muses of the moment

September 15, 2012

Wartime Kitchen

Filed under: Odds 'n ends — totallygroovygirlfriday @ 12:45 pm

As you know, groovygirl is into gardening and preserving food. She ran across a fascinating series called The Wartime Kitchen and Garden. It is a British video series about WWII in Britain. Click here.

For instance, did you know you can store eggs for 6-9 months without a refrigerator? There are also links on this you-tube page to other series called Victorian Kitchen and Peak Moment.

And if you have never watched Clara and Great Depression Cooking, it is very good. Clara teaches you how to make nutritious and wholesome meals with very little money (and she is so adorable!) Click here.

Just some resources for those of you who didn’t grow up with depression-era grandparents.

Side musing: A few words about broth: cheap and nutritious. Every couple of weeks, groovygirl makes vege and/or meat broths to use throughout the week and freeze. She throws anything that is not super fresh in the frig vege drawer (spoiled items go in the compost pile) in a large pot and simmers it for a few hours. Broths can be used to pan cook meat and veges instead of oil. It can be used to cook rice for a rich side dish. It can be the base of sauces, stews, and soups. If a cold/flu is coming on, drink a cup of warm broth with salt/pepper/herbs. Pets love the bone broths, add a few tablespoons to their food bowl.



  1. you might find this site interesting … you can search youtube for jas townsend and son and they have great vids on period cooking and preserving techniques.

    Comment by cc — September 16, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

  2. Cool site, cc

    Thanks, gg

    Comment by totallygroovygirlfriday — September 16, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

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