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Laura Perkins
Emma's Pennsylvania Kitchen, Book 2 By Emma Patterson, Laura Perkins
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How to cook retro cuisine from the 1930s through 1950s, for your next party. Do you miss old-fashioned comfort food, just like Grandma used to make? This book is for you. For several years of her... More > life, during the Great Depression and later during the Second World War, my Great Grandmother Emma Patterson was a professional cook at the hotel in Spangler, Pennsylvania. I write “the” hotel, because there was only one. It was a small town. She wrote down the recipes that she used at the hotel, as well as those she cooked for her family. When she passed away, she left behind six handwritten recipe notebooks. This book comes from four of those notebooks. This is the second published collection of vintage recipes from my great-grandmother, Emma Patterson. These recipes come from the last four of six handwritten notebooks, dating from the 1930s through 1950s. The recipes in the first two notebooks were previously published as "Emma’s Pennsylvania Kitchen."< Less
5: The Venus Pentagram By Laura Perkins
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The number 5 is embodied in the heavens by the Pentagram that Venus draws over time. Hidden within the Pentagram is the Golden Ratio, thought to confer beauty on everything that exists in its... More > harmonious proportion. Correspondences to the divine mathematics of the Venus Pentagram are found throughout nature, art, architecture, and even the human body. Mythic symbolism corresponding to the cycle of the planet Venus is found in stories from around the world, and these stories connect with astrological insight. This booklet provides a fascinating overview of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, in mathematics, nature, mythology, and astrology.< Less
Emma's Pennsylvania Kitchen By Emma Patterson, Laura Perkins
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For several years of her life, during the Great Depression and later during the Second World War, my Great Grandmother Emma Patterson was a professional cook at the hotel in Spangler, Pennsylvania.... More > She wrote down the recipes that she used at the hotel, as well as those she cooked for her family. When she passed away, she left behind six handwritten recipe notebooks. Now, this collection of old fashioned recipes has been made into a book. Emma must have found work using the best of her talents, because everyone in my family always remembered her as “a very good cook.” She was famous for her dessert recipes, especially, and the tradition was that if it was your birthday, she would make anything you wanted. You can imagine how that worked out with kids in the family! I hope you enjoy rediscovering these old family recipes, many of which may not have been used for over half a century. I call it kitchen archeaology. -Laura Perkins, May 2011< Less