In My March Kitchen

IMK March iciclesNever mind these icicles I passed while walking to work and the snowiest February in Boston history. Spring arrives March 20 and I’m beyond ready! In the meantime, I’ve been reading recipes for inspiration – and looking at the monthly IMK posts hosted by Celia at figjamandlimecordial.

I found a new trove of my grandmother’s hand-written recipes, tucked into a Royal Baking Powder cookbook. Gelatine salads, here I come!

IMK March 1930s

But I started with her version of cinnamon and clove-spiced applesauce bread.IMK March applesauce bread

I also plan to make a few 1960s recipes to prepare for Mad Men’s final season, which begins April 5.

IMK March Mad MenIn the meantime, I’m picking fresh rosemary that I grow on my windowsill and putting it into everything I can think of, including martinis. Anything for a little green! I’ll be watching for the crocuses to poke up from the snow.

IMK March rosemary

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About heritagerecipebox

I am named after my great-grandmother, who only prepared two dishes, according to anyone who remembers: hamburgers shaped like squares and peanut butter sandwiches. Fast forward 100 years and 500 miles north from my hometown of Richmond, Virginia to Boston, Massachusetts. Somehow, I ended up with a cooking gene as well as an interest in history and family stories. I have worked as a journalist and published three cookbooks plus a memoir. This blog gives me a chance to share family recipes and stories -- and other American recipes with a past. What do you have to share?
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7 Responses to In My March Kitchen

  1. mscate says:

    ooh a Mad Men cookbook! I’m half way through season 2 on Netflix and really enjoying it (besides the rampant sexism of course)

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  2. Kavey says:

    Crikey, that icicle is scary huge! Love rosemary, ours lives out in the back garden, gets a bit unruly at times!
    Kavey (first time IMKer this month)

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  3. emily0830 says:

    Hi Clara! I’m curious what your Mad Men Menu will be, I’m also counting down till spring. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  4. my rosemary bush is dying off at the moment. it must be over 20 years old. i think the endless hot summer we have had (still having) must have done it in. love the icicle! wow. not something we see here in brisbane!

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