Friday, October 28, 2011

A Message From the Past!

You never know what you're going to find slipped inside of an old book!
Out of a little red book entitled And This Is Boston! (And Seashore and Country too) by Eleanor Early (published in 1938) fell this invaluable little piece of paper (probably written in 1938) recording an old and easy recipe which Marash Girl can't wait to try.


1 egg white (beaten stiff)
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 or 3/4 cup walnut meats (shelled and cut up)
Pinch salt
1/2 tsp. real vanilla

Drop on cookie sheet and bake.

Although the note does not mention that we should be dropping the coated walnuts by spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet (not dump the whole bowl of coated walnuts in one big mound) nor does it mention the temperature at which to bake these nutty gems, Marash Girl's guess is 350 degrees,  for about 15 minutes in a preheated oven.  Be sure to oil the cookie sheet before dropping the spoonfuls of walnuts onto the tray.

The lesson for Marash Girl?  Before she discards any book (which is close to impossible for her to do),  she checks for messages from the past, whether inscriptions, or those hidden slips of paper written so many years ago, the hidden gems inside of the book, the message(s) hidden inside of the message from the past.


  1. It looks like Marash Girl's handwriting!

  2. most probably marash girl's mother, Jenny.