|Image by Joy Coffman.|
On a more positive note, though, I did get a new (old) cookbook for my birthday, chosen by my sweetie of a niece at the library book sale; it's an "Encyclopedic Cookbook" that was originally published in 1948, and re-printed two or three times after that, and my copy is from the 1970s printing. The fun part, though, is that most of the material seems to be from the original 1948 edition, including many of the photo illustrations, so I've been having fun reading through it and writing down some recipes to try for the Historical Food Fortnightly challenges (however many I am able to complete this year).
|Hairstyle and costume ca. 1835, |
Photo and hair design: Lynn McMasters.
My costume guild walked in the Willow Glen Founder's Day Parade last weekend, in 1920s costume, which was fun. Unfortunately, I haven't seen many photos of the parade online; the one bad thing about walking in a parade is the fact that you don't get to *see* the parade! You have to wait until people start putting photos and videos online, and watch it that way, but with this small-time parade, there doesn't seem to be much getting posted online, at least, not yet.
I'm also working on 16th century English costumes for both of my nephews (I had to replace the one I made for my oldest nephew since he grew 6 inches or something since he wore it), and I hope the original costume still fits my younger nephew by the time we finally take him to the Renaissance Faire! I hoped to have something made for my niece, too, so we could take her this year, but we may need to wait until next year and just take her two brothers this time around.
This Sunday, though, is the San Francisco International Tea Festival, which I'm looking forward to attending. I've been sent a press pass this year, so that people won't be freaked out when I start taking photos (although I didn't have a press pass before and didn't get any strange looks ...). I hope at least one of my tea guild friends can attend with me, and I'll be putting up a post afterwards, here on The Cup That Cheers, for those who are interested. It's always fun to see what new things are happening in the world of tea, and come home with some yummy tea samples!