Have you ever Met Miss Clara??( That's what I call her)..She is the SWEETEST lady you will EVER "meet" on the Internet!!!
She is 94 years old and has her own Cook Book out!! Clara's Kitchen...This Cookbook has EVERYTHING that I LOVE... Cooking, Stories, and Photos.... I borrowed mine out of the library.. but believe me.. this is one of those books that I will purchase! Miss Clara shares recipes from her childhood depression... The stories make you laugh, make you hold back a few tears, and really make you appreciate what YOU do have instead of worrying about what you DON'T have. EVERYONE deserves to hear her stories...Some of the recipes.. well.. I know I won't try... and I'm not even sure what Burdock is??? Ha Ha... but there are some in there that I can't wait to try!! I'll have to share my results...!!
I first found her on YouTube while helping my daughter find information on The Depression. She has the American Girl Doll.. Molly and has always been fascinated with the era in which she lived, so much so that Strawberry Banke .. here in NH... did a whole skit on Molly's era and what it would be like to live in that time...The Actors.. the Stories.. were done very WELL!!
The bomb shelters... The Gardens... the Ration Stamps.... collecting scrap metal and children giving up their toys in order for more weapons and ammo to be made... no wonder why toys from that time are Rare.. and most certainly valuable now!!
Here is one of her many.. many videos you can find on youtube... I'm going to warn you.. you better grab something big to drink and perhaps a snack.. because you're going to want to watch them all... In this episode Miss Clara is going to make Breakfast Cookies and Strong Coffee... Cookies.. for breakfast.. MY kind of Breakfast...
You can also be her friend on facebook.... I thought that was so sweet... Here is her link Clara Cannucciari