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Life before Microwaves: Seniors Share Their Stories
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Don R
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We held a workshop for 35 seniors in Sumas, WA to share ideas about preparing budget-friendly meals.  They have an untapped wealth of experience and knowledge and were more than willing to contribute ideas on many cooking topics. Here are some of their stores as they strolled down memory lane.

Cooking on a wood stove was mentioned by some with lots of nodding heads in agreement.  I remember my aunt starting a small fire in the firebox early in the morning. Once the hot plates above the flame were heated and the side oven was warm, it took little fuel to keep the stove hot. Heat could be turned up by bunching the wood and coals. The flame was turned down by spreading the coals. The kitchen in the old farmhouse was…

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