Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vintage Recipie


One quart of milk

three tablespoons of corn starch

yolks of four eggs

half cup sugar

a little salt

Put part of the milk, salt and sugar on the stove and let it boil; dissolve the corn starch in the rest of the milk; stir into the milk, and while boiling add the yolks. Flavor with vanilla.


Whites of four eggs beaten to a stiff froth, half a cup of sugar; flavor with lemon; spread it on the pudding, and put it into the oven to brown, saving a little of the frosting to moisten the top; then put on grated cocoanut to give, it the appearance of snow·flake.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Simply Beautiful Beauty Treatment #11


In the 1920's, with the discovery of King Tut's tomb, everything Egyptian became the craze. Egyptian Queen Cleopatra was not only known for her beauty, but her beauty regimen as well. to keep her skin soft and supple, she bathed in Asses (donkey) milk. Since donkey's milk is a little hard to come by, here is a simpler approach.

1 cup of instant Whole goats or cow's milk (Powdered)

1 Tablespoon of apricot kernel,jojoba, avocado,

hazelnut, or extra virgin olive oil

8 drops of one of these essential oils; German or Roman Chamomile,

lavender, rosemary, spearamint, or rose

Pour powdered milk and oil together under the running bath water.

Add the essential oil just before you get in the tub.

Swirl around in the tub, then imerse yoursself and relax


Minivan Mom Meltdown Mixer
(Just keep saying to yourself, Only 500 more carpools and the kid  can drive herself!)

5 thin Cucumber Slices
5 Ice Cubes
1 Oz of Well Chilled Vodka
1 1/2 Oz of Pimm's  No.1
4 oz of lemonade

Garnish: 1 lemon Wedge and 2 Thick Cucumber slices

Place one slice of cucumber in the bottom of a Highball glass, top with one of the ice cubes. Contiunue the proces altenating between cucumber slices and ice cubes till the last ice cube is on top. Pour in the Vodka, Pimm's no 1 and lemonade. Stir with a ling spoon to combine. With a plastic sword, skewer the lemon wedge between  the cucumber slices,pop in the drink and enjoy.

Serves 1