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Efe

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Has anyone seen this youtube clip of Clara, who is 91 years old, cooking depression era dishes? It''s been around for awhile, but I just stumbled upon it recently. She is adorable and it seems pretty timely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuMkW35BwK8
 

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She is a sweetie. I think I will try making that. I looks nice
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There are a series of her videos on Youtube and they are doing a DVD cookbook. I just love her. So much to be learned from our elders.
 

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I love Clara!! Looks yummy to me!!
 

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She''s so adorable! And while I never thought I''d say this... her pea & potato pasta looks really good!
 

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This lady is so cute! The recipes are simple, and cheap. Very appropriate for the times.

<----- Has apparently lived in the depression all her life, because my favorite comfort food ever is fried potatoes with eggs
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She is adorable although that dish does not appeal to me at all! But I''m sure it tastes better than it looks!
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Well I just made that dish. The kids like it! I put some garlic in to give it some flavour and chopped up courgette too.
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I made the peppers and eggs. I used the small yellow and red peppers from Traders and got a yummy out of my hubby. He even ate the leftovers the next day.

Maisie, glad the kids liked it!
 

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The kids love pasta but trying to get them to eat vegetables is another thing altogether! They ate peas which was very unlike them. I will definitely make this again, and check to see what else we can try. Thanks for posting that link!
 

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She looks great for her age.
 

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Date: 3/3/2009 12:35:12 PM
Author: Maisie
Well I just made that dish. The kids like it! I put some garlic in to give it some flavour and chopped up courgette too.
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Well it must good if it got your kids to eat veggies!

And I had to google courgette-we call it zucchini in the U.S. Sounds silly, but for some reason I had no idea there were different names for veggies in Great Britain!
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Date: 3/3/2009 11:05:05 PM
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Date: 3/3/2009 12:35:12 PM
Author: Maisie
Well I just made that dish. The kids like it! I put some garlic in to give it some flavour and chopped up courgette too.
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Well it must good if it got your kids to eat veggies!

And I had to google courgette-we call it zucchini in the U.S. Sounds silly, but for some reason I had no idea there were different names for veggies in Great Britain!
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I didn''t know either. How odd! I would rather call it a zucchini, it sounds so much more exotic!
 

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Date: 3/3/2009 1:59:38 PM
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She looks great for her age.

Doesn''t she!!
This kind of cooking is fantastic for kids, I think I''ll bookmark Clara.
Thanks for the link!

L.
 

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don''t forget aubergine (aka eggplant for us Colonists!)
 

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Date: 3/4/2009 10:36:57 AM
Author: Hudson_Hawk
don''t forget aubergine (aka eggplant for us Colonists!)
I have never tasted an aubergine but I have heard of it! Maybe I should get one.
 

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Clara reminds me of my 92-year old neighbor. They even cook with a similar style...no frills, I mean.

Her poorman's meal looked really good until she stuck hot dogs in it.
 
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