Depression cooking with Clara – Peppers & Eggs Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Newsletter Posted by: pam kueber • July 18, 2009 Here is another episode of Great Depression Cooking with Clara. She was born in 1915, and in this lovely series shares recipes and memories of the era. This episode on peppers & eggs – so beautiful. Related stories No related posts. Ad Comments 8 Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Comments Susan says July 18, 2009 at 12:38 pm My Dad used to make peppers and eggs, he did not grow them, but love to cook for us. Wonderful trip down memory lane. Reply Juju says July 18, 2009 at 3:25 pm She’s the cutest. Does she have a book coming out soon? Reply sablemable says July 18, 2009 at 4:02 pm Love the fact that Clara uses no fancy cookware, utensils or methods when she cooks! My mother used to make a wonderful hash with leftover roasts. Food was never discarded because it was a day old, and that was passed down to me by my parents (God bless them!), along with other valued advice on how to conserve. It’s too bad that the children nowadays do not understand the meaning of thriftiness. My parents always told us children about the depression and WW2 rationing, how they ate mustard and onion sandwiches because there was no meat to go in between the slices of bread. Or how my mother used to paint her legs with makeup and draw a seam line down her calf with a brow pencil to resemble hose. My grandparents trades skills for food and other necessities (my maternal grandma used to wash, starch and iron the family dentist’s smocks to pay for his services). I could go on. Reply The crazy suburban mom says July 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm I think I’ve watched them all over time. I love her videos! tracy Reply Nina462 says July 18, 2009 at 8:28 pm Love this! I also learned how to cook with leftovers (as did sablemable). Leftovers are often better tasting! I have my own albeit small “victory” garden growing and I collect cookbooks from the 40’s & 50’s. I’d much rather cook from scratch than convenience. And with no fancy equipment either (just the basics is all you need). Thanks for sharing this gem (ooh, gotta go-pie in the oven is almost done). Reply Northside CJ says July 18, 2009 at 9:18 pm I love Clara, I want to get that collection. It’s so much better to make your own food, than to buy that over-processed poison filled stuff at the store. Reply Tut says July 19, 2009 at 4:18 am Did you see her tablecloth? How typical, and how perfect. I could definitely sit at her table and eat a sandwich, although all those peppers would be a bit much. I like how she piles on the salt. Reply Eartha says July 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm Watching her videos make me so happy that I want to cry – they make me miss sitting in the kitchen with my older family members, watching them cook and listening to stories. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. BE SAFE / RENOVATE SAFE! Get informed and be aware about the environmental & safety hazards in old homes, materials and products. #1 RULE: Consult with your own properly licensed professionals. More info: See our Be Safe/Renovate page... EPA asbestos website ... EPA lead website ... U.S.F.A. – fire safety, etc.