Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Zona Lorig recently made the Cashew Pea Salad on page 150 and reports that it's delicious.
The Arizona Date Cake, page 140, submitted by Betty Rhodes, the late Congressman John Rhodes’ wife, is the same recipe that Zona’s grandmother Edith Davis made and is wonderful. Her grandmother was born in Tombstone in 1885.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
What a beautiful place to hold the annual Historical League Open House October 23. Most of the guest toured the Monarch Butterfly Exhibit prior to meeting at Webster Hall. Our guest speaker, Beth Brand, was very informative and presented the history of Webster Hall and the Botanical Gardens as well as the construction of the new entrance. Several members and guests took the opportunity to purchase our Tastes & Treasures Cookbook. We munched on lovely appetizers and desserts and enjoyed the unusual cactus centerpieces. Meeting in one of the most unique desert dwellings in the world is a wonderful experience.
Monday, October 13, 2008
"I am giving your cookbook to each of my three children who grew up in Arizona and also using one for an Auction item in our Church Charity Ball that is a fundraiser for our St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School.
Thanks for creating such a nice cookbook as it will make a very special gift."
Founder of our Litchfield Park Historical Society and
active in state historical ventures
Saturday, October 11, 2008
"I am a member of the Arizona Historical Society and received Old Ned's Newsletter. The write up of the cookbook was on the front page. I will use them for Christmas gifts for two wonderful ladies who collect cookbooks and love to visit me here in Arizona. I am sure they will love it!"
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Jan discussed her new book "Amazing Girls of Arizona: True Stories of Young Pioneers". It’s so fascinating to hear about pioneer women, what they went through and how they did it without air conditioning!
Jan autographed her books for League members after the talk and Sharron McKinney presented her with our Historical Cookbook.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
½ cup olive oil 10 ounces fresh spring mix
1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 Gala apples, chopped
1/4 cup chutney 3/4 cup golden raisins
1½ teaspoons curry powder 12 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon dry mustard 2 or 3 green onions with
½ teaspoon sugar tops, sliced
½ cup pecan halves,
toasted and chopped
½ teaspoon salt
2 whole chicken breasts, cooked
Process the olive oil, vinegar, chutney, curry powder, dry mustard, sugar and salt in a blender until pureed. Chill, covered, in the refrigerator. Toss the chicken, spring mix, apples, raisins, mushrooms, green onions and pecans in a large salad bowl. Add the desired amount of dressing and mix well. Serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Several people have asked, "Who did the stand up banner?" Groups at FRP Cookbook University in Nashville convention actually took photos. They loved it. Dr. Peter Welsh at the AHS Museum asked me yesterday, "Who produced it"? It is such a professional looking promotional tool. I carried it on the plane to Nashville and fellow flyers thought I was carrying pool cues or asked if I was a professional fisherman??? It's not that heavy and fits in the overhead compartment on the plane. The carry on case is very helpful with handles and shoulder strap. And so easy to set up.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Recently two League members, Ruth McLeod and Kay Holcombe, attended FRP Cookbook University. They met the president of FRP and what follows is from an email he sent to Ruth, complimenting Tastes & Treasures:
Ruth and Kay,
It was certainly a pleasure to meet both of you. When I originally reviewed a copy of Tastes & Treasures as it came off press I said, "These ladies understand the meaning of a community cookbook." Most people we deal with misunderstand the relevance of associating historical information through the subject of food. Tastes & Treasures is the best example of a true "community" cookbook that I have been associated with since the inception of the current Favorite Recipes Press model.
Your book is truly wonderful and it is THE sample reference I use 100% of the time to illustrate what the content of a "community" cookbook should be.
Thank you again for sharing in our Cookbook University experience; I hope you found the investment of your time worthwhile. Please say hello to my friends Gaye and Donna and keep me posted on your numerous success stories if marketing and selling Tastes & Treasures.
FRP Books, Inc.