Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blog Guelph: Index

I really like this series of images Firda posted of cards she found within this vintage box. They remind me of the recipes written down in the worn black journal my father inherited from his mother. There is a strange consistency to the handwriting of the time when people kept recipes on cards. I just look things up on the internet, but these cards, well, there is something to them. Crusted in bits of sauce and flour, they just sort of bring back the warmth of making something familiar for, well, family. These images here make me wonder about the meals they made and the events that transpired while they were eaten. Was the curried cauliflower a hit, or just a means to use the vegetable before it went bad? Was it always served with a pork chop? Did someone take the leftovers for lunch the following day? Thanks for sharing this, Firda, and I hope to hear how that ratatouille turned out.

Hope you have all had a wonderful day,

Paula

Index

1 comment:

Sue Richards said...

Chafing Dish - foods that chafe?

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.