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    I was lucky growing up – not only was I often in my family grocery store and surrounded by the personal chefs of the rich and famous, but my mother’s family were farmers…. old southern and half French. I was never one of those kids who hated eating vegetables. In fact, I loved them! When I was barely able to walk or talk, I…[Read more]

    • Don’t throw that water away! Keep the pot of water in which you blanched your vegetables covered, on a cold burner at the back of your stove or in the refrigerator. Every day or two blanch more vegetables, of any kind, in the same water. Each vegetable will absorb some of the salt and impart flavor and nutrients to the water. At the end of the…[Read more]

  • 2/3rds done writing my second book . A good chunk of it takes place in the 1940s, but bear in mind that it’s science fiction and deals with time travel. Not going to be 100% accurate for the time period, but I’m doing my best!

    • That’s great Brandon.. hopefully the last third will be a breeze! 🙂

    • Hahaha!
      I’m currently starting a sci-fi book set in the 40’s also. I found this site while doing research.

      • That’s awesome jfrobot! This is an excellent site for anything from what life was like on the homefront to what played on the radio back then. For me it’s been fun and educational. Hope your book is going well too!

        • Thanks. I’ve had some exposure of course before then. So it’s not all too unfamiliar. And it’ll be good to learn more too. This is kind of within my favorite time period.
          Books coming out a tad slowly. But hopefully I can get done with the first few chapters quite soon.