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Member since 04 Jan 2008
Found an Aunt Daisy cook book last year at our parents home in the cook book Drawer, along with the Edmonds one, and had a good ole read right in to the night.
Now I know why all the family including Grandparents n Aunties etc always refered to her. The book is like a learning curve no matter how young or old.
Member since 30 Jul 2006
Member from Bishopdale
Aunt Daisy has been reprinted Kai. My immediate thought was to buy one each for my daughters. However, read it thru' and thought while it has been interesting for me, having been brought up with her, was it at all pertinent to the totally different lives the girls live these days. They can just have one each of mine There are still some things I use my Aunt Daisy for tho' as you can see from the very dirty pages scattered thru it and it was my bible 50 years ago
Hey thats awesome Aggie. We have the reprinted versions of Edmonds cookery book which one of ours uses and must say the Aunt daisy one in the drawer at the family home had seen better daze!!!!
I do have my home ech cook book from the 60s that Mum saved, that all us kiwi kidz were priveliged to have
. I remember at cooking we were allowed to make say 2 scones each and only butter each bit as it was eaten so not to waste BUTTER.
If they could see my family now, with buttered scones,,, My Husband has the butter on scones as thick as cheese, and his cholesterol and weight are all normal
re the butter on scones, men can make you spit sometimes can't they
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
I hate to think how old my Edmonds Book is and it sure is the worse for wear with the cover missing and adorned with all kinds of smudges. I think that after The Bible it could be the next best seller.
Member since 22 Oct 2006
Member from Christchurch CBD
I recently gave my late wifes dog-eared copy of The Edmonds Cookbook to my nearly 19 years old grandson so he can learn to cook in preparation for his flatting ideas next year when he leaves Rudoplh Steiner High School. He treasures it he says. and made Beef Stroganoff recently for his mother. and French Onion Soup.
Bit like you Joybel, have Edmond's books of all ages. Elder daughter gathered up most of the old recipe books I had and took them back to Wgtn a few years ago. I have a very old Self Help one and also one put out by St. Saviours orphanage many years ago i.e. pre war. Also the one my Mum started writing in in 1932. Very precious
Aggie, Was it St Saviours Orphanage in Christchurch. I have a history of them in Shirley and in Sumner too. Those old recipe books are full of those lovely original recipes. I have a gem iron somewhere of my mother inlaws. The Gems she made were scrummy.!1
Hi Dr L.
I thought the orphanage was in Papanui but I might be totally wrong here. I know when my mum lived in Sails st as a little girl, she and her sister had to walk past an orphanage to go to school. I naturally assumed it was St Saviour's They were quite frightened of the orphanage kids who obviously bullied the two little girls.
Of course the front cover of the book is missing, there is a photo of the nurses and pupils inside. I don't see any actual Papanui advertisements, more general ones and definitely a Shirley one.
I cannot date the old Edmond's book either because it to is coverless.
The old Self Help one is dated 1932. The are all so good to browse through. Some of the hints are unbelievable
ps A long time since I made gems but still have the irons in the garage.
Thers a book written bout a CHCH orphanage by Ann Thompson? wonder what history of ChCh that shows . Havent seen the book here as yet.
Kai Ann Thompsons book is about The Catholic Orphanages. St Saviours was not. I have a history in my files . I live and have lived all my married and now widowed life within 3kms. of where it was.in Shirley Richmond in Christchurch Also associated with St Marys Home. I think. Where is that file I have a room full of research to sort out.
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