All Posts byAndrea Sabean

About the Author

Andrea is an artisan and teacher trying to live a handmade and homemade lifestyle with her husband in Eastern Canada. She is passionate about growing her own food, cooking healthy meals, using herbs for healing, nurturing creativity, and finding joy and blessings in the every-day moments of life. She writes about all of this, plus her adventures in sewing, crafting, and pattern design at http://www.artisaninthewoods.com/

Jun 24

Buckwheat Pancake Recipe from the 1920s

By Andrea Sabean | Recipes

This buckwheat pancake recipe is not your ordinary pancake, and there is nothing quite like a weekend morning breakfast of hot-off-the-griddle pancakes. Especially when the batter can be made the night before, making these an overnight fermented pancake recipe. Score! This heritage recipe was found among my great-grandmother’s recipes, in a cookbook released in 1921. […]

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Apr 04

Easy Hot Cross Buns – Vintage Recipe from 1950

By Andrea Sabean | Recipes

Easy Hot Cross Buns Recipe from Great-Grandma with no processed sugar

Hot cross buns-these are among my earliest memories of Easter. While other families ate chocolate bunnies, mine devoured these sweet rolls with their signature white crosses on top. Although the tradition of hot cross buns for Easter seems to have begun in the 12th century, the recipe  I found among my great-grandmother’s collection was dated […]

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Jan 06

Vintage Recipe: Grandmother’s Date Bread Recipe

By Andrea Sabean | Recipes

Grandma’s date bread recipe was born during war rationing, when sugar was scarce, inventive homemakers looked for other ways to sweeten baked goods. Honey, corn syrup, molasses, and maple syrup were often used as sweeteners, as well as dried fruits such as raisins and dates. This date bread recipe comes right from my grandmother’s recipe […]

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Dec 18

Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe

By Andrea Sabean | Recipes

The making of Christmas Pudding is a British tradition that goes back hundreds of years. In my own house growing up, Christmas dinner would not have been complete without a bowl of steamy hot pudding to finish the meal. There are several types of Christmas puddings. Rich plum puddings are full of dried fruit, but […]

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