Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas on the Farm Review

Christmas on the Farm
A collection of Favorite Recipes, Stories, Gift Ideas, And Decorating Tips from
The Farmer’s Wife
Edited by Lela Nargi

Nostalgic treasures from The Farmer’s Wife magazine that was published between 1893 and 1939 for women to find a sense of community among other farmer’s wives, by swapping recipes, farming ideas and much more.

This book provides recipes from days gone by to create your own reminiscent Christmas dinner from the Christmas Holiday Soup to appetizers like cheese puffs and pigs in a blanket. Roasted duck or goose for the main dish and a list of holiday dishes to go along with each. Articles on how to stuff the bird, and actual recipes from the magazine.

But it doesn’t stop there, the book continues after the perfect Christmas dinner is planned to incorporate gift making ideas, games to play at your get together, decorations to make your home look festive on a tight budget, and even stories to share with your guests.

My favorite section was the candy, cookies and cakes… loved the old fashioned recipes for rich candies and cookies for sharing with neighbors. I am going to try several this holiday season and imagine that many will make it to the permanent spot on the Christmas cookie platter.

I love the ideas and memories of days gone by. This is a great book to look through on your own and utilize the fantastic ideas and recipes. Also would be a great gift idea for a grandparent or someone interested in homesteading.

I appreciate Voyageur Press for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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