Category Archives: Granny Robertsons Cookbook

The time has come the Walrus said . . .

. . . to speak of many things, of sailing ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and Kings! Lewis Carrol Indeed, as Granny Robertson’s Cookbook enters its sixth year, in this, it’s 400th post I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading

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To Catch A Crook

As a last foray into the ‘Eagle Annual’ for the time being here is a very innocent, very un-PC look at the world of the ‘stiff-lipped-upper-class-sergeant-Bruce-of-the-Yard’ and the lesser breed of ‘ill-educated-but-clever-lower-class-career- criminal-mastermind-Burke-the-Peterman’ The language alone is a dead give-away! … Continue reading

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How to Patronize a Woman

“. . . the really well trained cook is one of the few women who need never fear unemployment” This article from Good Housekeeping describes in better detail the limited range of jobs considered to be suitable for a woman … Continue reading

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Home Economics, 30’s Style

The advertisement opposite comes from Good Housekeeping magazine and dates back to the early thirties. It aims to promote home produced goods or at least British Empire produced goods in order to help the domestic economy. A familiar theme even … Continue reading

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So You Want To Grow Up Big & Strong . . .

Then you must eat up all your Spinach (pronounced spin-atch) Used in almost every cuisine around the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable, the leaves of which can be either flat or slightly ruffled. Bright green when young … Continue reading

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An Englishman’s Home . . .

Can it be that you have decided to buy yourself a home? In today’s market that is no easy task, what with the maze of legal work, negotiations with surveyors and solicitors and the all important finding of a good … Continue reading

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A Poetic Interlude

Granny Robertsons Cookbook consists of more than just recipes and cookery tips. It also has little gems like this tucked away in it. The illustrations are excellent though I have no idea of the identity of the artist. All the … Continue reading

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