Bananas and Cranberries (adapted from Old-Time Meatless Recipes, 1955)

The recipe that I’ve chosen to exemplify the spirit of Old-Time Meatless Recipes is a simple side dish of bananas and cranberries.  It is meant to accompany a luncheon menu of cheese rarebit (i.e. Welsh rabbit) and coffee.  As will be obvious from the ingredient list, it is not the tastiest nor most sophisticated recipe……

California Cup Mocktail

The California Cup Mocktail is a quick, fruit-forward non-alcoholic beverage inspired by this weirdly alluring vintage chilled soup recipe.  Tomato juice and cranberry juice pair surprisingly well, and I’ve added some citrus to increase the depth of flavor.   The original California Cup recipe is decidedly a summer affair, but the citrus makes this an autumn……