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Wartime Cookbook

Edith Adams Wartime Cook Book, The Vancouver Sun’s 9th annual cookbook publication, offered its readers recipe substitutions, sugar saving ideas, canning on a ration and other tidbits for the war weary homemaker. The original preface read… The Ninth Annual Cookbook goes forth into a world of homemakers facing more stringent food shortages than they have [...]

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Cottage Price List

Once upon a time, Edith Adams Cottage sold cooking and information books, patterns and other household helpers directly from the original Sun Tower location or later at 2350 Granville Street. Items for sale included ‘Wild Game Cookery’, ‘Successful Pickling’ and ‘Change Your Weight for Health and Beauty’s Sake’. Any of these gems could be your [...]

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Come Out Of The Kitchen!

By Helen Gougeon ~ August 1955 Weekend Magazine ~ A Hostess can feel just like the honored guest when meals are cooked and eaten out-of-doors There’s one luxury connected with food which most women can’t manage, and their inability to achieve it is something which most men can’t understand. That’s the one of sitting down [...]

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80 Years Of Fun With Bleach

If the Edith Adams homemaker files from the 1920′s to 1990′s were a universe, we’ve so far only managed to explore from Burnaby to Burquitlam. But even with that tiny segment of this vast treasure trove revealed, we’re finding some amazing things. Today’s fun comes from an index card file, buried deep in the Edith [...]

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Ask Edith: Silk Stocking Maintenance from the 50′s

Dear Edith Adams: My dear aunt Felicity used to tell me when I was younger about an old Edith Adams trick she used to keep silk stockings in ship shape. The years have not been kind to the details of her advice, so I wondered if you know of any silk stockings maintenance tips from [...]

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How to Make a Home-Made Foot Scraper

August 3, 1950: Dear Edith Adams: I was wondering if you could use an idea for a foot scraper in your paper. I made a foot scraper out of the end of an apple box. The board should be a thick one about 1 inch through. I saved up my bottle caps and tacked them [...]

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Misguided Advice Column Letters #1: World’s Worst Husband

As Valentine’s Day neared in 1940, with the world at war and Hitler on the march, one could be forgiven for thinking the women of Vancouver could use some kind words, loving embraces and maybe the odd box of chocolates from their husbands. Whether or not they got those things, the bar on what would [...]

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1930′s Omelet: Do you like your eggs with orange juice or sugar?

A breakfast staple today, the humble omelette (or ‘omelet’, as was the tradition of the time) starts out as bearen eggs, cooked and flipped in a frying pan, but what goes into those eggs has many forms. The Denver Omelette, with diced onions, peppers and ham is a favourite seen on just about every diner [...]

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How to make a pressman’s hat

We have no idea what year this is from, but buried deep in a box of recipe index cards this morning we found a folded flyer from the Vancouver Sun pressmen, offering trivia facts about the printing process and a handy how-to guide on making your own pressman’s hat. For the uninitiated, those hearty Sun [...]

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1931 Salmon Advertorial: Moulded Salmon Salad!

From The Vancouver Sun’s earliest days, advertisers have understood the power of being associated with our expert editorial content. Burgeoning industries have paid for the right to be seen in our pages alongside the wisdom of Edith Adams going all the way back to 1924. Going through the archives is like taking a guided tour [...]

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