What Does A Food Blogger Do When Their Internet Is Down
What does a food blogger do when their internet is down for two days?
On Monday morning while I was doing my morning work, you know checking emails, replying, doing my work in the Savvy Living Community on The Blog Frog my internet suddenly died. Poof one minute it was there the next it was gone.
I am sure you can relate to the amount of anxiety I felt when I realized I couldn't do anything but make a phone call and be at the mercy of the cable company.
I was so excited 3 months ago when I switched from dsl to cable. I thought I was going to have faster and better internet service but so far that hasn't been the case.
So two and a half days later I am finally back online. It will probably take me a week or more to get caught up with all my work just from being without service for 2 and a half days.
You might think this food blogger would have been slinging flour and eggs around the kitchen during that time but I really didn't cook or bake much of anything.
What I did do was spend about 15 hours scanning and editing over 150 recipe cards, hand printed recipes, old vintage recipe booklets and newspaper clipped recipes from my mother in-law’s recipe box.
Some of the recipes belonged to her mother, grandmother, other relatives and family friends.
When I was finally done there were 269 individual files. I came across some great recipes that will be showing up in the near future here on my blog.
Old Fashioned Vintage Watergate Salad recipe
One of the things I have realized since starting the Vintage Recipe Project is that some recipes have withstood the test of time.
Take this old fashioned Watergate Salad recipe. This vintage dessert recipe using pistachio pudding has been around forever. I know I ate it a time or two when I was a child back in the 70's when JELLO and instant pudding recipes were all the rage.
I have found recipes or slight variations of the recipes in my vintage recipe collection and my mother in laws that are still being made now as they were back in the 1950’s or even earlier since I can't really date some of the oldest recipes that I have collected.
Just started with your blog. The recipe card withthe little yellow figure is exactly like ones I have in my recipe box.. altho' I don't think I'm vintage it brought me back to when I was first married and gathering recipes! Enjoy the walk down memory lane; I look forward to your vintage finds. (need also to scan the many many recipes I have, especially the recipes from my late mother in law's recipe box.. (her daughters didn't t want it!!)
I am so glad you enjoyed the post. Saving old family recipes is a passion of mine and I love to find other people who feel the same. Enjoy the recipes!
I loved the candy recipe that brought to your site. I have been having a problem with your site. I can start to go done using the side bar and even though I did not touch the ads the page would jump to the picture of the ad. It took me 5 minutes to get down to the comment area. I also would like to know what year you consider vintage? Now I don't consider anything AFTER 1950 as vintage. But then again I would have to consider myself vintage in that way. I am really looking for recipes from 1949 and earlier. You see I am doing a Historical Home Economics course that ends in 1949. Someday I may have to inch my way up to the 1979 but of course that may or may not ever happen
Any pre 1950 recipes I would love to get my hands on.
Thanks for your help.
I am sorry you are having problems with my site. Are you on a mobile device? If so which one are you using? For me vintage is anything from the 70's back. Did you take a look at my Vintage Recipes tab? Many of the recipes there are from old church cook books that are earlier than 1970. Your Historical Home Ec class sounds very interesting. I am a collector of old cookbooks and church book recipes. Let me know what kind of recipes you are looking for and I will be more than happy to see if I can find it for you in my collection of books.