Repairing an Old Quilt + Fabric Photos!

I picked up a pretty quilt from one of my favorite antique malls for a really good deal. I couldn't tell when the quilt had been made, but it had a ton of feedsack fabric in it. I'm not experienced enough to know if all the fabrics are from the 1930s, but I was happy to finally own a quilt like this! There were a few pieces that were in tatters, so I got out my reproduction '30s fabric and patched them up! It was a fun, satisfying little project.

My quilt has such pretty vintage fabric that I really wanted to share it! Awhile back, I posted about my friend's 1930s signature quilt which had a lot of great of fabric too. If you're just starting out learning how to identify fabric from this time period, I think quilts are amazing resources.

This post has been a labor of love. I've got 29 different fabrics from my quilt shown below, and that's not even all of them! It was a long process cropping, watermarking, compressing, and uploading all the photos, but it w…

Vintage Banana Tuesday: Day 9 - Rhubarb and Banana Pudding

I've posted about this recipe before on my blog, but since I'm doing this vintage banana recipe series, I felt this recipe for Rhubarb and Banana Pudding definitely needed to be revisited because of the interesting pairing of rhubarb and banana!
Here's the link for my previous post about it. I go over it pretty thoroughly. Since rhubarb is in season, you might want to try this one!

Rhubarb and Banana Pudding

Vintage Banana Tuesday: Day 8 - Baked Ham & Bananas

I'm a little bit late posting this week's banana recipe. Sorry about that!
So, last week I determined that I needed to stop being a sissy about the dinner banana recipes and decided I'd try one out for Mother's Day. The recipe I chose? Baked Ham & Bananas. Sounds innocent enough....

Yeah right. Who am I kidding??!

I got this recipe from my 1930 cookbook Bananas in the Modern Manner. This cookbook is chock full of banana recipe oddities, but like my friend Loris has told me, they were obsessed with bananas in the 1920s and 30s. It was an exotic fruit and cookbooks like this one aren't really a surprise because the consumer needed to know how to use this new and nutritionally valuable food product.

One neat thing about this cookbook is this information about bananas. I normally don't pay much attention to how a banana looks. I know if it's too green it tastes dry, hard, and sour and if it's too brown it tastes sickly sweet and mushy. So, I eat it some…

Vintage Banana Tuesday: Day 7- Banana Devil's Food Cake

I'm a day late posting on here, but I did post it on Instagram yesterday!

This week's banana recipe found in my Lily Wallace's New American Cook Book was hard to pass up - Banana Devil's Food Cake! This promises to be a moist, delicious twist on an old classic. I will definitely be giving this one a try the next time I have an excuse to make a cake. Ha!

Vintage Banana Tuesday: Day 6 - Banana Omelet

Oops! I'm a day late, but yesterday was busy, and I only managed to post the new banana recipe on Instagram. I'm still getting a handle on adding a baby to our daily mix, and he's getting older and staying awake longer which means I don't get nearly as much done as I did before between naps. Ack! Such is life with baby. :-)

If you remember from a previous banana post about the 1930s ad/recipe for Bananas in Orange Juice, this booklet was mentioned at the bottom. I was super, duper excited to actually find that little booklet, Bananas in the Modern Manner (1930), from a seller on Amazon. Today's recipe comes from this fun little booklet chock full of interesting banana recipes.

Banana Omelet! At first I thought, well, maybe this is just a fancy version of a crepe recipe. But it's not, because there isn't any flour. It really is just a straight up omelet... with sugar and butter added. I think this one could be pretty tasty. What do you think?

Vintage Banana Tuesday: Day 5 - Banana Pecan Ice Cream

Today's Vintage Banana Tuesday recipe is for Banana Pecan Ice Cream found in the 1941 Culinary Arts Institute pamphlet for 250 Luscious Refrigerator Desserts.

Doesn't Banana Pecan Ice Cream just sound delicious? The only thing I've been wondering about is the addition of lemon juice in ice cream in the 1940s. Back in 2014 I made a ration recipe for Peanut Brittle Ice Cream. The lemon juice in that recipe made it taste funky and didn't seem to serve a purpose. I can see with the banana it might keep it from turning brown maybe... Maybe I should try versions of it with and without the lemon juice to see the difference. Either way, bananas and pecans are a winning combination, so there can't be much to go wrong, I would think!

Definitely try this one! And if you don't feel up to making your own ice cream, get some Butter Pecan Ice Cream, mix in some banana and you can enjoy very similar, vintage flavor combination in a fraction of the time!

A New Look

So, you may have noticed the blog looks really different! I hope it didn't throw you for a loop. I was wanting to update the look of the blog and I even bought my blog's domain so it's a .com now. How exciting!  You can still find my tabs at the top. It only shows a few of them, but just click on the word "More" to find the rest. Also, if you don't see my side bar, there are three lines at the top by the blog title that if you click, you'll be able to see my content there. I might still tweak things here and there, but I'm really liking the new look!

The fun vintage background is from the cover of one of my ration cookbooks. It's pretty cool, I think!

Let me know what you think of the new look, and thanks as always for visiting!

P.S. I just reached my 300th post!