In My May Kitchen

IMK May chivesWhat a difference a month makes! Just four weeks ago, the snow had barely melted when I reported for this In My Kitchen forum, hosted by Celia at figjamandlimecordial. Now, the mint, chives, and sage have sprouted anew, livening up everything from smoothies to salads. I added chives instead of red onions to this batch of guacamole and happily served it outside.

IMK May guacamole

For summer drink ideas, I need to look no further than a recipe book of my grandmother’s from the 1930s.

IMK May cold drinks
Earlier in April, I visited Ireland for the first time on a family holiday. After seeing the bakery shelves, I vowed to finally learn to bake a proper scone with a little help from a
book I bought in Dublin. And then there are the recipes from the Guinness factory! Hope your month is off to an adventurous start.

IMK May Irish scones

IMK May Irish book
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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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12 Responses to In My May Kitchen

  1. Kavey says:

    Those old baking books are so often full of the BEST recipes!

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  2. I always learn something from the old books! Library sales and yard sales are my favorite places to look for them. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. MamaD1xx4xy says:

    There is nothing quite like old cookbooks. Especially like the drink recipes! Yeah for delicious homemade scones.

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  4. Love guacamole and what a great A little Book of Irish Cooking!
    Thank you for this month’s IMK view too!

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  5. Maggie says:

    Oh, you visited my homeland! Very jealous! I won’t get here until I move home in August. Scones are just the best. I love popping into my favourite tea shops (like Beweleys or Ann’s Bakery) for a pot of tea and a scone. I hope the rest of your trip was amazing!

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    • We can get fairly authentic Irish food in Boston, where I live, but it doesn’t quite compare to the real thing. We tried a different bakery for breakfast every day. Cheddar scones were a hit. Korea must be quite an adjustment for you!

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      • Maggie says:

        Thankfully, I’ve lived in Korea for nearly three years now, so the adjustment period is well over! I didn’t find it as difficult as I expected that I would but I live in a small town with a great expat community and my co workers are just amazing. I have never visited Boston but I would very much like to some day!

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  6. lovely looking breads. and your guacamole looks delish.

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  7. That old cookbook is a treasure! Frosted coffee! 🙂 Hope you’ve had a great month, sorry I’m so late getting to everyone’s posts! x

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