Archive | Wartime food

Apples and Patriotism

Apples and Patriotism In the previous blog I looked at a couple of small apple recipe booklets – one published in 1914 that was dedicated to the “patriotic housewives of Canada,” and one published a couple of decades later that concluded with the message “Serve apples daily and you serve your country too.” When the […]

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Bulmans Cannery – the dehydration industry in Vernon

In 1927 Thomas Bulman of Bulman’s Limited spoke to the Vernon Rotary Club about a “dry story” – the development of the dehydration industry in Vernon.[i]  The Bulman Cannery dominated the Vernon landscape for fifty years.[ii] Bulman had started the firm in 1916 on a 4,000-acre ranch 16 kilometers north of Kelowna.[iii] The company had […]

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Canadian War Cake

Canadian War Cake is a unique recipe that reflects rationing and resourcefulness. A few months ago a friend loaned me her grandmother’s cookbook, all hand written and begun in 1905 in Glasgow, Scotland. Included in the book was a recipe for Canadian War Cake. War Cake seems to have originated sometime during World War I […]

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