed Christmas pudding), Aunt Maggie’s Muffins and others over and over.

I needed something in a hurry to take to an event this evening, so I once again prepared Aunt Maggie’s Muffins.  They always come out so moist and flavorful.  The secret is simmering the dates and raisins in water before adding them to the batter.

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I used a mixture of several kinds of raisins with the dates.

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It doesn’t take long to prepare a batch of Aunt Maggie’s muffins from this old Scottish family recipe.

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Of course, since these are old Canadian recipes, there is a recipe for scones included.

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 Canadian Living magazine is still being published.  You can check it out online here.  If anyone has any hints on how to preserve old magazines, I’d love to hear them.

9 comments:

Southern Touch Catering said...

I too keep magazines FOREVER. But I don't think I've held on to one for that many years. LOL! They are so fun to go back and look at aren't they.

Lisa Leggett said...

I also keep some magazines forever. Mostly it's Martha Stewart Living, and Tea Time, but there have been others too. They're a wealth of knowledge! Your Canadian Living from 1984 must really be a keeper! The Cabbage Patch headline really grabbed my attention, I got one for Christmas that year, I was 10 years old. The muffins look great.

Thanks for your comments on my skies and dogs pictures. I promise I was being safe when I snapped them. I didn't even take my eyes off of the road, I just stuck my arm out the window and snapped. Hehehe... Have a great weekend!

Angela McRae said...

Your muffins look perfectly delicious! And if you could see my craft room ... I have wayyyy too many magazines, but so many of them I just can't bear to part with (like those 177 issues of the original Victoria). Plus needlework magazines, noteworthy news magazines, a whole bunch of Christmas magazines ... sigh!

Marlena said...

I keep Gourmets from Thanksgiving and Christmas forever!

Marilyn said...

The muffin recipe sounds delicious. I love dates and raisins in muffins. No tip on preserving magazines. I probably would put them in plastic sleeves in a binder with my other recipes.

Susan said...

I was just complaining the other day about magazines being thin and costing 5 dollars ! love old mags !

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I have a few magazines that I can't bear to throw away (Southern Lady, Tea Time, etc.) They are really stacking up now too!

Some of my cookbooks are really old and worn, but I still like to use them!

I've been baking this afternoon, I like to bake on chilly days! I'm experimenting with whole wheat flour recipes, and having pretty good luck.

Katherine


Katherine

Fábio Carvalho said...

I´ve just sent you an image by email, but I thougth that you could be afraid of opening it once you don´t know me or my email. So I´ve posted it on a server, so you can open it on your browser and save it to you.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/fabiocarvalho/porcelanabrasil/Sanstitre1.jpg

It´s an old magazine cover, with a drawing representing Shirley Temple having tea with Santa CLaus.

cheers!
Fábio

Hootie said...

I have a bunch of old Cross Stitch mags. I haven't really done any cross stitch projects in several years, but I can't part with these treasures!

I think I enjoy looking back at the ads most of all! :)

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