An Unexpected Way to Save Your Sugar Ration and a Recipe for Rhubarb Crumble

Sugar was one of the first things to be rationed during the war.  The amounts allowed for each person varied from 12 to 8 ounces per week.  To us in 2018, 1 cup of sugar seems like an impossibly small share. Continue reading


The cost of food – Butter is beautiful, but lard is also lovely. And so are gingersnaps.

Christmas is over for another year.  One of my favorite Christmas activities is Christmas baking but I didn’t do as much this year as I usually would. What slowed me down this year was the cost of ingredients, specifically the cost of butter. Continue reading

Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

My friend Bev tells me that she was named after the jar of peanut butter sitting on the breakfast table. Like her namesake, she is a little nutty and she packs a lot of energy and goodness into a small package. We went for a hike last week and I don’t know if it was her company or if it was the exertion, but I was left with a craving for these peanut butter cookies. Continue reading