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  1. Juju says

    She is absolutely wonderful! Thank you for introducing me to Clara. I’m going to follow her blog and her youtube page.
    Thanks again 🙂

  2. Jeanne says

    That’s awesome! I love Clara. My mom always used to say that my Hungarian grandma could whip up entire meals as long as she had some flour, sugar, salt, “grease” and some other ingredient, during the depression.

  3. sablemable says

    In today’s economic downturn, it’s good to know we have survivors around from the Great Depression to offer their experience.

    I’m glad that I listened to my parents describe the GD and rationing during WW2. My maternal grandparents used to barter/trade for food and such during the Depression. Grandpa was a jack-of-all-trades when it came to construction, plumbing, electrical, you name it, so he did a lot of work in exchange for necessities. Grandma even took in ironing and mending from doctors, dentists and other professionals during that time to pay for the family’s health care.

    I also was told by children of Italian and Sicilian immigrants that their mothers used to make bathtub gin during Prohibition to keep food on the table, since the fathers were laid-off from work.

    So I’m glad that I know how to do things by hand just in case and I study recipes that don’t need a lot of the exotic ingredients that we’ve become accustomed to eating. Panzanella is one such recipe that was thought up by thrifty housewives in Italy during hard times.

  4. retroallison says

    I have also been “rewinding” these clips to check out the awesome old radio and stove in her kitchen!

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